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  • Summary: The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a richThe pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in video games.

    An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents TGCs unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way.

    Journeys innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Oct 11, 2015
    100
    It’s a simple remaster, but it makes a work of art all the more beautiful and immersive.
  2. 100
    An already beautiful experience is made even more gorgeous on the PlayStation 4 -- Journey is a trip worth taking. It’s a bite sized adventure that you won’t soon forget.
  3. Jul 24, 2015
    100
    If you are returning to Journey, a higher resolution and a higher frame rate are your ostensible rewards for returning--a return that doesn't cost you anything if you already own the game on the PlayStation 3. But Journey's real rewards aren't so pedestrian. Journey offers you comfort. It gives you companionship in a lovely but forsaken world. It gives you reason to dream even when facing loss.
  4. Jul 26, 2015
    90
    After three years, Journey is still the most emotional and powerful video game of the PlayStation era. Just buy it, and enjoy a better life.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 21, 2015
    90
    Don't expect a transformative HD remaster. [Oct 2015, p.88]
  6. Aug 5, 2015
    90
    Short but intense and especially memorable. You can not say that Journey exploit the technical capabilities of PS4, but even with those, we continue to one of those experiences that every gamer should experience once in a lifetime.
  7. Jul 24, 2015
    60
    With Journey, director Jenova Chen presents intimacy as a mirage in a desert and fits inclusivity into an abstracted model.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 209
  1. Apr 22, 2018
    10
    If you take away everything that doesn't matter in game all you're left with is poetry, emotion and an unforgettable Journey. Top 2 best gamesIf you take away everything that doesn't matter in game all you're left with is poetry, emotion and an unforgettable Journey. Top 2 best games of all time for me. Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2015
    10
    This is a twenty dollar two hour game with little replay value. That said, BUY IT! Buy the console for this game alone if you have to! ThisThis is a twenty dollar two hour game with little replay value. That said, BUY IT! Buy the console for this game alone if you have to! This masterpiece is a necessity for any PS4 owner, even if you already played it on PS3. If you know one of those people who dismisses gaming as a gory, dumb, entertainment medium for sociopaths, show them this game and they will respect it for the art form that it is. In conclusion, play Journey. Go! Now! If you already have, play it again! Expand
  3. Jul 22, 2015
    10
    I've played this game countless number of times on the PS3. I will play it countless number of times on the PS4. It's rare to find a videoI've played this game countless number of times on the PS3. I will play it countless number of times on the PS4. It's rare to find a video game, especially one so short, that can evoke such deep philosophical thoughts about your own existence (no exaggerating). It's not your typical video game. It's not your typical piece of entertainment. It's not something that hemorrhages explosions, gore, or lengthy cinematic cut scenes to tell a story. There isn't even dialogue! It's a tribute to minimalism in every single way. This experience is not for everyone, but if you are an avid gamer with a hunger for a deep story and rich artistry, then it's a must. Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2018
    9
    the good: it's a masterpiece, beautiful graphics,amazing story.
    the bad: it's a very short game.
    this game deserves to be experienced. Must buy
  5. Dec 31, 2018
    8
    A game that I thought would be OK at best truly blew me away. This game is the personification of calmness, and I could play this gameA game that I thought would be OK at best truly blew me away. This game is the personification of calmness, and I could play this game hundreds of times, and still enjoy it. It has a beautiful art-style, any screenshot of the game worthy to be placed in an art museum. The game, when you think about it, is a puzzle game, but serves so much than that. The prospect of travelling with someone that you’ll most likely never meet again is a bittersweet situations, and it keeps you dedicated till the end. The soundtrack is absolutely phenomenal, and I see why it was nominated a Grammy. The music adds so much vibrance, and, sometimes, tension. It might be a dull, lifeless walking simulator to some, but to me, it’s an absolutely immersive game. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2019
    6
    Not thaaaat great. Simple game with a nice music. .........................
  7. Oct 6, 2019
    0
    "Видал я дерьмо, но такое!" Купил я эту поделку в конце 2015, начитался "отзывов", игра года итд. Я честно её прошел, наверное, поседел"Видал я дерьмо, но такое!" Купил я эту поделку в конце 2015, начитался "отзывов", игра года итд. Я честно её прошел, наверное, поседел подумал, а что это ваще такое? За что я деньги отдал? (хорошо скидка была 80%). Это поделка на коленке, без сюжнта, без.... да без всего! Я искренне не понимаю почему эту парилку игрой называют? Может я от моды отстал, но называть это "игрой года"? Если это ига года, то Minecraft графика тысячелетия. Это моё личное мнение. Кстати русской озвучки не хватает ;-)) Expand

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