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  • Summary: In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn't met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port atIn 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn't met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company's London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, find means to board the ship, and prepare an assessment of damages. Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction. Expand
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  1. 95
    Thickly atmospheric with an impeccable sense of place unmatched by other games, Return of the Obra Dinn is the smart, stylish and curiosity detective adventure that you've always wanted.
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    90
    What a mystery it is. We won't spoil anything, but as the Obra Dinn's adventure across the sea unfolds itself, you'll slowly learn about the relationships and tribulations of all its crew members and passengers. The post-mortem storytelling is compelling, and is never quite enough for your investigation -- or your curiosity. The art style is similarly withholding, offering just enough detail but maintaining an air of unease, and it looks utterly unique to boot. Some may struggle with the visuals as it can be a little too noisy in places, but if that's our only quibble, you can deduce that this comes highly recommended.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 18, 2019
    80
    It clicks in a way that few mystery games do, making you feel like you’re doing actual detective work. The biggest issue is that on a pad some of the menus feel a bit too clunky, but it’s a solid mystery you’ll be chewing over even when you’re not playing. [Issue#169, p.96]
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  1. Oct 21, 2019
    The experience was as captivating and memorable as I’d hoped. I was glued to it until I was done. My only wish is that I could erase my brain and play it again.
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  1. Feb 25, 2020
    10
    No review of the game on ps4! How is it possible? This game is a must-peek on ps4!. This game might be short but i simply loved every minuteNo review of the game on ps4! How is it possible? This game is a must-peek on ps4!. This game might be short but i simply loved every minute of it. This game is so brilliant and clever. The challenge, the story, the graphics which let space for imagination. For me, it is the only game which is a movie, a book and a video game at the same time. so unique! Expand
  2. Jul 6, 2020
    8
    This game is NOT for everyone. In fact, it almost wasn't for me. Some of the puzzles are so obscure and unexplained that the game can becomeThis game is NOT for everyone. In fact, it almost wasn't for me. Some of the puzzles are so obscure and unexplained that the game can become tedious and frustrating... But that's the point!
    The point is to push through and to think outside of the box. Once you solve puzzles and figure out more and more fates (as the game calls it) everything starts coming together.
    The graphics are gorgeous, but can be hard to look at for a prolonged playthrough and the ending is maybe a little meh.

    However the creativity and attention to detail in the puzzles as well as the whole originality of the game means it is a wholly new experience. I highly recommend it, even with it's flaws.
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