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  • Summary: The story of a boy who must use his wits and ingenuity to survive - and ultimately escape from - a mysterious island and a terrible curse. An end, and a new beginning. A strange island with a sinister secret, and an open-world adventure with a difference. As a boy who finds he is key toThe story of a boy who must use his wits and ingenuity to survive - and ultimately escape from - a mysterious island and a terrible curse. An end, and a new beginning. A strange island with a sinister secret, and an open-world adventure with a difference. As a boy who finds he is key to solving a series of ancient puzzles, you'll use an enigmatic artefact to manipulate your environment and even time itself.

    Thanks to the innovative control offered by the DUALSHOCK 4 controller, you'll find that light, sound and touch are all essential in your bid to escape the island.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. 100
    It’s an interactive metaphor for grief, and all those strange, complex emotions that all seem get balled into one when you’re grieving. RiME is a beautiful game in so many ways, but this is what makes it truly special.
  2. May 25, 2017
    90
    RiME is a memorable game. A simple and attractive one that really moves us and leaves us as speechless as its protagonist once we realize the true meaning of the whole adventure.
  3. Jul 16, 2017
    90
    It might not achieve the levels of ingenuity displayed by some of its counterparts, but Rime stands on its own merits. Its captivating visuals, engrossing soundtrack, and rewarding puzzles are a wonderful combination on their own, but the game’s narrative elements and ultimate payoff go well beyond expectations to deliver something truly memorable. It’s been a long journey to get here, but Rime is most certainly an experience you don’t want to miss.
  4. May 25, 2017
    85
    RiME is one of the most elegant free roam adventures out there, a beautiful and moving game.
  5. May 26, 2017
    80
    Rime doesn't introduce new quality in the business of interactive storytelling but borrows good things from the best. You'll find echoes of The Last Guardian, Ico or Zelda, then you'll appreciate tons of passion, and in the end you will probably become very fond of this game and remember it for a long time.
  6. CD-Action
    Jul 20, 2017
    75
    A slow-paced game that requires attention and imagination but repays with stylish beauty and solid puzzles. [08/2017, p.75]
  7. May 25, 2017
    60
    Rime's artistry is unquestionable. Each world is enchanting in its own way, from the naturalistic peace of the first to the abstract doom of the last. Its soundtrack is similarly beautiful, capable of evoking wonder, tension, and fear in equal measure. But when compared to its influences like Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and Journey, it doesn't hold up too well. Consistent navigation problems, some frustrating puzzles, fiddly platforming, and severe frame rate dips make Rime feel like a well-dressed tribute act.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 78
  2. Negative: 3 out of 78
  1. May 26, 2017
    10
    Stunning game!!! Moving story! Fantastic visuals and the music is amazing! Very relaxing and paced game. I absolutely recommend it everyone!Stunning game!!! Moving story! Fantastic visuals and the music is amazing! Very relaxing and paced game. I absolutely recommend it everyone! If you are tired of streasful games, this is your kind of game Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2018
    10
    Amazing journey, so beautiful graphic, music and sound, even reflection from metallic and gold object are looks amazing, weather changesAmazing journey, so beautiful graphic, music and sound, even reflection from metallic and gold object are looks amazing, weather changes beautifuly. I’ll enjoy this story from all direction. Thanks for this creation!!! Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2020
    10
    The game is fun and has a great emotional journey. Soundtrack is brilliant and get me emotional since the start of the game and the ending isThe game is fun and has a great emotional journey. Soundtrack is brilliant and get me emotional since the start of the game and the ending is simple yet so Strong and effective. Game-play is good not the best but still fun. Every game has a flows, but the reason this game one got 10/10 because of the overall experience was positive and journey was unique and emotionally well done. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2017
    8
    Graphics: 8.8 Sound: 8.8 Gameplay: 7.8 Fun/Story: 8.5

    Great level design and use of color. Good graphics and sound. Some minor gameplay
    Graphics: 8.8 Sound: 8.8 Gameplay: 7.8 Fun/Story: 8.5

    Great level design and use of color. Good graphics and sound. Some minor gameplay issues may blur the experience.
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  5. Dec 27, 2021
    8
    Awsome game is just art the game. Very relaxing and paced game. I absolutely recommend it everyone!
  6. Jun 5, 2018
    8
    Rime opens with a young boy washed ashore on a mysterious island. With a giant tower looming in the distance, the only clue offered as toRime opens with a young boy washed ashore on a mysterious island. With a giant tower looming in the distance, the only clue offered as to where to go is a magical fox that seems intent on guiding you through this unknown landscape.

    Rime certainly seems to have been inspired by the classic Ico but it does more than enough to establish itself as its own game. The gameplay is admittedly fairly simplistic for the most part (even the puzzles are pretty straightforward) but the visuals, musical score and brilliant revelation of what the island actually is make for a memorable, and emotional, experience.
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  7. Jun 19, 2017
    0
    This looks like a great game. Sadly, it runs like crap on my PS4 pro. To me, framerate is king. 60 is good, 30 is okay. Anything less (or inThis looks like a great game. Sadly, it runs like crap on my PS4 pro. To me, framerate is king. 60 is good, 30 is okay. Anything less (or in between, while we wait for HDMI 2.1's VRR) and I get annoyed. Playing Rime was, in its current state, very annoying to me: the constant stutters, hitches, slowdowns ruin any sense of immersion.

    I stopped playing after a couple hours. I'm waiting for a patch to either get the performance closer to 60 or lock it at 30.

    I can't believe they'd release something this promising in such a sorry state.
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