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  • Summary: The blunt disappearance of a close friend encourages J.J. to go look for her on the strange Island of Memories. You can’t die on this nightmare island, even if you’re seriously injured. No matter how many times J.J.’s brought back from the grips of death, she drags her mangled body deeperThe blunt disappearance of a close friend encourages J.J. to go look for her on the strange Island of Memories. You can’t die on this nightmare island, even if you’re seriously injured. No matter how many times J.J.’s brought back from the grips of death, she drags her mangled body deeper into the woods to find her friend. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 23, 2018
    92
    This masterpiece is an indication that eccentric developer Swery still has it. The touching story is so cleverly intertwined with its game design that it will leave you speechless.
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    90
    The Missing: J.J Macfield and the Island of Memories marries its remarkable storyline with memorable gameplay mechanics to form a truly exceptional and meaningful experience. No matter which walk of life you originate from, there’s a monumental amount of positivity to take on board from Swery65’s latest masterpiece.
  3. 85
    Slightly clunky platforming and inconsistent visual presentation isn't enough to meaningfully detract from one of the most emotionally affecting and innovative action platformers on the market. If you enjoyed the likes of Inside and Limbo, you'll love The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories.
  4. Oct 11, 2018
    80
    The Missing is smaller and more mechanically conventional than Deadly Premonition or D4, but its components remain focused on distinctly a Swery game: a dark, idiosyncratic experience that tells a deeply personal story that's as confronting as it is sincere. It is absolutely not for everyone, but as the game reminds us, there is nothing wrong with that.
  5. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    Its platforming is clunky, its animations stiff, and you eventually tire of its repeating puzzles—but I’ll remember J.J.’s story, and her inner struggles, for a very long time.
  6. Oct 30, 2018
    70
    The Missing is a Limbo-like game where you have to die to resolve the puzzles. Even if it's too easy to finish and not very convincing technically speaking, this game has a lot to offer in terms of story and atmosphere, brilliant.
  7. Nov 5, 2018
    70
    The Missing is not the most perfect game we have seen this autumn, but it does have its heart in the right place. The bizarre platformaction has fun puzzles and a lovely story to really pull you in.

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  1. Dec 17, 2018
    9
    A puzzle game about self-mutilation. This game will give you the feels, unless you have no heart.