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  • Summary: Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up federal agents called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside of town, bloated and pixelated from a death some too soon.

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  1. Aug 24, 2017
    95
    Thimbleweed Park is an excellent adventure game, Ron Gilbert has conceive again a great "point and click" adventure.
  2. 90
    As improbable as it sounds, Thimbleweed Park has brought the Lucasarts adventuring heyday kicking and screaming like a three-headed monkey into 2017 with the sort of verve few would have expected. Thimbleweed Park is utterly essential for point and click adventurers everywhere.
  3. 90
    Thimbleweed Park feels like a masterclass in making a point and click adventure game. The story is excellent and full of humour and unexpected developments and the puzzles are well thought out and challenging. It feels almost exactly like playing a Lucasfilm Game from yesteryear and this is the highest praise I can give it.
  4. Sep 12, 2017
    88
    Another great adventure game from Ron Gilbert. Maniac Mansion fans, you must play this ASAP.
  5. Aug 21, 2017
    80
    Given the origins of Thimbleweed Park as a Kickstarter project, it’s not at all surprising to find that it’s firmly aimed at a very specific audience. To that end it does deliver, with interesting characters, an enticing core mystery, and loads of puzzles, all wrapped up in a package that closely follows the tenets of the those classic Lucasarts titles.
  6. 80
    The Cabin in the Woods of point-and-click graphic adventure games. Its self-referential awareness of its own existence belies a level of thought and planning that simple parodies do not. It leans into the sins of the past, and comes out all the better for it. This isn’t a modern day triple-A title, but if you want a taste of why the Ron Gilbert classics are so beloved by many longtime gamers, Thimbleweed Park is a window into the past that shouldn’t be missed.
  7. Aug 23, 2017
    80
    Thimbleweed Park takes advantage of a funny plot to offer a game that exhales nostalgia in every aspect. Tons of references, as well as a notable artistic work that make clear that retro is still enjoyable by certain players. Fans of the genre must have it, although the rest of gamers might see it just as an odd game.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Apr 14, 2020
    10
    Amazing game, Great story and fun to play. I recommend strongly and wish to play more Games like this in the future
  2. Mar 24, 2018
    9
    Great and challenging point and click adventure with great dialogues and an interesting ending.
    My only negative point is that some riddles
    Great and challenging point and click adventure with great dialogues and an interesting ending.
    My only negative point is that some riddles are almost unsolvable without the help of the internet.
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  3. May 11, 2020
    8
    Summary: Thimbleweed Park is a love letter to classic point-click adventure game lovers made from the acclaimed Ron Gilbert, the creator ofSummary: Thimbleweed Park is a love letter to classic point-click adventure game lovers made from the acclaimed Ron Gilbert, the creator of Maniac Mansion and the Monkey Island saga. The game is very good: long, deep, and with tons of reference to the classics of the genre. It is way better than what you usually find on iOS game and it gives a lot of value for its price.

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    Thimbleweed is exactly what it looks like: a point-click adventure going full on the retro/nostalgic side of things. And it is a very good point-click adventure for all standards. Thimbleweed also does many great things on the aesthetic side, both on graphics and sounds, so even though it looks retro you actually enjoy your senses every minute you spend on Thimbleweed. This is worth noting because many retro games do not do this right, and it also a great choice from the creator since it is certainly a good arthistic style for the genre.

    However, although Thimbleweed is definiteley a great game (even more if you consider it can be played on mobile devices) one is forced to compare it with its predecessors and the masterpieces of the genre. And this is no easy task. Thimbleweed certainly stands his ground firm on many aspects when it is compared with the classics, but one must admit that Thimbleweed falls behind on story, dialogues, and characters. Since graphics adventure rely on story telling and clever puzzles instead on horse-power the device they are running on, it is not so surprising that almost 30 years after the start of genre games like Monkey Island I & II and Day of the Tentacle are still the pinnacles and the top of the their class. To put it plain and simple: although Thimbleweed is certainly very good, it will not fill your memory with unforgettable moments as those three classic games I mentioned before.
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  4. Jun 25, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I don’t know what to say about this game. If you like classic quest , you’ll definitely will love this one. The ending is like WTF. Expand