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  • Summary: The game is a collection of short stories. Each of those stories focuses on the death of a different Finch family member and each is meant to look and feel different from the others, the way no two people in any family are alike. [Giant Sparrow]
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  1. Positive: 61 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Jun 7, 2017
    100
    It may depress you, and it may leave you with tears in your eyes afterwards, but when a game tells a story as well as What Remains of Edith Finch does here, it deserves not just to be played, but to be remembered and discussed and considered long after you've set down the controller.
  2. Apr 28, 2017
    95
    While it didn’t bring literal tears to my eyes, there are moments that certainly feel like a kick to the soul thanks to impeccable writing and direction.
  3. Apr 24, 2017
    90
    It's not often that a game's plot slips past the bitterness of grief to finally get to the acceptance, but that's the triumph in What Remains of Edith Finch. Ultimately, if the game has any resemblance of a moral, it's that the bravest, most beautiful thing every one of us does is choose to keep going, despite knowing what's coming.
  4. Apr 30, 2017
    90
    What Remains of Edith Finch may only provide a brief glimpse into the lives of its characters like a family photo albums filled with moments that have long since passed, but it’s sure to leave a lasting impression.
  5. Jun 12, 2017
    90
    Although it’s clear the experimental narrative adventure genre isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, What Remains of Edith Finch proves that videogames are still ripe with opportunities for deep, mature storytelling. Tissue companies might notice a bump in sales as long as developers like Giant Sparrow are around, too.
  6. May 19, 2017
    85
    In a nutshell, this is the best storytelling game in recent years and a sure hit for gamers who like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter or Gone Home. The magical sadness reminds you of Ray Bradbury, the morbid flair of Tim Burton.
  7. Apr 25, 2017
    70
    Ultimately I consider What Remains of Edith Finch less essential than The Unfinished Swan, but certainly not less worthwhile. This is a moody, thoughtful, and often harrowing account of Edith and her tragedy-ridden kin, and if you’re the sort who finds tragic or adverse accounts to be of the highest profundity, you’ll likely adore what’s displayed throughout this exploration of mansion, mind, and psyche.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 127
  2. Negative: 8 out of 127
  1. LFB
    May 29, 2019
    10
    I downloaded this game from the PSplus and played it in one shot. it's just perfect in may opinion and I think helps a lot to understandI downloaded this game from the PSplus and played it in one shot. it's just perfect in may opinion and I think helps a lot to understand better things that we normally just overlook Expand
  2. Feb 21, 2021
    10
    A masterpiece of an indie game, What Remains of Edith Finch is a big contender for my favorite game of all time with its amazing story andA masterpiece of an indie game, What Remains of Edith Finch is a big contender for my favorite game of all time with its amazing story and beautiful soundtrack. A mustily for all fans of story driven games. Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2017
    10
    Great!!!!!! I can't describe how good this game is. Don't be fooled by people who says it's too short. Who give a f__K if it's short when theGreat!!!!!! I can't describe how good this game is. Don't be fooled by people who says it's too short. Who give a f__K if it's short when the game is so good. Expand
  4. May 20, 2018
    9
    Una historia tan triste como maravillosa, de `principio a fin, repleta de personajes tan singulares como la forma como se cuentas sus vidas.Una historia tan triste como maravillosa, de `principio a fin, repleta de personajes tan singulares como la forma como se cuentas sus vidas. Un viaje en busca del pasado, en forma de recuerdos. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2020
    8
    Gioco bello e coinvolgente anche se praticamente privo di un vero gameplay. L'ho giocato senza alcuna pausa spinto dall'interesse di scoprireGioco bello e coinvolgente anche se praticamente privo di un vero gameplay. L'ho giocato senza alcuna pausa spinto dall'interesse di scoprire tutti i segreti che riguardavano la famiglia Finch. L'esperienza è sicuramente valsa l'impegno ed il tempo impiegato. Consigliato Expand
  6. Apr 25, 2017
    7
    A wonderful story, experienced in a tight linear fashion, full of simple yet imaginative gameplay segments. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2-3 hoursA wonderful story, experienced in a tight linear fashion, full of simple yet imaginative gameplay segments. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2-3 hours I spent with the Finch family, but with little incentive to replay I can't help but feel it's overpriced. Expand
  7. May 27, 2018
    0
    Really bad game. One of the dullest experiences since NMS. The only creative thing are subtitles. Doesn't worth the price, even for free itReally bad game. One of the dullest experiences since NMS. The only creative thing are subtitles. Doesn't worth the price, even for free it does not worth playing. It adds nothing substantial at all. Dear Esther had more story and depth. Expand

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