Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Jan 26, 2023
    Beautifully melancholic bike ride that tells us a poetic story, but playfully remains somewhat one-dimensional.
  2. Mar 1, 2023
    We doubt that many indies more beautiful than Season will pass through our console this 2023. Season is a contemplative experience that helps to break the rhythm of modern society and serves to rest and heal the soul. It's a pity that the controls are so bad and that the game is empty of meaning and message. As if you were passing a beautiful postcard through Instagram and filling it with hashtags and pose.
  3. Jan 27, 2023
    Season's ability to tell small human stories is admirable amidst its calming gameplay, even if it doesn't fully explore its big talking points.
  4. Jan 27, 2023
    More than anything else, Season is about the vibe it cultivates. Asking you to pause, actually look and listen to your surroundings, not just as a way to work on your journal but as a way of life. It is certainly a beautiful experience, one I couldn’t help but reflect on even after I’d put it down. But outside of that, it is a little bit short, and there doesn’t seem to be too much in the way of replay value. If you’re down with that vibe, you’ll find this a very relaxing experience with some entertaining worldbuilding and a few mysteries for suspense. However, being pretty much a one-off experience more like a movie may rub a lot of gamers the wrong way.
  5. Jan 26, 2023
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Jan 26, 2023
    Once you do find the paths you need to take, the story is over before it ever got going. The game's opening makes it feel like your character is embarking on a quest, but that journey ends after one stop. In that way, Season is structured like spring. You barely realize it's here before it's already gone.
  7. Jan 26, 2023
    Season: a Letter to the Future is strange. When everything works perfectly and you find yourself in front of one of the stupendous landscapes that make it up, which tell long stories without the need for many words, it is a work of art that leaves you speechless. The freedom given to the player to define the shape of Estelle's adventure and literally bring the season's sunset diary to life is a breath of fresh air, but not strong enough to take flight and the story ends up stopping after a few bars, interrupting a speech suddenly, giving the impression of having left something unfinished.
  8. Jan 26, 2023
    I cannot remember the last time I played a game I enjoyed this much that left me this unsatisfied when it was over. Because I did really love everything about SEASON: A letter to the future, from the incredible art direction to the wonderful sound mixing to Maureen Adelson’s restrained performance as the Protagonist. This is a game that has moved me in ways no other has, but no matter how much it gave me to think about, when it was over, the only thought in my head was, “Is that all there is?”
  9. Jan 26, 2023
    Season: A letter to the future offers plenty of moments of low-key beauty and, at its best, makes you truly feel part of a unique and enigmatic world on the verge of great upheaval. Unfortunately, the game’s abrupt ending and reluctance to make meaningful statements about the subjects it brings up may leave you questioning what it all meant. While an often-pleasant slice of virtual tourism, as a complete game this one feels a bit underseasoned.
  10. Feb 25, 2023
    Every system in SEASON seems to just be encapsulated by highs and lows. There will be something I'm really enjoying like the act of cycling, but then simultaneously an annoyance or disruption will creep in and spoil it. That is not to say there is nothing to enjoy within SEASON - quite the contrary, with the form of a great game clearly here. Aspects like the haptic feedback and active preservation excel within the game, but there is far too much clasping on the brakes to get the rhythm going, even in such a short game.
  11. Jan 31, 2023
    A poignant, slow-paced but ultimately shallow exploration of memory and legacy in a changing world, that also manages to be the world’s first cycle-based walking simulator.
  12. Jan 26, 2023
    Season’s unwillingness to paint the world in anything but the broadest strokes (“The country’s expansion caused a war. Internationalism was breaking down”) and penchant for flowery but meaningless language may have been influenced by a troubled development history. Part of Season’s development cycle was marked by allegations of workplace harassment and disorganised leadership, which became public in 2021. The game is enamoured with ideas of community and culture, but in appropriating real culture and removing it from context, it robs itself of its own message.
  13. Jan 26, 2023
    Season is an extremely chill game about leaving home for the first time, touring the world on a bike, and recording the wonders you find along the way. Also, the world might be ending, but no one is letting that ruin their day. While it’s filled with scenes of beauty, Season’s awkward pace and muddled message leave it feeling a little undercooked.
  14. Feb 17, 2023
    It has some pretty visuals and solid voice acting, but at the end of the day, there’s really not much more here than trying to give historical import to snapping that perfect Instagram moment.
  15. Jan 30, 2023
    As it turned out Season: A Letter to the Future was nothing more than just another forgettable indie title. Even if gorgeous trailers made you think otherwise.
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  1. Jan 26, 2023
    An intimite, mindful story of journalling what matters hits a few small bumps in the road.
  2. Feb 3, 2023
    But more than anything, I disliked Season’s belief in its own profundity. Its mysticism felt like cod-Buddhist leftovers, while its nonchalant efficacy of prayer undermined its attempts at agnostic universalism, all crushed under the weight of the sheer banality of all your actions being delivered as if creating a vital tome of historical significance.
  3. Jan 26, 2023
    Season is your journey of finding that ephemeral magic and making it permanent. Even as we stand outside in the rain, waiting for god or whoever is behind that door to let us inside, there is no other day exactly like today and there never will be again — and that alone makes it worth cherishing. Season is about every little thing we can value in a life as fleeting as the seasons, and it’s one of my favorite games in years. [Polygon Recommends]
  4. Jan 26, 2023
    It took me a little over seven hours to wrap up the story, and while I didn’t see everything, I definitely made sure to seek out the most interesting places and details. I felt just like the main character: venturing out into the great unknown, constantly surprised and amazed by what I found.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 10 out of 28
  1. Feb 2, 2023
    Season es un hermoso juego, su estilo de arte y personajes son increíbles.
  2. Feb 21, 2023
    I'm a gamer of some 40 years, and this is honestly one of the most moving game experiences I've had in memory. An absolute Tour de Force. TheI'm a gamer of some 40 years, and this is honestly one of the most moving game experiences I've had in memory. An absolute Tour de Force. The writing, the emotional resonance, the mysterious world building (reminded me of Disco Elysium), the dueling senses of both calm and dread.

    Astounding. Profound. Engaging.

    It may only be 3 hours long, but its the most interesting 3 hours of video gaming I've played in maybe the last 10 years. Ignore the idiots review bombing this, if you're looking for a unique polished gem of an experience, look no further.

    Of course I wish it were longer, but for a $25 indie title, it punches far above its weight.
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  3. Feb 7, 2023
    In this world everything is about this WOKE thing right now, thatswhy they want to sell a game with this.WOKE, transgender/crossgenderIn this world everything is about this WOKE thing right now, thatswhy they want to sell a game with this.WOKE, transgender/crossgender character. The game looks good, but everything else is just a cheap thing. Full Review »