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  • Summary: In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn't met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port atIn 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn't met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company's London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, find means to board the ship, and prepare an assessment of damages. Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction. Expand
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  1. Oct 20, 2019
    90
    The best detective game ever made, that tells its unpredictable story through a mix of idiosyncratic visuals and equally unique puzzle gameplay.
  2. Oct 24, 2019
    90
    Return of the Obra Dinn lives up to the hype, and then some. It’s a beautifully crafted and intricately constructed detective mystery unlike anything you’ve played before with a harrowing narrative at its centre. Unravelling its secrets takes time and requires patience, but you’ll be glad you allowed the story to play out at its own pace. What we have here is a thoroughly unique experience that will stay with you, and is among best this genre has ever had to offer.
  3. Nov 11, 2019
    87
    Despite some minor control issues on consoles, Return of the Obra Dinn remains possibly the most successful detective game ever made.
  4. 85
    Despite having to take breaks due to the visual style, the game kept me coming back again and again, desperate to find the next bread crumb and crack the next mystery, which would inevitably open up a brand new one for me to work my way through. If you like a game that really makes you think long and hard about every piece of information you’re given, Return of the Obra Dinn is probably for you.
  5. Nov 8, 2019
    80
    On consoles this whodunnit adventure has its flaws, but in its best moments this is an intense, clever constructed as well as challenging experience.
  6. Nov 11, 2019
    80
    Return of the Obra Dinn is without a doubt a thinking man/woman's piece of crumpet. It is someone that you can take out on a date and have a riveting conversation with, but then scratch your head about some of the things they've said afterwards. There's not a lot of replay value here and a lot of the fun is over whence all discoveries have been made and confirmed. That said, it is a, mostly, to-the-point adventure, and it is because of this focus that Return of the Obra Dinn works so well. It's certainly not going to be for everyone, and may even sound boring to some, but as long as there's no expectation for split second thrills (beyond that of what is depicted in the memories, which can be thrilling), you will find an excellent puzzle experience with a more than shipshape presentation.
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  1. Dec 15, 2019
    10
    Ok I got a new favorite game. This game is so brilliantly designed. The graphics are beautiful and involving despite being made looking likeOk I got a new favorite game. This game is so brilliantly designed. The graphics are beautiful and involving despite being made looking like 80’s PCs monitora and pixelated.

    The story that unfolds is magical and involving. The thrill and challenge of discovering what happened.

    Lucas Pope deserves an award.
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  2. Mar 23, 2020
    9
    One of my favorite games that i will recommend to everyone. It gives you a sense of accomplishment whenever you solve a death. Only gave it aOne of my favorite games that i will recommend to everyone. It gives you a sense of accomplishment whenever you solve a death. Only gave it a 9 because of the lack of replayability. Great game nonetheless Expand