- Publisher: Hello Games
- Release Date: Aug 27, 2020
- Also On: iPhone/iPad, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
DISCOVER A PURPOSE
The Last Campfire is an adventure, a story of a lost ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home. ON A JOURNEY Travel deeper into the lands beyond the dark forest and overcome the adversities before you. UNCOVER A WORLD Discover beautifulDISCOVER A PURPOSE
The Last Campfire is an adventure, a story of a lost ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home.
ON A JOURNEY
Travel deeper into the lands beyond the dark forest and overcome the adversities before you.
UNCOVER A WORLD
Discover beautiful wilderness filled with lost folk, strange creatures and mysterious ruins.
LIGHT THE LAST CAMPFIRE
Find hope and carry it with you on your Journey to light The Last Campfire.
FROM A SMALL STUDIO
A unique tale from Hello Games and the creative minds behind LostWinds.… Expand
- Developer: Hello Games
- Genre(s): Puzzle, Action
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
- More Details and Credits »
Positive: 10 out of 11
Mixed: 1 out of 11
Negative: 0 out of 11
Sep 8, 2020By the time I finished The Last Campfire, the sun was already popping up and I felt a strong sense of melancholy. I don’t often get moved by a video game from an emotional standpoint, but this was definitely one of those times. This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking journey that the industry needs more of.
Jan 29, 2021The Last Campfire is a beautifully told tale with a fantastic blend of smart puzzles and eye-catching art direction.
Aug 31, 2020I wanted to play The Last Campfire because I was curious what Hello Games could do with this type of game. What I found was a story I needed, and a game I didn’t want to put down. You’ll likely pull some of your own meaning out of The Last Campfire’s world and characters, but it is a meaning worth looking for. Beyond its narrative value is an excellently designed puzzle adventure that manipulates a few simple mechanics in an incredible variety of ways. The Switch version does have some performance issues and wasn’t without an odd glitch or two, but these were momentary setbacks in a wonderful journey. While the entirety of the Last Campfire only lasts around five hours, it is an adventure you’re unlikely to forget anytime soon.
Sep 4, 2020But when The Last Campfire captivates--which it does so often--it's difficult not to sink into its breezy pacing and satisfying puzzle-solving. It never overstays its welcome or stretches puzzle ideas beyond their limits, letting each one leave an impression despite their brevity. The Last Campfire's narrative contextualizes each of these with small anecdotes, letting your imagination fill in the blanks of its world between worlds to the backdrop of its colorful imagery. It's a consistently relaxing and pleasant experience.
Sep 9, 2020While The Last Campfire might not be bristling with new ideas for the genre, it packs more or less every kind of puzzle you could expect and embellishes the package with immerse charm and creative ingenuity.
Sep 7, 2020The Last Campfire might not be big, but it's clever in all the ways that matter, using its puzzles to represent relatable concerns and obstacles that, sometimes, need a little helping hand to overcome. It's a succinct, complete, so-called 'small' game that's actually got more substance to it than many narrative titles billed as brief experiences, and greater emotional depth than its artwork might suggest. It's a memorable adventure that will appeal to anyone who prefers a mental challenge to a physical one, and who cherishes the small things that make us all who we are, for better and worse.
Sep 2, 2020The Last Campfire gets lost in its good intentions. There’s a sense of shallowness, and overall it feels like a very simplistic adventure that, even if enjoyable, doesn’t seem offer anything special.
Positive: 17 out of 26
Mixed: 7 out of 26
Negative: 2 out of 26
Mar 3, 2022Simple but varried pussels. Watch a wounderful story unfold. Sometimes made me feel with the guts.
Nov 9, 2020Story = 8
Graphics = 8
Music / Sound = 8
Game Design = 9
Game Play = 9
best puzzle game
Aug 29, 2020Cozy hidden gem, a redemption for the developers. The voice acting is great and makes the game a great experience.
Aug 29, 2020The Last Campfire is a serene, unassuming game. It isn't groundbreaking, it isn't a herald of a new genre. However, all the things it does -The Last Campfire is a serene, unassuming game. It isn't groundbreaking, it isn't a herald of a new genre. However, all the things it does - it does them well.
The Last Campfire is an exploration puzzle game. The story drives you between explorable areas, where you find items to advance the story, and stumble upon small puzzles reminiscent of Captain Toad or the shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild: They are short, have a certain theme and are not extremely frustrating (apart from one or two).
The story is sweet and characters are charming. The voice acting by the narrator (UK version) is extremely enjoyable. The animation is smooth although I have experienced several severe episodes of dropped frames and one crash while i was playing (Day 1 release).
All the technical issues can cause some frustration to those who look for a smooth and uninterrupted experience. But all things considered, this is a very pleasant game and I would definitely recommend it to Indie lovers and those who enjoy spending time solving puzzles.
8/10 for story, music, voice acting and style.
Points deducted for hardware issues, length (6 hours total) and general lack of ingenuity,… Expand
Dec 23, 2020A beautiful puzzle/adventure with heart-warming message carefully planted in the subtext about mental health. The puzzles are smart andA beautiful puzzle/adventure with heart-warming message carefully planted in the subtext about mental health. The puzzles are smart and provide a fair challenge, graphics are eye-pleasing and have a sweet Zelda vibe that's always a plus for me. I experienced a bit of framedropping on docked mode but not something to worry about, plays best handheld. A nice little gem overall.… Expand
Feb 9, 2022An absolutely beautiful and cute game. This 3D puzzle game had me scratch my head more than once trying to figure out its many puzzles. I wasAn absolutely beautiful and cute game. This 3D puzzle game had me scratch my head more than once trying to figure out its many puzzles. I was pleasantly surprised with the difficulty. I usually find puzzle games to be somewhat on the easy side with only 1 or 2 more difficult ones. But in The Last Campfire, there was quite a handful of puzzles that I was like: « how the hell am I supposed to do that ? » Next thing you know I figured it out and every time it was very satisfying. I thought that most puzzles were above average in their design. It was quite nice to have the narrator talk a bit to indicate that I had made progress in the puzzle, a welcomed hint during those hard ones.
There were definitely some puzzles that were quite easy but I think it was deliberate to fit in with the context of the story.
The goal of the game is to reach the last campfire. However you have a journey ahead of you which involves a few different areas. In each area you have a campfire and you must find and help enough Forlorns to progress to the next area. Forlorns are others of your own kind that are frozen in stone due to their lost of hope or personal issues. Each time you reach one, you are presented with a puzzle and upon completion, the Forlorn is saved. To reach every Forlorn in an area you have to navigate this intricate map full of puzzles and a few interesting NPCs.
I’ve had quite a few issues with the frame rate and loading times. Too often, the game freezes for a few seconds to load. This is quite annoying because it could happen anywhere not just when you change to a different part of the map, it could be right in the middle of a 1 room puzzle. Often, the frame rate randomly dropped significantly. The game was still quite playable though. The game crashed on me once when leaving the last area to reach the end.
Narration was perfect, that voice fit perfectly with this game. Sound design was extremely good, the stones moving, water, everything was high quality in that department.
Music was excellent and memorable in some cases.
5-6 hours to complete.
Sep 20, 2020Amazing! Great and nice graphics and stylization. Good puzzle game that is not so difficult but sometimes neither easy!