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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. Jan 9, 2020
    100
    It’s a game I can’t help but madly recommend to everyone who may wash up on this site’s shores. With gripping game design shored up by fantastic visuals and stimulating storytelling, Return of the Obra Dinn solidifies Lucas Pope as a game-craftsman of remarkable talent.
  2. Oct 21, 2019
    95
    Return of the Obra Dinn is a work of genius, providing an engrossing detective game drenched in ambition and detail.
  3. Dec 23, 2019
    81
    Return of the Obra Dinn is a game with an excellent narrative. The player must use logical deduction and pay attention to the mementos displayed in order to figure out the destiny of all the passengers. Lucas Pope returns with a unique experience.
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  1. Nov 3, 2020
    10
    I'm really sad that i've just finished Obra Dinn. Its a game so unique and perfectly crafted that makes almost any game look poor or averageI'm really sad that i've just finished Obra Dinn. Its a game so unique and perfectly crafted that makes almost any game look poor or average in comparison. The storytelling is neatly brought to life through beautiful visuals, fantastic sound design, and minimalist but incredibly complex gameplay, that allows for an unrivalled kind of satisfaction. The success of having your deductive reasoning achieve answers and move the narrative along is highly addictive and rewarding. Its an experience i haven't found anywhere else, and my fear is, i never will. Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2019
    9
    Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person Deductive Narrative Adventure. The Obra Dinn was sent out by the East India Company to the orient,Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person Deductive Narrative Adventure. The Obra Dinn was sent out by the East India Company to the orient, and then is believed lost at sea, and comes ashore 5 years later a ghost ship. It is 1807 and you are an insurance investigator for the East India Company, tasked with finding out the 60 man crew's fate and recording it. This task would be, and seems, Impossible, but with the use of a strange pocket watch, you can see the final moment of a corpses life. Upon using the watch you hear the final few seconds of a crew member's existence and are then given a scene frozen in time. Using this information, deductive reasoning, and making logical conclusions, you have to figure out who they were, how they died, and who killed them. The creamy smooth graphics are offset by the monochrome shading, which I feel adds an incredible aesthetic, and adds to the immersion. You have to option to change the color of the monochrome "screen" in the menu to the base color of classic computer monitors. The Obra Dinn was a bustling ship once, and fill again with life as you reveal the tragic moments of the crew. Not everyone's identity can be deduced by any other means than the process of elimination, adding to the engrossing challenge. I recommend a keen mind, and maybe a notebook if you wish to embark on this journey! Return of the Obra Dinn is easily one of the most unique games I've ever played and doesn't feel forced or contrived like many "detective" game. I highly recomend this incredible game to anyone that wishes to test their deductive reasoning! Expand