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  • Summary: Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 16, 2021
    92
    Unpacking is one of the best games of the year due to its brilliant idea: telling a person's life through their moves. Perfect in playability and sound, the story of Unpacking deserves to be lived.
  2. Nov 12, 2021
    90
    Unpacking uses its simple, satisfying puzzle gameplay to tell a moving story about the things we take with us.
  3. Nov 15, 2021
    83
    Unpacking has found a unique voice in how it has chosen to tell a story and for that deserves to be on everyone’s play list.
  4. Nov 9, 2021
    80
    Unpacking is real gem that deserves a wide audience. It is short, but the sheer love and care put into the entire game shines through at every turn and the careful balance achieved between freedom and restriction ensures satisfaction without frustration. Add in a wonderfully realised and intimate narrative that makes brilliant use of the values we place upon objects and you have an indie game that should find a place in your collection.
  5. Nov 12, 2021
    80
    Witch Beam fills with magic and originality a gameplay as simple as it is effective: open boxes, take objects and place them wherever possible. With a level structure that ends up being recursive, the game does not aim to surprise with its mechanics, but rather to serve as an open book adaptable to the tastes, preferences and even hobbies of each player. Bedroom, kitchen, bathroom... Memories, in short, that remain by our side despite the circumstances, despite the changes of residence that we have to make – even if some of them are against our will. Unpacking manages to make you participate in this complicated process of turning a house into a home. Visually beautiful, it is a clear example of the video game's unique capabilities.
  6. Nov 22, 2021
    73
    Unpacking is a relaxing and entertaining experience, that lasts long enough to still be fun by the end of it, and not become a chore in the process.
  7. Nov 2, 2021
    70
    As someone who generally hates sorting things out and often leaves boxes out for weeks at a time, I can say that Unpacking is a much better experience than the real thing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 22, 2021
    9
    El juego es muy bonito y relajante, además te cuenta una historia pese a que parezca tan simple. 100% recomendado
  2. Nov 16, 2021
    9
    This gem came off as some weird game with a concept I wouldn't think would be fun. 6 Hours later and I have completed 3 playthroughs andThis gem came off as some weird game with a concept I wouldn't think would be fun. 6 Hours later and I have completed 3 playthroughs and unlocked all the achievements and stickers in the game. This Addiction has hit hard and unexpected. I love this game, I want More...like soon. You go through and find out the story of the unpacker as you unpack your things in life at key points in your childhood/adulthood. You the player observes the story and come up with your version based off of what you see the character kept throughout the years. Your story becomes clear at the end where it's all spilled out in narrative. I loved this game. It's short though. Very short. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2021
    9
    Like other reviewers, this was not something i was expecting to enjoy but it kind of sucks you in with the simple gameplay and some nostalgiaLike other reviewers, this was not something i was expecting to enjoy but it kind of sucks you in with the simple gameplay and some nostalgia about how moves are kind of a big part of your life. I'd recommend it to almost anyone for a bit of downtime fun. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2021
    7
    Un pixel art precioso con el cual nos cuentan la historia de sus protagonistas desde la infancia hasta la actualidad.
  5. Nov 23, 2021
    6
    Juego muy entretenido y relajante. Vas viendo la vida de la protagonista a medida que pasan los años y colocas sus cosas en casa. Recomendado
  6. Nov 13, 2021
    5
    This game was absolutely beautiful! From its calm yet conveying soundtrack, to its mechanics, to the way it managed to tell a story withoutThis game was absolutely beautiful! From its calm yet conveying soundtrack, to its mechanics, to the way it managed to tell a story without ever introducing a character. I would highly recommend this game, especially to those with an itch to organize. Expand