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Generally favorable reviews- based on 283 Ratings

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  • Summary: What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 1, 2017
    100
    What Remains of Edith Finch is an absolutely beautiful and emotionally complex game. Despite a certain sense of morbidity in telling so many tales of death, the game is truly about the celebration of life. Despite all their differences, each family member is remembered more for who they were than how they were lost. This is a wonderful little tale that uses every second to the fullest, and truly should not be missed.
  2. Jul 23, 2017
    100
    One of the most honest approaches to death ever made in videogames. In a medium where assassination is king as a way to advance, What Remains of Edith Finch turns it around and offers an experience as human as unforgettable. Between Six Feet Under, Gone Home and Big Fish of Tim Burton. One of the highlights of 2017. Necessary.
  3. Jul 24, 2017
    100
    What Remains of Edith Finch is an astonishing patchwork of inventive ideas rich in unforgettable moments. This is interactive storytelling in its truest form. A narrative adventure game that serves as another nail in the coffin of the reductive and derogatory term 'walking simulator', imbued with the ideas of a talented team working at the peak of its powers. This is a game that needs to be played. It's an essential new text in the history of video game storytelling.
  4. Jul 20, 2017
    90
    A game driving us through a roller-coaster of emotions while exploring adult and tragic stories, narrated with exceptional sensitivity and humanity. A game you can't miss if you love story-driven experiences.
  5. Aug 18, 2017
    90
    What Remains of Edith Finch knows its niche from the beginning and rarely strays, resulting in a cohesive experience that I was never jolted out of. It elicits the strangest mixture of emotions, and its different modes of storytelling are second to none. The controls don’t translate seamlessly from PC to Xbox One, but you don’t play this game for the controls; you play for the story, and the story is gripping.
  6. Jul 20, 2017
    90
    The exceptional story and inventive gameplay design makes Giant Sparrow's title a memorable trailblazer for walking sims. It sets a new bar for what the genre is capable of in its interactivity, and all narrative adventure games that arrive after Edith Finch may now have to consider challenging players with more than diary reading and tape playing. It's said that, in their infancy, each new medium copies the one it's following. In some ways, games are the successor to movies and we've seen plenty of cinematic games that crib the format of feature films. To take nothing away from such games, What Remains of Edith Finch is a shining example of what video games do uniquely well.
  7. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    What Remains of Edith Finch is a real gem of a narrative game. It has a compelling story, beautiful graphics, and mechanics that are extremely easy to pick up, even for gamers new to console controllers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 55
  2. Negative: 6 out of 55
  1. Jul 22, 2017
    10
    Beautiful moving thought provoking and totally charming in every way. This is a very singular experience in gaming and not to be missed. IBeautiful moving thought provoking and totally charming in every way. This is a very singular experience in gaming and not to be missed. I suppose there are some who will not enjoy this very special game but I am sure those people won't even consider playing it anyway. For those of you curious or on the fence I highly recommend this game. Totally loved every minute and would love to elaborate but would hate to spoil the experience for anyone. Just lovely! Expand
  2. Jan 13, 2022
    10
    This game knows exactly what it wants to be and it does it perfectly. The story and atmosphere are simultaneously whimsical and haunting. ThisThis game knows exactly what it wants to be and it does it perfectly. The story and atmosphere are simultaneously whimsical and haunting. This is where the main entertainment of this game stems from, and it can somewhat easily be converted into a movie, but the interactivity that gaming allows for makes the story-telling especially unique. The story-telling is amplified even more by the variety of gameplay styles, the motion and appearance of the text, and the variety of story-telling techniques. At the same time, I understand why people would not like this game. It's very short, only around three hours, and the gameplay is not the focus. If you go in expecting some kind of in-depth, complex gameplay, you're in the wrong place. However, if you go in lacking any expectations or looking for a solid story, this is an experience unlike any other. I have a lot more to say about this game, but it's much better if you experience it for yourself. Expand
  3. Dec 10, 2019
    10
    Una increíble historia y un apartado artístico de gran nivel te lleva a conocer la historia (maldita)de los Finch.
    Te cambia la manera de
    Una increíble historia y un apartado artístico de gran nivel te lleva a conocer la historia (maldita)de los Finch.
    Te cambia la manera de entender la vida.
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  4. Apr 11, 2020
    9
    História bem louca e interessante. O que passou naquela casa é um horror. A Protagonista ver tudo que acontece no passado naquela casa. OsHistória bem louca e interessante. O que passou naquela casa é um horror. A Protagonista ver tudo que acontece no passado naquela casa. Os antecessores teve cada coisa que me assustou. Coitado dessa família. Linda História de Suspense. GT: WilliamHaole Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2018
    9
    One of the best games I've played, I cant recommend it enough. Sure, it aint a 'game' by gameplay mechanics, but more of an experience. AndOne of the best games I've played, I cant recommend it enough. Sure, it aint a 'game' by gameplay mechanics, but more of an experience. And this is a beautifully put together experience; its filled with emotions, great story pacing, great characters, great visuals (UE4 ftw!). It may only take 3 or so hours, but these are 3 freaking powerfull and awesome hours. Get it, play it, love it, share it to a friend. Expand
  6. Mar 23, 2019
    8
    A unique, varied, narrative-driven gem. Interesting throughout. Slight frame-rate issues and some awkward gameplay moments are the only gripesA unique, varied, narrative-driven gem. Interesting throughout. Slight frame-rate issues and some awkward gameplay moments are the only gripes with an otherwise engaging experience. Its a testament to its design that i completed the entire game in one play-through, despite only planning to play for 30 minutes. Expand
  7. Mar 22, 2019
    0
    Dans le genre "simulateur de promenade", Ce qui reste d'Edith est sans aucun doute l'un des plus mauvais... En effet, ce qui nous pousserait àDans le genre "simulateur de promenade", Ce qui reste d'Edith est sans aucun doute l'un des plus mauvais... En effet, ce qui nous pousserait à se promener dans cette baraque improbable et complètement fantaisiste est tout-à-fait absent. D'abord parce que ce n'est pas crédible une seule seconde ; ensuite parce que même en tant que pure fantaisie, c'est tout simplement idiot et niais ; enfin, parce qu'on s'en fout totalement.

    On se fout de cette famille de frappadingues et autres névropathes, de ses mômes constamment dans la lune, de leurs atermoiements, de la poésie à deux balles et de toute cette espèce d'histoire (mais quelle histoire au juste ?) de la famille psycho dans leur maison à la con.

    Le personnage principal (Edith) se déplace à deux à l'heure et tous ses commentaires sont incroyablement barbants, en plus de s'avérer non pertinents : c'est juste du blabla de merde dont on se contrefout. Et avec son accent amerloque à marshmallows, c'est encore plus désagrable.

    Techniquement, c'est du 256 couleurs plutôt terne, ponctué de nombreux ralentissements... pourtant, il n'y a vraiment rien de fou à afficher, loin de là... Encore un indé boulotté avec le fion de toute façon.
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