Spiritfarer

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 51 critic reviews
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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2020

Overall, I really enjoyed this game and all the time I spent devouring it. I came into Spiritfarer very excited, and it did not disappoint. It even surprised me with how much I loved it. Spiritfarer has everything relevant to my interests: the afterlife, crafting, crystals, making friends, getting up in other people’s business, fixing (?) problems, and a cat best friend. If you are looking for a beautiful game with some more serious, and sometimes mystical, subject matter, I highly suggest giving Spiritfarer a try.

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Recommended
Aug 18, 2020

By marrying metroidvania, management sim and a good dose of kindness, Spiritfarer manages to feel simultaneously familiar and refreshing.

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Tom Marks

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

Spiritfarer's gorgeous mix of an exciting action-platformer and a touching town manager is a journey worth savoring.

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85 / 100
Aug 18, 2020

A thought-provoking and bittersweet adventure that understands that death is part of living.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

Spiritfarer taps into the fun of farming/lifestyle simulations, but adds a unique story layer that sets it apart

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Unscored
Aug 18, 2020

Spiritfarer works because the entire game is built around creating these connections to the characters, all of which are complex people with tangled stories. And none of the spirits are purely good or bad; some are people leaving a mess behind for others to grapple with.

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9 / 10
Aug 18, 2020

Spirifarer is an excellent 2D-platformer and management game, but moreover it's a beautiful and joyous journey about caring for others and coming to terms with death and saying goodbye.

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Aug 18, 2020

Spiritfarer is a cozy game about helping spirits move on. Its wide scope of systems and resources can sometimes get in its own way, but when working in harmony it unveils a touching narrative, all the while adorned by gorgeous art. Best enjoyed in small pieces, Spiritfarer is a warm and inviting world to get lost in, with the occasional emotional gut punch for good measure.

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8 / 10
Aug 18, 2020

Spiritfarer has a soft, caring, bittersweet tone that I've rarely encountered in video games. For a game all about death and dying, I only ever felt calm and relaxed when playing it. The management gameplay is varied and engaging, and even though the scope if it leads to the game getting a bit too long in the tooth, it helps connect the incredibly emotional story beats together so well. Mix that up with its beautiful art style and enchanting music, and you've got one of the most emotional management games I've ever played.

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Forbes

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

Those who will patiently (and happily) put in the time to building their ferries and cooking for their spirit friends will be rewarded with snippets of story that might stay with them longer than they expect.

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