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Tell Me Why

DONTNOD Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios
Aug 27, 2020 - PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
PC Gamer
69 / 100
Eurogamer
Recommended
GamesRadar+
5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Game Revolution
2.5 / 5
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Tell Me Why - Official Chapter One Launch Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why is a good story in a charming world but the choices and plot fail to enthrall.

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Despite the craft and heart, Tell Me Why feels like a game at odds with itself.

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Eurogamer

Emad Ahmed
Recommended
Eurogamer

Another excellent narrative adventure that combines topical issues and emotional drama.

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Tell Me Why offers a much-needed reshaping of the choose your own adventure games, moving away from cliffhangers and dramatic, distinct choices towards a more gentle and meaningful experience. The game features bouts of magic realism, but is most magic in its human moments. All the major choices shape your character's experience more than their actions, and while the first, introductory chapter occasionally feels shallow, later chapters are overflowing with depth.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Dontnod continues to lead the world in terms of character diversity and representation, and while Tell Me Why's story can sometimes lack drama it's still engagingly interactive.

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Tell Me Why shines brightest when it's focusing on the powerful bond between twins Tyler and Alyson, but the overall story and memory mechanics don't ever reach the same high bar

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Tell Me Why puts Dontnod's usual bag of tricks to good use in an empathetic but somewhat toothless narrative.

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Tell Me Why and Dontnod deserve praise for the game’s carefully considered representation of trans protagonist Tyler, but unfortunately, the game struggles on all other fronts.

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