Tell Me Why

DONTNOD Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
79%
Critics Recommend
Based on 88 critic reviews
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Tell Me Why

Rating Summary

Based on 88 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 88 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCAug 27, 2020
Xbox OneAug 27, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Genre: Interactive Story

Tell Me Why is the latest narrative adventure game from DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio behind the beloved franchise, Life is Strange. In this intimate mystery, reunited twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their supernatural bond to unravel the mysteries of their loving but troubled childhood. Set in beautiful small-town Alaska, Tell Me Why features true-to-life characters, mature themes and gripping choices. As you conjure up memories of the past, your choices will affect the twins’ relationship, determine the strength of their bond, and shape the course of their lives. Tell Me Why unfolds across three chapters, all of which will release in the summer of 2020

Tell Me Why Critic Reviews

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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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Audience Reviews

The game is a story about childhood trauma, which is great to have it pictured in popular media. The graphics are super crisp for a DONTNOD game. Expect gameplay like Life is Strange's: slow and full of cinematics, I often put down the controller and just watch the movie.

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Tell Me Why - Official Chapter One Launch Trailer

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