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TOEM

Something We Made
Sep 18, 2021 - PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Essential
IGN
8 / 10
Easy Allies
8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Shacknews
8 / 10
IGN Italy
8 / 10
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TOEM Trailers

TOEM - Release Date Announcement Trailer | PS5 thumbnail

TOEM - Release Date Announcement Trailer | PS5

TOEM - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

TOEM - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch

TOEM : A Photo Adventure - Album Trailer - E3 2021 thumbnail

TOEM : A Photo Adventure - Album Trailer - E3 2021


TOEM Screenshots



Critic Reviews for TOEM

Playful challenges and a warm sense of place and character converge in this cheerful modern classic.

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TOEM is a short but satisfying little photography adventure packed with witty writing and picturesque moments to capture.

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A charming little photo adventure all about leaving home and discovering beauty.

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What sets TOEM apart from the many other wholesome games that plateau at mediocrity is its excellent execution of the concepts it puts forth. There is no design here that is questionable, no idea that feels unfinished. This is simply a well-crafted jaunt through a charming world. And it’s one that beckons me to return long after I’ve done everything I can possibly do in the game just to see what other amusing pictures I can take.

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Toem might be short, but with the number of challenges, and you can finish it an afternoon if you're looking for something fun and relaxing to throw yourself at, or dip in and out to complete every little side mission. With the winter evenings drawing in, Toem is the kind of game I can see myself coming back to with a hot chocolate and a blanket, as I settle in to bring a little joy to the denizens of the world of Toem.

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Games like Pokemon Snap have you on a time-limited rail trying to desperately time every shot perfectly. Meanwhile, Toem has you take your time, frame things up, put the zoom on proper, and take as many tries as you’d like to get it right with good music to accompany the process. It’s a short-lived expedition and can get choppy on the switch when there’s a lot going on in an area, but it’s still a charming experience I very much enjoyed my time with. I wouldn’t mind seeing more games take this more carefree route to a photographic experience in video games.

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TOEM is a light and funny story, which makes you put your hand to the camera much more often than necessary. Nothing can be done about it: the temptation to capture in an image the beauty, the light-heartedness and the joy of the creatures that inhabit this world is too much to ignore.

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