Sable Reviews

Sable is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Sep 23, 2021

Pick a direction and wander off to get the most out of this mesmerising game of exploration.

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93 / 100
Sep 22, 2021

Sable's lonely, heartfelt journey of self-discovery will sit with me for a lifetime.

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Travis Northup
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2021

Sable is a beautiful, minimalist voyage that's hindered by bugs and bland puzzles.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
5 / 10
Sep 23, 2021

A stunning visual style can't hide the fact that Sable is not only uninterested in guiding its players but it doesn't really care about entertaining them either.

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Sep 22, 2021

Sable is downright beautiful in its execution and storytelling, and captures an innate desire for exploration like few other open-world games.

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8.8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2021

Self-guided exploration is bolstered by quests that give you an excuse to jump on a speeder, climb mountains, and float through unexplained ruins in a dazzling ecosystem

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Oct 8, 2021

The game reminded me that perfection isn’t a prerequisite for a work of art to be meaningful, or for a young person to be valued and supported. Sable, bugs and all, is the perfect example of that.

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9 / 10
Sep 23, 2021

Sable is a relaxing adventure with a satisfying focus on exploration and player freedom.

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84 / 100
Sep 23, 2021

Sable it's a wonderful adventure that, at first sight, can seem slow and with frustrating aspects (slow pace, world apparently empty...), but its universe will hook you up with lots of mysteries to unfold and the main character's journey. All that with an unique audiovisual and aesthetics that will leave you wanting more, even with evident faults.

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7 / 10
Sep 22, 2021

Sable is a truly wondrous and serene experience at times, but lift the mask and you find it's also one that has its flaws and inconveniences. If you can see past its weaknesses, this is a journey of pure and innocent discovery that's well worth taking.

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8 / 10
Sep 22, 2021

Sable is a beautiful story about self-discovery. It’s themes of solitude and what it means to be independent strongly resonated with me. The game is bolstered by a one-of-a-kind art style and an excellently crafted original soundtrack. If you can handle a slow burn and push some UI issues aside, Sable is an overwhelmingly pleasant experience.

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Sep 22, 2021

There's a melancholia to Sable, wrapped up in the ruined cities and gigantic skeletons dotting its landscapes, but this is balanced with an infectious core of positivity running through the game. What it lacks in drama, it more than makes up for with sheer creativity and grandeur, leaving you with a sense of serenity much-needed and appreciated in these bizarre times. However, it all circles back to the joy of discovery: you might not know exactly what you’ll find as you peel back the layers of Midden, but it’s bound to be interesting.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2021

Sable features a wonderful open world presented in a gorgeous art style that gives you complete freedom in working out who you are.

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VideoGamer
Top Critic
7 / 10
Sep 22, 2021

It offers an otherworldly break from the busyness of life, and, when you do return to Earth, you will do so with a smooth landing, and without stress.

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Unscored
Sep 27, 2021

I love the weird beauty of Sable and its coming-of-age adventure story, but there are a lot of small irritants that pile up and - perhaps worst of all - your bike just isn't fun to drive.

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Sep 28, 2021

These issues are unfortunate because Sable is a remarkable game that would normally warrant a higher rating. But the problems, although minor for the most part, were encountered with such regularity that they can’t be overlooked. Hopefully, Raw Fury will fix these hiccups quickly because, without those flaws, Sable truly is a beautiful and minimalist journey through an open world that is a joy to explore.

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90 / 100
Sep 22, 2021

Sable is high on the list of game of the year contenders in one jam packed with them. It's a gorgeous, immersive coming of age story that happens organically and at your own pace - you can see as much or as little of the game as you like. While it certainly has its share of issues, Midden is just a place you have to visit.

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Nov 6, 2021

You play a girl on the cusp of adulthood, trying out different vocations, in this exquisitely rendered 'open world' journey

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Sep 22, 2021

With its striking art direction, haunting soundtrack and focus on exploration, Sable is a great journey about understanding yourself. Frequent stuttering and some bugs bring the experience down though.

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JVL
French_Fantasy
Top Critic
12 / 20
Oct 16, 2021

Sable is an open-world game with a bold, atypical and successful art direction. In its best moments, Sable is a small bubble of relaxation that makes room for exploration. Unfortunately, these moments of grace are constantly marred by a cheap technical part and a too archaic structure that spoils the initial promise of the game.

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