Bonfire Peaks Reviews

Bonfire Peaks is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
79 / 100
Oct 8, 2021

An atmospheric world with deep, absorbing puzzles, Bonfire Peaks is thoughtful and charming-but without establishing its tricks, it risks leaving less fluent puzzlers behind.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 29, 2021

Gentle storytelling and challenging puzzles on an island of intrigue.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2021

Bonfire Peaks has you burning memories in a tricky puzzler that has real heart and soul at its molten core.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2021

Even if the controls sometimes just make you wanna scream, Bonfire Peaks is a nice and small puzzle game worth playing. Its compact diorama levels are brilliantly engineered, using small spaces to test the player's cleverness. Voxel graphics, more that just being nostalgic, help the game in recreating the right atmosphere of old adventure games like the original Tomb Raider.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2021

A deeply thoughtful, eminently accessible and cleverly crafted bite-sized puzzler, Bonfire Peaks has more subtle emotion, charm and smile-cracking ingenuity than most of the games that have released this year. If you want to hone your logical senses and embolden your spirit concurrently then Bonfire Peaks is certainly one summit worth conquering.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

Burn it. Burn it all! Your belongings, that is. New puzzler Bonfire Peaks sees you navigating dozens of levels to reduce your possessions to ash. Don’t let the eye-catching voxel art deceive you, though: this is one rock-hard game.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2022

Bonfire Peaks is a stunning game that I feel will attract many for its aesthetic alone. A large portion of those will stay for the gameplay, but I can fully relate to players who become frustrated with the movement controls and difficulty spike later on. Aside from the gameplay grumps, the world in which Corey Martin has created tells an isolated yet beautiful tale of a man looking for closure by burning his things, and I am glad I got to experience this.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2021

While the puzzling itself racks your brain adequately, if frustratingly, the real pull of Bonfire Peaks is its ability to make you feel personal nostalgia through mementos—the memories that shaped you, both happy and sad. Topping it off with pleasant voxel pixel art and a rousing soundtrack, the game offers a distinctly unique experience.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2021

Bonfire Peaks tries a little too hard to make relatively simple concepts seem deep and meaningful. The narrative of the unknown man is too laconic to be engaging in the long run. The gameplay, while delivering brilliant moments of discovery and achievement, is too repetitive. The two only connect in a meaningful way because of their lack of complexity.

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8.1 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2021

After enjoying it for hours, Bonfire Peaks is easily one my favourite practical puzzle games of all time. From its distinctly presented world to its unconventional premise and its wealth of tricky puzzles to its variety of mechanics; it has everything you'd want from the genre.

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Apr 22, 2022

Throughout the summer of 2021, I was desperate for the quiet autumn nights. Wrapped up in my newest blanket addition, with a pumpkin spice candle glistening on the mantlepiece, was all a gal could dream of.

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85 / 100
Oct 5, 2021

A puzzle game whose quality is matched by its challenge. But Bonfire Peaks also deserves not to remain a niche rarity for fans of these games, its way of introducing the player to its world, its simple and intuitive control, the learning curve and how satisfying it is, is something open to people. You will solve in a few steps that damn puzzle that made you retire the day before frustrated, I assure you.

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Expansive
Sam Diglett
Liked-a-lot
Sep 30, 2021

I appreciate what Bonfire Peaks sets out to do as it does it very well. The puzzles are the right blend of head-scratching, chance, and skill, and for a game that ultimately is about stacking crates, there is a soul and essence here that makes the game feel much more interesting than its premise makes it appear. No doubt, it won’t be for everyone, and many might even find themselves switching off early on, but if you allow yourself the time to get truly sucked into the world, its varying mechanics really add dynamism to the puzzle-solving and you may come out the other side invested in ways you would never have expected.

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Liked-a-lot
Oct 4, 2021

Move onwards, move upwards and leave nothing behind in Bonfire Peaks. A game about burning your belonging’s and starting afresh in the process of liberating yourself from your past. Bonfire Peaks is a great game for long or short play sessions.

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