White Shadows Reviews

White Shadows is ranked in the 37th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Dec 17, 2021

White Shadows is a dark and oppressive experience, but don’t write it off. It’s reminiscent of Limbo and the like, but homages can be a good thing at times. It is criminally short, however, and would have really benefited from a bit more challenge and/or length in its puzzles. If you enjoy your misery in small bursts, this will be for you.

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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2021

The platforming is mediocre, the performance is terrible, but there is heart here. I look forward to what Monokel has in store for us with their next title as there is clear talent on this team, and they are not afraid to tackle some very delicate topics.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2021

'White Shadows' is a 2D platformer. Visually, it is a black and white work of art with a lot of depth. You want to play through it and learn all about this dark place. The game plays quite smoothly, but has a minimal sloppiness. It's unfortunately very short, but the platforming, puzzles and artstyle make it worth every second. In addition, this story tells more than the foreground suggests.

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4 / 5.0
Dec 8, 2021

I really didn’t know what to expect from White Shadows, but I’m glad I had the chance to cover it. It’s a very ambitious first effort by Monokel, and it doesn’t pull any punches. While the difficulty of the game was a bit top-heavy, I still enjoyed my time with it. If you enjoy puzzle platformers and don’t mind some truly haunting imagery, I’d definitely give it a shot. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to see if there’s another ending I have yet to unlock after unintentionally becoming the “destroyer of worlds”…

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2021

In the beginning, White Shadows feels like another Playdead-clone that is playing it safe but then it hits its stride and we are faced with a Tesla-punk/Fritz Lang inspired adventure that scares you as much as it makes laugh and cry, like a crazy roller coaster ride to the silent era movies in video game form.

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7.8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2021

White Shadows is a cinematic platformer with a truly captivating style, which is not afraid to tackle important issues such as discrimination, slavery or suicide. The surreal and macabre world that the young protagonist crow has to face is really nice and distressing, but unfortunately the gameplay and the technical side are not always in step with the beautiful environments. Nevertheless, It's recommended to all fans of the genre, especially for the topics covered.

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