Scarf is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

7.3 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2021

A narrative adventure that succeeds in a truly remarkable feat: inserting good and not repetitive environmental puzzles into the adventure while keeping the experience simple and approachable. A simple but solid game, not too long and not too short, that only fails in not being able to best tell its story. SCARF remains a product that will make you spend 4-5 pleasant hours, and it's enough.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2021

Scarf offers a short and sweet platforming experience. It's perfectly enjoyable to play, but you'll likely be left wanting more when the credits roll.

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Dec 26, 2021
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8 / 10
Dec 20, 2021

Short but sweet, Scarf is an intriguing, enjoyable little game for most of its runtime.

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7 / 10
Dec 20, 2021

Scarf doesn't brave new platforming territory, but platforming newbies will appreciate its forgiving nature, and it tells an interesting and often dark story in an engaging way.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2021

Scarf is a short and sweet visual journey with some technical problems and little difficulty.

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3.7 / 5.0
Dec 20, 2021

Scarf certainly is an enjoyable experience; its combination of engaging story and strong environments are enough to keep the player absorbed for its four hour campaign. But due to its commonplace gameplay, it doesn't do enough to make it a true standout in the genre. But regardless of its issues, Scarf is for those wanting a leisurely and fantastical escape from the troubles of the world; something we could all use from time to time.

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7.2 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2021

Scarf doesn't try to reinvent anything, but its pace, its art direction and its world are calming, welcoming and entertaining.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2021

Scarf creates relaxing moments for the audience by providing an eye-catching artistic graphics and relaxing music.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
3 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2021

SCARF is a singer without a voice and a dancer without legs. There were tons of things that could have been great within it, but none of them were capitalised on, and it felt like there weren't enough resources spent on where it mattered.

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7 / 10
Jan 5, 2022

While it’s not pushing the genre any further forward, Scarf is a perfectly pleasant way to spend 6 hours of your life. As a non-combative puzzle platformer, it lacks originality. Thankfully, a clever two sided narrative carries the game as it tells both sides of a tale and positions the player in the centre. Just make sure you play this game with a guide so you don’t have to replay whole levels again.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2021

A simple, yet enjoyable puzzle platformer, Scarf is a beautiful title that plays around with the tried and true tale of the hero defeating evil.

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GameSpace
Brau3er
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2021

Scarf seems like an enjoyable casual game that you can enjoy at your own pace.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 25, 2021

Scarf does not add anything new to its genre, but the simple mechanics and stunning visuals make this short and relaxing experience enjoyable. However, the controls and puzzles could have been better.

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8 / 10
Dec 21, 2021

Scarf is an endearing experience. It wears its inspirations on its sleeve and doesn’t shatter the genre’s conventions with innovative ideas, but still finds enough sure footing to set itself apart from its contemporaries. Moreover, an unsurprising story and a few instances of intentional time-wasters in puzzles aren’t enough to lessen the benefits of its brisk pace and variety of gorgeous environments. It may not hit the highest highs of the genre, but if you’re in the mood for an atmospheric puzzle platformer, you could do much worse.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2021

Scarf is a good game, but not one that left an impression. I played it, enjoyed it while it lasted, but once I was done with it, all I could think about is that I would have enjoyed it a lot more three years ago, back when it was first announced, and back when 3D indie plaftormers were still a niche, a breath of fresh air in the market.

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Dec 20, 2021

Even as the final moments occurred, which also felt like it came out of nowhere, it didn't feel like the player was a hero. Given the wonderful mechanics, design, personality, and narrative intentions of Scarf, the confusing storytelling is unfortunate but, thankfully, doesn't make the game any less enjoyable. While it's never fun to push story to the sidelines, doing so will let players get lost in Scarf's beautiful worlds and have an absolute blast during its short but sweet playtime.

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Olly Smith
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2021

Is Scarf a good game then? It’s certainly not terrible. I’d suggest it might even get lost in the shuffle that is the end-of-year period, which it doesn’t deserve. The game has a great foundation for puzzle design blended with platforming and exploration. Otherwise, the shortcomings with the game’s story aren’t intrusive enough for it to be a massive problem. It’s a solid little thing to spend a couple of evenings with.

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75 / 100
Dec 20, 2021

SCARF is a fun 3D platform game where we will get into the shoes of a hero and his magic scarf with the aim of recovering the various souls that are scattered throughout the different worlds. With a proposal very similar to Rime and a more than remarkable artistic section, SCARF will invite us to delve into Hyke's adventure.

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Liked
Dec 19, 2021

Scarf is an enjoyable 3D puzzle platformer with a low difficulty but a very big heart. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a casual game to enjoy with minimal stress. A short experience that doesn’t outstay is welcome. The only mild niggle I had is some of the formulas to the puzzles became a touch familiar over time. Still, it’s a very cute game with a nice relaxing soundtrack (another one to add to the list on Steam). Whenever I put on my scarf while I’m out and about this winter it will be hard for me not to think there’s a hidden dragon spirit inside it.

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