Scarf Reviews

Scarf is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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8 / 10
Dec 20, 2021

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

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8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2022

Scarf is a beautiful and short ethereal experience with a special atmosphere, jumping and simple object-based puzzles. Such a pleasant little indie gem that will last an evening or two.

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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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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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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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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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4 / 5.0
Jan 26, 2022

Scarf is the perfect game for players who fondly remember titles like Spyro, Journey, and Abzu but want to be able to finish a game in its entirety in one sitting. Its emotionally driven storyline is short, sweet, and to the point with aesthetics that enchant from beginning to end. If you’re looking for something with a fresh yet familiar feel to sink your teeth into without committing too much time and money, it’s honestly hard to top Scarf.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2021

Scarf is a beautiful puzzle-platformer that packs a lot of meaning in a small package, but only to those willing to explore all of its gorgeous locales.

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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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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 / 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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7.2 / 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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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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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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7 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2022

Aside from the shortage of optimization, the short game time and the price, which I found a little high accordingly; Scarf was a game that I thought could be played at least twice with good storytelling and nice puzzles, albeit in small numbers.

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7 / 10
Dec 19, 2021

The problem is that Scarf doesn’t deliver on the platforming side and, unlike the fantastic Journey, Scarf never reaches that satisfying conclusion where all those small introspective and grand sweeping moments add up to a crescendo that sticks with you even after you stop playing. Instead, Scarf falls a little flat and, while there is a lot of fun to be had, it doesn’t quite stand up to those games that inspired it.

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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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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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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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