Children Of Silentown Reviews

Children Of Silentown is ranked in the 44th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Jan 18, 2023

Despite fumbling at the finish line, Children of Silentown presents an intriguing story that illustrates how fear can cause people to lose sight of what’s important. The puzzles are reasonably challenging and varied, with appealing visuals that help amplify the game’s moody atmosphere. Although the pacing drags in certain areas, Children of Silentown is an enjoyable point-and-click game overall and I would recommend it for both fans of the genre and puzzle game aficionados alike.

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80 / 100
Jan 6, 2023

Children of Silentown delivers a compelling story told through stunning hand-drawn graphics and spearheaded by a hauntingly beautiful score that perfectly encapsulates the feelings of melancholy and dread that pervade Lucy's thoughts. Silentown's unique focus on discovering notes to uncover songs which can then be used to unlock puzzles provides a new dynamic to the point-and-click genre, and despite having gripes with one of the puzzle types, I still enjoyed my time unraveling the mystery of Silentown and the monsters that haunt it.

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Unscored
Jan 13, 2023
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7 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2023

Children of Silentown doesn't have the best pacing for a point-n-click game, but it does have an enthralling world filled with interesting characters that help push you through its foibles. Using folklore and the perspective of children to amplify its horror credentials allows it to stand out.

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77 / 100
Jan 17, 2023

Children of Silentown is a mysterious horror adventure with goosebumps all its own.

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8 / 10
Jan 13, 2023

Even if it does get wrapped up in its own mechanics at times, Children of Silentown is a charmingly creepy point-and-click adventure with lots of lore and plenty of heart.

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2.5 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2023

A incredibly insipid journey of bad design, put through the minds of youth that fails to answer any of the questions asked, instead being the kind of point-n-click title that saw the genre die in the minds of the majority.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2023

Children of Silentown is yet another story centered around a mysterious town with a disturbing past (and present), but it's handled with a sense of tenderness and youthful optimism that's often missing from modern games. It's one of the most cohesive and engaging puzzle adventures I've played in quite a while, and it's well worth your time.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2023

Children of Silentown isn't exceptional by any means, but thanks to its intriguing story, fun and simplistic gameplay, and excellent art design, it's still worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of point-and-click adventure games.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2023

A short but sweet adventure game for the fans of the genre. Sadly, they'll have to deal with some frustrating mini-games and not the most satisfying finale.

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65 / 100
Jan 20, 2023

Children of Silentown is a nice-looking but bland adventure game due to basic puzzles and mundane objectives, although its second half shows more potential.

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Digitally Downloaded
Lindsay M.
Top Critic
Jan 20, 2023

I’ve seen a lot of reviews compare Children of Silentown to something from Tim Burton, and I can see why: it’s kind of a dark, modern-day fairy tale with muted tones and a creepy soundtrack. However, it can very easily stand on its own without that comparison, which is why I waited this long to even bring it up. The gameplay is pretty standard but also very well done. The minigames could be tweaked a bit; leaving your player feeling stupid isn’t exactly a good thing. But the story overshadows a lot of my complaints: it’s intriguing, it’s heartfelt, it’s scary. It’s not the best game you’ll ever play, but the developers have tried to make something distinct, at least.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2023

Children of Silentown tells a very gripping and intriguing story accompanied by eye-catching hand-drawn graphics. The mechanic of solving some puzzles by singing a song have added a nice innovation to the game (reminded me of Loom) and although it has some troubles with a certain puzzle type, I can easily say that it provides a satisfactory progression for players who like this genre.

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80 / 100
Jan 13, 2023

With a dark setting and a great graphic design, Children of Silentown paves its own way to find a special place among the point-and-click games.

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larissa.baiter
Top Critic
65%
Jan 26, 2023

"Children of Silentown" is a work that is very serious and makes you think. If you're in the mood for it, then it's worth taking a look. Escaping the grey everyday life is rather unsuccessful. But just to watch Squinty (Lucy's cat), playing was worth it in the end.

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Liked-a-lot
Jan 19, 2023

Children of Silentown is a beautiful, haunting game. It has a deeper meaning that is unveiled at the end. The ending can be interpreted differently depending on which of the four endings is unlocked. Even though it is a little creepy, it is not so scary that I couldn’t enjoy the game. While I wasn’t a fan of the difficult puzzles, I definitely enjoyed Lucy’s character and the story. If you enjoy point-and-click adventures with a touch of psychological horror, Children of Silentown is the game for you.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Jan 16, 2023

Children of Silentown is a point-and-click adventure that, for both good and bad, wouldn’t feel out of place in the catalog of Amanita Design, developers of Machinarum and Botanicula. It strikes a similar mix of striking art, unique music, and classic adventure game mechanics with just a hint of innovation. Yet Children of Silentown appears a distinctively less inspired game than those mentioned above, with no strong theme or thesis to bring the whole experience together.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2023

Children of Silentown is a very solid and enjoyable point and click adventure. While it’s not particularly innovative, or very long, what it lacks in length and originality, it more than makes up for with polish and atmosphere.

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90%
Jan 11, 2023

if you like dark fantasy and point and click adventure games, you should definitely play Children of Silentown. The story is very well written and engaging from start to finish.

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4.2 / 5.0
Jan 13, 2023

Children of Silentown is a fantastic game that conjures imagery of a Tim Burton-esque world. The gorgeous visuals combined with the slow and methodical gameplay create a tight gameplay loop. These facets, interweaved with the fascinating narrative lead to a full experience. Though the slow pace and difficult puzzles may hold some players back, the title rewards players for persistence with an entertaining and intriguing title.

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