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Night in the Woods

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Based on 74 critic reviews
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Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 21, 2017
PCFeb 21, 2017
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Infinite Fall

Genre: Adventure

Night In The Woods is an adventure game heavily focused on story, characters and exploration, with some platforming to get around town. Mae's a cat so the roofs and ledges and powerlines are all her playground, and she's not the only one up there by a long shot. You'll also be doing various activities and interacting with the world in different ways, getting to know the townspeople, hanging out with friends, exploring Possum Springs inside and out, and venturing into the surrounding areas.

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8.7 / 10.0

Night in the Woods captures the fears and anxieties of being a young adult with surprising clarity, but brings it into new and interesting territory thanks to its developers’ deep understanding of rural America’s economic hardships. Branching, well-written dialogue made me feel closer to Mae’s story as I helped build out her history and reignite friendships, encouraging a second playthrough to uncover the scenes (and even a few secrets) I know I missed.

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A witty smalltown adventure with light puzzle-platforming elements that walks the line between nostalgia and nihilism.

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A beautiful, heartfelt coming of age story that says something about life, and cracks a few jokes in the process.

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8 / 10
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A hugely impressive achievement in interactive storytelling, that tackles difficult subjects head-on but still manages to be life-affirming and relatable.

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Audience Reviews

7 / 10.0
I love adventure games as they tell incredible stories with such detail that most other games can't put out. They put action and gameplay on the back burner to bring the story up front and in your face. They are typically slow-paced and keep you hooked with interesting characters, settings, and atmosphere. Night in the Woods is about a cat named Mae who drops out of college

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