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Return of the Obra Dinn

Lucas Pope
Oct 18, 2018 - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

IGN
9.2 / 10
Eurogamer
Essential
PC Gamer
90 / 100
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
8.8 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
Destructoid
9.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Return of the Obra Dinn

IGN

9.2 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Return of the Obra Dinn stands as something wholly unique, a challenging detective game that empowers you to solve its mysteries through actual investigation.

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The Papers, Please creator offers up an intricate and mesmerising puzzle game with a rich and detailed sense of place.

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A beautifully constructed and powerfully atmospheric mystery that you really have to work to solve.

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Metro GameCentral

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9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The best detective game ever made, that tells its unpredictable story through a mix of idiosyncratic visuals and equally unique puzzle gameplay.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Easily the best detective game of the modern era, with challenging and rewarding gameplay combined with some of the most evocative visuals of the year.

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Return of the Obra Dinn marries challenging investigation puzzles to a striking visual presentation to create an adventure worth taking.

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Return of the Obra Dinn is a startlingly original detective adventure full of murder, mutiny, and monsters.

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Small musical cues are also used perfectly. I didn't notice how catchy these were at first until I found myself mimicking them in the shower. They are only a few seconds long, and I love them all so much! Special shoutouts to the voice actors as well. More than usual, the voice actors accurately representing their characters is of the utmost importance as players may recognize an accent or voice inflection that allows them to pinpoint the identity of someone on the ship. Everyone in the sound department did a tremendous job.

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