Return of the Obra Dinn

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 50 critic reviews
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90 / 100
Oct 19, 2018

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

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Tom Marks

Top Critic

9.2 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

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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Essential
Oct 18, 2018

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

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9 / 10
Oct 21, 2019

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

Top Critic

9 / 10
Nov 1, 2018

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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8.8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

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

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9 / 10
Oct 22, 2018

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

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Unscored
Oct 19, 2018

Return of the Obra Dinn is a superb murder mystery game

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Unscored
Oct 18, 2018

I was glued to it until I was done. My only wish is that I could erase my brain and play it again.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

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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