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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 9, 2016
Xbox OneFeb 9, 2016
PCFeb 9, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: ColdWood Interactive

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

Unravel introduces Yarny, a new, lovable and endearing character made from a single thread of yarn, that slowly unravels as you move. Inspired by the unique and breath-taking environments of Northern Scandinavia, Unravel is a visually stunning, physics-based puzzle platformer. Using his yarn to Swing from tree branch to tree branch or hitch a ride on a flying kite, no feat is too big. Yarny is brought to life as the representation of the ties that bind loved-ones together. Embark with Yarny on a seemingly larger than life adventure to reconnect the long-lost memories of a family. Told completely without words, experience an exciting and heartfelt story about love, hope and the journey of life.

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No Recommendation / Blank

Coldwood Interactive's plushy puzzler may warm the heart, but it rings hollow once the novelty of the yarn mechanics has faded.

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​Stunningly rendered close-ups of nature make Unravel's somber fable and irritating death traps just worth surviving.

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8.3 / 10.0
Daniel Krupa

Unravel took me on a surprisingly thoughtful and reflective journey, which encouraged me to appreciate the small and the insignificant with every step. As a puzzler it has charm due to Yarny's engaging skills, but as a platforming experience it's less remarkable. But to judge it solely on these mechanical aspects would be to overlook its greater achievement: the way it provokes subtle and complex emotions through the use of nature and nostalgia. It all makes for a sincere, warm-hearted, and extremely likeable adventure.

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Unravel's appeal goes far beyond pretty levels. Beautiful, poignant and with an iron grip on your heart, Yarny manages to effortlessly deliver a wonderful platformer and a bittersweet message.

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Audience Reviews

7.5 / 10.0
Playing as a ball of yarn isn't a new concept. Nintendo first did it with Kirby's Epic Yarn and it was a charming blast. Coldwood tries their hand at crochet platforming and it's done fairly well. I can't really explain the story much as it really doesn't' exist. Yarny, the character, is on a journey to find various crocheted figures to attach to a photo album. Who this family

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