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Unravel

Rating Summary

Based on 89 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

54%

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Based on 89 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 9, 2016
Xbox OneFeb 9, 2016
PCFeb 9, 2016

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.

Where to Buy

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Strong Head
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Fair Head
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Weak Head
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PC Gamer

70 / 100
PC Gamer

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

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IGN

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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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An astoundingly beautiful puzzle platformer, that's a little too frustrating in practice but far from the twee family game some may mistake it for.

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