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Unravel

ColdWood Interactive, Electronic Arts
Feb 9, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
8.3 / 10
PC Gamer
70 / 100
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Polygon
6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Unravel

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

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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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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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While the puzzles get repetitive, the ever-changing environments and heartfelt narrative see you through to the end of the journey

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Unravel's wonderful sights and sounds won't escape your own memory so soon. But assessed purely on gameplay, it's everything I tend to fear about indie projects; Beautiful, heartfelt, but like Yarny himself, not robust enough.

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Frustration tangles up Unravel's better ideas

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