Unravel

Rating Summary

Based on 90 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 90 critic reviews
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Daniel Krupa

Top Critic

8.3 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

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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70 / 100
Feb 13, 2016

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

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No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 8, 2016

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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7 / 10
Feb 8, 2016

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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Feb 8, 2016

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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7.8 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

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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7 / 10
Feb 8, 2016

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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6 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

Frustration tangles up Unravel's better ideas

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Unscored
Feb 8, 2016

For all its various shortcomings it remains memorable. A loving, personal game.

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Feb 8, 2016

Unravel is a solid (if flawed) puzzle platformer wrapped up in beautiful visuals and emotional moments. It's like a Christmas sweater. It's not perfect, but you're compelled to love it just the same.

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