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Gone Home

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

73%

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Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 12, 2016
Xbox OneJan 12, 2016
PCAug 15, 2013

Developer: The Fullbright Company

Genres: Interactive Story, Adventure

June 7th, 1995. 1:15 AM - You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company. Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family's lives by investigating what they've left behind. Go Home Again.
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Witty and melancholic, Gone Home is a triumphant exploration of a beautifully textured family space.

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Video gaming meets 90's family drama in a finely-crafted piece of interactive fiction whose atmospheric story is intelligently articulated in a very compelling way. While Gone Home's experience is rather short, its characters will stay with you for days after you've finished the game - despite you never meeting them.

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Despite there not being many engaging elements, I find that Gone Home is still a superb example of a narrative journey. We'll have to see in another five or fifty years just how Gone Home has set the stage for future immersive simulators.

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One of the best games of 2013 is finally out on consoles. If you haven't done so already, you owe it to yourself to experience a beautiful story and some very clever, but understated, game design.

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