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Shardlight

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

53%

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMar 8, 2016

Developer: Wadjet Eye

Genres: Adventure, RPG

The world ended on the day the bombs fell. Since then, it’s always been like this: disease, hunger, death. The ruling Aristocrats — a faceless oligarchy that controls all resources — have unchallenged authority. There’s never enough food, water, or vaccine to go around. The rich receive regular doses of vaccinations in exchange for their unconditional government support. The poor live in fear, superstition, and squalor until they die.

Amy Wellard, a young woman reluctantly working for the government to qualify for the vaccine lottery, believes there’s a cure — and she’s going to find it. Even if it costs her her life.

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PC Gamer

66 / 100
Andy Kelly

An imaginative, atmospheric setting with great art and quality voice acting, but Shardlight is by no means a great adventure game.

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GameSpot

6 / 10
GameSpot

Shardlight is a solid old-school adventure game with an overly familiar premise.

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IGN Italy

9 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Even though puzzles are a bit on the easy side, narration, world building and mature themes are top notch and make Shardlight a beautiful graphic adventure.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Unscored
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

A rushed ending is really the game’s only let-down. A larger conspiracy, or more surprising reveal, might have given it a heftier punch. And it certainly needed a few more puzzles in the later stages, a bit more to do. But these are minor niggles in a really splendid adventure game of the sort we see too rarely. Grown up, well written, carefully paced, and genuinely interesting to explore.

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