Fragments of Him

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

48%

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Oct 6, 2017

The story is beautifully haunting, with flawed characters yet a deep undercurrent of pure, unadulterated love. It is about taking time for emotions to ebb and flow before moving from one scene to another. About understanding what motivates a person's actions. About life and death and every incredible or miserable memorable moment.

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9 / 10.0
May 11, 2016

A beautiful, smart, mature and emotionally deep experiment in interactive narration. If you're looking for "traditional" gameplay, though, stay as far as possible from it.

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9 / 10
May 7, 2016

Developers at Sassybot should be proud of the brave choices they made covering these rarely talked about topics.

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9 / 10
Nov 7, 2017

Fragments of him handles loss and sexual orientation, two very tricky topics, in a sensitive way. Having experienced profound loss myself, I applaud the approach the developers took since the feeling of loss is very real in this game and it is presented in a proper way. A big message presented by the game, and one I approve of, is that if you're feeling depressed about loss or about your sexuality and how things are evolving around you, then you should seek help – there is no shame in asking others for their support! Fragments of Him is a great walking simulator with an excellent story and one you should pick up on PS4 today!

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8 / 10.0
May 3, 2016

Fragments of Him deals with a complex theme, not so easily represented in videogames: death. During the two-hour long path that leads the player to the end, the Sassybot team ask us to reflect on the sense and the consequences of the loss, but also on the value of objects and memories. Wheter or not Fragments of Him was able to reach its goal may be subjective, but the game and the concept are still admirable.

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80%
May 30, 2016

A walking simulator-esque introspective visit into a young man's life.

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8 / 10
Jun 8, 2016

Fragments of Him is masterfully written, with impeccable dialogue that’s realistic, emotive and never clunky or awkward

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8 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2016

Honestly, I might be pushing it with the gameplay being lackluster and the abundance of loading screens, but this game deserves credit where credit’s due. I may not have connected with it emotionally, the style of story told - whilst not for everyone - is something I’m sure will hit home or strike a chord for some people and whilst I didn’t focus on the value of loss. It definitely gave me food for thought of expressing a narrative that felt genuine and earnest.

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80%
Jan 5, 2018

Fragments of Him is a solid walking simulator that deals with some delicate topics in a sensitive way, with a focus on story above all. Sure, the game looks nice, but its minimalist art style might not be everyone's cup of tea. Hopefully that won't keep you from playing this short but meaningful release as you'd be missing out on a good walking simulator.

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79 / 100
May 5, 2016

But what marks Fragments as distinct—as, partly, in poetry—is its reliance on metaphor: the constituent parts of these memories are the physical objects the player interacts with, but they come to stand in for the personal, emotional connotations that accrete upon all of our things.

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