Kathy Rain Reviews

Kathy Rain is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
May 11, 2016

One of the best graphic adventures of recent years, with an interestingly complex main character and some enjoyable puzzles.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

Kathy Rain's story is strong enough, but slow to take hold

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USgamer
Top Critic
May 12, 2016

While it still carries some common adventure game problems, Kathy Rain acts as a nice update to the genre that still looks like a product of the '90s. Adventure game veterans and newcomers should find a lot to love with this one.

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9 / 10.0
May 6, 2016

No hyperbole, Kathy Rain is yet another milestone in this resurgence of old-school point-and-click adventures. It’s a fantastic thriller, a remarkably deep and adult story about grief, transition, religion, and the personal decisions that make or break us, while being an engrossing adventure game for veterans and newcomers alike.

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8.8 / 10.0
May 16, 2016

A very good classic graphic adventure with smart puzzles and a bizarre atmosphere that goes from Nancy Drew to Twin Peaks.

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Unscored
May 9, 2016

I had a splendid time with Kathy Rain, and thoroughly enjoyed a game where I couldn’t see where it might be heading.

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80 / 100
Nov 15, 2021

Kathy Rain: DIrector’s Cut is definitely the edition of the game anyone new to the title should play. It polishes up the original, keeps the original characterization, expands some of the plot, and adds some quality of life improvements that go a long way for this short adventure. If you’ve been craving an adventure game that stokes some old nostalgia of the 90’s and VHS tapes, then look no further.

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8 / 10
Oct 26, 2021

Kathy Rain: Director's Cut makes the original obsolete and still delivers a mesmerizing adventure game, although the new stuff might not be enough for fans who played it before.

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8 / 10
May 5, 2016

For all the problems I've outlined, I haven't enjoyed an AGS adventure this much in quite some time. The end might not satisfy, but the journey is a hell of a ride.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2016

Kathy Rain is an great adventure, that combines a vintage look to an intense and strong story. Given the quality of the plot and the variety of puzzles, we can forgive the presence of some streotypical characers.

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Twinfinite
Chaz Miller
Top Critic
4 / 5.0
May 27, 2016

I will admit that it took me some time to really get into Kathy’s story, but once I reached past the initial pieces, I was soon hooked. As the plot deepened, I found myself captivated and driven to finish the game and see what lay ahead.

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ACG
Top Critic
Buy
May 5, 2016
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78%
Oct 26, 2021

Kathy Rain: Director's Cut adds in some interesting additional content, but is fundamentally the same overall experience as its original release.

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RPG Fan
Top Critic
75%
May 5, 2016

A fairly brief game that's worth the time to play, but only if you can find answers for when you get stuck.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2021

Kathy Rain is a '90s-inspired point-and-click adventure game that follows a college student on her journey of discovering her hometown secrets. Dealing with supernatural elements and old family secrets, the game provides plenty of fun puzzles and interesting characters to captivate fans of retro adventures.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2021

Kathy Rain: Director's Cut offers an intriguing mystery and lovely pixel art, for a game that still holds up five years after its initial release, though the Director's Cut doesn't add much of substance.

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4 / 5.0
May 16, 2016

Despite the complete curveball the plot gradually throws at you as it moves along, Kathy Rain is a great adventure game with a story that easily gets you hooked and a mystery filled with a grade-A level of challenge to tackle.

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8 / 10.0
May 7, 2016

Kathy Rain is a delightful little adventure game to add to the massive pile of fun adventure games released in the last couple of months. The puzzles are believable and interesting with some really clever computer hacking ones in there. The story is compelling and entertaining, and the characters are mostly wonderful – in particular the lead girls, Kathy and Eileen (I love you Eileen!).

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Cubed3
Athanasios
Top Critic
9 / 10
Nov 2, 2021

Kathy Rain, the original creation of Clifftop Games, isn't just a "very good indie point-and-click that captures the magic of the classics." This IS a classic. From the great puzzles, and how you are "guided" towards solving them, feeling like an investigator while at it, to the deeply engrossing story, strong atmosphere, and even stronger main character, it's easy to see that this is one of the best of its kind - and now it's even better. Kathy Rain: Director's Cut improves it in all sorts of ways, making it the clear choice between the two versions, even for those who have already played the first instalment.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
7 / 10
May 8, 2016

[Kathy Rain] really sticks out as one of the best looking pixel art games I've played in a while

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