Percentile Rank

Yesterday Origins is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

28%

Critics Recommend

Based on 32 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

The Vertical Slice
B
B
Dec 2, 2016

I like a lot about Yesterday Origins, however, there’s just as much bogging it down as I enjoyed. As it stands, I praise the really good bits highly, but the low ones, well, they creep up far too often. I do recommend the game, though I think if you’re not already a huge fan of the genre, you may want to wait to see if the bigger, more “game-breaking” issues get fixed before you jump in.

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Scored Reviews

GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 18, 2016

Yesterday Origins is simply charming, and the developers have shown a real understanding of how to make a point and click game stand out in its genre.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 29, 2016

Overall, the game is fantastic and lengthy. This is not a short game! I’m at well over 12 hours in the game and still have a lot to do! And yes, the game does indeed have a Platinum trophy. Unfortunately, this game has a ton of missable trophies, so good luck with your trophy run! I highly recommend that you purchase this wonderful point and click release for your PlayStation 4. I love the genre, and writing this Yesterday Origins review has been a great way to end my month!

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TeamNerd
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2016

The title undoubtedly has fun and leaves room for both seriousness and irony, although in turn it is too accentuated. Graphically it's really enjoyable and the environments are cured, as well as dialogues that help a lot to immerse yourself in the adventure.

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PS3Blog.net
80%
80%
May 30, 2017

Yesterday Origins is a clever adventure game with a nice mix of the old-school of point and click releases and some of the advancements in the genre for the 21st century. It's a lengthy release with plenty to do and lots of information to process, as should be the case for any adventure release. The game's art style will grow on you as it is a nice mix between cartoony and realistic with a lot of polish to detail. If you want a good PS4 adventure game to play, then Yesterday Origins from Pendulo Studios and Microïds could be just what you needed.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2018

Yesterday Origins is a remarkable graphic adventure that, however, does not manage to shine in Nintendo Switch due several technical issues. It remains the memorable piece of art it once was, with a wonderful story to follow, but there are some serious drops regarding framerate that need to be worked on.

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SwitchWatch
80%
80%
May 30, 2018

Overall I think Yesterday Origins is a great experience for point and click adventure game fans. It presents a solid package very reminiscent of the second era of adventure gaming. If you liked Microids other efforts like the Syberia series, you’ll do well to pick this one up too as it’s more of the same, but potentially even better. Sure, a few presentation issues mar it a little as well as bizarrely sluggish controls but adventure fans will still enjoy it, even if it’s not going win any more people over to the genre. Still, if you want to settle down with a nice coffee or tea and play this one, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed, as long as you don’t mind checking a guide once in a while.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2016

Yesterday Origins advances the storyline of its previous chapter, deeply exploring the protagonist's past and building a dark and exciting plot.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
7.9 / 10.0
NoesPaisparaFrikis
Agustín Raluy
7.9 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2018

Surely you have ever wondered what you would do if you were immortal. What would happen if, each time you died, you could come back to life a few minutes later. Would you dare to live to the limit? Would you try to correct the mistakes of your past ?. These are some of the questions posed by John Yesterday, the protagonist of this remarkable graphic adventure recently arrived at the catalog of our Switch.

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IGN Spain
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2016

Yesterday Origins it's a interesting point and click adventure but maybe we miss some risks on his development.

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2016

Yesterday Origins is a by-the-numbers adventure game that hits all of the marks with reliable accuracy. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, and the puzzles are standard and are occasionally veer difficult for the wrong reasons. The story is elevated by some distinct concepts and strong character writing. It's worth a try just to see how immortals deal with the problem of aging.

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Wccftech
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2016

With an engaging story mixing together thriller and comedy elements with occult themes and plenty of dark humor, as well as some interesting characters, Yesterday Origins is a point and click adventure game that fans of the genre will surely appreciate. With the gameplay formula not straying too far from familiar ground, however, the game developed by Pendulo Studios will hardly appeal to those who don't enjoy this classic genre.

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SomHráč.sk
70%
70%
Nov 18, 2016

Yesterday Origins is a fairly successful return of immortal John Yesterday to our screens. The fans of hand-drawn adventure games and mystery themed stories should be not disappointed.

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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 13, 2016

Yesterday Origins is straight up a point-and-click game as they come, bringing all the things from the old days of the genre and does nothing drastic to change from the norm.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 23, 2016

All round, it’s a solid point and click adventure game that combines that familiar old-school formula with a couple of clever quirks. It has a decent story to boot as well, though there are slight issues with pacing, both in terms of the how the narrative unspools combined with some of the more obtuse puzzles. Together, these create a barrier that will stump players while ultimately holding Yesterday Origins back from greatness.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 24, 2017

Yesterday Origins is a fantastic point-and-click adventure that features comic-styled panels to showcase the story of John trying to find a cure for his memory loss.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 15, 2018

The game's rather slow pace may not please everyone but this is a good proposal that has the merit of making a point and click game something enjoyable on a gaming console.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2016

Repetitiveness, occasional frustrating puzzles and a couple of technical hitches may put you off Yesterday Origin, but if you persevere you will find an enjoyable, conspiracy thriller.

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Areajugones
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2016

Yesterday Origins is a great graphic adventure with influences from the old ones and with a very interesting story. However, it has some plot holes and a few technical issues.

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COGconnected
65 / 100
65 / 100
Nov 24, 2016

It’s full of dark humour, historical elements, and interesting character perspectives.

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GameGrin
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2017

Pacing issues, unnecessary backtracking and some frustratingly complex puzzles mar a title that is well-written and holds a lot of charm. A competent game but one that isn't quite as good as its predecessor.

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TrueAchievements
Nov 30, 2016

Yesterday Origins is a game that brings a retro feel back to the Adventure genre. It's a game that places emphasis on a decent storyline, a great cast of characters, thorough exploration and puzzles that actually make you think. While these factors will make the game appeal to Adventure fans, newcomers to the genre will likely be put off by the unforgiving nature of some of the puzzles.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

6 / 10
Dec 2, 2016

Yesterday Origins is the reflection of the team behind it; a team with a deep passion for the genre that it has been serving for more than two decades, but also one that's not "there" yet. While generally a nice ancient mystery/crime thriller, and although the puzzle-solving is quite good, it certainly needs some fine tuning here and there, both when it comes to its characters, as well as its gameplay mechanics.

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 31, 2018

Yesterday's Origins doesn't attempt to change the formula of the point and click adventure and that's okay. The story is delightfully bonkers and it looks pretty, but if you dig deep there's some repetition, some odd stylistic choices and you might not recall it in years to come, but it's nice to see such a game on Nintendo Switch.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Feb 6, 2017

Yesterday Origins is a classic adventure that tries to be modern - with detailed investigation system and consoles/tablets support, but gets stuck somewhere at the end of the last century with outdated game mechanics, ugly cutscenes and sometimes boring plot. And it's really sad.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Nov 24, 2016

In the end, Yesterday Origins is part of a resurgence of the old point and click adventure game. It certainly offers a unique story in the realm of video games. Fans of the genre will certainly get a kick out of the game, others may just be intrigued enough by the story to try it out. But will it stand out as a classic in the genre when we're getting so many of them at the moment? Probably not.

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Xbox One UK
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 6, 2016

The puzzles are fiendishly tricky, the writing is witty, and once you get to grips with the not-particularly-slick controls, you may even love it. But we just keep coming back to that tragic voice acting. We can’t see past it. We can’t hear anything other than the stiff delivery. And it ruins the immersion of a game we desperately wanted to enjoy.

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Next Gen Base
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2016

Yesterday Origins is certainly not going to win over new fans who aren't already dedicated to graphic adventures. There is very little on offer that hasn't been seen already in every other point and clicker that has come out over the last decade, and the inconsistent style and tone would likely put off many players as they try to persevere through. The premise and variety of locales however do make exploration interesting for those who can forgive its faults, and this is far from a bad game - just one that could have benefited from a more focused design approach.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 25, 2016

Yesterday Origins has a strong cast of characters, an intriguing plot, and beautiful presentation. When you manage to work it all out, the game can be a real joy, but when things go wrong, it can be frustratingly slow and pedantic. Like its narrative, it jumps back in time to remind us of when games were far more frustrating and constrained. It brings back elements of gaming's past that we like, but it also brings back those that we don't. We've come a long way, but if all those troubles feel far away, well Yesterday Origins, to quote The Beetles, makes them look "as though they're here to stay".

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Impulsegamer
2.9 / 5.0
2.9 / 5.0
Jan 1, 2017

All in all Yesterday Origins is a nice point and click title that seasoned gamers and new comers alike would be right at home with.

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Real Game Media
5.2 / 10.0
5.2 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2016

A general point and click, with an interesting historical story, and great references to the occult. However, it lacks in sound design and graphics, plus some of the gameplay feels untidy.

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VGChartz
4 / 10
4 / 10
Jun 6, 2018

Yesterday Origins fails to escape many of the flaws of its genre, and doesn’t do enough with its story or characters to tolerate those issues.

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