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Kentucky Route Zero: Act IV

Cardboard Computer
Jul 20, 2016 - PC
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OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
Destructoid
10 / 10
Paste Magazine
8.5 / 10
RPG Fan
93%
Zoomg
9 / 10
Kill Screen
81 / 100
NoobFeed
92 / 100
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Critic Reviews for Kentucky Route Zero: Act IV

IGN

8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Route Zero: Act 4 constantly alternates between serene and unsettling, with the occasional dash of humor thrown in. The comic visual and dialogue nods help immensely, keeping the dense, introspective writing from simply becoming too much navel gazing. And Route Zero certainly seems to understand this about itself, poking cleverly at its own art-film aesthetic from within while still unapologetically engaging topics like spiritual exhaustion, death, orphanage, and existential angst. The balance works.

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Kentucky Route Zero returns with an episode that meanders, but enraptures all the same.

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This game is one of the best story-focused titles I’ve played in a long time, and I feel better for it.

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But we will remind others of them through our memorials, whether built, written, or lived.

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Come on, just play it already (you probably already have it on Steam!).

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Zoomg

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9 / 10.0
Zoomg

The game is one of the deepest and most different games of recent years by the industry, which showcases the true power of the eighth art, both in terms of storytelling and interaction.

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From the room of VHS tapes, to the security footage, to the bat sanctuary, to the theremin performance, to the camera’s final, extended retreat up the rickety helix of a spiral staircase; Act IV confronts us with scenarios that test and limit our perception.

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Kentucky Route Zero is an experience unlike any other. “There’s dignity in being forgotten” says one character at one point. Yet, when it comes to Kentucky Route Zero, being forgotten would be a loss. The quantity of beauty, its ability to make the player feel so very intimate, yet strangely distant from what’s being shown, alongside all the feelings it evokes make it very, very unique.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Seven Years After Its Debut, Kentucky Route Zero Will Tell Its Final Act This Month

Seven Years After Its Debut, Kentucky Route Zero Will Tell Its Final Act This Month

Kentucky Route Zero, the hazy dreamlike adventure game, will finally conclude its long story this January, and players across consoles and PC will be able to see it unfold.

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