Percentile Rank

Silence is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Feb 6, 2017

Silence: The Whispered World 2 is a magnificent adventure with stunning graphics, great russian adaptation, thoughtful game design and interesting characters, that exciting all your attention. You are worried for Noah, Renie and their friends, who wanted to save another dimension. And this is the best recommendation for touching story about the children, who are trying to hide from the horrors of war in a world of fantastic characters and incredible adventures.

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Azralynn
90 / 100
90 / 100
Nov 17, 2016
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ThisGenGaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2016

Silence stayed true to its name with a quiet release and little fanfare heading into December. It ended up being one of my most memorable and enjoyable games of the entire year.

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GamePitt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2019

Silence is yet another amazing point-and-click game to add to your ‘must buy’ list on the Switch if you like the genre. There’s very little to fault in this Daedalic Entertainment classic, with its excellent voice acting, captivating music, interesting environmental puzzles, and it’s six to eight-hour playtime, you’ll be hooked from the emotional opening all the way to the final choice you have to make. The game is the second in the series yet prior knowledge isn’t required, so don’t let that put you off picking it up either, they simply called it ‘Silence‘ and not The Whispered World 2 for a reason; it’s its own self-contained story.

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Expansive
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2016

Silence may just be Daedalic’s finest hour and, minor gripes aside, is the modernisation of the adventure game we’ve all been waiting for.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
Nov 29, 2016

Silence is good story focused adventure game in a nice looking cartoon coat. Its only downside is its short playing time.

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Everyeye.it
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

Silence tries to modernise the point-and-click adventures thanks to a more interactive control system and a simplification of the puzzles, that makes them well integrated to the narrative.

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GameWatcher
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2016

Silence is a beautiful game that combines emotional themes with breath-taking art and music. It works fantastically as a cinematic experience and takes its players on a concise yet fun adventure, integrating puzzles along the way. Daedelic have done an excellent job exploring the space between life and death, touching on dark and abstract feelings in a delicate and thoughtful way. It’ll definitely be interesting to hear what fans of ‘The Whispered World’ make of this game, nonetheless, I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys this genre.

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PressA2Join
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2016

"Misgivings about its narrative shortcomings, occasional dips in voice acting quality and its constant referencing of The Whispered World aside, I’ve found Silence to be thoroughly enjoyable. It’s characters, although not terribly developed are fleshed out enough for the player to be invested. Each location is depicted with overwhelming attention to detail and the characters’ faces are masterfully animated. It’s one of the best-looking games I’ve ever played and it touches on fantasy themes I enjoy greatly, such as dying worlds, fish out of water and battles against overwhelming odds. It’s for this reason that I regret it even more that it wasn’t given the opportunity to further dive into the world and characters and achieve excellence. As it stands it’s just a great, fun journey, albeit a predictable one."

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2019

Silence is a great game with some quirks.  The artwork is beautiful and the animation is pretty good for the most part, and the story definitely takes center stage for me.  However, the puzzles are rather simple, most of the dialogue (and puzzles for that matter) have no real consequence for choosing a wrong option, and the forty dollar price tag might be off-putting to some, especially since you can find it for half of that on other platforms.  Silence is definitely worth checking out and it makes me want to play through The Whispered World, but I'd recommend waiting for it to go on sale.

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TeamNerd
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

Silence is a game that can capture through its beautiful graphics and setting and its good soundtrack that makes story stories rich in patos. Obviously, the game is based on the tip and click and may not be appreciated by those who do not like the genre, but lets it play without problems, because it is accompanied by fairly simple puzzles that leave more room for story and narration.

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Daily Star
Apr 13, 2019

This is an incredible game that is well worth experiencing, but there’s an elephant in the room [the price].

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

The brevity of Silence doesn't detract from the emotional rollercoaster of its story, nor its truly gorgeous world.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
GameSpace

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2019

Silence is a smart, inventive fairy tale that draws from the classics and tackles some weighty subject matter.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2019

Its puzzles are challenging enough to keep you engrossed through its three- to four-hour play time, but its Silence‘s locations and environment design that will really make you fall in love with this game. And Spot, of course.

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Game Debate
8 / 10.0
Game Debate

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2016

Silence is a breathtakingly beautiful game. There are so many moments where I just stopped and stared at what was going on around me. You can tell that some people have poured a lot of themselves into this title and through that it's definitely a unique experience. I cared about the characters, I was excited to find out more of the world, at times just to see what they’d drawn, I was surprised with the variation of gameplay that kept coming up and the story line really struck a chord with me, the ending especially. This game is one that is going to stick with me for quite a while.

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IGN Spain
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2016

A delightful point'n click adventure with lots of deep characters and an interesting plot, decorated with an impressive artistic aspect. It may be too easy, but it's very enjoyable.

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COGconnected
78 / 100
78 / 100
Apr 19, 2019

Overall, if you’re looking for a more open world experience or a narrative that takes one of many paths based on your various choices, you might be a bit disappointed by Silence.

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NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2019

Functionally, Silence works as a basic point and click adventure game, but I feel as though it shows growth beyond the well-trod genre expectations. A blend of traditional old-school mechanics mixed with advances in storytelling and gameplay variation allows Silence to stand above what I have seen served up over the last few years. Some lackluster audio and a missed opportunity with the bevy of characters detract slightly, but not overly so from this generally decent package.

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Geeks Under Grace
7.5 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Francis King Jr
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2016

Silence offers an interesting, heartfelt experience, albeit a short one.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2016

Silence is made up of easy puzzles and it just lasts for about six hours, but the art direction is mesmerizing and the main characters are so well written. It is an enchanting interactive fairy tale and it will surely move you.

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Nintendo Times
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

GOOD - Silence is an adventure game in the point and click genre. The story is interesting and keeps you entertained even though some of the gameplay bits are annoying and don’t work very well. The voice acting and scenery is done very well and helps keep you engrossed. Definitely a good pick if you love this type of game.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 8, 2016

Silence bounds from powerful emotion to powerful emotion in its last couple of hours, and there's a sense here that these are the feelings that developer Daedalic wanted to stir the first time around. The story, in fact, ends on a final choice that's a little too close to that of The Whispered World. Despite this, it still works. I saw from a mile away from what was coming, and even so, in the story's final moments, I could only sit there in stunned, thoughtful silence.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 15, 2016

It’s reminiscent of the best of ’70s and ’80s children’s cinema, like The Secret of Nimh. It embraces a youthful vigor while introducing and exploring adult concepts. Honestly, if this were cut into a movie, I would be first in line for a copy of my own. As a game, it can be tedious at times as success is mostly left to random bumping into the walls until the right thing happens. All in all, it’s easy to enjoy the Silence.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 18, 2019

Silence is a game that deserves to be played in docked mode on the Switch. It gives you a story you’ll be immersed in, while the vibrant graphics will keep you playing for just that little bit longer.

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GBAtemp
7 / 10.0
GBAtemp
Ben Sellwood

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

A short yet intriguing adventure which delves into the wondrous and escapist imaginations of two children during a harrowing time, all the while dealing with life or death situations.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

Silence provides a fun, thoughtful, but brief experience on the Nintendo Switch. Its charms may be lost on younger gamers, but old-school adventurers will like the way it harks back to the days of yore while eschewing many of the more annoying aspects of the genre. Silence has a great story that's well acted, wonderful environments to explore and puzzles that are fun to solve, but you may want to wait for a sale before you set off.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 3, 2019

The blurriness displayed on the unexploited touchscreen in handheld mode shows that this Switch version is only a straightforward port. But such slight technical issues don't hinder the interest of this point and click adventure focused on the narrative through puzzles cleverly integrated, hence Silence definitely shouldn't stay quiet.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2016

Silence is a charming if challenging adventure in a world of dreams with inventive, if sometimes harder than necessary, puzzles. The setting and a gorgeous aesthetic add to the charm. Great voicework with interesting characters make this worth a look.

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RPG Fan
68%
RPG Fan

Top Critic

68%
Jan 10, 2017

Not Daedalic's best.

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TrueAchievements
Dec 7, 2016

Silence is a gorgeous game to see and hear. While it makes a bold attempt at an emotional and deep storyline, everything falls flat due to a failure to give the player a reason to care about the characters.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

6 / 10
Dec 17, 2016

Despite a plot that shines through its absence, and that doesn't make any connection with the player, and although the puzzles offered here are insanely easy, the magnificently beautiful fantasy land of Silence is definitely worth traversing… but only if you are very young, or at least a complete and utter beginner in the genre.

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Cubed3
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 4, 2017

If an adventure game was only judged by its graphics and music, Silence would have been highly recommended. The world that Noah and Renis explores is stunning, with rich environments and a fantastic use of colour. The soundtrack is appropriate for every situation and quite good. However, the rest of the game suffers due to an uneven story and poorly written characters. There are a handful of charming and even brilliant moments, but they're sandwiched in between occurrences that will only confuse and frustrate the viewer. This is a game of peaks and valleys, and it ends after going over a cliff.

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COGconnected
45 / 100
45 / 100
Dec 22, 2016

And problems such as nonsensical pathfinding and the inability to skip dialogue are unforgivable in this age.

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