Silence Reviews

Silence is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
GameSpew
Top Critic
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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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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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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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
Top Critic
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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90 / 100
Nov 17, 2016
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