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Based on 34 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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