The Eyes of Ara header image

The Eyes of Ara

100 Stones Interactive
Jul 19, 2016 - PC

OpenCritic Rating


Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

70 / 100
Pure Nintendo
7 / 10
The Digital Fix
7 / 10
7 / 10
8 / 10
4 / 5
7 / 10
Share This Game:

Green Man Gaming

The Eyes of Ara Media

The Eyes of Ara - Launch Date Trailer thumbnail

The Eyes of Ara - Launch Date Trailer

The Eyes of Ara Screenshot 1
The Eyes of Ara Screenshot 2

Critic Reviews for The Eyes of Ara

If you want to explore a mysterious, puzzle-filled world, you could do much worse than The Eyes of Ara, but its transition from PC to Switch leaves plenty to be desired. It is perfectly functional as a solid adventure to keep you busy on a long road trip, but this version is a tough sell for anyone with an adequate computer at home.

Read full review

A quality graphic adventure with fun puzzles and a lovely setting.

Read full review

While a great game at heart, The Eyes of Ara has too many third-act issues for me to give a broad recommendation. Nonetheless, this is still a good release, skillfully crafted with attention to detail. For genre enthusiasts, I might even say The Eyes of Ara is a great release. Just be prepared for a daunting challenge as you near the end, likely with a walkthrough on hand.

Read full review

One man's labour of love that pays homage to the greats of the past with only a few teething errors.

Read full review

The Eyes of Ara is a fascinating journey through a haunting castle, that hides many secrets within its walls. The meat of this experience is to explore the various rooms and interact with every object or journal entry to decipher clues for solutions to the puzzles.

Read full review

Up until then, progress is smooth with excellently designed and balanced puzzles throughout. The docked controls are functional but handheld play is where Eyes of Ara really shines. If you're part of the ever more niche crowd who still enjoys clicking their way through a complex environment, reading journals, and solving deep puzzles, Eyes of Ara ought to satisfy.

Read full review

It works as a solid point-and-click adventure along with the 3D environments to add some extra depth and uniqueness. The graphics really make it feel more like games such as The Witness or The Talos Principle, rather than just another point-and-click game, though there is nothing bad about those.

Read full review

A throwback to classic 90s PC puzzle adventure games through and through.

Read full review