2064: Read Only Memories

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2064: Read Only Memories is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 38 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 38 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 17, 2017

Ultimately, Read Only Memories provides a clumsy but resonant experience. What it lacks in thematic substance or technical challenge, it makes up for in emotional content, a lush setting, and memorable characters. It’s a story worth experiencing in spite of its occasional frustrations. Come for the robots. Stay for the soul.

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Scored Reviews

PS3Blog.net
94%
94%
Jan 17, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories is a lot of fun and very engaging. The story and the writing are great, and its diverse cast of characters will keep you engaged until the end. I enjoyed the game a lot, and look forward to replaying it as I try to get some of the other endings! It’s been a long time since this game was announced for PS4, but the wait has certainly been worth it!

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PowerUp!
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Read Only is a beautiful game and a simple and enjoyable point-and-click. The pixel art is on point and the design of the exploarable areas is well composed.

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RPG Site
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 17, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories is an inclusive and heartfelt experience that provides an engaging mystery and valuable social commentary.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 17, 2017

Whereas particular genre elements and features make a point of setting it in the past, 2064: Read Only Memories‘ outlook and perspective firmly place it as one of the best point and click adventure games of late.

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ThisGenGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2018

2064: Read Only Memories is the perfect example of a modern retro-style game.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories is an excellent cyberpunk adventure for anyone looking for a point-and-click title inspired by games like Snatcher. Don't forget the catchy soundtrack.

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ThisGenGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories is a game I had my eye on for quite some time and I’m happy that it delivered in the end. I liked how I was able to just sit back and enjoy this wonderful trip into a futuristic San Francisco without having to grow frustrated or get stuck. The story and interesting cast of characters kept me hooked all the way through and the visuals and sound design did nothing but make the experience that much better.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 26, 2016

Whereas particular genre elements and features make a point of setting it in the past, 2064: Read Only Memories‘ outlook and perspective firmly place it as one of the best point and click adventure games of late.

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PS3Blog.net
90%
PS3Blog.net
the_nmac
90%
Jan 17, 2018

This game really spoke to me and hit all the right chords. I love retro art and adventure games with cool stories, and the multiple endings were a nice twist…everything is working for me here. That being said, if you don't value those things, this might not be the right game for you. I feel like it's a love letter from my past being channeled through a cybernetic email from the future and becoming a neat sentient package. If any of this sounded interesting to you, then be sure to give it a shot!

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RPG Fan
88%
88%
Jun 11, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories isn't just a gorgeous homage to Japanese-style adventure games of the late 1980s and early 1990s, it's inclusive, positive, and heartwarming.

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Worth Playing
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2018

2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL is a charming and captivating visual novel. It's a title that fits seamlessly with the Switch and makes clever use of the console's functions. The added touch of HD Rumble and touch functionality offer deeper gameplay options exclusively for the console. Additional exclusive content makes this the best version of ROM for first-timers or veteran fans of the title. While the core game is untouched with its gameplay flaws, it still brings a lot of love and attention to detail to the visual novel genre.

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Explosion Network
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 27, 2018

I appreciated having Read Only Memories on my Switch to play it as a portable. The pixel art looks great on the screen and you're not losing any detail not playing docked. The INTEGRAL version doesn't add much to separate it from the many other versions you can pick up, but of the portable versions available (Vita, iOS, Android) I'd much prefer it on my Switch and the game is best experienced as a portable book to pick-up as you wish.

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Generación Xbox
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

2064: Read Only Memories is a complex, adult, and rich adventure, with plenty of charismatic characters, cool design and stunning soundtrack.

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Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL is a deeply engaging story that will entertain you for hours, as long as you're happy to spend some time reading. There's a mystery to unravel, involving interesting characters and multiple endings, wrapped in a neo-lit future. Check it out.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jan 17, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories is a free expansion to the original game, available on Steam for $19.99. With a cyber-punk setting and a retro vibe, Read Only Memories is filled with a host of interesting and colorful characters to get to know, a complex and escalating mystery to navigate, puzzles to solve, and a sinister plot or two to overthrow, making it a great investment for fans of the point-and-click adventure genre.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 17, 2017

In the end, we both liked playing through 2064: Read Only Memories. Though at first it had some pacing issues, its charming retro look and feel, the great voice cast, and its homage to the classic point and click adventures from another era keep us coming back for more… and we hope the game has the same effect on you. Be

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2017

I enjoyed a lot of what 2064: Read Only Memories had to offer. Gameplay is focused on dialogue and puzzles, and while the latter can be a toss-up between frustrating and satisfying, the former outshines it in both quantity and quality. If not for the relationship between yourself and Turing, as well as the backstories, interactions, and performances of the secondary characters, there wouldn’t be much to keep one engaged. Thankfully all of that is present and make Neo-San Francisco and the stories it holds worth playing through to the very end.

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SelectButton
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 8, 2018

2064: Read Only Memories draws its inspirations from the greats of the old-school adventure games like Grim Fandango, Myst, and Monkey Island. This point-and-click adventure title has all of the trappings of games made upwards of 20 years ago contained in a beautifully rendered pixel art world with a fun, quirky cast of characters behind it. For fans of slower, puzzle-based games, this will be a must-have on their consoles. However, it is better suited for the PC and feels a little sluggish and off-putting using an Xbox controller when trying to manipulate objects. Plus, with how the game is slower paced and requires a lot of backtracking and managing of objects to help fill out the game's world and provide humor, those seeking faster and more direct gameplay/humor will turn away quickly.

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Level Down Games
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 17, 2017

From a pure gameplay perspective, 2064: Read Only Memories will absolutely be a favorite of anyone that enjoys point-and-click adventure games and especially visual novels. While it may not be a traditional visual novel at heart, starring anime-like characters and featuring a deep romantic storyline, it does offer a unique friendship building mechanic between the player character and a lovable ROM named Turing that I had a hard time not falling in love with throughout my time spent with the game.

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Goomba Stomp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2017

An impressive work of storytelling and character building, 2064: Read Only Memories overcomes slight hiccups in gameplay, design, and jargon overuse to deliver a powerful but relatable gaming experience.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 17, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories tells a haunting story in a stylish way. Its diverse roster of characters, intriguing world, and masterful soundtrack make for an engaging experience from beginning to end. While there are some minor storytelling and structural hiccups, it nevertheless successfully combines a classic genre with modern trimmings.

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TrueAchievements
Feb 5, 2018

2064: Read Only Memories is a well told futuristic story that does so many things right.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 13, 2018

2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL takes the classic point-and-click genre of old, strips out many of the annoyingly exacting puzzle systems, and injects a refreshingly positive and progressive outlook. A cast of memorable characters and some spot-on retro presentation should seal the deal for fans of a good story and snappy dialogue.

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GBAtemp
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2017

Read Only Memories could have been a just another adventure game lost to the genre's massive list of stellar games. But Midboss managed to push the social boundaries of what's normally seen in video games, combining it with a familiar gameplay style, creating a memorable and interesting experience.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories is a fantastic update to the original game that tells a noteworthy story with some great characters supported by mostly good voice acting. There are just a few sour spots that drag down the game and stop it from connecting like it should.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories has a fascinating world full of potential for great stories, but spends a lot of time focusing on things that aren’t as novel as its best parts.

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NEOsite
7.5 / 10.0
NEOsite
aysnel

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2017

Original adventure game with futuristic premise – can robots have human feelings? Fun and clever, but retro graphics is quite tiring.

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GameSkinny
Aug 17, 2018

Read Only Memories Integral is a charming and gripping experience in most ways, and is let down only by how rarely it engages as a game rather than a story.

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Rectify Gaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2018

2064: Read Only Memories Integral is a point-and-click adventure with a bit too much exposition. The puzzles and story are very well done. But in this day and age, too much exposition can make a game drag and become boring. That’s where 2064 suffers the most. If you can stand it, then you will no doubt enjoy the characters and voice acting.

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Gamer Escape
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 4, 2018

Thankfully, most of the complaints I have are nitpicks at best. The nicks in the armor are noticeable, but despite that, everything manages to hold together. There’s heart, emotion, and care here that shouldn’t be passed over.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jan 26, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories is a glimpse into a cyberpunk future that has traded today’s modern problems in for more advance technological grade issues.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 17, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories is a title that will appeal to a niche corner of the gaming public, with its focus on a murder mystery wrapped in discussion of social issues. It’s also feels like quite a passive experience compared to other games that are in the same genre. There’s interactivity with objects and solving puzzles, but being dialogue heavy may put some off. The story of 2064: Read Only Memories is decent however as is the voicework, and there is replayability through making different choices. 2064: Read Only Memories may be much more appealing to those who are fans of visual novels, and if you are then you’ve got a good plot to get involved in here.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Feb 1, 2017

A vital part of world-building ambience is the soundtrack, and I have only good things to say here, as it perfectly and persuasively captures the feel of the city and its inhabitants. I wish I could say that my journey through Neo-SF 2064 had been engrossing and gripping from start to finish. I alternated between enjoyment and stretches of indifference. I am genuinely glad, though, that we have this addition to our growing Western library of visual novel hybrids (!).

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The Gaming Ground
Sep 15, 2018

All in all, “2064: Read only memories integral” isn’t as much of a game that comes to mind when we think about games. What it is instead a well-done interactive mystery novel.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Attack of the Fanboy

Top Critic

Aug 13, 2018

Slick music and a cool setting doesn't quite make up for a lack of player involvement and engaging gameplay ideas.

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Shacknews
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 17, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories is a great game for anyone who agrees 100% with what its heavy-handed, politically-charged plot forces down your throat without question. However, like a political conversation on social media, 2064 is long-winded, overly aggressive in its message, ill-presented, and accomplishes nothing.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
4 / 10
Aug 31, 2017

MidBoss got the bare essentials down for 2064: Read Only Memories. The gameplay is functional and solid, even for an indie adventure game. However, it takes quite a bit of skill to write a scenario that can highly irritate with such extremely holier than thou attitudes. This is a game that has the remarkable ability to push people away with just how self-righteous it can be, but for people who can soldier through that, they might find some affection for this game. 2064: Read Only Memories claims to be cyberpunk, but, really, there is nothing punk about being moralistic.

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