Stories Untold Reviews

Stories Untold is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Mar 8, 2017

Stories Untold is a gloriously 80s homage which doesn't rely on too much familiarity or retreading old ground. It's a fantastic, fascinating example of interactive visual storytelling.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2017

A whirling nightmare made of green phosphor screens and infinitive verbs

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9 / 10
Jan 25, 2020

Stories Untold is a chilling adventure that manages to draw us right into its world through the ingenious use of its UI and perfectly realised lo-fi aesthetic. Through the walls of old technology and complicated machinery, it creates a uniquely strong bond between player and narrative, giving you a real sense of place within its world as it slowly corrupts and twists from the comfortingly familiar to something else entirely. It's one of the best interactive horror stories we've ever played and a perfect fit for enjoying alone in the dark on Switch.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

Stories Untold is about the haunting feelings and stories we haven't told even ourselves. It's about unraveling the truth and facing our fears. For players looking for a new episodic thriller, Stories Untold was an amazing way to kick off 2020 on the Nintendo Switch.

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9 / 10
Feb 27, 2017

Stories Untold places a hidden story within a hidden story; a puzzle that only reveals itself once you piece together its outer layers – and it's one of the most fascinating and unique tales you can play this year.

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Jan 20, 2020

Stories Untold is a boundlessly smart and stylish adventure game that both celebrates the past while changing the future.

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Mar 1, 2017

Stories Untold proves that the adventure genre still has a lot to offer, and redefines the player relationship with the tools the game offers.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

Stories Untold brings back a classic genre with a bang, breaking the conventional mould of simply using words in a text-adventure by offering you a fully interactive setting that alters as you progress through each episode. It’s incredibly clever and also incredibly atmospheric, bringing an experience that manages to not only constantly impress but also creep you out at the same time. Not only is the gameplay tense, but the ‘untold’ stories are great too. I really got absorbed into the experience and my only disappointment was when the whole thing was over. I’ve got a lot of love for Stories Untold and hope this is just the start of something special.

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90 / 100
Mar 15, 2017

"In an industry were visuals are the driving force to capture gamers, the folks at No Code did more with less."

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8.8 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

Stories Untold indeed deserves the '4 stories, 1 nightmare' title with its achievements on interactive narrative, mysterious and startling stories, strong 80's retro touch and fantastic gameplay mechanics.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2017

If you're looking for a tense, unnerving experience in a simple yet eerie setting, this is it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

Stranger Things meets Zork. Stories Untold starts as an experimental text adventure set in the 80s, full of lo-fi technology, nostalgia and terrible text parsers, and it slowly becomes a creepy, captivating story you won't forget soon.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2017

"My issues with Stories Untold were largely technical and are being fixed by the developers as I’m writing this piece. There are some design flaws that tend to break the flow, but I’d say that they account for less than 10% of the experience. While rather short at around 2-3 hours, the game does make up for that with unique takes on familiar gameplay elements and tropes and manages to tell an intricate and compelling story in a very interesting way. Some of the puzzles and challenges, while not time-sensitive, will ask you to invest a bit of your brain power in solving them and it all builds up to a satisfying pay-off. Stories Untold tries something new and succeeds at delivering something fresh in terms of interactive storytelling (emphasizing interactivity, rather than just narration). That its aesthetics and themes reminded me of Stranger Things is purely a bonus."

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8.3 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2017

The puzzles are unrelenting and unforgiving, but those who rise to the challenge are rewarded with spooky sequences and an emotional showstopper of a finale

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Andy Kelly
Top Critic
80 / 100
Mar 1, 2017

An atmospheric collection of clever, surprising interactive short stories with a gorgeous retro aesthetic.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jan 24, 2020

Playing an 8-bit style text adventure on the Nintendo Switch is novelty enough but this inspired mix of weird horror and puzzle-solving is more than just a blast of '80s nostalgia.

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8 / 10
Jan 30, 2020

Stories Untold is a very interesting and engaging horror title, building a huge story that taps into your imagination before expertly drawing that scope back in. A couple of puzzles don't quite stick the landing, but the game is engaging over its three hours.

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8 / 10
Mar 23, 2017

In this text based adventure, the 4 stories packed with clever enigmas and tinted with a very pleasant retro atmosphere are really fascinating.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2020

Everything comes to a head in the final chapter. "The Last Session" does a serviceable job rolling my previous experiences into a cohesive yet predictable end. It may not have been a stunning revelation, however it was a satisfying one. All in all not a bad way to spend about three hours on a Saturday afternoon. Stories Untold is a great journey to take part in and one I'm glad to have taken.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 27, 2017

As much as we’d love to go into greater detail about what exactly makes Stories Untold such a successful adventure game, it really is the type of experience you need to check out first-hand.

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