What Remains of Edith Finch

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What Remains of Edith Finch is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 108 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 108 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 24, 2017

What elevates it from a fascinating and gorgeous experiment in presentation to an immediate contender for my game of the year is the way that the broader narrative informs the stories it contains, just as the house is home to its many rooms. Without casting judgement or becoming didactic, Edith Finch explores both the good and the harm that stories can do, and how folktale, imagination and superstition can lift us up and dash us down.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Apr 24, 2017

An elegiac, memorable and affecting tale of the misfortunes suffered by the members of a deeply eccentric family.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 24, 2017

Even as I rolled my eyes at the chilchéd final moments, as the credits rolled, I found myself remembering the dark, cluttered halls of the Finch house, and the way the game denied me closure on every mystery they may contain.

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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 26, 2017

A high-water mark of narrative video game design

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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
May 3, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch joins esteemed company in the upper echelon of the gaming pantheon. Beautiful and painful, riveting and soul-crushing, this is a game that you would be wise to experience, it will prompt some of the best gaming based water cooler discussions you might ever have.

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Wade D McGinnis
Buy
Buy
May 14, 2017
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Birth. Movies. Death.
Unscored
Unscored
May 7, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch isn’t some Batmanny trudge through a peat-bog of dead kids and deader parents. It’s about learning and letting go respectfully, finding love and tranquility and even joy in death.

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Jul 19, 2017
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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
May 4, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is about being a human being. Human beings like to press buttons.

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Jump Dash Roll
Loved
Loved
Mar 12, 2018

The stories being told are delightful in their own right, fully enveloped in searing atmosphere and wonderfully spine-tingling.

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Scored Reviews

Push Square
10 / 10
10 / 10
Apr 26, 2017

Giant Sparrow delivers beyond our expectations once again. A touching story about a tragically unlucky family hits all the right notes, making What Remains of Edith Finch a worthy successor to the studio's sublime The Unfinished Swan. A walking simulator with a smart delivery mechanism paints the picture of a family tree full of misfortune and sadness, but leaves room for some happiness and sunshine. Between the most realised home we've ever seen in a game, the incredible voice work, and the moving, intriguing story, this is the genre's new golden standard.

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CDavis_Games
Jun 23, 2017

The combination of strict linearity with varied snippets of gameplay might just be the ideal combination for these type of narrative experiences. What Remains of Edith Finch leaps right into my top three games in this genre alongside Gone Home and The Stanley Parable. In fact, I think it’s leapt right to the top.

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TheXboxHub
Jul 17, 2017

My time with What Remains of Edith Finch was perfect and I want to run through it all over again tomorrow. Why don’t you join me?

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ThisGenGaming
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2017

Giant Sparrow had me worried about What Remains of Edith Finch with how quiet the game was for several years but I see now they were just working on nailing every little inch of this game. The story of Edith and her family is going to be one I remember for a long time. The characters, house, music, voice acting, and narrative all came together beautifully and I encourage anyone that is a fan of story games to play this game and do it knowing as little as possible.

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GameSkinny
May 17, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch will satisfy any gamer looking for an experience that can be completed in one sitting, but will linger in mind long after the end credits roll.

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Super Deformed Gamescast
May 12, 2017

Beautiful, graceful, poignant, heartbreaking, and yet somehow uplifting, What Remains of Edith Finch stands as an example of the absolute pinnacle of storytelling in games. A perfect experience.

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Guardian
Apr 26, 2017

Indie studio Giant Sparrow conjures an adventure that blends exploration, reading, reality and fantasy into one innovative and beautiful experience

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Telegraph
May 8, 2017

It's a personal, singular experience that everyone can take part in, and with all my heart, I hope you do.

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Rectify Gaming
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

Graphically, this is both a very basic and at the same time stunning game, I must’ve had my jaw drop a few times because this artwork is too astonishing

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FingerGuns
10 / 10
10 / 10
May 8, 2017

A powerhouse of emotional storytelling. Developers Giant Sparrow have taken their previous work on The Unfinished Swan and have improved upon it in every way, creating something truly soul-stirring and evocative with Edith Finch.

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GameSpace
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

Overall What Remains of Edith Finch is a masterfully executed story and experience. If you are looking for an intriguing story to take an active part in and experience this is a great game to check out. I know I’ll be thinking about this game and going back to it to look closer at various aspects for a long time to come and is well worth anyone’s time.

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WellPlayed
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

An evocative journey through fantasy, memory, tragedy, and everything in-between.

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Entertainment Buddha
100 / 100
100 / 100
May 2, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a perfect example of how video games can weave highly emotional narratives into their gameplay to provide very deep experiences for the player. It may be short and very eclectic, but it will definitely be on many outlet's game of the year lists, so just play it already to find out why.

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IBTimes UK
Jul 22, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is an astonishing patchwork of inventive ideas rich in unforgettable moments. This is interactive storytelling in its truest form. A narrative adventure game that serves as another nail in the coffin of the reductive and derogatory term 'walking simulator', imbued with the ideas of a talented team working at the peak of its powers. This is a game that needs to be played. It's an essential new text in the history of video game storytelling.

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GamingTrend
100 / 100
100 / 100
May 2, 2017

Don't question it — just buy it. Buy it right now. It isn't a shooter, and there are no puzzles and some will question if this even qualifies as a “game,” but What Remains of Edith Finch is an exemplar in video game narrative design. No other game I've ever played has provoked the same meditation on death, and ultimately life and the beauty of it all.

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Wccftech
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch has raised the bar for interactive stories and visual storytelling. The impact of static objects, while the story is beautiful and heartbreaking. This, like the Finch family members, cannot be improved, merely built upon and remembered.

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TheSixthAxis
10 / 10
10 / 10
Apr 28, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a short experience, but one of the best that has been released in recent memory. Giant Sparrow rose to prominence with The Unfinished Swan and here the studio has cemented itself as one of the best at constructing narratives intertwined with engaging environments. Both a celebration of life and a commentary on the tragedy of death, What Remains of Edith Finch should be experienced by as many people as possible.

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GameSpew
10 / 10
10 / 10
Apr 28, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a story like no other; both very grounded in reality, yet at times other-worldly beyond imagination. It's touching and thought-provoking; daring to explore dark subject matters rarely delved into by video games. It may only take a few short hours to complete, but every moment is so packed with significance that it hardly matters.

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Goomba Stomp
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch evolves the walking simulator in a way that shows a new aspect of what gaming is capable of, both in terms of immersion and storytelling. This is the game.

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a journey to discover truth, even if that truth is debilitating. There is a charm and humanity here that's hard to ignore and even harder to emulate. One in a million is too often used nowadays, but it holds true here.

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TechRaptor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is what happens when you make a video game about obituaries. On the surface it just looks like a game about death as you live out the last moments of various people's lives. Search deeper, and you find it's a game celebrating how they lived.

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Game News Plus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

I wouldn't dare thinking about the possibility of telling death stories in such a glorious way. Despite the fact that What Remains of Edith Finch is short, every second of it is at full. What Remains of Edith Finch is the one and only answer to the question of how a narrative adventure video game should be. Play it, break your heart, ease your pain, witness the beauty.

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Digital Chumps
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

Life isn't often what we imagine and death isn't usually what we expect. What Remains of Edith Finch responds by capturing death's despair and tragedy through life's lenses of whimsy and fantasy. Every emotion and detail is left in frame, exposing profoundly anguishing themes that nevertheless develop into endearing pictures of hope and determination. Edith Finch creates a portrait of a family that, even in their doomed eccentricity, feels not only sanguine, but also deeply human.

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GameZone
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is one of the most creative and brilliant uses of the video game medium despite not being super "gamey".

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The Jimquisition
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2017

By varying its approach and exploring new areas for the realm of interactive fiction, Giant Sparrow has crafted a game worthy of the praise so liberally lavished upon its peers.

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Bazimag
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
May 15, 2017

What Remains Of Edith Finch is one of those games that will leave you distressed and depressed for a quite a while. it has an amazing story that easily convinces its players to continue it. if you are tired of action and repetitive games you should definitely give this game a try!

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GameCrate
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch may not be a very challenging game, but the story it tells is one which will undoubtedly resonate with players in ways they may not expect. If anything, it proves yet again that video games can be used to tell some truly immersive and thought-provoking stories, ones which stick with us long after we put down the controller.

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PC Gamer
91 / 100
91 / 100
Apr 28, 2017

Touching, sad, and brilliant; a story worth forgiving the limited interactivity to experience.

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Nerdburglars
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2018

The story of the Finch family is not just unique, but it is told so incredibly well that you can't help but get sucked into it. You finish with so many questions you would love to ask the odd people that lived in this unusual house. The game feels a little too short, but every minute of gameplay that is there is an absolute pleasure to experience. What Remains of Edith Finch is a story that really stands out and is one that you will want to experience for yourself.

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Game Rant
Apr 30, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is another triumphant effort from Giant Sparrow, complete with an engrossing story, innovative gameplay features, and gorgeous visuals.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Apr 28, 2017

Although What Remains of Edith Finch is a short experience, Giant Sparrow's second game tells a beautiful and emotional anthology of stories, woven together by the titular characters equally touching tale. The allegories are unique and convey just what is possible from video games, in terms of storytelling and design.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 24, 2017

Giant Sparrow's follow-up to The Unfinished Swan is a beautifully melancholy collection of parables.

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GameZone
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is heartbreakingly sweet. Its stories, though grim, are enchanting. Even knowing that each story would end with a certain unhappiness, I was happy to have experienced it -- because as What Remains of Edith Finch so brilliantly manages to convey through its nearly two hours of storytelling is that life isn't about the ends; it's about the moments that got us there.

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Atomix
90 / 100
90 / 100
May 1, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is an intimate and incredible adventure that uses very intense feelings to tell a pretty sad story. If you liked The Unfinished Swan, you should check this tittle.

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games(TM)
9 / 10
games(TM)
games™ Team

Top Critic

9 / 10
Feb 9, 2018

A tender exploration of memory, death, and mystery

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 8, 2019

What Remains of Edith Finch is a 'Walking Simulator' that doesn't just tell an unforgettable story – it's genuinely unforgettable. As tragic as its tale is, it always manages to entertain. As one section ends and as you fight back tears, you'll always carry on, because the next story is as engrossing as the last. If you want a strong feature-length story that doesn't waste a minute, Edith Finch is the one you need.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch knows its niche from the beginning and rarely strays, resulting in a cohesive experience that I was never jolted out of. It elicits the strangest mixture of emotions, and its different modes of storytelling are second to none. The controls don't translate seamlessly from PC to Xbox One, but you don't play this game for the controls; you play for the story, and the story is gripping.

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Spaziogames
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

If you ever had even a slight interest in storytelling in any form, then What remains of Edith Finch is a little indie masterpiece that you shouldn't miss.

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VideoGamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 2, 2017

First-person, narrative-driven games generally follow a pattern. What Remains of Edith Finch plays with those established conventions to create a beautiful story that breaks your heart, while making you smile just as much. A triumph in the genre.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 2, 2017

If you enjoy narrative-driven games, What Remains of Edith Finch is simply unmissable. The game takes the player on a weird and compelling family journey happening Inside the walls of a house that is explored with absolute fascination. The stories that are told are both beautiful and tragic, and are always told in imaginative ways. The game looks good with its mesmerizing and surrealist atmophere. And thanks to its high-quality storytelling, this little collection of macabre poems takes the player through a strange story that he will remember for a long time. Unless you are one of those "walking simulators"-hating gamers, you shouldn't miss out on What Remains of Edith Finch.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
May 2, 2017

Despite being left wanting a bit more, What Remains of Edith Finch is a one of those examples of truly interactive storytelling.

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Arcade Sushi
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2017

Equal parts somber, whimsical, devastating and charming, What Remains of Edith Finch is a moving exploration of what it means to be a family, to be loved, to be missed, and how the places we call home become just as much a part of us as we are of them.

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Forbes
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is filled with excellent writing, striking visuals, and a significant sense of place, of people, of life's ephemeral nature and our relationship to it. And I do hope you'll play. When you're done, and while we're privileged enough to still be here, we can talk about how strange, fleeting, and frustratingly beautiful existence really is. There will be cheese, there will be wine and there will be the unfathomable reality of our own bright-but-brief short stories.

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Geeks Under Grace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2017

Overall, What Remains of Edith Finch is nothing short of a masterpiece. It celebrates life as well as showing you how fragile it is, and how those close to you could one day disappear as easy as they came in—to never take those around you for granted, and understand just how important it is to be a part of life, and the privilege of living. This is one gameplay experience you do not want to miss.

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USgamer
Apr 27, 2017

By the end of What Remains of Edith Finch, I felt close to the Finch family. I felt close in a way that only games could articulate with their unique interactive language. I was a kid on a swing, trying to get as high as he can. I was a baby in a bathtub. I was a curious, hungry kid. What Remains of Edith Finch doesn't just tell you about the tragic history of the Finch family, it allows you to embody it.

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Polygon
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is beautiful and bittersweet

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
May 3, 2017

We were worried that the new project from Giant Sparrow will be something like another Gone Home, but as it turned out, between these games is a gulf like between the old rusty tractor and a Mercedes. This is a small work of art, framed in a modern digital form. Two hours spent in it were some of the most vivid, rich, and emotionally deep in our gaming life. What Remains of Edith Finch is really so great.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2017

The game takes players off into some far-off places when it comes to its dream sequences and vignettes, and while they're purely based in the fantastical, there are plenty of elements that every player will relate to on some human level throughout the journey; sadness, disappointment, heartbreak, love, joy, and most of all, the will to experience life to its fullest. What Remains of Edith Finch may only provide a brief glimpse into the lives of its characters like a family photo album filled with moments that have long since passed, but by the game's end, it's sure to leave a lasting impression.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

May 3, 2017

What Edith Finch has achieved on a whole new level is an overarching brilliance and consistency of both theme and gameplay, in how the two seamlessly intertwine and feed off each other. I strongly expect that this game will be used for years to come as a 'textbook' case to educate developers about how to compose a story by not resorting to screeds of text or long loops of audio (in the form of simulated manuscripts, letters, voice recordings etc.); almost tauntingly, in one story, the letter-being-read crutch is used, but subverted ingeniously through the gameplay.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is one of the most engaging pieces of interactive storytelling I've had the pleasure of experiencing. I walked away at the end of the credits strangely satisfied by being unsatisfied. These brief but intimate windows into the most tragic of the Finch family's moments leave so many questions unanswered, but give just enough to let your imagination fill in the holes. I felt that I had really explored the sad and storied history of this house and family, discovering only what the walls wanted to show me. The rest was left wrapped in mystery as I stood the final living member of the Finch bloodline. Through uniquely visceral methods, Giant Sparrow made sure that my familiarity with the Finches at their most tragic moments made me feel like a part of the family.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

Edith found exactly what she came for: The reasons for all those early graves. This family tree is rooted in tragedy and suffering and loss. It's no great surprise that all the branches broke off. That might be fascinatingly grim for us, but there's also the unmistakable feeling that we're more shook by it than Edith is. Sadly, she's a Finch and that means she had gotten used to it long ago.

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Zoomg
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

Independent, story-driven games are not quiet popular among majority of gamers but if you give What Remains of Edith Finch a chance, you're in for a unique, unforgettable experience. The Finch's dreams and memories pack so much creativity in them; the kind you can find nowhere else. What Remains of Edith Finch is at the apex of storytelling in video games.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 4, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch's lovingly designed environment underscores a tragedy that's heart outshines its linear nature.

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Pardis Game
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 6, 2017

"What Remains of Edith Finch" is a short but impressive experience. After the last Giant Sparrow's game namely "The Unfinished Swan" which was released five years ago, this company proves their talent in introducing new ideas in gameplay and narrative once again. Both mentioned games depict a positive and admirable view in life values in an appealing and creative way. If you are pursuing a short but impressive and thoughtful experience in order to find more about life and death, with no doubt the story of Edith Finch is made for you

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2019

With well-acted narration, plenty of variety in terms of gameplay, and a powerful tale that will have you coming back to find any details you might have missed, What Remains of Edith Finch is a must have for any Switch owner who enjoys a captivating story.

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TrueAchievements
Jul 19, 2017

In some ways, games are the successor to movies and we've seen plenty of cinematic games that crib the format of feature films. To take nothing away from such games, What Remains of Edith Finch is a shining example of what video games do uniquely well.

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Level Down Games
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jul 3, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch will keep calling back to you after you’ve finished it, and in a way, you’ll want to return to get a better understanding for the story after you know the what and why things happened. My only complaint is that the game was literally over almost as quick as it began. You don’t get to enjoy the individual room sequences as much as I would have liked, because they end within minutes. Either way though, this is an excellent title, and I encourage you to check it out.

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3DNews
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 5, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch proves once again how unique a storytelling in videogames can be. It's a short but incredible experience which brings out a lot of emotions. It pushes the genre forward and kind of makes the term 'walking simulator' nonsensical and meaningless. Don't deny yourself the walkthrough, you won't regret it.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 11, 2017

Poignant and powerful, What Remains of Edith Finch has set a new standard in storytelling. Don't be put off by its brevity – these are two of the most enjoyable hours I have ever spent in front of my PC monitor.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

It goes without saying that this game sets a new benchmark for storytelling, and the imaginative ways in which it's done, all the while dealing with death in a delicate and poignant way.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 15, 2017

Tenderly handling the subject of death while portraying it in interesting ways, Edith Finch is a narrative adventure that deserves to be chronicled.

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Click Click Play
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 25, 2017

What Remains Of Edith Finch tells a series of beautifully interwoven tales cemented into your character’s history. While this future beacon of its genre manages to evoke many distinctive and contrasting emotions, the underlying current of darkness and the hypnotically immersive interactions throughout each epistle will leave a long-lasting impression that very few games manage to achieve.

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Play Some Video Games
90 / 100
90 / 100
May 18, 2017

I am not sure when it happened, but at some point, it seems “walking simulator” became a pejorative. As a result, you do not have to look far to find a message board or discussion about renaming the genre to something more representative of what happens in the game: First-Person Experience/Exploration, Interactive Story Adventure, First Person Narrative, and the list goes on and on. It’s accurate you do more than walk in these games, but I do not mind calling the walking simulators…because I tend to like the genre. I enjoyed Firewatch, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and because of my experience with The Unfinished Swan finding out the folks at Giant Sparrow were making a walking sim had me intrigued. That interest was paid back multiple times over.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

For want of a better term, What Remains of Edith Finch is a playable family tree. Hidden revelations and unpredictable tragedies complement what is an unnerving but somehow warming experience.

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Xbox Achievements
90%
90%
Jul 18, 2017

A singular work of brilliance, What Remains of Edith Finch is one-of-a-kind; a real breath of fresh air that serves as a welcome reminder of video games' capacity to surprise and tell incredible stories. Stunning.

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The Games Machine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 9, 2017

A game that talks about death, but in doing so it becomes an unforgettable love song to life. Giant Sparrow raises the bar for "walking simulators", thanks to an amazing story told through compelling gameplay ideas and some real, deep environmental storytelling.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

The diversity in the Finches' final moments means you've always got another cool story just around the corner, and Edith's personal journey is also interesting

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IGN
8.8 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

Though it only took me just under two hours to complete, the second the credits stopped rolling I immediately restarted What Remains of Edith Finch. Each of the vignettes is so distinct and surprising that I didn't have enough time to absorb and dissect what I had just played before being whisked away to the next one. But after fully piecing together the threads of the family and sifting through the allegories of their final moments, I was left with a beautiful, heartbreaking mosaic that exudes life, even when mired in death.

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Digiato
87 / 100
Digiato
Shayan Karami

Top Critic

87 / 100
Dec 10, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch tells a frank and brutal story and challenges you with memorable puzzles. all in all It could be one of the purest experiences in video games history, although shallow characterizations have kept it from being flawless.

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GamePro
86 / 100
Rae Grimm

Top Critic

86 / 100
May 28, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a heartbreaking, playable short story collection that lingers long after the end of the game.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

Giant Sparrow's study of a deeply eccentric family stands proudly alongside narrative adventures like Gone Home, Dear Esther, and Firewatch

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PSX Brasil
85 / 100
85 / 100
May 7, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch grabs the player's attention until the end, to wonder what the hell happened with the Finch family. Along with Edith, the last Finch alive, the player experiences the last moments of various family members, going through different generations. Each memory fills in a tiny gap of the mystery, which, in the end, is not what matters the most. What's really important here are the rich experiences that each moment conveys, by means of the story itself or by the diversity of gameplay mechanics applied on each of them. It's a worthwhile title.

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GearNuke
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 30, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is one of the best interactive story adventure that I have ever played. It takes the user on a thrilling ride full of mystery, twists and drama. Unfortunately the game suffers from some technical issues that might sour the overall experience.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a masterful piece of storytelling: well told, heartbeaking, and its variety of styles compensates the lack of interactivity.

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Cultured Vultures
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

Shakespearean and endlessly relatable, What Remains of Edith Finch is a stunning piece of drama which will stick with the player for a long time, though it might be best played on PC.

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Hobby Consolas
85 / 100
85 / 100
May 4, 2017

A perfect example that video games, as a form of expression, are something unique with a lot to say. You haven't seen, read or listen to anything that can compare to What Remains of Edith Finch.

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IGN Spain
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 28, 2017

Different, beautiful and unique albeit too short and not very 'interactive'. An experience that it's worth playing if you are into the walking simulators.

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PushStartPlay
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
May 26, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a great looking game that will be talked about for years to come. Its handling of a usually dark subject matter is delicate and the game mechanics make it stand out in the walking simulator genre.

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Windows Central
Jul 31, 2017

If you enjoy a story that pulls you in, then this game is definitely one that should be on your wishlist.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 26, 2017

A compelling story well told, and although it's still not very interactive the variety and artfulness of the presentation feels like something only a video game could do.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 20, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch takes interactive storytelling into next level by telling a sad and passionate story in the most emotional way possible.

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Easy Allies
May 4, 2017
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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 1, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is an example of an inventive and engaging experience that both aligns with the traditional definition of what a 'game' can be, and yet also seeks to challenge it. The story can be cliché at times, and sometimes the symbolism lacks subtlety, but what's offered here is a perfect blend of bittersweet themes and motifs. It's linear, but it's enjoyable and intriguing enough to demand your attention for its perfect run time.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a short but bittersweet adventure of a family struggling to live with its past. It's not exactly bombastic but it'll likely tug a heart string here or two.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

All in all, What Remains of Edith Finch is a solid experience. You're going to play through it once, which makes the $20 price tag a little difficult to swallow, but it's a well-made and interesting experience that does an excellent job in evoking emotions. The plot is slightly inconsistent, but it more than makes up for it with style. It's absolutely worth the time it takes to play through, and even if every beat doesn't hit, enough of them do to be worth your time. It won't change your mind if you dislike the "walking simulator" genre, but if you're a fan, then Edith Finch is a great experience.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Apr 28, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a gripping exploration game, and will likely leave you thinking about it long after the credits roll.

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The Outerhaven Productions
May 1, 2017

For those who can't stand the "walking simulator" genre, Edith Finch likely won't change your mind. But Edith Finch does incredibly interesting things for fans of these kinds of experiences. Telling stories from different perspectives throughout time allows it experiment with different types of gameplay in different settings. At two hours it may be a bit short, but ultimately I was satisfied with its conclusion.

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Gamefa
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 14, 2017

This is about how you born, how you live and how you die. A game about life and death. A game that makes you think about your life. About “What will remain of me?!” No puzzles, No challenges. You are free to follow one of the saddest stories you’ve ever heard. A big house is yours to explore and find the stories of the people who lived there one day. Every member of the family has a story and Giant Sparrow really knows how these stories should be told.

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New Game Network
79 / 100
79 / 100
May 1, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a good game, but it fails to arrive at a satisfying conclusion, or build on its gameplay and narrative themes in any satisfying way. Thus, it never elevates itself to be something more than a series of interesting distractions, tied to a mystery that never resolves itself.

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Paste Magazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

Given its wide scope, it's understandable that it's also a game that succeeds more in concept than execution. Like the subjects of the multi-generational novels whose tradition it embraces, Edith Finch's individual successes and failures are less important than its overall effect. It's a story made of stories, and the results of its breadth seem more important than the fine details.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
May 2, 2017

The experience is short, but ultimately well constructed. The ending has a very M. Night Shyamalan feel to it – you'll get some closure, but you'll also want more! Yes, What Remains of Edith Finch is essentially a walking simulator – but with a unique story, some very interesting sequences and some fun "game" moments, it's the best one I personally have had the pleasure of playing.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2019

I can’t recommend What Remains of Edith Finch enough if anyone has yet to play it.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 29, 2017

A unique experience filled with imaginative and visually rich stories that will make you think but won't necessarily go back to once it's over.

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Video Chums
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is an immersive and memorable experience that succeeds at pulling you into its richly detailed and dreamlike world.

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EGM
7 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch masterfully shows that narrative-driven games can tell stories in creative ways without sacrificing gameplay. Ultimately, though, the experience is let down by the story itself, which doesn't do much of anything interesting with its characters or subject matter.

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Slant Magazine
May 9, 2017

At its best, the game is a perfect marriage between the telling of a story and one's first-hand engagement with it.

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Game Revolution
Apr 25, 2017

As a spooky, logical evolution of the Gone Homes and Firewatches of the world, with an impressive short-story style to boot, What Remains of Edith Finch is ultimately worth your time if its premise grabs you.

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Words About Games
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 27, 2017

There’s an interesting premise at the heart of What Remains of Edith Finch – explore a house and get to know a bunch of characters by invading their personal space and seeing how they died. And the short stories themselves can be interesting, particularly the shifts and changes they bring to the otherwise standard first-person gameplay. But there’s very little attempt made outside of these short stories to actually connect the player with its many subjects. Too often I felt like I was simply going through the motions.

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