Top Critic Average
Rime's superficial beauty and interesting mysteries provided enough enjoyment to make me willing to put up with its shallow and familiar elements under the hood. While nothing about Rime is necessarily bad, you can find more interesting versions of nearly every single element of it in other, better games.
Tequila Works conjures a powerful spell from seemingly familiar elements.
Rime is a middling puzzle platformer with some genuine narrative depth, but the latter doesn't quite justify the former.
RiME borrows from the best – including ICO, Journey, and The Witness – but while it's an amiable adventure it lacks the depth and originality of its would-be peers.
An intoxicating, memorable journey, with smart puzzles and a resonant story.
Rime's puzzles rarely challenge, sometimes making you feel dumb for missing the obvious solution rather than smart for figuring them out, but the journey is a strong one with a satisfying ending
Shallow puzzles and frustrating navigation mar an otherwise beautiful experience.
Rime's sweeping presentation fails to leave a lasting impression
Rime is a beautiful, beautiful game that manages to feel remarkably empty, even in the face of its earnest attempts. The aesthetic that breathes life into the island of Rime feels a bit too familiar, but it doesn't dampen its vast, ever-photographable horizons. Nonetheless, Rime is a light third-person adventure game with quiet puzzle solving, in a year where we haven't had much of those, which alone makes it a worthwhile respite.