Old Man's Journey Reviews

Old Man's Journey is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
90 / 100
Jun 6, 2018

Old Man's Journey is a very emotional and beautiful game that cannot be blamed for anything other than its simple gameplay and its short duration, which compensates with the rest of its aspects and how it enters through the eyes (and ears).

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7.6 / 10.0
May 10, 2019

Old Man's Journey is a simple game that might make you cry if you have any emotions left in you. It's cheap, beautiful and only takes 2 hours to complete.

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8.3 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

Enjoy the colorful adventure of Broken Rules. A story about life, friendship, love, pain, passion and loss. A sensory trip that you should not miss.

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9 / 10
Feb 18, 2018

Old Man’s Journey is a heartwarming, sad, and intriguing story unfolding in a world that feels magical with its always eye-opening impressive visuals. A journey well worth your time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2018

Old Man’s Journey is an emotional, narrative-less experience in which you must guide an ‘Old Man’ as he embarks on a trip based on the mysterious letter he received in the post. Although the game has one core mechanic – the raising and lowering of hills – the game changes things around by introducing hazards and various other mechanics which will make you think. The whole game looks and sounds beautiful with an amazing art style and a pleasant soundtrack which combinate into an emotional story of discovery, loss, and regret.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2018

I’d say the moral of Old Man’s Journey relates well in a somewhat tangential way to my review thoughts. Your time is precious, so be sure to make the most of it and try not to give yourself things to regret. The further along in your own life and experiences you are the easier it is to recommend it wholeheartedly as its story will likely hit you quite a few ways right in the feels. The younger you are it is probably harder to justify since that shifts more responsibility to the adequate-but-not-incredble puzzle aspects of it. Old Man’s Journey fits well into the Switch library with its own distinct story to tell complemented by outstanding art and satisfying puzzles.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2018

In short, Old Man’s Journey is a pleasant meander through an old man’s life and the town he lives in. It’s a masterclass in visual storytelling one which draws out emotion from every player. This touching tale is a path that deserves to be trodden by all gamers.

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8.8 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2018

An emotional and original puzzle game that will offer you an unique experience.

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Liked
Feb 24, 2018

Due to the short duration and lack of replayability, it's definitely a hard sell but it is highly recommended for people looking for a serene adventure with beautiful moments.

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9 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

If you don't believe that a game with such mesmerizing graphics can't shatter your heart to pieces, you should give Old Man's Journey a chance. With the unique landscape-shaping mechanic, creative puzzles, heart-breaking story and gorgeous art design; this old man offers you the journey of your life. Walk beside him hence he does not deserve walking this path alone.

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7 / 10
Feb 15, 2018

Within these images, we see the steps of life being laid out. A man meeting a girl. Surprising her with a boat trip. Nothing in these images is interactive, but they each encapsulate a sense of wonder and nostalgia. They reward exploration and intrigue in the scenes. Small mannerisms and gestures from the central character, before and after these images are shown, add a wealth of personality to his two-dimensional form and go a long way to creating a rounded persona, and experience, that is entirely endearing.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2018

Old Man’s Journey is a stunning game and one of the most pleasurable reviewing experiences I’ve had in some time.

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70%
Feb 19, 2018

Visually breathtaking with a story which will make you reflect on life itself and the journey we are all on. This is an emotional adventure which will make you think once the credits roll. Buy this game when you have a couple of hours to spare and want something of a more relaxing nature. I do have an issue with the price and if you're looking for lots of gameplay action and challenge then look elsewhere as this will not offer you that. Some brief puzzles yes but that's as far as it goes. As a visual novel, this is short, compact and certainly does not outstay it's welcome. In that regard a resounding success.

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7.8 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2018

A beautiful journey to reflect on life and the consequences of your adult choices, Old Man's Journey is a fabulously well drawn and animated interactive novel from Broken Rules studios. It might be too easy, and lacks on the gameplay front to justify the buy for some, but it's still a sweet, yet short-lived experience.

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Unscored
May 18, 2017
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70%
Jan 1, 2018

Old Man's Journey is an unbelievably sweet game that can make you think and ends sooner than you'd start getting bored with it.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2018

Old Man's Journey is without a doubt quite the charming game with emotional undertones and stunning artwork. The memories alone are worth seeing. This is the type of game that anyone can play and relate to even if some the events shown aren't any that one has gone through personally. It's about 2 hours, but depending on how you view that, it's the price of movie ticket, but you also get to keep the game in your library. It's a good one to play with family and friends just about anywhere and the art alone is worth to keep. I would love to see another type of this game expanded on in the future.

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