Old Man's Journey Reviews

Old Man's Journey is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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9.5 / 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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8.5 / 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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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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9 / 10
Apr 19, 2018

Old Man's Journey is a gorgeous game, with an art style that makes it seem as if you are playing a gorgeous storybook come to life.

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8 / 10
Apr 11, 2018

Old Man's Journey proposes a unique experience that features an interesting plot, a magnificent visual component and a series of challenges that will quickly conquer the player. While its lifespan my feel short and its price a bit too steep, Old Man's Journey is another game that is more than worthy of an opportunity and which deserves its place within the Nintendo Switch.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2018

Old Man's life story is short but deep. It is unique experience with handcrafted, pressure-free puzzles.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 19, 2018

While quite short, Old Man’s Journey tells a wonderful, if not emotional, story with little puzzles to solve along the way. The graphics present a lovely, transformable landscape that is very aesthetically pleasing and the music fits perfectly with each setting. Unfortunately, as expected with a linear, story based game like this, replayability is not something that is to found here. In addition, the game, whose price is nearly twice as much as other devices, has no extra content that can’t be found elsewhere, which is too bad. Even with that in mind, Old Man’s Journey and the story it tells gets a very emotional 4 out of 5.

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5 / 10
Mar 17, 2018

It deserves to be in an art museum, where it would fare much better and receive more acclaim.

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90%
Mar 14, 2018

Old Man's Journey is a brilliant game that I definitely recommend you play on Switch. It's a gorgeous release with clever puzzles that are easy to solve and an overall interesting story that will keep you interested until the end. I'm glad that Broken Rules decided to bring this game to Nintendo's console and I look forward to seeing what the studio will bring us next.

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Adam Riley
Top Critic
6 / 10
Mar 12, 2018

Old Man's Journey is such a gorgeous looking title, complete with a beautiful soundtrack. Those aspects are then draped over a moderately engaging puzzle idea, and comes with a story that aims to be touching, but will leave many feeling either apathetic to the theme, or actually frustrated by the progression of the old man's life and foolish choices. It also ends extremely quickly with nothing to come back to after. It will pass and fade away quicker than it should, but deserves to receive an expanded sequel (or prequel, perhaps?).

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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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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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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2018

Some puzzles are found along the way, but finding the gentleman's true purpose is what the journey is truly about. If it clicks with you, you will likely walk with the same appreciation I did. The message is truly wonderful, and that left me a little satisfied at the very least.

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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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VGN
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2018

An emotional journey that, despite its short duration, will make you experience a memorable story that you won't forget.

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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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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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