Percentile Rank

FAR: Lone Sails is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 32 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
May 22, 2018

A mournful yet bright and enormously warm-hearted adventure with a novel landship mechanic, sublime backdrops and a brilliant score.

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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 15, 2018

Though there are times when Lone must dash frantically about the vehicle to keep things chugging along, "FAR: Lone Sails" leaves a lasting impression of tranquility.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 25, 2018

Games that give us spaces to become familiar with have a special place in my heart and Far: Lone Sails has earned its place there. A game that offers us both a memorable journey and a place to call home. Of course, how much meaning can one have without the other? Far: Lone Sails gave me a wistful sense of both that I won't soon forget.

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Scored Reviews

Windows Central
May 15, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails is one of the finest indie adventure games in history.

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GameGrin
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
May 27, 2018

A puzzle platformer about a journey through an atmospheric wasteland, this game is a pinnacle of design brilliance.

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NoobFeed
90 / 100
90 / 100
May 16, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails is an excellent journey through silence and desolation in puzzle-platformer clothing.

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3DNews
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails is not long, very simple game, but with perfect rhytm and surprisingly addictive process. So much that you'll want to beat it in one session. And, perhaps, to start anew – it will not reveal something new and will not offer challenges, but it is very pleasant to swim along the waves of its melancholy. Kind of like to read a nice poem and then go over it.

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Sirus Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails is one of the best Indie games to come out in recent memory. The gameplay is simple and effective. Everything you need to know about the character and the world is presented to you in the first 5 minutes of the game. The idea of a completely vast world with no one to interact with may be depressing to some people, but we have to accept this solitude in order complete the journey. If anything, your vehicle is your companion. Without it, you are truly without hope. I suggest not focusing on the destination but on the journey itself. I recommend this game to anyone wanting to try something new and unique. This is one tale that’s going to stay with you for a while.

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Game News Plus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 21, 2018

I can easily say that FAR: Lone Sails is a fantastic experience and a great pleasure for the ones who enjoy management games with glorious visual art.

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GamePitt
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

FAR: Lone Sails created a sense of isolation unlike I’ve ever felt before from a game. It’s visually stunning and moulds resource management and exploration in a fun and unique way with having to operate your land-ship to traverse the beautiful, yet bleak world. It might be a tad on the short side but as a whole, the game is extremely satisfying and a pleasure to play.

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Game Informer
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
May 18, 2018

Far: Lone Sails tells a compelling text-free story in an engaging world, and the connection you build with your vehicle over the course of the journey is a compelling one

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COGconnected
83 / 100
83 / 100
May 23, 2018

I dare to say there are very few titles that can recreate the flow of problem-solving and artistry present in this experience. Fewer still could trigger my emotional investment.

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INDIANTVCZ
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 25, 2019

FAR: Lone Sails is a wonderful art game that can be easily called an amazing and graceful ride through the apocalyptic world. And although it is too much for the player's needs and does not provide a significant challenge, it is still an interesting experience for anyone who likes a artistic driven game.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

8 / 10
Dec 10, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails is an emotive trip through a dying, yet beautiful world. It's a journey that doesn't last for long, and whose low replay value makes it hard to come back to it... and yet it's also one that's hard to let go once you start it. Fans of such games are definitely advised to give it a go - oh, and don't wait for a discount because its worthy of its price tag as it is.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 15, 2018

A meditative, breezy puzzle adventure game that's light on challenge, but likely to stick with you after you finish it.

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Jump Dash Roll
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 11, 2019

The console port of Okomotive's debut is contemplative, lovely, and over too soon.

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 17, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails manages to be memorable in a way that a lot of indie games fail to be. What it lacks in length and varied gameplay, it makes up for with its spellbinding presentation.

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Killa Penguin
Apr 3, 2019

Of course, the way you move from left to right is by manipulating a giant contraption through a series of buttons that you have to manually run around and press, relying on a sail and the release of steam built up by its engine to maximize your speed and distance while minimizing the amount of fuel that you use. It’s a bizarre concept that ends up being incredibly entertaining, and while FAR: Lone Sails may only last 2-3 hours, it’s filled with more than enough memorable moments to be worthwhile.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 12, 2019

Lone Sails 2D, beautiful journey is short but sweet, and there is no other game in this genre that you can compare it with. If you don't mind your 15 bucks, you should definitely go for it.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 2, 2019

FAR: Lone Sails is a remarkable game that attempts to convey a message through its presentation and gameplay, without using any words, and totally succeeds in doing so. The experience may be on the short side, but if you're looking for something truly artistic and beyond much that has been done so far, look no further.

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OnlySP
Apr 6, 2019

Travel has formed the basis of many works of fiction. No other game, though, has committed to this human need to move forward as much as FAR. Aspects of the game touch on real-world issues—the dissolution of agrarian life, reliance on fossils fuels, technology as comfort—but the only one that really matters is the reiteration of what travel means to people. The title starts by tickling the innate need in gamers to move forward, before gently coaxing them into a pilgrimage. In only three hours, FAR is a reminder that even when things get rough, we can always push forward.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails is a miniature masterpiece, no less great for its compact simplicity. A must-play for anyone interested in post-apocalyptic scenarios, atmosphere-heavy games, and low-key environmental narrative.

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Oyungezer Online
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
May 18, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails is a game that makes you think 'not bad at all' from the beginning until the end. There are no tiresome game mechanics, but there are no unforgettable moments either.

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Areajugones
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 14, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails has a very interesting proposition. An adventure that mixes puzzles with plattforming, but focuses on a well elaborated narrative with a clear message. A game that clearly deserves our attention.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails has quite a few awards and it is easy to see why during gameplay.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
IGN Spain

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2019

An interesting proposal that pays attention to your feeling more than to graphics or sound to tell us a moving story about loneliness.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails is a "Limbo-like" game that forces you to manage and drive an odd veicole through a wasteland, telling a story of despair, solitude and broken hopes.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2018

Ultimately, FAR: Lone Sails is a game for folks who want to occasionally step back and enjoy the world it exists in as opposed to taming it. In that sense, it's more experiential than mechanical in the traditional gameplay sense, which is a bit ironic given its heavy use of machinery. Folks who want fast-paced action and a lengthy adventure will be better served looking elsewhere. If you're the type who enjoys atmosphere and also have an affinity for machines like the Vic Viper or mobile suits, though, FAR's okomotive just might steal your heart.

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Old Grizzled Gamers
74 / 100
74 / 100
Aug 8, 2018

This is a very lovely game. The endearing visual style and superb sound design come together to create a unique, intoxicating atmosphere. The threatening post-apocalyptic context could have been more meaningful with a non-zero difficulty level, but it's still a thoroughly enjoyable, if short, road trip.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 15, 2019

FAR: Lone Sails is a lovely title. Remarkable environments and a strong art direction anchor a brief but compelling title. While the puzzles and amount of resources never really hit a point to make anything truly challenging, the resource management loop is more satisfying here than it usually is in more survival-focused titles.

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GameLuster
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2018

Whether you would be satisfied with FAR and its surreal landscape, vague story and steamship contraption depends on how comfortable you are with the zoom issue. Take that discomforting issue away and add a little more to the gameplay, and FAR: Lone Sails becomes a very memorable and impressive game. If you are prepared for a four to five hour game and think it looks and sounds interesting, you won’t find a weekend gaming session wasted with FAR. It just may not pack enough heft.

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Slant Magazine
May 17, 2018

The game takes so much more than it gives, forgetting that a journey isn't simply about the means of travel.

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