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Available on:PlayStation 4May 15, 2018
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020
PCJul 4, 2017
Xbox OneJul 2, 2021

Developer: USC Game Innovation Lab

Publisher: USC Games

Genre: Art

Take on Henry David Thoreau’s classic adventure in living simply in nature as you explore this epic open-world game based on the story of Thoreau’s life in the woods alone at Walden Pond.

Walden, a game Critic Reviews

Overall, Walden, a game turns a gorgeous piece of literary work into an interactive experience where the player can truly live out Thoreau's vision and experiment.

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I thought the book was better.

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8 / 10

Walden, a game is a very interesting PlayStation 4 release that adapts a literary classic into a unique take on an inspirational tale. If I had to describe it in one sentence, it could be distilled into a survival walking simulator of sorts, but by the end of the overall experience, this will end up feeling as something that transcends that. This is a game I highly recommend you get on PS4, and kudos to Tracy Fullerton and USC Games for taking on this project since all the effort and care they put into the game definitely shows.

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Walden does a good job of being like the book, and a very bad job of being a video game.

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