Dreamfall Chapters Book One: Reborn

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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90 / 100
Mar 22, 2015

Dreamfall Chapters is a strong adventure game, held back only by the required knowledge base for entry. A fascinating game with interwoven tales, beautiful set pieces and believeable protagonists, Dreamfall is going strong and only getting started.

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Oct 23, 2014

As cliché as it is to say, good things come to those who wait. With an expertly written narrative, a brilliantly realised location in Europolis, and subtly far-reaching choices to make even at this stage, Book One: Reborn is an excellent return to The Longest Journey saga. In fact, if this is reflective of the episodes to come, Dreamfall Chapters could end up being a masterclass in adventure gaming

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8.6 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2014

Open a new adventure to Storytime – just don't expect to find many answers yet!

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85 / 100
Mar 22, 2015

Dreamfall Chapters – Episode 1 does an excellent job of laying the groundwork for what is to be sure to be a helluva journey.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2014

It's a series of small, deliberate steps that efficiently clears the way for longer, more exciting strides.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 5, 2014

On the whole the team at Red Thread Games has done an incredible job updating The Longest Journey for the modern era. With graphical fidelity to match any AAA game and a strong aesthetic sense informing its visual direction, Dreamfall Chapters is one of the few games this year that I'd call beautiful. But underneath those modern trappings lies the same foundation of smart, profound storytelling that made the series so great in the first place. Unfortunately, this first episode ends a little prematurely, and it feels like we've yet to reach the real meat of the experience.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2014

What the episode lacks in excitement, it makes up for with strong characters and rich, detailed environments.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2014

There are only a few real puzzles to gate your progress (almost all in Kian's section of the game) and although that's consistent with the series as a whole, the interactions between Zoë and other characters leave much to be desired. The cast is interesting and memorable and the various settings are well realized, but it feels that more can be done with all of these elements that will likely be presented in future releases, which I'm keen to play.

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7.4 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2014

An imperfect but atmospheric opening song to Chapters

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7 / 10
Oct 29, 2014

Dreamfall Chapters' first entry isn't wholly satisfying on its own, but it lays a great and characterful foundation for the episodes to come.

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