The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Rating Summary

Based on 88 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

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75 / 100
Aug 18, 2015
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8 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2015

I expected more from this game, content-wise mostly, whoever at it's asking price there is more than enough content, i'd love to play this in VR. As most 'walking simulator's this is not a game for everyone, especially if you don't explore much, you can almost make it to the ending skipping most of what there is for you to find. Do read the webcomic at http://www.theastronauts.com/comic/ which acts as a prequel to the game.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2018

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on Xbox One X was a remarkable time with this being a solid narrative driven experience.

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Unscored
Jan 12, 2018

By focusing on the unique story-delivery mechanisms of video games and providing a sufficient level of interactivity, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter side-steps many of the pitfalls associated with narrative-driven adventure games, even as it struggles to escape the sub-genre's orbit.

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7.8 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2018

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a great mix of storytelling and adventure, now available with 4K support on Xbox One X. A definite pick if you missed The Astronauts' debut game on either PC or PlayStation 4.

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8.3 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2018

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a game for connoisseurs of games that are visually stunning and and relay on an idea rather than gameplay mechanics. It lasts a few hours and lacks replayability, but the story is quite good and worth playing. Just like Gone Home.

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7.3 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

Opposite feelings in a game that, on the one hand, we find a visual delight and an absorbing story and, on the other, a repetitive gameplay.

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Jan 23, 2018

Although it may not be the most action-packed adventure out there, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is without a doubt a fantastic game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

I almost feel this goes without saying, but make sure you see this game through to the end.

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TiquorSJ

Top Critic

Oct 4, 2014

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a finely crafted cigar box. It is art, it has a purpose, and its contents will bring you enjoyment.

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