Richard & Alice

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

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Nick Capozzoli

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5 / 10
Jul 6, 2014

Strong writing isn't enough to establish the apocalyptic stakes at play in Richard & Alice.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2013

Uninspired puzzles and weak art might put some folk off, but they'd be missing out on a thoughtful, slow-burning tale that opens up into something poignant, even though it never stops being bleak. 

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Feb 20, 2013

There is plenty to like and the plot takes some riveting turns towards the end, but make sure you can look past its minimalistic visual presentation first.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2014

In a game that brings a little of the very best of retro point and click gaming nostalgia and also some of it's worst, only a decent narrative and a big plot twist can save Richard and Alice from a far worse fate than living in an ice world.

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80%
Mar 7, 2013

Worth trying, especially for gamers who value story over everything else.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 3, 2014

The strongest aspect of Richard & Alice is how it manages to tell an engaging story in a fairly compact amount of time. Although players start out as total strangers to the duo, they find themselves quickly interested by their plight.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2014

Richard & Alice is a lesson in narrative that every video game developer should take a page from, and a testament to the power of its medium. Consistent, harsh and unafraid, it casts the everyman as neither antagonist nor protagonist, but as another survivor.

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Jun 16, 2014

By comparison to mindless shooters, this is a breath of clean air, but it's disappointing if you think outside the small window of possibility it gives you.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2014

Richard and Alice is an extremely unique, compelling game that lovers of narrative are sure to enjoy. While those who are looking for a more action-oriented title may leave disappointed, there is a great, original story waiting for those who invest the time into the game. Some obscure tasks and hard to find objects mar the experience a little, but cannot take away much from an otherwise great game.

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Unscored
Jun 5, 2014

Richard & Alice is a captivating character study, that absorbed me from the second I set foot inside Richard's extravagant cell up until its undecided ending, which leaves just enough unanswered to keep you wondering and filling in the gaps yourself.

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