Year Walk

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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84 / 100
Mar 6, 2014

Stylish, succinct and spiritual, Year Walk coins its own genre: the fright of passage.

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8 / 10
Sep 23, 2015

An excellent conversion of the original iOS hit, and a wonderfully disturbing horror story that innovates in terms of everything from visuals and interface to its macabre narrative.

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Sep 24, 2015

Yes, the controls are not at all intuitive, but don't let that keep you away from such a haunting trek in the woods.

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Sep 16, 2015

Year Walk is a fascinating, unique experience on the Wii U, presenting a new world for gamers to enjoy. Taking Swedish mythology and crafting a puzzle-based horror game will definitely please Wii U owners who are looking for something fresh and interesting to play. The Wii U version has a few very small issues, but overall it presents some great new takes on the Gamepad, that fans will definitely want to check out, as long as they can get past a couple of small missteps.

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Unscored
Mar 7, 2014

It's lovely to play a game that covers unexpected ground and Year Walk certainly does that, although the player character feels like a curator of folklore rather than an individual partaking in a personal spiritual experience.

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Jul 13, 2015

Packed with Swedish mythology and tough puzzles, Year Walk is an excellent journey that puts a unique, spooky spin on the familiar adventure video game genre.

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Sep 15, 2015

If you've never played "Year Walk" before, the Wii U version is just as solid, but it just feels like more could have been done to make it even more Wii U-friendly.

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Mar 18, 2014

Year Walk is a minimalist point-and-click chiller that affectingly and disturbingly strains for meta-fiction.

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8 / 10
Sep 17, 2015

Year Walk is an immensely satisfying master class in atmosphere and subtlety, and this "definitive" edition on Wii U is the new best way to have the experience. Playing it is like flipping through a storybook of yore, one passed down through the ages and meant to scare the bejeebus out of children with dire messages and dark illustrations. Fascinating mythology, clever subversions, and a satisfying storyline make Year Walk a must.

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5 / 5.0
Mar 23, 2014

My only complaint? I wish there were more. I loved every minute of heart pounding, puzzle solving, mind-blow inducing minute of Year Walk, but I think I'm spoiled in wanting another few hours from a story that may best be served short and sweet. There's a quality over quantity argument to be made here, but overall I believe Year Walk accomplishes a full, well-paced narrative appropriate for the $5.99 price tag.

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