STONE

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

51

Top Critic Average

21%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
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70 / 100
Oct 15, 2018

Stone is fun, but flawed. The story is well crafted and reveals itself through a series of twists that keep you engaged throughout. There is no action aside from walking up to different people or items, but the game never drags. As much as I love the story here, the dialogue is strained at times and has glitches that affect the timing. Overall a worthy experience and story to enjoy.

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

5 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2020

Stone is a game that looks interesting on the surface. Sadly it falls short on delivering just about every step of the way.

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5.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2020

Stone is a weird game by every stretch of the imagination. What’s present isn’t bad — it just could have been a lot better.

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2 / 10
Dec 28, 2018

STONE is an amorphous title, an elliptical point-to-point simulator, the level zero of interactivity.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2018

All of Stone's systems work to create a quirky little game with a bunch of things going for it and almost as many things that can detract from it.

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5.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2018

STONE's writing can swerve between fantastic and terrible at the drop of a hat. Considering this is the most important part of the game, it's a shame it couldn't be more consistent in its quality.

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Disliked
May 10, 2020

I really scanned to find some redeeming qualities in Stone. But every time I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt the game pushed back. No challenge, bland graphics, audio issues, and incredibly short on content. While I admire the developer for chasing their passion project, I feel Stone needs a lot more polish in just about everything to make it a worthwhile purchase. It did remind me how awesome Night of the Living Dead is though, and that’s good.

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5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2020

Stone is an interesting story of koala PI named Stone. You mush help him to find love of his life - Alex - who went recently missing. The game is short (about 1,5 hrs) and simplistic, dialog is automatic and once in a while we need to choose whether to choose soft or though approach.

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Feb 17, 2020

STONE arrives at an uncomfortable middle more akin to a pile-up than a tightrope balancing act. The anthropomorphized backdrop feigns a more peculiar and memorable adventure, but the story is mostly lifeless and forgetful. It’s another third-person walking sim that’s not bothered to utilize our protagonist’s skills in any interesting or tangible way. Add on a fifteen-dollar retail price and you’re left considering a few rounds at the pub has more value, and I doubt our marsupial lead would protest to that.

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4.2 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Overall, I was able to beat this game in less than two hours. There is very little in the way of a story except for being a lonely Koala Bear looking for his mate. He is depressed most of the game and nothing good happens. I don't feel any personal connection with the characters, and pretty much beat the game just to see what happened.

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