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The Missing: J.J. Macfield And The Island Of Memories

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 11, 2018
Xbox OneOct 11, 2018
PCOct 11, 2018
Nintendo SwitchOct 11, 2018

Developers: Arc System Works, White Owls Inc.

Genre: Adventure

Look forward to the story of pain and recovery like you've never experienced before in this unique world of "The MISSING - J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories -".

Despite the horrifying death traps across the mysterious island, J.J. is able to revive from death endlessly. Many traps and gimmicks can be overcome only by bringing harm to your body, such as being struck by an iron ball, or by dismemberment. Be wary of your surroundings and look for ways, conventional and unconventional, to get through the island.

You may need to use your limbs as weight, or even break yourself in two to get through smaller spaces. Sometimes you can find tips by sacrificing your own body through dismemberment, being crushed, jumping into fires, and more. But don’t worry as you can revive yourself as many times as needed to find your way through the island.

J.J. scours Memoria Island to find her best friend, who has gone missing during a camping trip. However, this island was like a nightmare: no matter how many times she sustains fatal injury, she couldn’t die, and instead is able to revive herself back to normal. J.J. ventures into the depth of the island as she drags her decapitated body along, enduring the pain.

Her limbs may sever, her neck may break, she may go through severe burns, but... In order to save her best friend, she puts her own body and life on the line, reviving infinitely, as she presses forward. Why did she go missing? What is going on in this world? All of these mysteries shall be revealed when the game is cleared.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

Swery's brand of wonky mechanics underlined with impeccable writing and atmospherics proves just as effective in the 2D platformer field.

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IGN

8 / 10.0
IGN

The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories is a dark, strange and utterly compelling journey.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

SWERY's latest work seems unusually derivative at times but the mix of disturbing atmosphere, surreal situations, and serious subject matter is still hugely engaging.

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Game Informer

8 / 10.0
Game Informer

This heartfelt and poignant adventure offers thrilling moments centered on a strong core idea

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