Summary: For those who liked games like LIMBO or Journey, GRIS is sure to pack an emotional punch. With an incredible atmosphere, solid puzzle-platforming mechanics, and deep themes, GRIS stands mighty among its industry peers.
Top Critic Average
Gris's visual appeal hinders as much as it helps its exploration of grief.
Gris's beautiful exterior hides a simple, at times confusing, platformer.
An artful puzzle platformer that'll stay with you long after its short running time.
A stunning visual achievement and a mediocre Metroidvania but despite that unevenness this is still an affecting interactive journey with real emotional resonance.
Offers a well-crafted invitation for exploration on multiple levels, though Gris is neither a walk in the park nor a brain-wringing title
Gris is a beautiful and tranquil platformer that relishes in the simple pleasure of exploring its enchanting world.
Gris will only take you a handful of hours to play from start to finish, but I can’t recommend it strongly enough. I only wish the experience lasted longer.
A week or so removed from playing Gris, I don't know what I'll remember it for, if at all. Gris feels like it almost belongs in a museum, with crowds marvelling at its art and sound for a few minutes, before moving on to something else. There's moments of beautiful brilliance in Gris, all of which is dragged down by a decidedly average platforming game.
You won’t want the experience to end, but when it does, it will stick in your head due its poignant atmosphere and incredible visuals. It’s just a shame that it only lasted around three hours. The game’s beauty and quality make it easy to not want it to end.