Percentile Rank

Eastshade is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

peppage
Loved
Loved
Mar 8, 2019
Eastshade Review | Game of the year? video thumbnail
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 11, 2019

A slow, gentle, personal RPG, with neat little stories, characters I remember, and a real sense of having spent time in a special place.

Read full review

Scored Reviews

RPG Fan
91%
91%
Mar 6, 2019

Eastshade is an original masterpiece that needs to be experienced by everyone at least once in their lifetime.

Read full review

COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Feb 27, 2019

I love Eastshade. It was everything I wanted it to be and more.

Read full review

PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2019

A combat-free, refreshingly wholesome and decadent exploration focused yarn, Eastshade celebrates the spirit of discovery with aplomb and feels like the closest you'll get to a digital holiday.

Read full review

The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2020

Easy to play, even easier to lose yourself in, Eastshade is a beautiful storytelling experience unlike anything else seen in the RPG genre.

Read full review

Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2019

Entrancing, magical, and beautiful, Eastshade is much more than a pretty picture.

Read full review

GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 25, 2019

Eastshade is a rare first-person open world game about doing nice things and bringing communities together, a genuinely feelgood and gorgeous experience.

Read full review

The Games Machine
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2019

Eastshade is a wonderful surprise. A videogame in which violence is not contemplated and which gives free rein to the exploration of the world, as well as the discovery of the characters that populate it. The artistic direction is also fantastic, lending itself perfectly to the protagonist's brushes. Despite some small technical issues, Eastshade is an incredibly deep and relaxing experience.

Review in Italian | Read full review

PC Invasion
Feb 15, 2019

Eastshade may have some serious technical problems, but it's a wonderful game that deserves a lot of attention.

Read full review

BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 13, 2019

Eastshade Studio's latest release is a great, relaxing experience overall, although some under-developed features and a few dated gameplay mechanics prevent the game from reaching its full potential.

Review in Persian | Read full review

OnlySP
Feb 12, 2019

Eastshade is transcendent. While the game may not be perfect for everyone, fans of RPGs and players looking for a relaxing video game will certainly want to check it out. The game's gentle soundtrack and gorgeous visuals nicely accompany its detailed open world for a beautiful, chilled out experience.

Read full review

PC Gamer
78 / 100
78 / 100
Feb 15, 2019

A charming traveling artist adventure which uses image capture in interesting ways.

Read full review

Complete Xbox
77%
77%
Nov 22, 2019

Eastshade is visually stunning, packed with lush, vibrant colours, a touching story and wonderful characters. The game is peacefulness personified, with loads of exploration required and plenty of quests on hand, some requiring a bit of thought, other’s more of the lending of a hand nature. One thing’s for sure, Eastshade is enchanting and relaxing, and will certainly help you find inner peace.

Read full review

TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

Eastshade is an immersive and contemplative adventure set in a quirky fantasy universe. In spite of some performance issues and underdeveloped mechanics, it achieves a memorable gaming experience.

Read full review

FingerGuns
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 4, 2019

Still, away from the painting what Eastshade presents is a story of unexpected depth, allowing you to get lost in its gorgeous world and cast of delightful characters. Its calming nature lures you in, the world makes you want to stay lost in its peaceful serenity.

Read full review

Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 2, 2019

Eastshade delivers an original first person walker experience with its anthropomorphic world where all you have to do is paint. Too bad its lacky graphics and chaotic frame rate ruins the mood more than once, because its wonderful soundtrack leaves the player with a strange bliss sensation. The benefit of a walk in the forest, no doubt.

Review in French | Read full review

Gamer's Palace
56 / 100
56 / 100
Apr 20, 2021

Eastshade seems nice and relaxing at first glance. However, it only manages to be a bleak memory for me - because its world turns out to be surprisingly and disappointingly flat.

Review in German | Read full review