Percentile Rank

Cinders is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2019

Cinders' story had me hooked from beginning to end, while its compelling cast of characters, the themes it explores and its deviations from the traditional narrative of Cinderella made for a surprisingly poignant tale that I won't soon forget.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2019

Cinders is a short but highly replayable visual novel with dynamic characters and sharp writing. The visuals and soundtrack aren’t revolutionary but serve the narrative well. However, slowdown, while infrequent, can be a game-breaking experience when it appears.

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Pure Nintendo
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Cinders breathes new life into a tired fairytale in a way that is smart, dark and funny.

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Nintendo Times
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 22, 2019

GOOD - Cinders is an interactive novel that retells the classic Cinderella story from a more mature perspective of each of the four women involved. Seemingly countless decisions, a variety of endings and a well-written story make up a solid foundation. Couple that with beautifully made 2D art scenes and well-planned mechanics in the game and Cinders comes out as strong game in this genre.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 22, 2019

Cinders is a good example of a visual novel on the Nintendo Switch based on a familiar tale, that of Cinderella, told through a more modern lens. While the game is rather short, its four endings act like good motivators to keep the players focused, especially with its quality writing and appealing visuals. Cinders would only benefit from longer storylines that would amount to a lengthier experience.

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Video Chums
Feb 27, 2019

As a Choose Your Own Adventure style narrative, Cinders is a wonderful experience but it doesn't quite feel like a full video game.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 28, 2019

Though Cinders would like to be a mature version of the Cinderella fairy tale, it fails to separate itself from the original and ends up rehashing a story we've all heard before.

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