Heaven's Vault

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews
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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2019

Heaven’s Vault is a stunning achievement in interactive narratives and is an absolute must play

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Apr 15, 2019

Playing Heaven’s Vault gives the same sense of satisfaction as curling up with a favourite book. With top-notch writing, exotic locales, and a true sense of adventure, Heaven’s Vault is a triumph.

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Cultured Vultures
Claire Corbel

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Although Heaven's Vault boasts no groundbreaking animations, an emphasis on dialogue and language truly makes it stand out as an innovative puzzle game. With characters as colourful as the worlds you visit, you are guaranteed to be swept into an intriguing storyline shaped exclusively by you.

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TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 16, 2019

Heaven's Vault is a fantastic narrative experience that offers a genuinely mature and intelligent take on science fiction and the interactions between technology and religion. Superbly realised characters, fascinating architecture, and a wonderfully detailed new language to decipher combine to make this a truly original and rewarding game. It's a shame that the sailing is so repetitive, but Heaven's Vault will reward fans of slower paced and meditative games.

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Recommended
Apr 16, 2019

Inkle's follow-up to 80 Days is an archaeology adventure like no other.

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Unscored
Apr 16, 2019

For a game that revolves around the beauty of languages, it’s a disappointment that Heaven’s Vault can’t find the right words to express itself.

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Apr 16, 2019

Heaven's Vault may have one of the most well-realized video game worlds ever, with your curiosity and personality molding your story through the Nebula. Whether you're fascinated by history or just by a personal sense of duty, there's a lot to love about Heaven's Vault, even if the clunky movement and frustrating sailing sour the overall experience.

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5 / 10
Apr 16, 2019

Heaven's Vault will satisfy budding archaeologists and linguistic fanatics in fits and starts, but the overall experience that brings those mechanics together leaves a lot to be desired. Alongside technical frustrations and tedious movement between locations, this is hardly a game we can recommend with any sort of confidence.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Heaven's Vault is a puzzle game you haven't experienced before. From its engaging story to its engrossing fictional language and puzzles, this is a game that feels rewarding in a way that no other game has done before.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Heaven's Vault manages to make me look forward to learning a new language, which is something I honestly never thought a game could do.

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