World End Syndrome Reviews

World End Syndrome is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Jul 3, 2019

World End Syndome is a visual novel masterpiece. The story is gripping and evocative, blending fun romance and tense murder mystery together incredibly well. The characters are sharp and beautifully illustrated, and the way their personalities and backgrounds developed over the course of the game was equally well-done. Best of all is the smart save system that keeps track of your progress and does a great job of encouraging you to keep coming back for the full story. It's hard to find any faults with a visual novel game like this that so successfully blends beautiful art and storytelling with satisfying game mechanics.

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8 / 10
Feb 4, 2020

WORLDEND SYNDROME is a marvelous visual novel that should be on the radar of everyone who enjoys a good mystery plot. With its lush visual environment and fantastic plot, WORLDEND SYNDROME will keep players busy and involved along its plot lines and there's more than enough here to keep everyone entertained and ask for more.

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8 / 10
Jun 29, 2019

Overall, polish and craftsmanship elevate a lightweight but amusing story to something that really stands out. For visual novel freshmen, it could even be your first crush.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2019

World End Syndrome is such a beautiful visual novel and it expertly weaves its romance and mystery elements together to create a truly alluring adventure. It does a very good job at subverting your expectations but it's lengthy prologue may mean that some will switch off before the game reaches the really good bits.

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Spaziogames
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2019

living days. It's by no means perfect, still we had fun uncovering the mystery and the true ending.

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3.5 / 5.0
May 13, 2019

Worldend Syndrome isn't going to change anyone's minds about visual novels.

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Pure Nintendo
Jennifer Sheffield
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2019

"World End Syndrome" takes the standard visual novel game and adds graphically stunning illustrations to heighten the creepy factor as you unravel the mysteries behind Mihate Town.

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9 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

World End Syndrome offers a gripping mystery about undead and lost folklores, yet also a touching story about the hidden trials of those who suffer in silence.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
8 / 10
Feb 11, 2021

There is almost nothing to dislike about World End Syndrome. It looks and plays beautifully with a variety of shocking plot twists added among some well-known anime tropes which are comforting to read in a visual novel whose plot is definitely not cute and fluffy. It doesn't matter that, like all visual novels, scenes are reused over and over. The plot is so engaging that the repetitive nature isn't an issue, nor is having to load an earlier save when a wrong choice is made and the main character is brutally murdered. For those more easily scared it is advisable not to play this game in the dark, as ordinary night noise morphs into a death seeking being whose badness is not as clear cut as it seems. To get one hundred percent completion, several playthroughs will be necessary, yet each character is likeable enough that replaying it isn't a chore, not when more truths will be revealed by doing so.

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90 / 100
May 24, 2019

World End Syndrome may fool you or even goes by unnoticed in a year full of new visual novels on consoles, but after giving it a fair shot, it manages to be the best of the year so far.

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May 14, 2019

World End Syndrome does more than enough as a visual novel - it's hard to put down, well written, and the art is gorgeous.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 18, 2019

Overall, if you are already a fan of visual novels as a whole, Worldend Syndrome will probably be successful at drawing you in. If you’re not already a fan of the genre, it isn’t likely to change your mind.

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oprainfall
Chris Melchin
Aug 28, 2019

While World End Syndrome may have some strange and unnecessary elements and somewhat lackluster romance arcs, the mystery and presentation are both excellent. There are also some cute references to other Arc System Works properties sprinkled throughout, but for the most part not overused. The amount of inconsequential events as you explore the town are nice for seeing character interactions, but I found there were too many of them, and I would’ve preferred to see a greater number of more substantial events for your chosen route, which goes back to the problem of not enough time being given for the romance to develop. That being said, it’s a good mystery story with some supernatural elements and romance, and if that sounds like something you’d be interested in, I’d recommend it, especially if you enjoy the demo. It’s not particularly long, listed on VNDB in the “medium” 10-30 hour category, and I believe my playthrough came out to around 20-25 hours, not bad for $39.99 USD. Even if the romance isn’t fantastic and it seems like there’s a lot of wasted time, it’s an engaging mystery story with beautiful visuals.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2019

I would recommend World End Syndrome to visual novel fans who enjoy a light mystery story and romance. All of the characters are interesting, if not always likeable. The overall story comes together very well too and it works as a good example of a way to go through basically the same story several times while keeping things fresh. The art is amazing too.

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Unscored
Jul 16, 2019

With a very satisfying final conclusion that makes impressive use of the previous reveals and clues, and a vibrant visual style, World End Syndrome is a very worthwhile pickup for those with passing interests in visual novels and mystery stories.

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8.3 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2019

An ancestral legend, a series of disappearances and an idyllic coastal town are the perfect framework for this interesting visual novel in which romance and terror go hand in hand to give us hours and hours of fun

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May 15, 2019

At the end of the day, World End Syndrome is aimed squarely at the niche of romance visual novel fans. The game is very well-written and well-executed, but it is unlikely to bring in new fans to the genre.

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9 / 10.0
May 24, 2019

World End Syndrome is super user friendly, intriguing, has a really fitting soundtrack, and totally drew me in almost from the get-go. If you enjoy interactive novels, World End Syndrome is definitely an experience you probably don’t want to miss. So come and unravel the mystery behind the Yomibito, and join us in our World End Syndrome.

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7 / 10
May 22, 2019

Overall, World End Syndrome is a mash-up of great style but unusual choices. An excellent core story with a mostly pointless first half. An intriguing attempt at interactivity that winds up turning much of the game into guesswork. Very attractive presentation, but mostly average soundwork.

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Buy
May 29, 2019

World End Syndrome is a beautifully drawn visual novel that I recommend to anyone who is a fan of the genre. It features a great cast and an interesting plot surrounding the mystery of Mihate Town.

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