World End Syndrome

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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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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