Percentile Rank

Afterparty is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 53 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Based on 53 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Oct 28, 2019

Night School Studios follows on its excellent work in Oxenfree with this touching look at the absurdity of life and video games.

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ACG
Rent
ACG

Top Critic

Rent
Oct 28, 2019
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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 28, 2019

Afterparty is an ambitious game that works hard to deliver funny dialog and outright laughs.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 30, 2019

Afterparty as a whole is surprisingly funny. I did actual out loud laughs sometimes, not just strong exhalations through my nose.

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Scored Reviews

PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Afterparty is a fantastic and incredibly funny tale of friendship and the role drinking alcohol plays in society and the effects that drinking has on us. Night School Studio has created one of the funniest games ever made and their version of Hell is fully realised. The stellar voice acting and writing left me smiling from ear to ear constantly. Afterparty is a joy to play and everyone should take a trip to Hell.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 27, 2019

Even with a few technical flaws though Night School Studio’s Afterparty feels like a masterpiece of narrative gaming. And if you're wondering how it compares to Oxenfree, I'd suggest just letting Afterparty stand on its own as its own story and piece of work.

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Stevivor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Afterparty should be commended for its diabolical sense of humour and elegantly crafted conversations. While it’s definitely the wrong time of year for additional playthroughs, I’m most certainly coming back when I find myself with some precious free time, slamming down some different drinks and picking new decisions just to see how things will play out in my newly-created alternate timeline.

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Wccftech
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2019

Afterparty blends genuinely thought-provoking depictions of growing up, working, and the afterlife with great comedy and fantastically awkward conversations. While technically it has a few hiccups, the story and tone they strike are near flawless.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

A funny, likeable adventure with lashings of alcohol. There's also enough content in Afterparty to push you through a second time around.

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Everyeye.it
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Afterparty is an irresistible journey to hell, round and (maybe) return. A place of perdition that lives at the rhythm of club culture, telling the crazy night of two dead boys who mysteriously want to recover their earthly life, challenging Satan and his alcoholism.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Night School Studio delivers a funny, compelling narrative. A few spills aren't enough to water down a great experience.

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Gamefa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2019

After success of Oxenfree, Night School Studio just released another high quality game. Afterparty is one of the best indie games released in 2019. Amazing story-telling, lovely visual and high quality voice acting made Afterparty a memorable experience

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Jack of All Controllers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2019

Afterparty presents a version of Hell that is likely to hit home for a lot of people, and ensures nothing is wasted when it comes to its writing. The nuanced characters and world will be more than enough for fans of the adventure game genre to enjoy playing through multiple times.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Night School's Oxenfree is a charming, hilarious, and insightful comedy that makes Hell a pretty fun place to be.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2019

For anyone looking for a good story driven game that has some pretty hard hitting decisions as well as some really goofy moments, Afterparty is a fun one to take on, and with the multiple options and branching paths, there is some room for replay in there as well.

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IGN Italy
8.3 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Top Critic

8.3 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2019

Afterparty is a stylish and compelling narrative adventure featuring superbe writing, top-notch voice acting and a great take on the classic hellscape, with a couple of twist and a lot of booze-action. Sometimes it's guilty of selfindulgency, but, that's probably why it's set in Hell.

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USgamer
Oct 28, 2019

Night School Studios have made hell intriguing and complex, with punchy dialog and relatable characters, be it human or demonic. The humor and writing is where Afterparty shines the most, breathing life into every character it touches—be it short and sarcastic, or emotional and reverent. Like the Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right (To Party)," what seems like dumb entertainment can evolve into something a lot more meaningful if you're willing to look beneath the surface.

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PC Gamer
80 / 100
80 / 100
Oct 28, 2019

The top-notch writing and superb voice acting, coupled with the visually vibrant hellscape, keeps your interest from start to finish.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 6, 2019

Afterparty is one of the funniest and most plot-driven games of this year, which constantly throws out too much information on the player, so even with a good level of English you will have to work hard.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 27, 2019

While Afterparty arguably doesn't quite hit the same overall heights as its older sibling, it still manages to deliver one amazing adventure of its own, largely thanks to a terrific sense of humor, a unique story, and some truly astounding writing and dialogue.

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Daily Star
Oct 28, 2019

With its charming 2D style, exceptional voice acting and hilarious moments, Afterparty ultimately ticks all the right boxes. Bottoms up!

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2019

Afterparty is like a Godfather cocktail: devilishly sweet and won’t leave you with a remorseful hangover. Night School Studio can toast to creating a funny and endearing tale.

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WellPlayed
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2019

A daring and fresh adventure in Hell that excels in the most important areas but just barely misses the mark in others

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Luis Alamilla
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2019
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PC Invasion
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 28, 2019

It's well worth giving in to temptation partying with the devil by throwing back a few drinks in Afterparty. The game isn't very long or difficult, but it makes up for it with plenty of wit and charm.

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2019

The premise may seem silly and lighthearted, but Afterparty goes well beyond drinking games into something more meaningful

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COGconnected
77 / 100
77 / 100
Nov 7, 2019

While it’s certainly up for debate whether it dethrones Oxenfree, Afterparty is a quality followup that will bring a smile to your face. The story is solid with great relatable characters but the constantly hilarious script and dialogue make Afterparty worth sticking with until the very end, even after everybody’s gone home.

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GameCrate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2019

Afterparty is a fantastic story about booze, buds, and the nature of good and evil. It's just not much else.

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Flickering Myth
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

Certainly a worthwhile successor to Night School’s debut, if hardly the leap to a higher echelon some may be hoping for.

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New Game Network
73 / 100
73 / 100
Nov 4, 2019

Afterparty is one of the smartest games I've played this year. The characters are great, the dialogue is smart, and the drinking mechanics are inspired. If you can forgive its technical issues and a slow start, you too can enjoy the best drinks Hell has to offer.

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Darkstation
Nov 8, 2019

Humor in any narrative is highly subjective. Afterparty starts out strong, with a clear and vibrant sense of style that is unlike many other games. The game can be funny, clever and smart but it can also seem random, indulgent and perplexing and thin on the amount of interesting stuff for the player to actually do, other than experience the story, dialog and a few mini-games.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 31, 2019

Some of the best dialogue of the year and an interestingly original portrayal of Hell overcome a slightly undercooked take on classic graphic adventures.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 4, 2019

Afterparty isn't the most groundbreaking work about hell or its denizens, but it zeroes in on its characters' personal demons with a sobering clarity that makes for an adventure with a sharp, biting wit.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2019

Afterparty is a unique look at the people we are, the people we wish to be, and how the world, its occupants, and even ourselves can frequently fuck with both. While as a video game it offers mostly persistent conversation, that conversation is excellently performed and smartly written. Despite undeniable narrative and technical shortcomings, Afterparty is still a shindig worth turning up to, even if the invite seemed a little more promising.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 4, 2019

Afterparty is a game with characters and writing, with the secondary characters often managing to outshine our two leads, Milo and Lola. Unfortunately a few technical issues with load times, stuttering and long periods of silence do suck some of the fun from Afterparty. Still, it's worth playing if you like your character centred pieces.

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Windows Central
Nov 5, 2019

If you absolutely love these types of games, or you're really, really eager for something new, then it's still worth checking out, especially since it's only $20 USD. If you're a little more hesitant, I'd wait, at least until some of these issues are possibly fixed in a patch. Afterparty is included in Xbox Game Pass, so if you intend to play on Xbox, you do have another option.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Oct 28, 2019

I’ve no doubt that many that loved Oxenfree will also be on board for this ride to hell, as its setting, characters, and dialogue are enough to warrant a playthrough for anyone who likes a narrative focus. At the end of the day though, Afterparty will leave many with a bit of a hangover, wondering if there was more that could have been done with the drinking system and its branching narrative.

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GamePro
70 / 100
70 / 100
Nov 4, 2019

Afterparty shines with witty dialogues and a crazy story, but the adventure remains largely playful on the track

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3DNews
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2019

Terrible optimization and some gameplay issues don't make great dialogue and funny jokes any worse.

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ThisGenGaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2019

I would still recommend a playthrough for fans of the genre, but set your expectations accordingly.

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AnaitGames
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 5, 2019

An interesting game about growing up that needs to be played as much more than a light boozy adventure.

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GamesRadar+
Oct 28, 2019

Afterparty is one of the funniest games I've ever played, and its plot bends to player choices in subtle, important ways. But Night School Studio needs to clean up the bugs before I can fully recommend players go to Hell.

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DualShockers
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

Night School Studio's Afterparty falls short of greatness, with an unrewarding narrative, underutilized gameplay concepts, and technical issues.

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Bloody Disgusting
Oct 28, 2019

Afterparty falls short of the standard that Night School set with Oxenfree. While it boasts a strong setting and brilliant set-up, it leans heavily on writing that just isn’t strong enough to shoulder the load. I still can’t wait to see what Night School does next, but Afterparty feels like a watered-down take on Oxenfree. Here’s hoping they can mix up something a little stronger for the next round.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 11, 2019

Afterparty begins as a very joyful festivity in which you encounter a lot of great and eloquent people in a very charming place. But it continues as a very passive, clumsy experience and ends as a forgettable game from which you retain mostly technical issues, lack of impactful and pleasant interactions, instead of its strong writing and amazing vocal performances. Too bad, this Hell was surely paved with good intentions.

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Xbox Achievements
60%
60%
Nov 5, 2019

Still, if you enjoy some fairly well-written dialogue, complicated relationships between multi-dimensional characters and enjoyed the fluency of Oxenfree’s dialogue, you may well enjoy Afterparty. It won’t take long before Night School’s Oxenfree follow-up is merely an Afterthought, though.

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GameSpew
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Night School Studios’ new title offers up a good laugh, and not just at the unfortunate glitches.

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Game Revolution
Nov 1, 2019

Hellish bugs might significantly diminish the experience but Afterparty still gives players a convincing enough argument to take an express elevator down to the fiery pits of torment.

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VGChartz
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 18, 2019

Afterparty retains Night School’s penchant for good storytelling, but clumsier game design and technical issues leave my enthusiasm—ironically enough—in limbo.

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But Why Tho?
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

While Afterparty provides some charm and fun it was ultimately a let down for me.

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Explosion Network
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2019

It felt more like I was in Hell pushing through its technical issues than I did exploring the games' world.

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Screen Rant
Oct 29, 2019

Afterparty is filled with irritating characters and over-written dialog sections.

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GameGrin
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

Like a sober night in the town with drunken friends, it starts off amusing enough, but it wears out its welcome after a while becoming tiring and grating, and towards the end.

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