Afterparty

Rating Summary

Based on 53 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Based on 53 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unscored
Oct 28, 2019

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

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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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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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