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Spirit of the North

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

26%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 1, 2019

Developer: Infuse Studio

Genre: Adventure

Spirit of the North is a single-player 3rd-person adventure game inspired by the breathtaking and mysterious landscapes of Iceland. The story takes root from various pieces of Nordic folklore. The game is unique in that it purposefully has no dialog or narrative. Players must breathe in their surroundings to solve various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization. Play as an ordinary red fox who’s story becomes entwined with the guardian of the Northern Lights, a female spirit fox. As you journey over the mountains and under red-stained skies, you’ll discover more about your companion and land left in ruin.

Spirit of the North Reviews

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Spirit of the North is a decent game let down some by subpar controls and underuse of the player character's abilities. It still manages to be somewhat entertaining but is far from a must-play.

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Spirit of the North simply doesn’t hold up well on the Switch, and with poor gameplay and visuals, its relatively short 3 to 4-hour length felt much longer as a result.

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Nintendo Enthusiast

Daniel Thompson
5 / 10.0
Nintendo Enthusiast

I really wanted to enjoy Spirit of the North as someone who is passionate for Nordic folklore, meditative video game experiences, and foxes. Unfortunately, amid the game's performance issues and lackluster gameplay, the title comes across as unfocused at best and unplayable at worst. .

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GamingBolt

Matt Bianucci
7 / 10.0
GamingBolt

Spirit of the North is a beautiful experience with a gorgeous score, beautiful environments, and peaceful gameplay, but its late inconsistencies make it a missed opportunity for a complete package.

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Spirit of the North - Launch Trailer | PS4

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Spirit of the North - Gameplay Trailer | PS4

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Spirit of the North - Debut Trailer | PS4

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