Spirit of the North

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

59

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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PC Invasion

Top Critic

6 / 10
May 7, 2020

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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Nintendo Enthusiast
Daniel Thompson

Top Critic

5 / 10.0
May 21, 2020

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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4 / 10
May 10, 2020

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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3.4 / 5.0
May 11, 2020

Spirit of the North is an audio-visual treat, let down by weak gameplay.

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7 / 10.0
May 7, 2020

Spirit of the North is an atmospheric, evocative adventure game with puzzle/platforming elements that—despite being clumsily implemented in parts—are ultimately rewarding if you stick with it.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2019

Spirit of the North has much to offer, even though some of the finer points get lost in between the cracks, it's a journey well worth taking.

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GamingBolt
Matt Bianucci

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2019

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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4.5 / 10.0
May 11, 2020

Not the worst game in the world and although on paper the pros slightly outweigh the cons I'm finding it incredibly hard to really recommend it beyond it being a nice idea.

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SECTOR.sk
Juraj Mal��ek

Top Critic

5 / 10.0
May 28, 2020

Red fox in mysterious landscapes of Iceland. Sounds good, but gameplay is not very adequate, as well as controls.

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May 8, 2020

Spirit of the North almost nails it.

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