Arise: A simple story

Rating Summary

Based on 45 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews
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10 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

A beautiful adventure that will stay with me forever. Arise: A Simple Story is one story told through amazing animations played through a beautiful world, accompanied by a soundtrack that makes this game a masterpiece in every piece of its design.

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10 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story is a special game and it deserves your attention. The narrative, although like the title suggests is ‘simple’, how it’s told is not, and the game deserves to be lauded for this. The puzzles are fun with suitable challenge allowing you to progress through the game and experience the unique chapters with a smile on your face. If you’re a fan of artistic indie titles such as Brothers: A Tale of two Sons, Rime and Limbo then do yourself a favour, and check out this game. Not only does this game get the rare Thumb Culture Platinum Award, it’s also a game of the year contender!

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9.7 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

A little and warm pat to heart of platforms games.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story tells a charming narrative with a beautiful atmosphere in both its design and soundtrack. Controlling the progression of time forward and backward is frequently used in unique ways to keep gameplay delightful.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story is a delightful mix of stunning visuals, sounds, and engaging story. But there's also a satisfying game underneath to enjoy too.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story creates an entire package whose diverse gameplay, beautiful environments, and touching story make for a fully immersive and unmissable experience.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2020

This is simple story about life, but with great narrative style.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2019

One of the biggest surprises this year and and the great debut of the Spanish studio. Arise: A Simple Story is a beautiful artistic game that also offers interesting storie and challenging gameplay.

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Dec 2, 2019

Arise offers a beautifully crafted narrative in the skin of a 3D puzzle platformer. Though it’s not a game-changer, Arise manages to excel in everything it offers to the player providing a well-refined experience.

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8.8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2019

Even with occasionally questionable jumping sequences, this emotionally fraught journey is a potent statement on the nature of love, memory, and loss

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