Top Critic Average
A smooth and mesmerising experience that includes nothing it doesn't need.
The Pathless combines a simple but fun movement system and a world brimming with secrets to uncover.
Vast maps bring out the best in this sparse yet memorable adventure.
A hugely entertaining open world puzzler where simply getting from A to B is more entertaining than most games in their entirety.
The Pathless switches effortlessly between relaxing exploration and exhilarating story moments, and it's altogether incredible.
Clocking in at roughly seven hours, don't be surprised if you complete it in one or two sessions. It's a hard game to put down
Open-world exploration is the central idea and purpose of The Pathless, and its beautiful world rewards embracing your wanderlust.
I’m fully prepared to see the entirety of gaming journalism as a whole take the opposite opinion of The Pathless as the years go by. There’s a giant list of titles that my peers absolutely love, then I play them, and I swear we’ve experienced two different games. That being said, I can see how someone could absolutely love The Pathless, even if it didn’t do anything for me.
You've probably played a game like The Pathless before, but you haven't played The Pathless. If you're into these types of games (you know who you are), this is another one you can add to the pile. I say "pile" endearingly, as it's short enough to justify playing right away without becoming backlog fodder.