Lost Ember

Rating Summary

Based on 30 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

Based on 30 critic reviews
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90 / 100
Nov 26, 2019

Lost Ember is a wonderful, unique, and unforgettable experience with a love for nature.

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Nov 27, 2019

Too many glitches, too few truly memorable moments, and an overabundance of wombats prevent the game from becoming a truly majestic beast.

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6 / 10
Dec 2, 2019

Lost Ember is a great looking game that provides a number of different ways to play and explore its world. However, there are too many distracting performance issues that need addressing to improve its playability.

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8 / 10
Dec 6, 2019

Lost Ember is an experience that will stick with well past the credit roll.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2019

An incredibly relaxing experience, with a great story to tell. Exploring the breathtaking environments as adorable animals is consistantly satisfying. The voice acting does detract from some moments, but Lost Ember's charm and beauty is undeniable

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80 / 100
Jan 12, 2020

Lost Ember ties a fun, original gameplay concept to an enjoyable, if a bit unremarkable, story. It will feel too thin for anyone approaching it looking for any amount of challenge, but if you're willing to just enjoy the journey and let the story wash over you, Lost Ember is a singularly enchanting experience.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2019

Lost Ember is a game that wants you to take your time and take in the beauty around you, and it absolutely nails these goals. The entire design of the game is used perfectly to awe-inspire the player, and give them the chance to explore at their own pace.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2019

The hard-hitting emotional narrative, beautiful score and pleasant visuals were just enough to drag me through a game that was at times, not fun to play. Technical issues ranging from freezing to death loops soured what could have been a very fun and touching exploration game. I did enjoy my time with it but the issues I had did take a few points off the overall score. Perhaps wait for an update before purchasing.

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8 / 10
Nov 22, 2019

Lost Ember departs from typical video game fighting and puzzle-solving to tell a heartfelt story through the eyes of its animal protagonist. Thanks to its stunning art direction and obvious love for its subject matter, it offers a genuine emotional payoff despite having some elements that still feel undercooked.

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84 / 100
Dec 7, 2019

Lost Ember is defined by its exuberant art style, musical score, and narrative. It tells a simple yet coherent story and gives you just enough at each memory to make you want to press onwards and learn what happens next.

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