Kentucky Route Zero: The Complete Season Reviews

Kentucky Route Zero: The Complete Season is ranked in the 96th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
87 / 100
Feb 12, 2020

A compelling story about rural America that is both surreal and thoughtful, if a little disorienting.

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Eurogamer
Top Critic
Recommended
Jan 28, 2020

Cardboard Computer's elusive adventure game gets a final episode and a console edition, but don't wolf it all down at once.

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Tom Marks
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2020

Kentucky Route Zero is a beautiful poetry generator in the body of a point-and-click adventure game.

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8 / 10
Jan 31, 2020

An arrestingly surreal triumph that blends point 'n' click and text adventures with a unique style of storytelling and gameplay that was well worth the extremely long wait.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2020

Though it seems to be a traditional adventure game at first, this is an enticing and bizarre tale unlike anything you've played before

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9 / 10
Feb 5, 2020

After seven years, Kentucky Route Zero reaches the end of the road, and the full portrait it paints is melancholy and sorrowful but also absolutely beautiful.

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Kotaku
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Unscored
Jan 27, 2020

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Jan 27, 2020

All considered as the sum of its many, equally magnificent parts, Kentucky Route Zero is a game I won't forget for a long, long time.

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Jan 27, 2020

Kentucky Route Zero is a coffee table book of a game. I don’t feel like you’re really supposed to try and take it all in as a whole. Instead, KRZ, with it’s myriad of references and views, seems like it’s supposed to be taken a piece at a time. Some players are sure to absolutely love that, while others, like me, would prefer something more grounded.

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9 / 10
Feb 7, 2020

Kentucky Route Zero is a game that I'm still thinking about days after reaching its conclusion. Though it's slow (maybe too slow for some) and introspective, it's also an exceptionally engaging interactive experience. If you are into the slow burn kind of story then this is definitely for you, but if you're not then you may bounce off of the Zero.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2020

Kentucky Route Zero is a masterful piece of interactive storytelling. Mysterious, mercurial, and exquisitely beautiful.

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8 / 10
Feb 11, 2020

Those intoxicated by the game's dreamy brew may argue that there are no detours—that, like the Zero, you're either on it or you're not. If you're anything like me and Conway, however, you'll be somewhere in-between.

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Unscored
Jan 30, 2020

For it was – it is – unforgettable.

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Feb 3, 2020

There are few other games like Kentucky Route Zero. The point-and-click/text-based adventure captures the economic anxieties and the loneliness of America in 2020, but it still manages to be hopeful amongst the tragedy. You don't want to miss this.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

Part point-and-click radio play, part adventure game audiobook, Kentucky route Zero is as much of a journey in sound as it is a meditation on surrealism. I'd nominate it for the Booker Prize in literature before I'd hand it a Keighley statue at the Video Game Awards.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

While it took me a while to get into it, I enjoyed my time with Kentucky Route Zero.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2020

Kentucky Route Zero is a game for those who are happy to slowly digest the measured nuances of a text heavy, but visually stunning and thought provoking adventure. Narrative weirdness abounds but it is anchored by a cast of charming and gentle characters who you will grow to love.

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95 / 100
Jan 30, 2020

Kentucky Route Zero is a brilliantly told story that takes chances, and unapologetically is what it is. Sounds suspiciously like art to me. Damn good art.

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9 / 10
Jan 30, 2020

Even with a downright cavalcade of triumphs, Kentucky Route Zero's strongest asset is its ability to redefine itself from episode to episode. The deeper your journey goes, the stranger things get, but the more they make sense too. While the game will definitely be a bit too bizarre and densely obtuse for some, this is a game unlike anything you've ever played before.

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2020

Kentucky Route Zero is a fascinating story with a thick atmosphere and themes which will leave you thinking longer after playing each act. It's one of the best stories I've ever played or read in a video game, and I implore everyone to play it. Kentucky Route Zero is something special.

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