Wide Ocean Big Jacket is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

Eurogamer
Top Critic
Recommended
Feb 7, 2020

A gently interactive experience that will put a smile on your face.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2020

I ended Wide Ocean Big Jacket feeling good, and it resonates, but at the same time, it's not necessarily an experience that will stick with me.

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Feb 23, 2020

The game captures place and feeling through honing in on things that are singular, small, and warm.

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79 / 100
Mar 2, 2020

Wide Ocean Big Jacket is a game about what happens in between the life-changing moments. About how everyday interactions and conversations are interesting in their own way. It's a memorable experience built around relatable characters, fun dialogue, and clever gameplay moments.

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Cubed3
Athanasios
Top Critic
7 / 10
Feb 21, 2020

From a gameplay standpoint, Wide Ocean Big Jacket is an extremely simple game - with 'game' put between the biggest quote marks imaginable. As an experience, though, this is something else entirely. Turnfollow's tiny adventure is basically a funny, and occasionally very sweet, slice-of-life tale of four people enjoying themselves in the woods, while also dealing with some serious matters, but not in a very serious way. It's not a narrative-driven game. It is vacation in video game form - and only the good parts are included.

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Unscored
Apr 14, 2020

Wide Ocean Big Jacket is for those who love curling up with a good book, or love seeing sweet summer romances blossom. It’s a funny, light-hearted experience that will take very little of your time and offer something that is sweet and reminiscent of summer.

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