Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

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7 / 10
Apr 12, 2021

With its touching story about this aspiring little writer girl struggling to process her feelings, Lost Words reveals to be a mostly narrative-driven experience. The concept of magical words is quite interesting but in the end, there isn't one obstacle in the player's path able to bring some tension in the game. Yet, the adventure of Izzy and its paper alter ego might well soften the most hardened hearts.

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Nintendo Blast
Felipe Lemos
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2021

Lost Words: Beyond the Page is strongly recommended to anyone who wants to see something a little "out of the box", with a high artistic content, or who is more willing to enjoy the game gradually, while instead of playing it all at once. The game's art direction alone makes this a unique experience and the way the narrative scenes were articulated will certainly serve as a future reference for new titles. Now that it is accessible to a wider audience, hopefully it will finally get the attention it deserves.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2021

Lost Words: Beyond the Page presents situations that we all already live or will witness at some point in life: the process of mourning for a loved one, depression and the struggle to overcome difficult moments. Simple, yet creative gameplay, and low difficulty make room for the storyline and narrative to be constructed in a captivating and exciting way, making the title a great option for lovers of good stories.

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86 / 100
Apr 14, 2021

The story, dialogue, and the creative journal gameplay are reasons to give Lost Words a straight 100%. Unfortunately not every other aspect is of the same quality, the gameplay sections in Estoria are basic and the simplicity in both worlds reduces my overall opinion of the game. Without a doubt though, this is a game I can highly recommend!

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No Recommendation / Blank
Apr 3, 2020

A rare Stadia exclusive presents a simple, touching story, matched by mechanics that are a touch too slight.

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7.8 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2021

Lost Words: Beyond The Page features fantastic writing that tackles complex topics about the human condition, but the gameplay doesn't hold the same allure

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7 / 10
Apr 1, 2020

Lost Words: Beyond the Page tells a tender, emotional tale, but you'll find yourself wading through the fantastical and mechanical elements of its secondary one in order to reach its conclusion.

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75 / 100
Mar 30, 2021

Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a heartfelt and human exploration of grief. While it will certainly make you feel things, it stumbles a bit in the execution with ham fisted moments, glitches, and overall simplicity of puzzles.

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8 / 10
Mar 30, 2021

Uneven, yet unique and compelling, Lost Words has some truly effective narrative and design elements. It's let down a bit by overreliance on the protagonist's less-than-interesting literary attempts, but it's a worth playing for fans of narrative games.

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74 / 100
Mar 30, 2021

Sketchbook Games have created a truly fascinating experience that sensitively deals with trauma. Even though Lost Words suffers from a few gameplay issues, its narrative carries the game to incredible heights. For those looking for an emotional, grief-ridden title, look no further.

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