Someday You'll Return

Rating Summary

Based on 38 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

34%

Critics Recommend

Based on 38 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
May 12, 2020

There's plenty to admire in this smart and adventurous horror, though you'll have to endure some missteps to get there.

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5 / 10.0
May 5, 2020

Someday You'll Return is just barely worth it the first time, let alone a game you might actually come back to.

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7 / 10
May 15, 2020

When Someday You'll Return is at its best, it is one of the finest immersive horror games I've played. Its take on psychological horror and ability to create a sense of dread is second to none, but that comes with some caveats. It can drag in parts, has some frustrating stealth sections and some puzzles that are needlessly obscure, but if you're prepared to make it through the less successful moments, there is a lot to love here.

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8 / 10.0
May 5, 2020

This narrative adventure with high doses of terror serves the player a large number of mechanics, a variety of settings, situations, an engaging story and countless secrets.

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6 / 10.0
May 6, 2020

Someday You'll Return has some incredible atmosphere, but ultimately fails to scare due to some poor, forced stealth sections and tiresome crafting mechanics.

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75 / 100
May 7, 2020

Someday You'll Return is a psychological horror game about a father searching for his daughter in the woods. Various mechanics such as manual climbing, puzzle solving, crafting, and herbalism all keep gameplay fresh and engaging. Herbalism isn't used as much as it could've been, which is a shame since it's pretty neat. Through it all, you'll start to question your own sanity.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Jul 16, 2020

Someday You'll Return has a great idea, beautiful Czech nature and a moderately exciting storyline, but just drowns in a boring and ridiculous gameplay.

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PC Invasion

Top Critic

9 / 10
May 4, 2020

Someday You'll Return is an immensely rewarding game with excellent visuals, world design, and storytelling. Poor signposting and trial-and-error can lead to frustration, but the experience is very much worth it regardless.

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5.3 / 10.0
May 11, 2020

Someday You'll Return is an ambitious failure. It tries to cram together too many disparate game systems while failing to handle narrative and character in a way that could've made this game work. I wanted to like it; I went into it with great enthusiasm and quit it with an equally intense frustration.

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5 / 10.0
May 11, 2020

Someday You'll Return is an occasionally pretty game with a splash of interesting ideas and visuals that are unfortunately let down by shoddy performance, abysmal storytelling and an overall lack of care placed into its presentation.

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