Percentile Rank

If Found... is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
May 19, 2020

It’s refreshing and meaningful to see a complex story in which all pieces of the characters’ lives are considered, each part of a much larger story of a life, and the fantasy that such a life might also produce. There are painful, real moments in If Found…, but the game also revels in the support of friendship and family, too.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
May 19, 2020

If Found… does a beautiful job of letting me vicariously experience Kasio’s life while inspiring me to contemplate similar moments in my own life as well. The beautiful illustrations, framing, and score make this game truly special and well worth checking out.

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Scored Reviews

GameSpew
10 / 10.0
GameSpew
Becca S.

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

I absolutely adored my time spent with If Found…. I knew within the first few minutes that it was going to be something truly special, earning a place in my favourite games of all time. The art from Liadh Young is stunning, the music sounds and feels like a dream and its story is unique, provocative and wonderful. Very few video games have made a true and permanent mark on my heart, but If Found… has done just that.

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Luis Alamilla
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020
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Digital Chumps
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2019

If all interactive stories are like this, then sign me up. While If Found…starts out slow, it picks up the pace and draws you in with the personal journey of Kasio that is complemented by the beautiful artwork from Liadh Young. It's a story that everyone, especially younger gamers, should experience.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 27, 2020

Through its vivid sketchbook art style and sharp writing, If Found gives a powerful, affecting story about empathy and acceptance as a young adult.

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USgamer
May 19, 2020

If Found is a mesmerizing commentary on the nature of failed relationships and human nature.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2020

For many, If Found... will be an interesting story about LGBTQ life in early '90s Ireland. For others, it'll be a callback to the heartache of our own coming out experiences. It tells a very specific story of a very specific girl, but its examinations of families, friends, and how we sometimes need to let go of the past if we want to move forward, are universal. This is a great example of how stories about LGBTQ characters don't have to be aimed exclusively at LGBTQ audiences, and even without my personal connection to the story, it's the most brilliant game I've played this year.

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Paste Magazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 19, 2020

If Found bridges the gaps between a handful of different mediums and artistic disciplines to create a sad, poignant, ultimately uplifting tale.

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RPG Fan
87%
87%
Jun 21, 2020

Essential and powerful, but perhaps seek out the mobile version first.

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COGconnected
81 / 100
81 / 100
Nov 3, 2020

If Found…is deep and comforting, a little disorienting, and at times heartbreaking. It is by no means trying to make people feel sorry for Kasio. Instead, it is creating an experience that some of us will never go through, and walking side-by-side with a character who does makes reality more understandable. As Kasio, we meet people who accept her, but also face hostility from the ones closest to her. It helps readers relate, understand, and reflect. It may be a very short game, but it tells a warm and powerful story that is worthwhile to read.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 25, 2020

Being a visual novel, If Found… won't be for everyone, but those willing to give it a try will find a beautiful and endearing story of self-acceptance. The gorgeous hand-drawn art and the story coming directly from a diary really give the impression of an insight to someone's life, and the gameplay idea of actually erasing history and identity creates an intensely emotional experience.

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Guardian
May 21, 2020

Delicate illustrations depict a world slipping away in this poignant drama, with memories we're invited to help young Kasio erase

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 19, 2020

If Found... is a creative telling of a queer woman learning about herself and teaching others to accept her for who she is.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

A story told with deft delicacy while not pulling any punches along the way, If Found is a gorgeous slice of storytelling told with deceptively minimal inputs and maximum talent.

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Slant Magazine
May 27, 2020

The game reveals its brilliance by constantly and subtly reconfiguring the emotions behind erasure.

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Jump Dash Roll
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 20, 2020

If Found... is a brief, distinctive, and deeply effective tale that will make you nostalgic for and reflect on some of the more troubling times of your youth. While its lack of interactivity may make it too niche for some, it is the perfect story for an afternoon in quarantine.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 28, 2020

If Found... is a visually impressive and deeply personal experience that centers on emotional resonance above all else

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2020

Knowing that even now, in a year where everything feels like a hazy wave of terrible events, sadness and darkness, we can strive towards making a brighter future. It might've been a short experience, but If Found… made me experience something that I have missed over the last few months. For that I can only be grateful.

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Noisy Pixel
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 21, 2020

If Found has an incredible story to tell about finding your place in life with an added dose of science fiction, there are themes of acceptance and discovery, but the core of the story revolves around Kasio accepting who she is. Sure the conclusion is a little rushed, but that won’t stop you from feeling immersed in this truly beautiful game.

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3DNews
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2020

A hot topic, spectacular drawing, unusual surroundings… Good try, but If Found... lacks interactivity and fails to dive deep into the chosen topic.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 26, 2020

Anyone interested in narrative-focused games needs to check If Found… out.

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WayTooManyGames
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2020

I appreciate the bravery of DREAMFEEL for releasing such a personal game about a topic that not a lot of people understand. I only wish it were delivered in a more captivating way. The symbolism is great, but without any other facets of gameplay or ways in which to deliver the narrative, it loses its potency before too long.

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