If Found...

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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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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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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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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May 19, 2020

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

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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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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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May 27, 2020

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

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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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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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87%
Jun 21, 2020

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

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