If Found...

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

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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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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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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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10 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020
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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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87%
Jun 21, 2020

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

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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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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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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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May 27, 2020

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

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