The Almost Gone

Happy Volcano, Playdigious, X.D. Network Inc.

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
59%
Critics Recommend
Based on 17 critic reviews
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The Almost Gone

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJun 25, 2020
Nintendo SwitchJun 25, 2020

Developer: Happy Volcano

Publishers: Playdigious, X.D. Network Inc.

Genres: Adventure, Simulation, Puzzle

Poised between life and death, isolated and alone, you must unravel the poignant truths that led to your fate. Dig beneath the beautifully rendered façades and interiors of an ordinary suburban lifestyle to discover a contemporary tale crafted by an award-winning author. Piece together this compelling story by revealing objects and memories, and decipher these clues to reveal more of the story and its secrets. From your own home to eerily deserted streets, beautiful apartment blocks to abandoned hospitals, you must search forensically for clues and the path forwards. Each new revelation takes you that one step closer to understanding, and to the people and places that surrounded you, in your all too short life. Why are you here? Why are you trapped and alone? Will you ever move on? - Experience an emotional and immersive story written by award-winning author Joost Vandecasteele - Explore every nook and cranny of each beautifully rendered diorama - Play through five compelling chapters, with each revealing more secrets and twists that will lead you to the truth - From an unassuming sitting room, to a tent in a forest, from a police car in a tree to an abandoned hospital, a hauntingly different suburbia is yours to discover

The Almost Gone Critic Reviews

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Like many recent indie games, The Almost Gone isn't afraid to tackle difficult subject matter. And like a lot of its fellow developers, Happy Volcano opts not to get too far into the weeds of the topics it covers. Certainly, there will be players who take the narrative to heart more passionately than I did, but I do find it a curious enough of an experience to recommend to mobile gamers looking for something more melancholy than the newest match-3 puzzler.

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TheSixthAxis

Drea Bunce
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

I thoroughly enjoyed The Almost Gone's sombre, minimalist story. The puzzles you encounter are hard enough to create a sense achievement but still felt manageable, and referenced the story beautifully, though some elements could have been improved. Due to the often dark subject matter, this game may not be for everybody, however I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone that thinks they can handle it.

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The Almost Gone is a relaxing point-and-click exploration game with puzzle solving elements. The story unfolds through investigating the environment, so be sure to pay attention if you want to get answers. It won't blow your mind with the story or gameplay, and it doesn't take long to complete, but it's still worth checking out.

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Guardian

Unknown Author
Guardian

The Almost Gone draws you in with a sinister family mystery, but its aesthetic beauty and strange, succinct puzzles end up carrying it.

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