A Story About My Uncle

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

63%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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9.4 / 10.0
May 30, 2014

Short, but sweet, A Story About My Uncle proves that a game doesn't have to engross you with dozens of hours of content in order to sell itself as a worthwhile experience.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2014

A Story About My Uncle is a great game with outstanding visuals and exceptional storytelling. If you're looking for a dreamy, sunday-afternoon game that takes time and a love of exploration to enjoy with a wonderful story, then you'll find this will definitely hit the spot.

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8 / 10.0
May 28, 2014

A Story About My Uncle is a captivating and engaging experience. Once you put on that suit and are launched into the sky, you begin a journey that will have you smiling throughout, even during the challenging moments. It's a game of beauty and wit, converging to create a truly wonderful experience full of dazzling artwork and obstacles that demand some thought to overcome. Some may find A Story About My Uncle too easy, some people may find it infuriating; most, however, will be engrossed in its ever-glowing and charismatic fantasy world.

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Twinfinite Staff

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4 / 5.0
Jun 15, 2014

A Story About My Uncle looks, and plays like a labor of love. The story is intriguing, and the environments are gorgeous. $12.99 may seem a little steep for a game that will last about two hours, but it doesn't feel like a cash-grab. It feels like a smaller studio putting everything they have into a game that is going to be on my list for the best of the year. If you have any affinity for platformers, you need to play A Story About My Uncle.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 5, 2014

A Story About My Uncle is an incredible game that is greater than the sum of its parts. The story is compelling despite some iffy English and similarly-problematic voice acting, while the graphics are impressive as a whole even with antiquated character models being used.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2014

Unfortunately, the last quarter of A Story About My Uncle does become a little too repetitive, and slightly overly obscure grapple set pieces require blind luck more often than skill. That said, this is still a great adventure - one which will return you to childhood fantasy, and one which will far from get your goat.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2014

A Story About My Uncle is a wonderful and whimsical experience not unlike the movies of Pixar.

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8 / 10.0
May 31, 2014

A Story About My Uncle unfortunately tells no story and is simply content to regale you with the incentive to play Spider-Man with rocket boots. It pulls it off pretty well and offers some genuinely interesting moments of gameplay but also a lot of frustrating ones, where you fail to land on your target by what seems like very, very little, time and time again.

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8 / 10
May 11, 2015

A Story About My Uncle makes some bold design choices, but pulls them off well. While its jumping and grappling mechanics can be a challenge, they can also be highly rewarding, and frequent save points make it easy to dive back in and have another go whenever failure happens. Meanwhile, great atmosphere and environment design pulls gamers through the charming little story. In fact, it's probably a good title to go into knowing very little, as much of the fun is discovering where it goes. Gone North Games is certainly a company to watch as it should be proud of what has been accomplished here.

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78 / 100
Jun 4, 2014

Fast, fluid and fun first-person platforming tied together with a warm narrative. Pace slows near the end, though.

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