Röki

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 49 critic reviews
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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2020

Röki is a wonderful fairy tale adventure with an affecting story, delicately told. It's a shame that this Switch version doesn't take advantage of the unique console features, but it does nothing to diminish this lovely, warm point and click adventure.

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Recommended
Jul 23, 2020

Folklore powers a heartfelt game of exploration and empathy.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020
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9 / 10
Aug 5, 2020

Röki is a brilliant and emotional adventure that will appeal to all lovers of adventure games and well-told stories in general. The mature themes are handled in such a wonderfully appropriate way that it would make a perfect family game, and I loved the time I spent with Tove. Rather than a flatpack indentikit product, this is a game that has all the hallmarks of true artisanal craft and skill.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

With its heartfelt story, loveable characters and unique setting, Röki is a special game. Its adventure will keep you enthralled from start to finish.

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Unscored
Jul 22, 2020

I thought Röki was going to be a cute and throwaway little puzzle game with a light adventure wrapping, but Polygon Treehouse have gone so much further, and so much deeper than I was expecting. Like all great folklore stories, there is a quiet devastation lurking beneath Röki’s picturebook world, elevating this mythic tale of gods and monsters into the pantheon of all-time adventure game greats.

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60 / 100
Jul 30, 2020

While Röki doesn't do anything particularly new or interesting, it does present a gorgeous world and introduces those unfamiliar with many myths and legends to learn more about.

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Jul 29, 2020

Röki’s pleasing aesthetics are well-matched by an absorbing story that always keeps you on your guard.

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8 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Röki is the heartfelt story of a family divided, and a lesson about trust, family, and strength. It preserves the magic and message of the folk tales it draws inspiration from.

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Jul 22, 2020

Few of the game's problems would be insurmountable in the face of an engaging narrative.

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