Windbound

Rating Summary

Based on 81 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

28%

Critics Recommend

Based on 81 critic reviews
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59 / 100
Sep 26, 2020

Windbound offers a simply adequate sailing adventure. The crafting system is predictable, the story simplistic, and the world is beautiful but quite empty. You might find some enjoyment from the bigger islands toward the end of the game, but not everyone will have the patience to make it that far.

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Recommended
Sep 29, 2020

Though a few rough edges keep the game short of perfection, Windbound nonetheless is an excellently crafted and conceived take on the survival-exploration genre built on gorgeous aesthetic and storytelling.

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5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

Neither compelling as a survival simulation nor captivating as a story-based experience, Windbound is all at sea.

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5 / 10
Aug 28, 2020

Windbound drops you in a world of wilderness and open water but fails to make exploration compelling.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2020

From a distance, Windbound is a gorgeous oceanic adventure with a fun sailing system that isn't afraid to push back, but up close, the cracks start to show. The game makes a great first impression that ultimately wears thin by the time you've mastered its repetitive resource-gathering roguelike loop.

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Hobby Consolas
David Rodríguez

Top Critic

72 / 100
Aug 28, 2020

Windbound is a game that presents a great approach, but fails to execute. However, despite its mistakes, it manages to stand out thanks to its artistic design, its own identity and a solidity in its survival system.

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6 / 10
Aug 28, 2020

The barriers that Windbound puts up makes it a tough game to enjoy, at least initially. It will take time to appreciate what it brings to the survival genre with its clever boat-building and authored open world action, though these smart nuances often go hand-in-hand with tedious, sometimes frustrating stretches of playtime.

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6 / 10
Sep 3, 2020

Unfortuntely, if you’re looking for a great survival roguelike to put your time into, then you’re probably better off setting sail in more abundant seas.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

Windbound starts off promisingly, but after a few hours it already seems to have shown everything it has to offer and from there we will only be hooked on solving its narrative mystery based on repeatability of objectives.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2020

Windbound is a pleasant and not too challenging survival game, ideal for those who love the sea and want to explore incredible natural landscapes.

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