Ever Forward is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2020

Ever Forward is a strikingly beautiful game with interesting and challenging puzzles, but harsh difficulty spikes make it a little more frustrating than it should be.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jan 23, 2021

Ever Forward is a very beautiful and captivating game with a warm and touching story about the relationship between mother and daughter. Sadly, it's too short, and not without problems.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2021

Ever Forward could be a great addition to your PS5 (or PS4) library if Pathea Games is able to swiftly correct the performance issues. If not, I would suggest picking it up for PC instead. There is a lot of promise here and I really want to finish out Maya and Ann's tale. Preferably sooner than later.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2022

Playing as a young girl named Maya, Ever Forward takes you through a series of puzzles to tell one person's story within a global pandemic. Challenging, fun, and interesting, this adventure puzzle game is worth the playthrough.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

Ever Forward is a satisfying and pretty puzzle game, with a compelling narrative. However it suffers with being a bit too frustrating at times when the precision required is made difficult with clunky controls.

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Gamersky
金闪闪老里
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2020

Ever Forward is a refreshing puzzle game but doesn't stand out.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2020

With some quite tricky puzzles, Ever Forward is a rather challenging puzzler. The luscious graphics and lovely soundtrack definitely help the experience, but I'd have liked a bit more game. The pacing is a touch on the slow side too, so not one for the impatient.

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Renan Fontes
Top Critic
5 / 10
Aug 26, 2020

It's quite telling that Ever Forward's demo (released independently with the subtitle Prologue) isn't that much shorter than an actual full play-through. Despite the title's tense stealth sections, and fairly involved puzzle-solving, the fact of the matter is that the final product plays out like the tutorial to a much longer adventure that never starts. By the time Maya's story starts to breathe, and the core gameplay begins introducing complex and layered puzzles, the journey is more or less over. The atmosphere is commendable, as are the puzzles actually present, but the is sure to leave genre veterans disappointed, and newcomers desperate for some meat to chew on.

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GameSpew
Chris Mc
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Ever Forward isn’t an easy road, but whatever you make of its final narrative revelation, it’s an engaging, rewarding journey that’s well worth taking. Just remember to stop scratching your head when you hit brain matter.

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5 / 10
Dec 8, 2021

A reasonably interesting narrative and some complex puzzles aren’t enough to raise Ever Forward out of mediocrity. The PS5 version comes with some new glitches which further spoil an experience that was already short and underwhelming when it originally released on PC. This one is for puzzle fans that have little else to play.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2020

Ever Forward is a captivating and emotionally charged puzzle adventure that doesn’t overstay its welcome with puzzle difficulty as it naturally evolves across each level. Following Maya through this mysterious world was made easy thanks to the environment designs, pacing, and overall accessibility. Aside from some stale story translations, Ever Forward is a great way to spend an evening.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2020
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3 / 5.0
Aug 18, 2020

I really wanted to like Ever Forward. And, in some ways, I did. Its surreal beauty is mesmerizing, and its story is both tragic and heart-warming. But scenery and stories a puzzle game does not make. You’ve got to have puzzles for that to work out. Or, more specifically, good puzzles. And, while Ever Forward has the forward, I found it to be lacking in the latter. I’m not telling you not to get this game—because there is certainly enjoyment to be found within it—I’m just telling you to brace yourself several bouts of frustration if you do.

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80 / 100
Aug 13, 2020

Ever Forward is a painstaking job to achieve something that, although not markedly original, given the rich panorama of independent video games that we have today, I do achieve it in the field of quality. A narrative puzzle game, a helpless girl in search of her experiences. Real or metaphorical? With some very interesting puzzles that know how to make you think and reason, but without pressing, to maintain an excellent progression.

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