Three years later, Journey remains one of the most powerful games in recent memory.
Less is most definitely more in this beautifully understated co-op adventure, that dares you to make sense of its enigmatic voyage.
An artistic tour de force of limited interactive complexity
Journey has only improved with time, earning its status as one of the best games ever created.
At the end of the campaign, you'll most likely be surprised to find that the one person who hung out with you was really three, or four, or more. What's more surprising was that seeing all the people I'd come into contact with hits me emotionally. I don't know them, but I 'know' them.
Firing up Journey on PS4 is a delight. It's so gorgeous and fluid in 1080p and 60 frames-per-second. Even though that's really the only thing different about it, it's a wonderful experience.
An already beautiful experience is made even more gorgeous on the PlayStation 4 -- Journey is a trip worth taking. It's a bite sized adventure that you won't soon forget.
This is interactive art. This is how it's done.
Journey is masterful. It's meaningful. You won't remember the details of every journey, but every journey is unforgettable. You'll have no choice but to play it again and again.
Whether you played and enjoyed Journey before or are curious to see what the fuss is all about, the PS4 version provides a great excuse to experience one of PSN's greatest titles for a first or second time.
Journey remains one of the most cohesive titles to grace PlayStation. A sumptuous art style and a stunning soundtrack fuse to create an experience that's flawless from start to finish. Its story never utters a word, yet it has more to say than most scripts, and its handling of social interaction eschews tradition in favour of eye-opening anonymous bonding. Enhanced visuals and a silky smooth framerate made possible courtesy of the PS4's power make this the definitive edition of the release, and put simply, Journey is still one of the greatest games ever made.
Its anecdotes function as mawkish indicators of social status, as the Internet crowd often forgets that being online is a privilege for more than a few.
One of the greatest video games ever made. A masterpiece.
A tremendous title on PS3, Journey is even better on PS4 thanks to a better resolution, improved frame rate, and sharper textures.
Pulling on emotional strings throughout, Journey is every bit the masterpiece on PS4 that it was on PS3. It's an emphatic example of art, sound and design working in complete harmony together, creating a piece of digital art that just begs to be experienced. Journey is nearly flawless, and will remain so until the end of time.
Journey is minimalist to allow you to fill in those gaps with your own emotion and experience — to apply your personal situation and make the story your own. It's a simple beauty, but one that shines brightly and now has the opportunity to be played by millions more thanks to its stunning upgrade to PS4, with beautiful lighting and environments that impress. Whether you've played Journey before, or never had the opportunity, do yourself a favor and make your way to the top of the mountain on PS4. You may find more on the way to the peak than you expected at the outset.
A masterfully-crafted, scarf-swaddled allegory. Take the trip.
A prettier, smoother version of a classic
The game is a spellbinding experience that really is a credit to its medium.
Journey's beauty isn't solely from its art or music, or the experiences crafted by its level designers and programmers. It's the way all of the elements speak to each other, and how it challenges classical game systems to further reinforce its metaphors. Journey was a masterclass in emotional design when it came out. This sharper, crisper version still carries that badge.