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Night in the Woods

Rating Summary

Based on 71 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

91%

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Based on 71 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 21, 2017
PCFeb 21, 2017

Developer: Infinite Fall

Genre: Adventure

Night In The Woods is an adventure game heavily focused on story, characters and exploration, with some platforming to get around town. Mae's a cat so the roofs and ledges and powerlines are all her playground, and she's not the only one up there by a long shot. You'll also be doing various activities and interacting with the world in different ways, getting to know the townspeople, hanging out with friends, exploring Possum Springs inside and out, and venturing into the surrounding areas.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

A witty smalltown adventure with light puzzle-platforming elements that walks the line between nostalgia and nihilism.

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PC Gamer

82 / 100
Andy Kelly

A beautiful, heartfelt coming of age story that says something about life, and cracks a few jokes in the process.

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IGN

8.7 / 10.0
IGN

Night in the Woods captures the fears and anxieties of being a young adult with surprising clarity, but brings it into new and interesting territory thanks to its developers’ deep understanding of rural America’s economic hardships. Branching, well-written dialogue made me feel closer to Mae’s story as I helped build out her history and reignite friendships, encouraging a second playthrough to uncover the scenes (and even a few secrets) I know I missed.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A hugely impressive achievement in interactive storytelling, that tackles difficult subjects head-on but still manages to be life-affirming and relatable.

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