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Return of the Obra Dinn

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

97%

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Based on 35 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 18, 2018

Developer: Lucas Pope

Genres: Art, Puzzle

In 1802, the merchant ship "Obra Dinn" set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn't met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea.

Early this morning of October 14th, 1808, the Obra Dinn drifted into port with sails damaged and no visible crew. As insurance adjustor for the East India Company's London Office, find means to board the ship and recover the Crew Muster Roll book for assessment.

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IGN

9.2 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Return of the Obra Dinn stands as something wholly unique, a challenging detective game that empowers you to solve its mysteries through actual investigation.

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PC Gamer

90 / 100
Andy Kelly

A beautifully constructed and powerfully atmospheric mystery that you really have to work to solve.

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Eurogamer

Essential
Eurogamer

The Papers, Please creator offers up an intricate and mesmerising puzzle game with a rich and detailed sense of place.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Easily the best detective game of the modern era, with challenging and rewarding gameplay combined with some of the most evocative visuals of the year.

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