Firewatch

Campo Santo, Panic Inc.

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
79%
Critics Recommend
Based on 128 critic reviews
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Firewatch

Rating Summary

Based on 128 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 128 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 9, 2016
PCFeb 9, 2016
Xbox OneSep 21, 2016

Developer: Campo Santo

Publisher: Panic Inc.

Genre: Adventure

Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness. The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as afire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you've left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.

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A captivating journey into a beautiful, atmospheric wilderness, with a touching story that doesn't always hit the right notes.

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Gorgeous and clever, Campo Santo's debut is a triumph of craft - but it may keep you at arm's length.

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Firewatch is amazing for many reasons, but above all because it's an adult game that deals with serious issues, with realistic adult dialogue to match. And it deals with those issues just like actual adults would: sometimes with humor, sometimes with anger, and sometimes with sadness. It is among the very best of the first-person narrative genre, and it reminds us what video game storytelling is capable of in the right hands. It's a game I can see coming back to every year or two just to revisit its beautiful sights and memorable characters – just like a good book.

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A stunning example of interactive storytelling, Firewatch's greatest success is making you feel like it's really happening to you. And the less you know about it going in, the more you'll enjoy it.

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