Firewatch

Rating Summary

Based on 129 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 129 critic reviews
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9.3 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

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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Recommended
Feb 8, 2016

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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85 / 100
Feb 8, 2016

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

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5 / 10
Feb 9, 2016

The most bizarre narrative bait and switch in video game history, as a tense, emotional thriller sticks the worst landing since Eddie The Eagle.

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Feb 8, 2016

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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7.8 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

Fans of slow-burning stories will find much to appreciate here

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7 / 10
Feb 8, 2016

Though its plot doesn't fully pay off, Firewatch gives you a thorough, thoughtful insight into the formation of a meaningful relationship.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

Firewatch is the video game equivalent of a page-turner

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Feb 9, 2016

Campo Santo's debut adventure offers up a taut mystery built around two tremendously engaging characters.

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Unscored
Feb 8, 2016

Firewatch is the loneliest game about human beings you might ever play.

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