Firewatch

Rating Summary

Based on 130 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 130 critic reviews
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Unscored
Dec 2, 2018

"Preview - Wallpaper material simulator."

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8 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2018
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75%
Feb 18, 2016

Despite the fact that Firewatch is the debut of Campo Santo, the developers have succeeded in creating an interesting adventure, altough with a slightly dissapointing finale.

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Liked
Feb 12, 2016

Firewatch suprises with a well written story and authentic characters. It's a good example on how to narrate a game.

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7 / 10
May 1, 2017

Even though I thought the ending was 'meh' I loved the journey that Firewatch took me on. The great writing and performances make the game and characters enjoyable from start to finish. It's a pity though that the journey was hindered by constant frame rate issues.

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Feb 12, 2016

While it may not be the most groundbreaking release of the year, Firewatch does mark another tentative step forward in exploring video game experiences beyond established genres like shooting and racing.

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Jan 13, 2019

A storytelling masterpiece

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Sep 27, 2016

The ending really was disappointing, but it’s so superbly done in every other department that it really doesn’t matter. People will be talking about their experiences with Henry and Delilah rather than what happened afterwards. Find yourself a free afternoon, no distractions or spoilers, and experience Firewatch.

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Feb 8, 2016

The game is a feat of creative brilliance that should definitely be given a try by any gamer looking for a mellow, yet thought-provoking experience. Campo Santo has got a real winner here, and if Firewatch is any indication, it’s tough to contain any excitement over whatever the developer’s next project is.

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90%
Sep 27, 2016

Firewatch is immaculate storytelling in an unconventional way. It’s not for everyone, but if it’s for you, you’ll enjoy it.

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