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What Remains of Edith Finch

Rating Summary

Based on 108 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

90%

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Based on 108 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 25, 2017
Xbox OneJul 19, 2017
PCApr 25, 2017

Developer: Giant Sparrow

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Genre: Adventure

What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she's the last one in her family left alive. Each story you find lets you experience the life of a new family member on the day of their death, with stories ranging from the distant past to the present day. The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the Finches themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member's death. Ultimately, it's a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.
What Remains of Edith Finch - House Introduction Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

What Remains of Edith Finch - House Introduction Trailer | PS4

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An elegiac, memorable and affecting tale of the misfortunes suffered by the members of a deeply eccentric family.

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IGN

8.8 / 10.0
IGN

Though it only took me just under two hours to complete, the second the credits stopped rolling I immediately restarted What Remains of Edith Finch. Each of the vignettes is so distinct and surprising that I didn't have enough time to absorb and dissect what I had just played before being whisked away to the next one. But after fully piecing together the threads of the family and sifting through the allegories of their final moments, I was left with a beautiful, heartbreaking mosaic that exudes life, even when mired in death.

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Touching, sad, and brilliant; a story worth forgiving the limited interactivity to experience.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A compelling story well told, and although it's still not very interactive the variety and artfulness of the presentation feels like something only a video game could do.

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