Ori and the Blind Forest

Moon Studios, Microsoft Game Studios

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
89
Top Critic Average
96%
Critics Recommend
Based on 80 critic reviews
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Ori and the Blind Forest

Rating Summary

Based on 80 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 80 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneMar 11, 2015
PCMar 11, 2015

Developer: Moon Studios

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, an unlikely hero must journey to find his courage and confront a dark nemesis to save his home. “Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for the Xbox One. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, and a fully orchestrated score, “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

Lush appearance and polished mechanics are not to be sniffed at, of course, and even if the game's long term appeal never quite reaches the dizzying heights its first impressions hint at, the difference is barely worth quibbling over. It's no exaggeration to say that Ori and the Blind Forest is still arguably the best Microsoft console exclusive of the last six months.

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PC Gamer

87 / 100
PC Gamer

Challenging and gorgeous, Ori is a classic platforming genre modernized and done strikingly well. Use a controller and save often.

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IGN

8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Natural wonder, nonlinear exploration, and brutal difficulty come together beautifully in Ori and the Blind Forest.

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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

If you can steel yourself for a challenge and come to grips with an unwieldy checkpoint system, Ori and the Blind Forest will mesmerize you with its lush world and incredible artistry.

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