I’ll keep this short and sweet– we’ve had a truly fantastic launch weekend, reading so many incredibly heartfelt and frankly overwhelming reviews of the game. We’re going to share a few here. Thank you again to everyone who’s played and shared their thoughts.
“Gone Home is the greatest video game love story ever told.” —The New York Times
“I never expected to see myself — or such a strong reflection of myself and my own life — in a video game. 10/10” —Polygon
” I could cry—did cry—with the relief of knowing a game like this even exists..” —Kotaku
“Epic, personal and revelatory. 5/5” —Giant Bomb
“A captivating and deeply poignant journey of discovery. 9.5/10” —GameSpot
“A remarkable achievement. 9.5/10” —IGN
“As a statement that games can express emotionally resonant stories, Gone Home is a triumph. 9/10” —EDGE
“I don’t cry at the end of videogames, and if I did, I certainly wouldn’t admit it. So all I’m going to say is that I didn’t cry at the end of Gone Home. 5/5” —Quarter to Three
For the rest of the reviews that have been posted, check out Gone Home on Metacritic. We really can’t tell you all how much it means to us that the game has connected with people this way.
I’m glad, GH deserves them all.
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You deserve them all guys. In a year full of absolutely phenomenal game releases, this one may be my favorite. I don’t think I’ve ever connected with a videogame character as much as I did with Sam, and I never even saw her other than a photo!
As far as the user reviews go, don’t pay any attention to the negative ones. You guys have created a very unconventional game by today’s standards, and as a result not everyone will immediately be on board. Please stay true to yourselves for any games you make in the future, and don’t feel pressured to make them more contemporary. Gone Home was so great in its uniqueness, and I want to see more of that same passion from you guys in all your future creations.
Okay, enough of my rant! Enjoy all the great reception guys, you’ve more than earned it!
Were any of you fans of Sam Keith’s The Maxx, Zero Girl, or the MTV Liquid Television adaptation, because some of the writing in Gone Home seemed faintly reminiscent. Just curious. It may just be that some of the same themes are covered in the same time period. Gotta love the 90’s.
You’ve earned all the good reviews for sure. It’s great to see something different than running from monsters and shooting zombies. Especially one you can relate to emotionally that actually tells a story well!
Good job. I expect more great stuff like Gone Home from you. 😉
So when is Gone Home 2 coming out?
Another one from The Mary Sue
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ive just completed gone home and wanted to take the time to congratulate you on a very different and thought provoking game. I would likely have passed on this had i known the jist of the story upfront but it was handled in such a creative and intriguing way that i was compelled to see this through to the end.
it was a joy to experience something so different. I look foward to seeing your other works in the future.