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Eastward

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Eastward is an enjoyable adventure with a memorable cast of characters and a central mystery that remains engaging throughout. This is an indie gem that deserves to be discovered.

Game Info

Eastward is a beautifully detailed and charming adventure RPG, from Shanghai-based indie developers, Pixpil and published by Chucklefish. Escape the tyrannical clutches of a subterranean society and join Eastward’s unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail. Inspired by 90s Japanese animation, the visual style of Eastward has been brought to life using a combination of a modern, innovative 3D lighting system and a rich retro-pixel artwork.

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Total Reviews: 51

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33% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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Malindy Hetfeld (Eurogamer)
September 14, 2021
Recommended

A strong love for storytelling and the feel of games like Earthbound makes Eastward shine even where the gameplay flags.

Daniel Tack (Game Informer)
September 14, 2021
8.5/10

Eastward crafts a cozy journey through fascinating and bizarre realms, featuring a memorable cast. While lackluster combat and a few repetitive puzzle styles tarnish the experience, it’s still a ride well worth taking.

Nicole Carpenter (polygon)
September 14, 2021
Recommended

Like the rest of Eastward, it’s delightful. Details like Earth Born are what make Eastward special for me. Not only is the gameplay both challenging and clever (and sometimes, punishing), but the worlds are built with depth. In both its dungeons and places of reprieve, Eastward is continually worth exploring.

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