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Oxenfree

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Oxenfree isn’t perfect, but its formula is elegantly simple, its story is compelling and characters are interesting, and its setting is intriguing enough to keep you hooked.

Game Info

Oxenfree is a supernatural adventure game. Rites of passage and Senior year traditions set the stage for a group of friends sneaking off to Edwards Island, an old military outpost with no phone service. Players will take on the role of Alex as she brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party gone horribly wrong. Inspired by classic cult films like Stand by Me and Poltergeist, Oxenfree is an adventure that pulls from the past but looks to the present. “It’s a coming of age story where players control how their hero comes of age,” says Sean Krankel, co-founder of Night School. “We’re drawing on the fond and mortifying aspects of being in your late teens, and setting it against a dangerous and ghostly backdrop.”

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Total Reviews: 60

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44% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Bob Mackey (USgamer)
[Date Unavailable]
4.5/5 stars

“Gorgeous, gripping, and well-paced, Oxenfree cuts a new path for adventure games, and is an excellent debut from Night School Studio. Do yourself a favor: Skip movie night and play this one alongside a friend.”

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Mick Fraser (God is a Geek)
[Date Unavailable]
8/10

“Oxenfree is a haunting, emotionally-charged mystery that spreads its shocks a little too thinly, but still manages to deliver an engaging, memorable experience.”

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Philippa Warr (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
[Date Unavailable]
Recommended

“Oxenfree was an unexpected delight for me. Atmospheric, beautiful and with the ability to feel real connections between its characters.”

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