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What Remains of Edith Finch

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Game Info

What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State. Each story offers a chance to experience the life of a different family member with stories ranging from the early 1900s to the present day. The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the family members 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. It’s a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us. You’ll follow Edith Finch as she explores the history of her family and tries to figure out why she’s the last Finch left alive.

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Total Reviews: 91

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43% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

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Marty Sliva (IGN)
[Date Unavailable]
8.8/10

“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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Gita Jackson (Kotaku)
[Date Unavailable]
Recommended

“Even as I rolled my eyes at the chilchéd final moments, as the credits rolled, I found myself remembering the dark, cluttered halls of the Finch house, and the way the game denied me closure on every mystery they may contain.”

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Mitch Wallace (Forbes)
[Date Unavailable]
9/10

“What Remains of Edith Finch is filled with excellent writing, striking visuals, and a significant sense of place, of people, of life’s ephemeral nature and our relationship to it. And I do hope you’ll play. When you’re done, and while we’re privileged enough to still be here, we can talk about how strange, fleeting, and frustratingly beautiful existence really is. There will be cheese, there will be wine and there will be the unfathomable reality of our own bright-but-brief short stories.”

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Awards & Recognition

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Best Adventure

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