Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 23, 2018
    90
    Ultimately, Gone Home is the same game no matter what platform it is played on. It brings the same emotions, anxieties, and intrigue to the table now as it did years ago. There is no denying, however, that the versatility offered by the Switch version fits the calm nature of the walking sim, whether it is played docked or not—plus it’s just plain cool to experience the story in such close quarters.
  2. Sep 19, 2018
    90
    It’s quite amazing what Gone Home was able to accomplish through minimal action and a highly believable, immersive setting. It still resonates even after all these years — and not many games have accomplished what it has in terms of a slice-of-life, heartfelt story that comes together in a realistic environment.
  3. Sep 11, 2018
    90
    While it is a five-year-old game, there’s no denying the cultural and developmental impact Gone Home has had on the game industry. Both as a near-perfect exercise in interactive storytelling and an example of how to handle complex and very real ideas in a game, only Life is Strange has ever come close to matching its significance. While there still isn’t much ‘game’ to be found here, the story you unravel through exploring an empty home will stay with you long after you’ve put down your Switch. Essential.
  4. 90
    When I first played Gone Home five years ago, I remember sitting and staring at my computer screen for a long while after completing the game. I didn’t want to move or speak. I just wanted to think about what I had experienced over the course of an evening. The Fullbright Company knows how to tell a story and they succeed at making the player feel that he or she is part of that story. If you want a narrative experience that demonstrates what the video game medium is truly capable of, play this game, but do so slowly. Gone Home is not a game to hurry through, but one to savor and remember.
  5. Sep 19, 2018
    75
    Recommended for people with detective spirit, explorers or voyeurs. For those who do not look for a game to be eternal but to get lost. Play it in English because in this way it offers the best experience, do it in the dark, on a rainy night, in portable mode.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Oct 8, 2018
    3
    Gone Home features a great reminder of what the 90's felt like and has tremendous voice acting. Apart from that, the exploration gets prettyGone Home features a great reminder of what the 90's felt like and has tremendous voice acting. Apart from that, the exploration gets pretty dull once you've picked up the umpteenth identical cup or toilet paper roll, and the story is incredibly boring and hard to piece together; vague clues and tidbits throughout the house seem like artificial pandering of the game's short length, as you'll likely need to play it again just to ask, "Wait, what did I just read?". Coupled with a terrible cliffhanger ending and no redeeming moral qualities to the characters, and you've got a game that's only good if you REALLY want to re-live the 90's.