Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Aug 8, 2018
    100
    With a great cast of characters, Unavowed is a stylish urban supernatural fantasy that is touching, funny, endearing, replayable and above all, fun.
  2. Games Master UK
    Sep 6, 2018
    90
    An adventure game of the highest calibre, with a story that'll grip you from beginning to end. [Oct 2018, p.80]
  3. Aug 29, 2018
    90
    Unavowed is a triumph of genre fusion enhanced by years of hard work in an unsung genre. If there’s any justice, it will spark an adventure game renaissance.
  4. Aug 24, 2018
    90
    Thanks to Wadjet Eye’s now decade-long commitment to creating narrative driven point-and-click adventures that look and sound like products from a bygone era, it has seemingly done the impossible with Unavowed. Created a modern-day pixel-art driven, point-and-click classic. An adventure to savour, and one to revisit in the years to come.
  5. Aug 20, 2018
    90
    Engaging story, fascinating characters, a well crafted gameplay and lots of decisions. Sure, there are some minor flaws in the plot, but you can say that Unavowed is a great adventure, probably the best of 2018.
  6. Aug 17, 2018
    90
    WadjetEye Games has done it again! Unavowed does not disappoint at all, relying on the tried-and-tested formula that has worked so well in the past, but now taking that and polishing it beyond belief, and then expertly blending in themes from popular titles, sprinkling a whole host of fresh ideas into the pot to make for one of the most engaging experiences of the year.
  7. Aug 14, 2018
    90
    When it all comes together, Unavowed is practically flawless. In fact, no other point-and-click game has blown my socks off quite like this.
  8. Aug 10, 2018
    90
    Dave Gilbert has created one of the best graphic adventures we’ve played in the last few years. From the visuals to the gameplay, it’s a solid experience you shouldn’t miss.
  9. Aug 10, 2018
    90
    Despite the minor flaws described above, Unavowed is truly something special, and it deserves every accolade it’s about to receive. I honestly can’t remember being as drawn into an adventure game as I was during this one, and the time just flew by. Simply put, Wadjet Eye’s newest title should be in every gamer’s library as soon as possible.
  10. Aug 9, 2018
    90
    From its wonderfully realized locations and its inviting, three-dimensional characters, Unavowed will have you eager to discover the captivating stories lurking in the demonic underworld of New York City.
  11. Aug 8, 2018
    90
    If you've played any of Wadjet Eye's games, you're probably used to the pixel art and the low resolution, but Unavowed is an exception since it has twice the resolution of a typical game released by the studio. Moreover, the jazzy and blues accords perfectly fit the supernatural theme and the New York City landscapes. Also, once again, the voice acting is top-notch, but wouldn't even expect less from Wadjet Eye.
  12. Aug 8, 2018
    90
    On each playthrough, though, I enjoyed the game as much as I did on my first go. It never gets old to see Eli’s weary wisdom, Mandana’s warm righteousness, Logan’s rugged intuition, KayKay’s mischievous behavior or Vicky’s no-nonsense street smarts. Rarely I see a game that endures such a ransacking through it. Like its subject matter, there must be something supernatural to Unavowed – or maybe I’m possessed by it!
  13. Aug 8, 2018
    90
    A love letter to an after-hours, twilight New York that you’ve been dreaming of your entire life, Unavowed boldly innovates within the genre whilst delivering an adult, hard-boiled narrative of loss, terror and unexpected redemption.
  14. Oct 4, 2018
    89
    A poignant story of devotion and hope, of love and duty, of good and justice, a rollercoaster ride of unexpected twists that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last second.
  15. Aug 15, 2018
    88
    An experience, in short, to be recommended absolutely to every lover of the genre, as well as one of the best tip and click of recent years.
  16. Aug 8, 2018
    88
    As far as presentation, Unavowed has twice the resolution of a typical Wadjet Eye title (640×360), but more importantly the art work looks great. Voice-acting and dialog is nicely done, and you can also enable a commentary track as you play to learn more about the development. In sum, if you enjoy the genre, you’re sure to enjoy Unavowed.
  17. Aug 16, 2018
    87
    Unavowed is another adventurous little gem by Wadjet Eye Games, although with even more than usual in terms of gameplay and storytelling.
  18. Aug 24, 2018
    85
    Unavowed is yet another triumphant success for the trophy case of Wadjet Eye. Spectacular cast, wonderful locals and improvements in the technical department show a strong return after the 3-year absence. We can only hope that this is only the start of a new pentalogy!
  19. Aug 9, 2018
    84
    Charming horror comedy adventure with cool abilities and choices held back only by the puzzles hardly setting a challenge.
  20. PC PowerPlay
    Sep 12, 2018
    80
    A terrific plot, excellent characters, and fantastic worldbuilding elevate the game's unexciting puzzles. [Issue#272, p.44]
  21. Aug 9, 2018
    80
    Amid some legitimately unsettling horrors and gory scenes, the game lets you find solace in the company of its characters.
  22. Aug 9, 2018
    80
    Another great point and click adventure game by Dave Gilbert, that sadly doesn´t match the high expectations we had on it. Despìte this, Gilbert delivers again a good solid story with many new and fresh possibilities that pusses the genre one step away. We hope that Unavowed will be the beginning for another great saga by genius Dave Gilbert.
  23. Aug 8, 2018
    80
    Engaging storyline, traditional gameplay and some clever “player's choice” features. Dave Gilbert's new adventure is another gem that you should not miss.
  24. Aug 8, 2018
    80
    An atmospheric, well-designed adventure elevated by borrowing elements from role-playing games.
  25. Aug 21, 2018
    76
    A commendable adventure thanks to its rich characters, creative stories and stylish visuals, even though the puzzles and choices leave much to be desired.
  26. Aug 8, 2018
    76
    When you boil it down, Unavowed takes the tried and true formula of the Point-and-Click game and uses it as a stage to talk about humanity. Technical problems and gripes do not sully what was a great experience.
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  1. This is an epic. A huge, ridiculously detailed adventure, that successfully borrows one of the most complex and complicating features of BioWare RPGs without screwing it up! [Bestest Bests]
  2. Aug 13, 2018
    Unavowed is, unambiguously, Gilbert’s best game; all the little technical annoyances endemic to the genre’s modern efforts have mostly been ironed out, and his writing and design sense have never been better. But even beyond that, it’s a contender for a top entry in the adventure game pantheon, period.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 52
  2. Negative: 6 out of 52
  1. Aug 9, 2018
    9
    For years now, if you like clever point & clic adventure games, Wadjet Eye Games is the company to look for. With Unavowed, they've reallyFor years now, if you like clever point & clic adventure games, Wadjet Eye Games is the company to look for. With Unavowed, they've really outdone themselves again releasing an exciting, fun, compelling game ! Honestly, give it a try, you won't be disappointed. Full Review »
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    Another hit from Wadjet Eye Games. If you like adventure games, this is a must play.
  3. Aug 16, 2018
    7
    Ok. It's overhyped. It's a good indie adventure game. It does the job well. Experience is great, but not unique. Music is awesome. And it'sOk. It's overhyped. It's a good indie adventure game. It does the job well. Experience is great, but not unique. Music is awesome. And it's the only "awesome" thing here. The rest of this game - you probably have seen it somewhere else. For adventure/point click games lovers it's must play. For everybody else (99.8% of Earth population) it's meh... if you are bored, you can play this. For me, it's a game just to kill some time before next AAA. You will forget this game in a week. But after all it's good product in Money-Entertainment-Time terms. Full Review »