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Average Player Score Based on 93 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 93 ratings
  1. 10 (5)
  2. 9 (6)
  3. 8 (10)
  4. 7 (22)
  5. 6 (17)
  6. 5 (14)
  7. 4 (9)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (1)

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  • Rating:9

    A fun game to play with insights about the Inuit culture.

    I have read the Gamespot review and I must tell you I am disappointed. 4 for this great game. Why? Unresponsive controls? I played the game with a Logitech controller and it worked flawlessly. The game is responsive it ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    A hybrid videogame/documentary surrounding Inuit Culture.

    Video games usually aren't the first place to if I want a learning experience. I do however enjoy documentaries and in many ways Never Alone is a hybrid video game/documentary. This original story of a young girl and a ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Immersive Atmosphere Meets Control Issues

    From its very start, "Never Alone" succeeds in introducing the unique and peaceful culture of the Inupiaq (Native Alaskans) to the rather "ignorant" average gamer. It features real interviews with Alaskan elders, in-game... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    A short, frustrating platformer based on an Iñupiat tale

    Never Alone is based on a story told by Alaskan natives, the Iñupiat. Some of the animated cut-scenes are stylised in the way they carve their stories, with the narration delivered in their language. All the elem... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Great atmosphere, but frustrating gameplay

    OK, first - this game has absolutely great atmosphere that makes it perfect for a slow-paced gaming. If you want to learn something new and meet a real culture that you most probably didn't now was really existing, try N... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Imagine if Ken Burns made a videogame

    Never Alone feels like a hybrid between a game and documentary film, not least because the game includes actual film footage of native peoples relating personal anecdotes. The game itself feels like a way of capturing an... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Finally a change of pace

    I've seen it reviewed as a 10 and seen it reviewed as a 4. A low score like that dosent make sense in my opinion. This was a straight forward puzzle platformer with a lot of history and emotions tied into it. It got frus... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    hype hype hype

    I purchased this game today and I got all the achievement within 5 hours playing. I saw this game has many awards, plus Xbox gold discounted the game and it has 4/5 stars rating .. thats why I got this game.this game is... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful