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The Unfinished Swan
8.2 out of 10

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Overall 7
7.1

The Unfinished Swan

Defunct Games
28 October 2014
  • Summary: The Unfinished Swan hasn't changed much since its PlayStation 3 release, but don't let that keep you from experiencing this incredibly moving story. Unfortunately, many will find the game too easy and blow through the game in a couple or hours.
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Overall 7
6.5
Looks 6
6.0

The Unfinished Swan

ablegamers.com
22 December 2012
  • Excerpt: As a child did you ever want to step into your favourite story book and explore the strange worlds locked within? To jump down the rabbit hole in to Alice's Wonderland, perhaps. Or to follow Jamie and Wordsworth down the helter skelter into Cuckoo Land.
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Splat!

GameCritics.com
12 December 2012
  • Conclusion: A talking hippo?
  • Pros: Ooh, a fish! Ooh, so not a fish!
  • Cons: Fumbling in the darkness of the forest.
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Overall 8
7.5

The Unfinished Swan

Destructoid
20 November 2012
  • Summary: The Unfinished Swan has come a long way since it was first revealed in 2008 as "that weird game where you chuck paint at white walls." It still is that weird game where you chuck paint at white walls, but there's a lot more to it than that.
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Overall 6
6.0

Innovative and poetic game with an uplifting life message.

Common Sense Media
20 November 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know that The Unfinished Swan is a first-person adventure without any combat, though players may occasionally be attacked by monsters in the dark that leave claw marks on the screen.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.8
Graphics 8
8.3
Sound 9
8.7
Control 8
8.2
Addiction 9
8.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
5 November 2012
  • Excerpt: for precisely what it is, or you will always be looking for something that doesn’t – and perhaps shouldn’t – exist. This intriguing, innovative adventure from Giant Sparrow is subtle to the point of minimalism, simple but not necessarily simplistic, and rewarding for those who often smile at unique,...
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HomeTechTell Review: The Unfinished Swan (PS3)

TechnologyTell
5 November 2012
  • Excerpt: For just over five years now, I’ve been madly in love with my PlayStation 3. Of course, with hardware being what it has been this console generation, I’m on my third machine (one bricking, replaced with a refurb, since sold to a friend for a whisper-quiet Slim model because I couldn’t handle the 747...
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The Unfinished Swan

Cheat Happens
30 October 2012
  • Excerpt: It was just earlier this year when I was introduced to Giant Sparrow's The Unfinished Swan at E3. In the midst of the flashing lights and loud thumps of the dubstep, the game sat in an unassuming section of Sony's booth.
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The Unfinished Swan

NZGamer.com
23 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Is Giant Sparrow’s paint-a-rific debut worth checking out? We lob balls of paint around in an effort to..
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The Unfinished Swan Review

VideoGamer.com
19 October 2012
  • Excerpt: There's a danger in becoming enamoured with any game that eschews the grit and grunt of Triple-A gaming and emphasises beauty, calm and serenity. Perhaps it's a sign of gamer's malaise, perhaps the quality of Sony's recent PSN pseudo-indie releases, but I wanted to love The Unfinished Swan.
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