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What Remains of Edith Finch Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Edith Finch is the surviving member of the Finch family, who seem to have died from a curse. In first-person perspective, you return to the family’s coastal home to learn about each relative’s final hours by exploring their rooms in turn.

From the same team as Unfinished Swan, each character’s story unfolds uniquely in the style of a fable. Exploring every inch of the intricately detailed, cluttered and lived-in house builds a picture of the family that lived here. Sifting fact from fiction is no easy task as the family’s memorialisation of events is often unreliable.

The pieces fit together like a mystery and the house itself holds all this together beautifully, but really the game is a chance to reflect on how families tell their story of home, childhood and parenting. It revels in the glorious peculiarity of life and how we must embrace all of it to be fully alive.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 18/04/2017, updated in 2017

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: Giant Sparrow (@GiantSparrow)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

What Remains of Edith Finch usually costs £15.99 to £17.99.
 

What Remains of Edith Finch

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

The game was rated PEGI 16 for moderate violence towards human characters. Game is divided into ‘levels’ that are an exploration of the defining moments of a ‘family members’ life leading to their death. One particular level is viewed, in the 1st person, as an animated comic strip in which some of the characters move and react realistically. Examples of violence include a scene in which an assailant is hit with a walking crutch, he loses his balance and falls over a stair bannister rail and lands on the floor below.

Skill Rating

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Exploring the different rooms, investigating the family history as well as completing the different puzzle challenges make this a good fit for teenagers.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our What Remains of Edith Finch Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@GiantSparrow) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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