Gone Home Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Gone Home places you in the role of Katie, returning from overseas to her family home. But the house is deserted and by exploring the rooms you piece together what happened to her sister, Sam. It’s a mystery to solve, but a common one of family disagreements, identity and sexual preferences.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds

Release Date: 15/08/2013, updated in 2016

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: @Fullbright

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Gone Home usually costs £11.99 to £15.99.
 

Gone Home

PS4 £15.99
Switch £11.99
PC Free

EA Play Pro

Gone Home: Console Edition

Xbox One £11.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Contains frequent use of strong language. The examiner's report expands this rating with the following: This is a first-person game in which the player’s character searches her home for clues as to what has happened to the occupants. There are lots of interactive items which can be read to assist in the search, others include audio cassette tapes. These can be placed in a cassette machine and played. The tapes contains songs which contain the use of the sexual expletive ‘*!@?*’ and derivations of the word.
 
This game has been rated PEGI 16.
 
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 15+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Players need a mature understanding of family issues, gender and related topics. It's not a challenge in terms of puzzle-solving skill but requires grown-up processing to enjoy the story.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Gone Home Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Fullbright) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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