PC - Windows
Return of the Obra Dinn
Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots
About this game
Developer: Lucas Pope
Content Rating: Mature
In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn't met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company's London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, find means to board the ship, and prepare an assessment of damages.
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- OS: Windows 7 or better
- Processor: 2 GHz Intel i5 or better
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: Discrete GPU
- Storage: 2 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Requires 720p or higher output resolution
Gamer Reviews10619 Reviews
This game is the logic puzzler of my dreams. I snapped it up on GOG as soon as it released. I love any game that doesn't hold your hand while you piece clues together and make sense of the world in front of you - that many so-called detective games would usually do. I love that it blends the clues in the game environment, as well as outside, real-world knowledge (thank my knowledge of accents) to help you make deductions. It's such a satisfying experience to get items right, too. A+ graphics, story, soundtrack, and overall execution. Lucas Pope is a genius.
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Critic Reviews23 Reviews
Return of the Obra Dinn is a stunningly clever thing and one of the best puzzle games on PC. It not only presents you with a vast, complex, and interconnected mystery to solve, but trusts in your intelligence enough to let you do it yourself with almost no hints, markers, or guides interfering in the process. Few games have this much confidence in the player, and it’s a deeply satisfying experience as a result, even if I did occasionally feel like I’d hit a dead end.
This is a game I can not stop thinking about. I think about it at work -- either remembering crazy moments I didn't see coming, or reflecting on recently discovered information and its implications. This is absolutely a "thinking man's game," and it's one that I hope other developers (or Mr. Pope himself) decide to ape and expand on. Despite the fact that this isn't a detective game, I've never felt more like a dick.
The Return of the Obra Dinn deserves all the talk and accolades it got last year. Each part moves between ingeniously minimalistic and incredibly detailed. It is my childhood boxed puzzle or board game. The one that is always ready to come off the shelf to be played. Just please, take it off the shelf much sooner than I did.