Xbox One

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

7 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Phil NeymanJan 23, 2018
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is at times a grotesquely beautify game. If you prefer your beauty a little less grotesque, this mode is for you. You walk around exploring the enchanting that world they have created – minus all the blood and suspense. I found this to be a great way to really look at the environment instead of just combing the area for clues to advance the story. While I explored nearly every inch of the world looking for clues, it wasn’t until trying this mode that I realized how much of the world I had missed.
Ken McKownFeb 06, 2018
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a solid experience that I really enjoyed taking. It could have benefitted from a little more structure and fleshing out the characters a bit more. Still, it is great to finally have the game come to Xbox, and I am happy to have experienced it.
Ashley BatesJan 19, 2018
The lack of direction might put off some players, but credit must be given to The Astronauts for creating an engaging experience that lingers long in the memory. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter might not be as outwardly scary as something like Resident Evil 7, but it's a great lesson in establishing a creepy ambiance.
Steven BurnsJul 16, 2015
The narrative unravels a little towards the end, and the written dialogue and allegories are heavy-handed, even if it makes sense in-universe (they are conceived by a child, after all). By the final moments you'll have figured most of it out, but an unexpectedly bleak finale means Carter doesn't pull its punches. It's probably a better value proposition on PC, but if PS4 is your only way to play then this is well worth £15.
Anthony ColeJan 18, 2018
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is described as a game that sets itself apart from other walking simulators due to the addition of puzzles and engagement. It’s a shame however that these very additions are easily the weakest points in the game. The story may well be interesting and it’s certainly a stunning experience, but it takes a lot more than that to truly stand out.
Evan NorrisJan 12, 2018
By focusing on the unique story-delivery mechanisms of video games and providing a sufficient level of interactivity, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter side-steps many of the pitfalls associated with narrative-driven adventure games, even as it struggles to escape the sub-genre's orbit. Some pushover puzzles and a lack of optional side-content drag down the experience a bit, but a gorgeously-designed and liberating open world helps to elevate it.
Juan GarciaJan 20, 2018
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter es un poco el Benjamin Button de los videojuegos, ya que con cada nueva versión luce un poquito mejor que antes. En Xbox One demuestra lo mismo que en PC y PS4 en términos jugables, pero ofrece un poderío sin par en cuanto a acabado técnico, que lo convierten en una oferta más que interesante si eres de los que disfrutan de los juegos contemplativos con un ritmo pausado.