Unpacking for Xbox One
Xbox One


Nov 2, 2021 NEW
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Developer: Witch Beam
Content Rating: Everyone


Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part “item Tetris”, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.

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Nov 9, 2021

Unpacking is my first game i've ever fully completed, 100% completed. I have never fully completed a game because it feels like a waste of time but playing unpacking and looking through the achievements, i thought to myself that there's barely any and i could finish them all, so after 4 hours of playing the game while searching how to get them all. I have finally done it.

Unpacking: Like the title suggest, unpacking is basically a game where you move into a new house, and you unpack your boxes. The boxes contain items for each room that you'll have to design. Designing it, is very fun and makes me more excited to find out what's the next-level all about. In the first level, there's only one room which is your bedroom, there are many things in the boxes that you'll get to design your room, some even being carried to the next level.

Unpacking boxes shows some sort of story when moving to a new place. The story basically includes of you being alone and as you progress through the levels, you'll be able to see how much you improve in money wise and even shows how rich you are due to the items you unpack. There are only a few levels, it shows in years as to levels. From 1997-2018. And in these years, there are secret achievements you can obtain and all those achievements are very easy to get. Tip: Search in google " 100% achievement unpacking" and just read through what to do and you should be fine.

The games takes about 1-2 hours to complete, 3-4 if you try to get all the achievements in one go. Here's a website that shows how to get every achievements: https://www.gamepretty.com/unpacking-100-achievement-guide/ .

Items in the boxes: There are a lot of items in the game, includes of books, toys, clothes and basically every day items while unpacking and moving into a new place. and once you're done with moving the books and items. Some items will be red and highlighted to show that, that item is not in it correct place. And you have to move the item around and figure out where that item belongs. And sometimes, you'll have difficulty trying to figure out where that item belongs to, even leaving some people to rage-quit the game. And some searching where to place it.

And to me, it doesn't seem like the "zen puzzle game" the devs say it was. (Lol).

To me, unpacking is a short but amazing game to just relax from a long and stressful day of work. Even playing along side with a love one or a friend makes the game more fun, talking to them about where you should place that item. It's quite sad that the game only lasting for a few hours with only a few levels. But the last level is huge. Very huge. with tons of rooms and tons of items, and when there's tons of items, there are a lot of red highlighted items at the end. Which leads to me being quite stress at the end, thinking to myself where i should place it.

Graphics-wise/art style is very nice and smoothing, it makes the game more chill. The game is very short and has nothing to talk a lot about. And that's why my review is quite short.

Worth trying.....

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Critic Reviews

8 Reviews
Ozzie MejiaNov 02, 2021
As someone who generally hates sorting things out and often leaves boxes out for weeks at a time, I can say that Unpacking is a much better experience than the real thing. If only actual unpacking could be such a calm exercise.
AJ SmallNov 15, 2021
Unpacking is not a long game, and it is not a particularly complicated game. However, the way that it communicates its story is deeper and more entwined with the fundamental mechanics of being a game than a lot of other big franchises that are lauded for their story telling.
Steve CNov 09, 2021
Unpacking is real gem that deserves a wide audience. It is short, but the sheer love and care put into the entire game shines through at every turn and the careful balance achieved between freedom and restriction ensures satisfaction without frustration. Add in a wonderfully realised and intimate narrative that makes brilliant use of the values we place upon objects and you have an indie game that should find a place in your collection.

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