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  • Summary: Lost, alone and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find the way home. Stray is a third-person cat adventure game set amidst the detailed neon-lit alleys of a decaying cybercity and the murky environments of its seedyLost, alone and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find the way home. Stray is a third-person cat adventure game set amidst the detailed neon-lit alleys of a decaying cybercity and the murky environments of its seedy underbelly. See the world through the eyes of a stray and interact with the environment in playful ways. Stray is developed by BlueTwelve Studio, a small team from south of France mostly made of cats and a handful of humans.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 94
  2. Negative: 0 out of 94
  1. KeenGamer
    Jul 20, 2022
    100
    Stray is a true ode to both adventure games and cats. The game is expertly crafted with satisfying gameplay, a brilliant art style, and an even better story. A strong contender for indie game of the year, Stray will dig it’s claws into you from the very beginning and it wont let go.
  2. Press Start Australia
    Jul 18, 2022
    90
    Stray is a brisk and relentlessly charming adventure that offers a very unique window into a gorgeous sci-fi world. It won't challenge your mind or your reflexes too much but it'll absolutely delight your senses. Importantly, it's a video game with a dedicated 'meow' button, and what could possibly be better than that?
  3. Vgames
    Jul 28, 2022
    90
    The world of Stray is truly immersive. It feels as if every little details has its purpose, and every part of the game has gone through a thoughtful process in order to provide the best experience for the players. Needless to say it is overloaded with cuteness even if you're not a cat person, and it surely makes your heart expand with its story and character relationships - even if they're silent. As far as indie games go, Stray is one of the best in its genre.
  4. IGN Italia
    Jul 18, 2022
    81
    Stray is not just a cat walking simulator, but a well-balanced adventure that turned out to be another winning bet for Annapurna Interactive. The merit of the success is to be attributed to Bluetwelve Studio, whose love for cats has allowed the French developers to create a very refined game in many respects. If you love cats and animals, don't miss Stray or you may regret it.
  5. GamingBolt
    Jul 18, 2022
    80
    BlueTwelve Studio's adventure game backs its unique premise with plenty of substance.
  6. Stevivor
    Jul 18, 2022
    80
    Stray somehow manages to endear at the same time it feels like it's overstaying its welcome. At the end of the day, though, this cat-lover was won over by its sheer charm.
  7. Slant Magazine
    Aug 3, 2022
    50
    Stray is most fun when you allow yourself to, well, stray from its narrative path.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 592
  1. Jul 20, 2022
    10
    Absolutely loved this game from start to finish. Was excited for Stray ever since the reveal and it exceeded my expectations by a lot. It’s aAbsolutely loved this game from start to finish. Was excited for Stray ever since the reveal and it exceeded my expectations by a lot. It’s a well rounded game with great visuals, great music, great environments, fun gameplay and a cute cat. Finished the game in 6 hours, but it could easily be 7-8 hours with the collectibles/memories i missed. Can’t wait to get back in and do an all collectibles/memories run and then an under 2 hours speedrun Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2022
    10
    The game is visually stunning and the collecting/discovering in the game is very rewarding !
  3. Jul 23, 2022
    10
    El mejor juego que e jugado hasta ahora entre escenarios soundstrack en historia dialogos
  4. Jul 24, 2022
    10
    It's short, beatiful and fresh overall. Gameplay is addictive and story is touching. What more could you wish for a perfect game?
  5. Jul 23, 2022
    9
    For an Indy studio with only slightly more than a handful of developers, this is an instant classic. I thoroughly enjoyed the story,For an Indy studio with only slightly more than a handful of developers, this is an instant classic. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, narrative, gameplay and plot. It is now hard to understand nobody else has ever thought of making a game where you play as a cat. A platformer like this, with puzzels, verticality, lends itself perfectly for cat's size and agility. You can also do alot of the typical cat stuff: meow with a buttonpress, give friendly headrubs, scratch furniture, dab at TV remotes, sleep in cozy spots, jump into cardboard boxes, be a little too curious, and of course, knock stuff off of ledges :)

    The art direction is gorgeous, the robots, the city environment, animations and gameplay are a joy to play around. On PS5, the 4k and solid 60 fps make for a smooth experience.

    There are a few missed opportunities though, in my opinion: the story is very short. I took my time anywhere I could and finished in 8 hours. It is easily doable in much less, and there's a trophy for doing it under 2 hours, which is easily doable.
    This is mainly because the game is very linear; only the paths that will take you somewhere where you need to go, are accessible. You cannot go wrong. Some paths are clearly blocked, but often I thought "too bad I cannot go there", even though a cat clearly should be able to. But if the jump-prompt does not appear, you cannot jump onto it.
    The puzzles presented are also not very difficult.

    Again, this all does not really take away any enjoyment. The pace is good, story enjoyable. Leave me wanting more of it!
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  6. Jul 21, 2022
    9
    Incredible game. Very fun, very unique, and has great storytelling without overloading with cutscenes. I highly recommend this game to everyone.
  7. Jul 31, 2022
    0
    Com certeza, merecedor de GOTY, por mais que as pessoas insistam em dar reviews negativas sobre o quao o jogo é entediante, estavam focandoCom certeza, merecedor de GOTY, por mais que as pessoas insistam em dar reviews negativas sobre o quao o jogo é entediante, estavam focando apenas na jogabilidade e nao no todo processo criativo de enredo e construçao de cenarios, "Ah mas apenas Anda aqui, mia ali, anda pra cima e pra baixo, simulador de caminhada" Meu querido, eh um gato, Gatos literalmente so fazem isso, Andam, Miam e fazem...vcs sabem, coisa de gato, ver que uma jogabilidade tao basica quanto ser um gato encaixa muito bem em um mundo inundado de detalhes, e se voce nao consegue ser um bom gato, muito dificilmente vc seria uma boa pessoa tb :) Expand

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