Telling the story of a young group of friends who head to a rather creepy island and accidentally open a ghostly rift during their evening festivities, Oxenfree garnered a fair amount of critical attention when it released back in January.
Merging the best parts of late 80’s teenage horror films and a beautiful hand-drawn art style with atmospheric undertones and Oxenfree is one of the best thriller titles to release this year. Its greatness doesn’t just lie in its overarching storyline, but in the emphasis it places on maintaining friendships with a variety of dialog options that feel authentic and realistic things to say. Say the wrong things to the wrong people and Oxenfree’s story will change, providing a unique experience for every player.
With little commercial buzz about it prior to release, Oxenfree wowed critics and is currently sitting on an 80 on Metacritic. It’s also now available on PS4 and Xbox One as well as PC, so you have no reason for not picking it up. You won’t regret it.