Old Man's Journey

4.2 out of 5
32 User Ratings
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Old Man’s Journey, a soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, reconciliation, and hope.
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About Old Man's Journey

About this game

Old Man’s Journey, a soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, reconciliation, and hope. Entrenched in a beautifully sunkissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving.

A visual narrative about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans, uncover stories of the old man’s life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interacting with the serene and whimsical environment, solve playful puzzles by shaping the landscape, growing the hills to create the old man’s path forward.

During this compact gameplay experience, you’ll be transported to a vibrant and wishful world, exploring life’s complexities through the old man’s eyes. Meditatively delightful and reflective, Old Man’s Journey invites you to immerse yourself in quiet and inquisitive puzzles, and experience the old man’s heartache, regret, and hope.


Features

  • A powerful and emotional narrative told only through imagery
  • Gorgeously whimsical landscapes with hand-drawn art and frame-by-frame animations
  • Handcrafted, pressure-free puzzles
  • Unique delightful landscape-shaping mechanic
  • A compact game experience perfect for a wanderlust-evoking escape
  • Original and emotionally compelling soundtrack by SCNTFC
  • Crisp drawings rendered in native resolution - even on your 4K monitor

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
May 17, 2017
Developer:
Broken Rules
Publisher:
Broken Rules
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 3
PEGI rating of 3
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP2+
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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The Overpowered Noobs

80 / 100
"In the brief time it takes to complete it, Old Man’s Journey plays out the calm yet deliberate journey of an aging man, set to right the wrongs of his youth. Here is a title...

Polygon

80 / 100
"Old Man’s Journey is sweet, meandering and undemanding, a pleasant while-away that's full of feeling, at least for as long as the journey lasts."

Destructoid

80 / 100
"Simplicity is the biggest strength of Old Man’s Journey. It doesn’t require you to be a genius or a master gamer, but to have a penchant for something more oft-kilter. That it...
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42.86%
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2.86%
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
61.54%
Easy
23.08%
Just Right
10.26%
Tough
2.56%
Unforgiving
2.56%
Relax & enjoy! 61.54%  of players consider this game to be Simple

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
2.5%
Played It
5%
Halfway
2.5%
Beat It
62.5%
Conquered It
27.5%
Completionist! 27.5%  of players have Conquered It

Old Man's Journey User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 32 ratings
88% of users would recommend this.
4.2

User Ratings Breakdown

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4 Stars
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Fanatical User
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Simple but beautiful game, short though but price is low and i guarantee you are gonna love the journey of one man.
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Fanatical User
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I played Broken Rules' previous game, And Yet It Moves, and what these two have in common is the unrestricted (could say: broken) ruleset of its movement system. while the game creates a solemn but extremely cozy mood with its beautiful landscapes, traversing them is sometimes a bit counter-intuitive. Maybe that stems from it being mostly built for mobile interfaces. None of it is gamebreaking however and I enjoyed my time with it a lot, even occasionally with a toddler in my arms.
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Fanatical User
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I really enjoyed the nature of the game. Very indie. Very relaxing with a nice message. The graphics are great. Very worth the money on sale or not. Glad I played it
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AbbAUbaR
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nice little game with beautiful art style and a heart-warming story. Not very challenging at all, however it was fun to play.
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A cute puzzler!

TheRealMW
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Great little puzzler with gorgeous visuals and intuitive controls. Tells a sweet story that makes you feel all fuzzy.
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Estragon Helmer
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This game is incredibly beautiful. It's crafted really well not just in the artwork and animatiob, but in the story told without any words, and in the really interesting unique gameplay. The puzzle style is nothing I've ever seen before, and while it's easy to get to grips with pretty quickly, it keeps presenting you with twists and new ideas that give a real challenge to certain areas of the game.
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Phoenix [HUN]
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Interesting art style, takes a bit to get used to, but I liked it, and these kind of light hearted adventure games in general.
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Kriplok
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Nice little break from all the hectic and competitive games i usually play. The art style looks nice and the music is relaxing. The puzzles are on the easier side but not bad. The biggest issue i have with this game is that the puzzle controls are a little clunky, you can drag out the land far enough for the connection dot to appear without actually connecting the land. I also wish that mouse 2 was just to interact with the environment because i would often walk somewhere when i just wanted to knock on a door or ring a bell.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 85% of GameFAQs users said Old Man's Journey is Simple or Easy. 10% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to ACB, Old Man's Journey is suitable for players aged 6 and above.
Yes, Old Man's Journey is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP SP2+
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 5 hours.
56% of critics on Metacritic recommend Old Man's Journey. The Metascore is 76 out of 100.
88% of Fanatical users recommend Old Man's Journey. The average review score is 4.2/5
Old Man's Journey was released on May 17, 2017
Yes, Old Man's Journey supports MacOS.
Old Man's Journey is published by Broken Rules
Old Man's Journey was developed by Broken Rules
Fanatical users tagged Old Man's Journey as Adventure, Casual, Puzzle, and Point & Click
Fanatical users tagged Old Man's Journey as Atmospheric, Hand-drawn, Great Soundtrack, and Stylized
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Old Man's Journey as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Old Man's Journey as Casual
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Old Man's Journey as Puzzle

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