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The Unfinished Swan

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Explore a mysterious all-white landscape by splatting paint to reveal the world around you in The Unfinished Swan.
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About The Unfinished Swan

About this game

From the creators of What Remains of Edith Finch.

Explore a mysterious all-white landscape by splatting paint to reveal the world around you in The Unfinished Swan. As Monroe, a 10-year-old orphan, you'll follow a swan that's stepped out of an unfinished painting and wandered off into a surreal, storybook-inspired kingdom. Each chapter brings surprises, new ways to explore the world, a host of bizarre (and sometimes dangerous) creatures, and encounters with the eccentric king who built this empire.

Game Details

Release Date:
September 10, 2020
Developer:
Giant Sparrow
Publisher:
Annapurna Interactive
Rating:
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 7
Supported Languages:
English +

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 | FX-4350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450, 1 GB | AMD Radeon HD 7770, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 | AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB | AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space

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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
26.67%
Easy
53.33%
Just Right
6.67%
Tough
6.67%
Unforgiving
6.67%
Relax & enjoy! 53.33%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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Play Behaviour

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5.56%
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Conquered It
33.33%
Completionist! 33.33%  of players have Conquered It

The Unfinished Swan User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 6 ratings
100% of users would recommend this.
4.7

User Ratings Breakdown

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CapnRum
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A beautiful, high concept game that really blurs the boundaries between video games and art. Highly recommend giving this game a chance.
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Relaxing exploration with mild puzzling

Mark
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I'm enjoying The Unfinished Swan. It's a relaxing game focusing on revealing your environment by throwing paint at it. It's challenges your perceptions of your environment, and it's beautiful.
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Pan
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Really good Game and working perfect
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Novel mechanics hide an emotional and though-provoking story.

Akton
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The Unfinished Swan is a first-person exploration and traversal game developed by Giant Sparrow, the same developer that created What Remains of Edith Finch. The Unfinished Swan is not new, having released in 2012 on PlayStation 3 and then on PC in 2020, but I only now got around to playing it. You play as Monroe, a newly orphaned boy, inheriting from his mother a single painting depicting an unfinished swan. One night the swan leaps out of the painting. Monroe follows it, embarking on a magical journey through a surreal, dream-like world. The Unfinished Swan's world is initially wholly white. However, Monroe can hurl paint drops onto it, revealing details like walls and furniture. The game's world is a blank canvas that only solidifies when painted. For example, what was formless white is suddenly a black frog that leaps into a nearby pond. As the game progresses, it introduces new mechanics, such as the physics-defying, AntiChamber-like puzzles; buttons and levers to activate ladders and bridges; or hurling water to encourage the growth of climbable vines. You can also find hidden balloons that unlock upgrades and additional material. The game slowly reveals a fairytale-like story through narration, about or from the world's prodigious but eccentric king, and storyboards, complete with child-friendly line art. The music is also ethereal, consisting of glockenspiels and light strings, reminiscent of Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Thematically, The Unfinished Swan views grief and impermanence through a child's imagination. The normally mischievous act of splattering paint allows Monroe to find certainty, meaning and agency where there is none. The shared act of painting links Monroe with his mother. Metaphors have power. The Unfinished Swan is also moving because, by seeing the world through Monroe's eyes, we can experience things both superficially, as he does, and with an adult's experience and context. Implication and inference also have power. Despite its age, The Unfinished Swan still holds its own as novel and thought-provoking. It is short, taking under four hours to complete, and wraps up its story positively but with restraint. Those looking for something contemplative and unusual will enjoy it.
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Lander
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11/10 the unfinished swam is a walking simulator that everybody needs to play
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 80% of GameFAQs users said The Unfinished Swan is Simple or Easy. 13% of GameFAQs users said The Unfinished Swan is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, The Unfinished Swan is suitable for players aged 10 and above.
Yes, The Unfinished Swan is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 | FX-4350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450, 1 GB | AMD Radeon HD 7770, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 | AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB | AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 8 hours.
100% of Fanatical users recommend The Unfinished Swan. The average review score is 4.7/5
The Unfinished Swan was released on September 10, 2020
The Unfinished Swan is published by Annapurna Interactive
The Unfinished Swan was developed by Giant Sparrow
Fanatical users tagged The Unfinished Swan as Exploration, Puzzle, Walking Simulator, and Adventure
Fanatical users tagged The Unfinished Swan as Minimalist, Surreal, Beautiful, and Stylized
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Unfinished Swan as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Unfinished Swan as Exploration
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Unfinished Swan as Puzzle
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Unfinished Swan as Walking Simulator

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© 2012-2020 Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. The Unfinished Swan is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. Developed by Giant Sparrow. Conversion development by Inline Assembly Ltd. Published by Annapurna Interactive.

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