Home is a unique horror adventure set in a beautifully-realized pixel world. It’s a murder mystery with a twist—because you decide what ultimately happens. Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.
User reviews: Mixed (1,185 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"Rarely do you get as much choice in how a narrative works out as you do in Home."
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Reviews

“A sophisticated, horrifying narrative experiment.”
8/10 – The Verge

“[Home] serves as a great reminder of what older games once taught us.”
Joystiq

“A creative developer demonstrates how much atmospheric force can be put into one pixel.”
82/100 – http://www.4players.de/4players.php/dispbericht/PC-CDROM/Test/32827/77697/0/Home.html

About This Game

Home is a unique horror adventure set in a beautifully-realized pixel world. It’s a murder mystery with a twist—because you decide what ultimately happens.

Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.

As you play the game, it changes—subtly, almost imperceptibly—to reflect your perspective. It's a horror game unlike any other, and as you'll discover, its truths are entirely subjective.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB HD space
    • Sound: Soundblaster or equivalent
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
    • Sound: Soundblaster or equivalent
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS 10.7 Lion or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS 10.7 Lion or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
It is an interesting idea but I think I have to say not worth a buy. Really short and doesn't have as much meaning as it thinks it has. Still quite well done, just flawed I think.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
This was a fun little diversion. i think it is important to think of it as being a throwback to an era where games required a little more imagination to enjoy than they do today for the most part. That's not a put down of either old or new games, just an observation that I think applies to this one in particular.

Some may feel it is laziness to leave so much to the imagination with the game's story but I found that a nice contrast to games that spoon feed you endings that often leave a lot to be desired. Of course, you may feel not being provided with a nice tidy well explained story leaves a lot to be desired but with this game it is on purpose. It is part of the design. Either you will appreciate this or not but it is what it is. I liked it myself.

This game struck me as more of a mystery with horror elements. This isn't a jump scares kind of experience at all. With the right mindset though, there is a bit of tension at times as you wonder what is going on or what might happen where you are about to go next.

If the above sounds interesting or appealing to you, my guess is you'll like it. Otherwise the above will have told you by now why you probably would not.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
This is a very unique game that keeps you wondering after you have beaten the game. You walk around and look for clues and develop the story for your character. Its a horror story that is open ended all the way to the finish. You develop your own theories about your character and about what events have happened. The great thing about this game is that it keeps you wondering the whole time so you don't want to stop till you have reached the end. When playing it a 2nd time you get a whole new story that is not like you played the previous time. I really have enjoyed this game all the way to the end. Its a very simple game and if your into narrative adventures then this is the game you need to play. I really have enjoyed it and you will too.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
If disappointed was made with C++, there it is.

Graphics are cool, like it or not, it's a choice, and I was glad enough to find a horror game in Pixel Graphics.
Sound is gorgeous, I have no regrets in saying the audio is what they put most efforts into.
Atmosphere is 10/10, playing it in the dead of night with headphones is a delightful experience.
But.
You have a heckload of choices, making you think the game as replay-value, and each one subtly influencing the progress and the ending of the game. But this is not a game with multiple endings, it's more like a game with multiple point of views, because there is no ending.
By no ending, I mean no 'ended' ending. A strict ending. Everything in this game is speculation. I respect the will of the devs to make a game's ending blurry, but making ALL the choices and the paths and the endings of a game blurry, when this game is based on scenario, it's just wrong.
"If you don't like it, you obviously don't know what's good" said some reviews. Well, I too can put seven thousands hints in a game, change some sentences so you think it impacts your experience and then give you the most shrugged ending of video game existence.
I only finished Home once, but after seeing the reviews and the official site, I realized you need to only play Home once to know all the endings.

"This game will haunt you for a long time because you'll going to make theories about its end for a long time !"

Guess what ?
It's because there's none.

I give to this waste of time -1/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Review in English and Español.

English:
Home has virtually no gameplay, you simply navigate in different areas, collecting clues and taking decisions. It feel like a mystery novel that changes it script accordingly with your decitions.

A game session can last about 45 minutes, there are checkpoints between areas that come alrrededor in 10 minutes. Sounds very basic, almost nonexistent music.

If you are looking for a game, you will not find it here, this is an interactive book. Since the game only costs $ 3, it is not a high price for a mini-novel.

Español:
Home tiene muy poco de videojuego ya que prácticamente no tiene gameplay, simplemente te desplazas en las diferentes zonas del juego, recogiendo pistas y tomando decisiones. Más bien es una Novela de Misterio que ajusta su guión de acuerdo a las decisiones que tomes.

Una sesión de juego puede durar alrededor de los 45 minutos, existen checkpoints entre zonas que vienen alrrededor de cada 10 minutos. Sonidos muy básicos, música prácticamente inexistente.

Si buscas un juego, no lo vas a encontrar aqui, esto es un libro interactivo. Dado que el juego solo cuesta $3 dólares, pues no es un precio tan alto por una mini-novela.
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