“Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for PC.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (230 reviews) - 92% of the 230 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (17,784 reviews) - 96% of the 17,784 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 11, 2015

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About This Game

The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, an unlikely hero must journey to find his courage and confront a dark nemesis to save his home. “Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for PC. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, and a fully orchestrated score, “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 240 GT or Radeon HD 6570 – 1024 MB (1 gig)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 or AMD FX6120
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD 6770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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Recent:
Very Positive (230 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (17,784 reviews)
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yas
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I never write reviews but now I feel like reviewing one of my favourite games.

Ori and the Blind Forest is easily one of the best games I have ever played. Not only it offers a unique environment with so many possibilities and different ways to move and act, it also gives you a gaming experience you will never forget.

I've always been a fan of platformers but I'm also very picky when it comes to them. Some platformers tend to make me feel frustrated but Ori and the Blind Forest, even though it felt difficult to get through some areas, I never got frustrated. Its atmosphere is so relaxing and even breathtaking sometimes that it's hard to just stop playing. Rage quit? Never happened.

I absolutely love the story. It makes me feel happy and yes, I cried a few times. It's simple but beautiful, and the game doesn't have too much boring cutscenes or dialogues, everything actually feels important.

The game isn't hard to learn, vice versa, the learning is easy but not too easy and it's fun as heck! At the very beginning you already feel like a pro and at the end you're a master. You can make a lot of fun tricks with Ori's abilities and that makes the playing even more entertaining.

Some parts of the game are so intense and they come as such a surprise that I have to give props to that. Those parts really have the feel. You know what I mean? They make you feel like you really live in the game, you ARE the game, and you don't have to worry about anything in the "real" world, because the game's world is your world now.

Do I recommend this game? Hell yeah! It's definitely worth its full price and I'm also happy that a definitive edition came out with more stuff to do. If you're looking for an atmospheric, different platformer, this is the game for you!
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NykkesZero
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
10/10 "Masterpiece" (I bought the original version last year and also owned the Xbox One version that runs better than my mediocre PC laptop. xD )

From the talented makers at Moon Studios, Ori and the Blind Forest takes the challenging difficulty into breathtaking visuals and stunning set of the beautiful and emtional art direction. The story involves around a young orhpan and his light-orb friend discovering uncharted territories of the beautiful world to save the giant Tree that is struggling to keep the forest at peace. Ori must take persistence & trial and error to save the forest from the creatures that stops him from making his accomplishments proceed further. It takes inspirations from The Lion King and the Iron Giant in its beautiful charming world and heart-warming tale. The game's platforming genre takes influence from the "MetroidVania" category and challenges players in the rewarding factor of earning orbs and new abilities throughout the single player story experience.
Ori and the Blind Forest not only exceeds in every field of its content, but executes it masterfully. A beautiful standout and a worthy title that sets the standards in beautiful art direction in gaming history. The story shines, the graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is perfect, and the overal emotional tale takes you in a one of a kind world. It definitely deserves a Masterpiece in my experience and cannot be missed by hardcore platformer fans. No other games has made me cry during the sad and joyful moments of the cutscenes. Ori is a beloved, adorable character that won many people's hearts. The breathtaking world of the Forest~ <3
I love this game so much. I hope that the sequel will take everything we love about this beautiful game. I want to see a Part two of Ori's wonderful adventure and where he will go next! <3 One of the best indie games of all time. A true meaning of gaming and art mixed together. I love you Ori~ <3
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Dio
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Beautiful
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Nespresso
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Awesome platformer
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xonapher
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Great sidescroller. Art and Soundtrack are beautiful.
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oriori
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
my favourite game of all time :)
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diomed
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Holy ♥♥♥♥ this game looks ♥♥♥♥ing great.
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Chrystical
( 48.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is so much fun to play! It's engrossing and challenging - but there is such a sense of achievement that you get after finishing a part in a level that you were stuck on.

Love this game so much - highly reccomend to anyone. This game deserves way more players than it has now.
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I <3 Backup
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is amazing.

Amazing graphics, amazing gameplay, amazing storyline, amazing music...

Long story short, it's a very engaging game and it really connects with the players. As you journey saving becomes an easier and more frequent thing, oddly enough, which makes passing each puzzle and section of the world more enjoyable, as you don't have to redo things 100 times over. Except escaping the ginso tree. And the wind caverns. And the massive killer hero birdie.

Hurray for birdies.
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Just shoot ME!
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
this game is not made for people who just want to have fun and play something enjoyable this is made for the same people who would pay a fat sweaty guy $50 to whip them for an hour. Seriously what is the deal with all these punishment games the mechanics a great but the constant dieing and replaying the smae part 30 times because your timing isn't perfect is stupid. I understand there is a crowd that like these type of games I like a challenge to but when its the whole entire game it becomes boring fast.
TLDR; not a massicost there fore I didn't enjoy it
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
****TL;DR AVAILABLE BELOW****

Ori and The Blind Forest is perhaps the Best Indie Game i've ever played. The first time I started this game, I was blown right away by the Main Menu art and the background score and I knew it that it would keep me hooked until the end, and it did.

This Game is not your regular Indie game as it's quite challenging, perfect for me but some casual players may find it difficult because this game severely punishes you for your mistakes. Initially it took me a while to get used to the controls as you cannot remap them, it's not a big deal but it would be great if we could.

The Visuals are breathtaking as you will just stop by and gape at the gorgeous art for minutes. The Audio department did a great job in making the high quality sounds, even minute sounds can be heard clearly. You may get frustrated in certain parts but it's the beautiful sountracks that encourages and keeps you going, and thats an important aspect of a game. They are so beautiful that you just wanna die in peace listening to them. The Dialogues are mystically unique, they don't actually make any sense but they sound so cool. The letdown is that they reused most of the same dialogues in some scenes.

Coming to the story, its very emotional and may make you cry easy peasy. Its not complex as The Walking Dead or something but its a Heart touching story. I hate to admit this but tears came to my eyes at the ending, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one.

So yeah, every aspect of the game is damn-near perfect. Do yourself a favor and get this Masterpiece, it's worth every penny.


TL;DR:

Pros:
  • Fluid Gameplay
  • Heart touching Story
  • Breathtaking Visuals
  • Cool Dialogues
  • Beautiful level design
  • Animation variety
  • Amazing Soundtracks by Gareth Coker
Cons:
  • Reused Dialogues
  • Cannot remap controls
  • Maybe too difficult for some?
  • Can't return to some areas
  • Glitchy Leaderboard
  • Bash Skill control using Keyboard

Simply put, it's a Masterpiece

10/10
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
This game is not the best, but I'll always remember it.
We know the graphic, story line, soundtrack and controlling are the soul of the game. This game have done really well in those parts.
I could have all emotions while I played: excited, moved and sad.
I'm highly recommand this game to u guys for no reason, but all reasons.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I cant add much to the reviews which hasnt already been said, so I will simply say-

"Ori and the Blind Forest" is the best "Metroidvania" game since Metroid OR 'vania (that is, the masterpiece "Castlevania: Symphony of the night" *hugs his black-label PSX disc*). Its as if Studio Ghibli made a video game.

Beautiful art, fantastic score, great level design, a unique, fun combat system and a truly heartfelt story. Ori may very well make you cry-- if not from the tale being told, then from the brutal difficulty you will experience in places. For a gamer vet like myself it is a perfect challenge, but it may turn off more casual players.

If youve got the chops though, Ori is a must-have IMO, especially when it finds itself at $5 on Steam Sale.

11/10 -- doesnt get much better than this!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
So beautiful! When I watched the trailer for this I didn't wait a second to buy it!
Everything about it is fantastic, the music, sounds, graphics and art work, the flow of the gameplay, just wow!
5/7
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game is only the second game I have ever actually completed in a long line of games and I absolutely loved every moment of it! Even those moments when I wanted to tear my hair out with frustration were made worthwhile and made me feel so accomplished once I'd completed the level. And with 10 game save slots, I'll definetely be playing this again and again!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Everything in this game is simply beautiful. The controls, the gameplay, the graphics, the music, and story. I bought it just to see what it is and boy was i amazed!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
By far one of the most beautiful games I have played in a long time. The environments are all so breath taking, and I absolutely adore each character. The story, while rather simplistic at first ended up having a dark turn towards the end of the game that gave me goosebumps when I encountered it. The downside is, I feel like this is the kind of game you can really enjoy once. There isn't much of an exploration element to this game which is rather sad. I would have loved to have had free range in this game to explore more of the landscape. Nonetheless, this is still a wonderful game that I highly recommend players to try!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Wonderful game, the difficulty is perfectly fine, the gameplay feels nice and the graphics look astonishing.
No regrets having bought this game at full price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I kept putting off buying this game over and over again. Then it went on sale and I said "eh why not". One of the best purchases I've made, and would have been well worth the full price. Game is beautifully put together from start to finish. The music, game play, art style, the story, everything. It's just an amazing experience from start to finish. I cant' wait to explore the new content that was just released.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
awesome graphics and music, fun game play as well. Tho there are the occasional bugs, which nonetheless can be resolved quickly using one of the online scripts to bring you out of the unintentional level traps.
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