In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways. Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions, as well as reality and the supernatural.
User reviews: Very Positive (918 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 6, 2014

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"An intense and haunting point and click adventure that is elegantly and beautifully delivered."

Reviews

9/10 – Edge

9/10 – Eurogamer

5/5 – The Telegraph

About This Game

In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways.

Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions, as well as reality and the supernatural.

Venture out into the dark woods where strange creatures roam, on a vision quest set in 19th century Sweden. Solve and decipher cryptic puzzles, listen for clues, and learn about mysterious folklore creatures in the built-in encyclopedia as you seek to foresee your future and find out if your loved one will ever love you back.

Mysteries and clues await everywhere in Year Walk, but to fully understand the events that took place on that cold New Year's Eve, you will have to delve deeper than the adventure and lose yourself between fact and fiction.


This edition of Year Walk features several new additions:
• New locations within the game
• Map
• Updated art
• New puzzles
• Integrated Encyclopedia about the mysterious myths and creatures encountered in the game
• Hint system
• Steam Achievement Puzzles
... and more!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (or later)
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 1GB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X v10.5 Leopard
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X v10.7 Lion (or later)
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 1GB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Holy Gaben, this is some really hard hitting stuff!

Year Walk is a extremely strange game, that may be obtuse at times, but still generates so much genuine suspense and fear that you will be TERRIFIED to play this game for more than few-minute sessions. Interestingly enough, this isn't a pure horror game. While there are some jumpscares, they are not very common. They won't throw you out the experience. A really, REALLY CREEPY experience.

The subject matter is extremely interesting. Swedish folklore is used here to the full extend and it's really fascinating. You are often encouraged and rewarded by checking game's implemented mini-encyclopedia, which is full of interesting reads. As for gameplay itself - it's mostly a point-and-click adventure game, but very unorthodox one. Control scheme and feel is very unique and hard to explain, but it definitely works. Puzzles are also pretty imaginative. They sometimes are a liiiitle to hard for my taste, but I didn't bother to much...

With the High Octane Creepy Atmosphere, wonderful yet terrifying soundtrack and artstyle and some pretty mind-blowing tricks under the sleeve, I can easily recommend this game for all of you artsy indie-hipsters that dare to make a Year Walk.

There will be consequences...
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Beautifully atmospheric, wonderfully interactive, and delectably creepy. Very much one of my favorite games I've played this year.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
In terms of concept, this game is aimed at people who appreciate the darker side of folk heritage. Being based on Swedish folklore that intertwines with a personal drama and a musing on time & space continuum (it's actually less pretentious than it sounds), it offers a haunting and rewarding playing experience.
The soundtrack is excellent (kudos to Mr Daniel Olsén) and the graphics are good enough for this type of game. The game features one of the most interesting lore pages and in-game diaries I have had the opportunity to read.

Gameplay-wise, it is an atmospheric combo of the point and click, adventure and horror genres. I have expected a more disjointed experience, but its strong concept keeps the strings of the gameplay together.

From a purely technical point of view, the game still feels like a port from a mobile device, but, to its credit, it handles the job rather well.

Overall, a solid one!

8.5/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Year Walk is a great game that is well worth it's price. Though the game is short, it is packed full of content and you'll be entertained from start to finish. The game mechanics are simple and the puzzles are challenging but not irritatingly so.

Where this game really shines is the incredible atmosphere. Few games that I have played have really drawn me into their world the way that this one has. The scenery and the music work together in a way that make you truly feel the game as you play it. I honestly felt that I was wandering through a supernatural forest seeking answers to questions that only the spirits knew. Don't even get me started on how eerily creepy the game was, especially since when I first started playing I hadn't been aware that it was a horror game. Your second time through the game only adds to this as you learn A LOT about the events of the game through a second individual's eyes.

If you're looking for an atmospheric, creepy puzzle game with a deep storyline, look no further. Year Walk is worth a playthrough!
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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
This game is pretty creepy, look at the Enviroment, foggy in the snow wasteland like


got jumpscared after solving puzzle >w>

so creepy ;w;
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