The Graveyard is a very short computer game. You play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song. It's more like an explorable painting than an actual game. An experiment with poetry and storytelling but without words.
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Overall:
Mixed (407 reviews) - 61% of the 407 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 21, 2008

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About This Game

The Graveyard is a very short computer game. You play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song. It's more like an explorable painting than an actual game. An experiment with poetry and storytelling but without words.

Buying the full version of The Graveyard adds only one feature, the possibility of death. The full version of the game is exactly the same as the trial, except, every time you play she may die.

System Requirements

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    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Hard disk space: 50 MB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ or ATI™ Radeon® Video Card (no integrated graphics)
    • Sound: Any sound
    • DirectX® Version: 9.0c
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or G5
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics: GeForce or Radeon x6xx type or better
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
    • Sound:
    If the game crashes or hangs on startup, please disable Steam Community In-Game in the game's properties.
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Hard disk space: 50 MB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ or ATI™ Radeon® Video Card (no integrated graphics)
    • Sound: Any sound
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Overall:
Mixed (407 reviews)
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maskhide
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
That should be free. It's a demo pure and simple.
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thainen
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Tale of Tales never made commercially successful or critically acclaimed games. It never even made very good games.
It just made games that changed the way other game developers saw and made their games.
This is where it started, folks. This is where the village sequence from Uncharted 2 comes from. This is where walking simulators were born.
You don't really need to play Tale of Tale's games, since the other game devlopers inspired by their work made much better. But if you review or make games professionally -- this is a place you really need to visit and pay respects. You won't even need to press X for that.
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Traxadel
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
I haven't reached the bench. She died
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amylee4000
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
At some point in the life, the death came to all of us... A beatiful short game about the last moment, the moment that someday everyone take..
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snedr
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 21
Another 'art' game. Short, largely pointless and definitely not worth anywhere near 4.99.
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CaptainKindness
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
BOOOOO!!!!!!!
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Badger of Tzeentch
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
An old lady visits a graveyard and sits on a bench.
A non-ironic 10/10. This game absolutely nails what it tries to do.
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Coil_Whine
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Short artgame, but perhaps too short to recommend. Also the regular price is $5 which is WAY too high for a 12 minute game.
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( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Best Game Ever.
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Arremelle
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This is an little artistic program, it could'nt be classed as a game.

Pros
- Good animation
- Good sound effects of the wind & Trees
- Runs at 230-240 FPS on a good graphics card (not that it needs to)

Cons
- No way to quite back to windows, have to Alttab then right click close
- Trees are poor, 5 or 6 flat planes layered over each over which rotate. Sprites would have been better.

I cannot make it to the end as I got stuck on the bench. The lady refuses to lift her head and get up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Tale of Tales never made commercially successful or critically acclaimed games. It never even made very good games.
It just made games that changed the way other game developers saw and made their games.
This is where it started, folks. This is where the village sequence from Uncharted 2 comes from. This is where walking simulators were born.
You don't really need to play Tale of Tale's games, since the other game devlopers inspired by their work made much better. But if you review or make games professionally -- this is a place you really need to visit and pay respects. You won't even need to press X for that.
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170 of 200 people (85%) found this review helpful
168 people found this review funny
Recommended
130.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
Glitch through the fence and walk to KFC.

10/10
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220 of 277 people (79%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
I liked the part where i sat down
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174 of 215 people (81%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Recommended
16,883.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2012
better than bad rats
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315 of 418 people (75%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
378.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
Pro bro gaymen tip: if you stay more than 60 minutes in the same spot a hellish Rick Astley and Pelvis Presley will emerge from a grave while a cybernetic Robo-Adolf Hitler will teleport by your side pulling you into a time-traveling dumpster that will take you to the year of 3651 where you will defend earth and fight hoards of diaper wearing devil babies. THERE is where the real game begins. Its trouble in diaper town, and this time grandma is taking no prisoners.
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174 of 227 people (77%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
Recommended
334.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
i've played this game for hundreds of hours and it just never gets old
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134 of 170 people (79%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
These guys are seriously charging $5 for this garbage? When you look at this store page, you're not watching a trailer. That's a full walkthrough, because that's literally all you can do. You walk in a straight line, sit on a bench, listen to a song with subtitles on, and walk the f**k out. Game over.

Yet despite how small this game is (at 47 Mb), they still couldn't even make it run properly. It skip and jitters almost constantly, and it's not just me. You can even see it in their "trailer". Not to mention the fact that when I played it, the old woman's animations glitched and I was unable to get up from the bench (or so I thought. Turns out that spending $5 let's the old lady kick the bucket while sitting on the bench). How f*****g incompetent do you have to be to make a game (and I'm being generous by calling it that) that's only 5 f*****g minutes long and still have it run like garbage and experience glitches? I saw the flat 2d tree decals disappear in fron of my eyes multiple times, and the shadows appear to be doing something which can only be described as "sh*****g themselves".

I'm so happy that this was gifted to me as a joke because if I had paid even a penny for this pretentious mound of dog s**t, I probably would have shot somebody. I can understand attempting to make an artistic statement with a game but there's nothing here to begin with. The only emotion this envoked was confusion. And not at anything that I played, I was just confused as to how the hell this got released.

I never thought that I would look at a game and genuinely regret wasting time on it, but congratulations "Tale of Tales", you did it.
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155 of 204 people (76%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,226.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2014
I was in a graveyard just like the one depicted in this game only a couple of years ago. There was even an old woman limping slowly up the pathway to a bench. I pushed her over, laughed and ran away but, having played this game, I think if the same situation occurs again in the future I'll simply sing a gibberish song and try to understand her point of view instead.

Games can be so life-changing.
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101 of 124 people (81%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 15, 2014
Watch the video instead, that's the whole game.
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75 of 90 people (83%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
It was all very tragic. By all accounts, grandma went to the cemetary, sat down on a park bench to rest her aching bones, and while listening to a terrible song about the deaths of many other people played by somebody she never really saw, she died....presumably the terrible song actually did her in.

2/10

If somehow her head gets lopped off later on, I will up the score a bit.


p.s. Just play the demo...it is exactly the same game except grandma cant actually die...and the demo is free, which is just the right price for this game.
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