A Story About My Uncle is a first person platforming adventure game about a boy who searches for his lost uncle, and ends up in a world he couldn’t imagine existed. The movement is a crucial part of the games core gameplay – focusing on swinging through the world with a grappling hook that gives the player a wonderful sense of speed and...
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Very Positive (705 reviews) - 93% of the 705 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,328 reviews) - 92% of the 5,328 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 28, 2014

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“It’s some of the most tight and responsive first-person platforming I’ve ever played.”
78 / 100 – PC Gamer

“Propelling yourself from the first-person perspective is consistently breathtaking”
7.75 / 10 – Game Informer

“Everybody needs to play this game!”
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About This Game

A Story About My Uncle is a first person platforming adventure game about a boy who searches for his lost uncle, and ends up in a world he couldn’t imagine existed. Take help of your uncle’s mysterious inventions that let you jump incredibly high and far through beautiful scenery, uncover clues to your uncle’s whereabouts, and meet fantastical creatures that will help you on your journey.

The movement in A Story About My Uncle is a crucial part of its core gameplay – focusing on swinging through the world with a grappling hook that gives the player a wonderful sense of speed and freedom. Soar through a game world with a unique art style and a mysterious story that unravels before you.

Key features

  • Grappling hook: An empowering mechanic that gives you a sensation of speed, flow and vertigo like you’ve never experienced before.
  • Explore the world: Visit a wonderful and exciting world - from paradisal caves, to lost civilizations and harsh, mystical landscapes.
  • Emphasis on story: While searching for your uncle you will meet creatures with stories and fates of their own. Take your time to explore the world to dig deeper into the narrative.
  • Non-violent: A Story About My Uncle is a First Person game, but it is driven by non-violent gameplay and a heavy emphasis on story and atmosphere.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible, 1024MB VRAM+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
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Banana Shisha
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Your Uncle dies in the end
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A Nice Neighbor
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Amazing game. 10/10 would recommend. Beautiful story and a heartwarming adventure.
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LITTLE MAN
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
can i have a refund
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Patrick Nipples
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Just beat it. its too short needs more content but overall it is truly a masterpiece
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Flaming Wafer
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Wow, this game has to be one of the best and most pleasurable games I have ever played/experienced. Everything about is amazing, the story, game play, and scenery. It is hard to pick what is best about the game because everything about it is just amazing. You feel connected with all the characters and feel like you are the main character. The game play is so much fun, it is not too hard but still gives you a challange and it is so much fun to go over a big jump, make a sick hook, or just barely get to the next point. The scenery is just amazing, around every corner you will be faced with a breath taking view that is screen shot worthy. I think that the price for the game is good, however you will only get about three hours of game play. Overall I would recommend this to anyone, someone just starting to game, or someone who is more hardcore but is looking for a few hours of a relaxing experience. 5 stars, Great job
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ColiKong
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game was short but deep, the gameplay was exciting as well as the story. Very Emotional.
8/10
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Phobocaster
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Graphic is on very high level, playable and very nice game...highly recommend
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wing$
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A bit short, but VERY NICE game! <3
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SubFocus
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This is truly a master piece. The whole game is just amazing... Beautiful worlds and story, It feels like you are in a dream. This is definitely in my top 3 games.
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Doona Istel
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game was amazing! My only regret was that I finished it in three hours. I really hope they make a follow up game with the same kind of gameplay, as this is the first time I've seen a platformer like this. The story made me shed a tear and some of the graphics were truly beautiful. I recommend this to anyone and everyone!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
48 of 54 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
short but great and beautiful game!
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Easily one of my favourite games of all times. An experience actually, rather than a game - a great experience. I've never played anything like it, something about this game is so charming and hypnotising. And it's not just the graphics (which are by the way flippin' great) but the overall atmosphere and story, it keeps you wanting to come back. Love it!
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82 of 126 people (65%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
amazing game and leafy brought me here
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I just finished this game and I must say, while it is a short game and you would not have a problem finishing it in one sitting, I believe it deserved at least a 80 on metacritic and they where a little harsh on this game for it to receive 73. The graphics are stunning which goes great with the intersting and unique movement system and plot line. Overall I think you will be very well satisfied spending $12 on this game. And to the devs, you all did great on this game and I think I speak for the magority who have played this game, PLEASE make some sort of sequel to this game and if you do, please make it a little bit longer. But still, great game.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This is an amazing game, good stuff
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Ok not gonna put it lightly, it only had about 2 hours worth of gameplay. Which was dissappointing. NOW after saying that I will say this is one of those games that you complain about it being to short because you want more of it. This game gave me the feeling of Dear Esther with the mechanics of Mirrors Edge. The visuals are absolutely stunning. The gameplay itself is very fluid and nice. The only con is, is myself wanting more from a game that is already perfect. Great game, will play through again multiple times.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
The graphics are really stunning esp. the art style! The controls are quite good and the game runs pretty dang great !

The story is amazing however short!

Pros: amazing graphics/art, Really good story, Controls

not good or bad: very repitive at times. =====> keep in mind its a physics based game thats hinged around story and parkour

Cons: the game should be a bit longer but if you see the game on sale snatch it up

overall great game thats held back by the overall game legnth more then anything and somewhat lack of exploration!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
A Story About My Uncle takes you along on fun but short story. You relive a story you´re telling your daughter about how you went out and searched for your Uncle. The game has amazing graphics and a great atmosphere. And while grappling yourself trough the world it´s really tempting to just stop and watch the scenery for a moment. The world is interesting and keeps you guessing what it really is from time to time, but sadly never really explains it. The mechanics of the game are fun and exist mainly out of your grappling hook and your jumping boots. The game doesn´t really have much replay value unless you are going for all the achievements which can be hard to get, after completing the game i still have 0 achievements.

Overall, i can highly recommend this game to those who are looking for a short and interesting game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Increadible game, only spent 11 hours on it yet it seemed like this game was better than anyother long games ive ever played. Its creative stories and sceneries got me the most.
11/10 would play again and fall in love with it again and play it till the end.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Cute story and fun game.

Can't play it without being called Leafy or a Cyberbully though.
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