Beyond Eyes is a modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship. Step by step, uncover an incredible world, carefully guiding Rae, a young blind girl, on a life changing journey.
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Mixed (54 reviews) - 68% of the 54 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (298 reviews) - 77% of the 298 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 11, 2015

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Reviews

“A very clever, very beautiful visual system, promising an intriguing game of environmental and emotional discovery”
The Guardian

“One of the most visually distinct, striking games at E3 2015”
Worth Playing

“Looks stunningly beautiful”
VG24/7

About This Game

Beyond Eyes is a modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship as you carefully guide young Rae on a life changing journey, uncovering an incredible world, step by step. Blinded as a young child, and reluctant to leave the protection of her family home, Rae’s world is once more shattered as Nani, her pet cat, goes missing. Summoning up all the courage she can muster, Rae learns to face her fears and ventures out into the world, to find her best friend.

  • Experience the world from the unique perspective of a young blind girl, as she is faced with the world outside of her parent’s home and the challenges her disability brings.
  • Immerse yourself in a uniquely painted and explorable environment, overlaid with a haunting musical score.
  • On Rae’s journey to reunite herself with her feline friend Nani, you will help Rae make sense of this unfamiliar world, changed in the years since she first lost her sight.
  • Unlock achievements to mark your progress both through the woven story, and with helping Rae grow more comfortable with her surroundings and disability.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-6350
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 6770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: Compatible controllers for Windows are Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers. Other controllers may well work but have not been thoroughly tested.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9.5 Mavericks or later
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 6770
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Compatible controllers for Mac OS are the Sony Dualshock 4 controller. Other controllers may well work but have not been thoroughly tested.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or later
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 6770
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Compatible controllers for Linux / Steam OS are the Sony Dualshock 4 controller. Other controllers may well work but have not been thoroughly tested.
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Recent:
Mixed (54 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (298 reviews)
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Thanatux
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Definitly a game for the patient explorer - slow paced, more focused on the expirienced. Beautiful artwork, fantastic soundtrack, neat story. It's a little too short, though.
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dk
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Beyond Eyes is an underrated game. In my opinion it does not deserve its recent “Mixed reviews” rating. This game feels unique and it certainly is very beautiful.

Our protagonist is a blind girl named Rae who is searching for her missing cat. The main twist of the game is the way the world is presented. You unveil the surroundings only when you get really close. What you see on the screen is what Rae imagines when she hears, smells and feels everything around her. Objects may change form when you get closer because it may sound like something else from the distance. Rain muffles all the sounds and makes navigation difficult.

Beyond Eyes is a “walking simulator” and not everyone is a fan of this genre. Walking and occasional object interaction is all you do. There is no dialog, inventory or fights. No running or jumping either.

The majority of negative reviews complain about:
  1. The game being too short. Yes, it is about 2 hours long (you can squeeze 3-5 out of it if you hunt achievements). Not all the games are meant to be long. I think it’s a perfect length for this kind of game. Took me personally a little over 4 hours to get to 100%.
  2. The character is too slow and cannot run. Well, she is a blind girl, so… duh.
  3. Achievements are easy to miss and require a lot of walking around. Achievements actually encourage exploration? I am okay with that.
  4. Price is too high. That’s a valid point and I agree that $15 is too much for this game. Just wait for a proper sale. It’s still a good game. I’d pay $5 for it easily. At the time of this writing the game is on sale for $3.74.

Overall a very lovely game. If you don’t mind a slow paced relaxing gameplay, don’t skip this one.

PC Specs

Hardware Type
CPU Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30GHz
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
RAM 16GB DDR4
OS Windows 10 PRO
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( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Beautiful art style and a nice story of a girl trying to find her feline friend. The gameplay however is quite clunky and veeeeery slow. The story only last for 1 hour - 2 hours tops and because of this i would recommend buying it in a sale.
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grauekatze
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
YES it is a "walking sim". But it is a unique take on it, given the main girls disability. It is unique, pretty and very emotional. If you seek one of those "experiences" the press keeps going on about then this is for you. Something only a game could pull off.
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Jerry
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I picked this game up at a sale for about 3.25€.

It took me just over two hours to finish and I enjoyed every second of it. The game is very atmospheric, with nice music and beautiful graphics. There isn't much interaction with the world and the story is very simple, but cute.

What this game does best, is make your mind wander. It makes you think about the simple things in life and how lucky you are to have them. I believe this was the main goal of this game and in this it succeeds perfectly.
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stian.rodland
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Simply amazing :)
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King Kranium
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
I really want to recommend this game, but there are a few things about it that are sub-par.

Pros
+Amazing Atmosphere, I think they did a great job of showing the player what it would be like to be blind.
+Visuals are good, the water colored scenery fits really well with the story.
+The music does a great job of setting the tone

Cons
-The character is very slow, which most of the time is fine, it fits with the story and character, but becomes excruciating if you go the wrong way or in some levels have to double back.
-Too short in my opinion for a $15 game, it only took me about 2 hours to finish the story and nothing extra is opened up by doing so(at least not that I am aware of)
-There are 10 achievements for this game, one of which is for completing the game. The others, however, are hidden achievements and the lack of mobility does not make me want to go back in and explore every corner of the game to attempt to unlock the remaining 9 achievements.

Despite my griping, I really like this game, but it isn't something that I can recommend someone pay $15 for, it just isn't worth it. Buy it on sale if you are really interested.
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Hyo
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Beyond Eyes is an Adventure game set in a small rural town.

You are Rae, you became blind after an accident and now you sit alone on your garden all day, since you can't go out and play with other children anymore, but one day, a little cat pays you a visit, the cat keeps coming and you decide to name it Nani. But just like Nani appeared, it stopped coming. Then, you decide to look for it. But, is it safe for a little blind girl to go outside? What might be out there? Why did Nani stop coming?

Since you're blind, you see the world as you approach it and imagine how it would look like, sometimes you're right, some others wrong, also, you walk slowly, sorry DareDevil, not everybody can do it just like you do. Depending on how you feel, the world around you changes to reflect just that. This is a beautiful game, but is not a game for everyone, you have to be very patient and enjoy walking and exploring, otherwise, I'd say its not for you.

★★★★☆ | Liked it
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The™ Baron
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
There's a very beautiful game here, but you'll also have to put up with a very tedious pace. I didn't mind it for the most part, but it does get annoying at times.
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chairmankao
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Pros: Incredibly beautiful game. Like walking through a water color painting that's being drawn.

Cons: Everything else that I would put down to poor design decisions by developers.

It's a pretty lame story, but I don't down-rate for bad stories. Basically, you play a blind girl walking around to find a cat she used to play with that has disappeared.

The world around is a blank canvas that gets colored in as you walk around. There are some cool effects where things get painted when you're further away, like if there is a sound from afar, such as a bell ringing or a babbling brook. Sometimes the girl will hear something and think it's one thing, only to find it is another as she walks closer -- like misinterpreting the sound of a lawn mower for a car.

Anyway, the primary negative aspect of the game that cannot be ignored and ruins the game:

The girl moves sooooo sloooooowlyyyy ...
Yeah, I get that she's blind and cannot be sprinting all over the place like Daredevil, but the pace is ridiculously slow. This is a game, not real life, so the developers could have done a better job managing the balance.

They could have given her a walking stick, which could provide justification for a faster pace. What blind girl walks around aimlessly in new territory without a walking stick? Instead, the poor thing is constantly walking into walls and fences.

The issue of pace is worsened when you need to find a path or backtrack ... the whole thing because incredibly tedious, and I exaggerate you not when I say I started to get headaches the last two times playing this.

I checked other reviews to see how long it takes to complete. A couple of reviews said it takes about two hours. If I was close, I might have finished, but I was at a point where I wanted to throw my controller through the window. I had already played one hour, and another hour may not seem like a lot, but that one hour felt like weeks. Basically, the experience of this game is the OPPOSITE of time flying.

Graphics: 8/10
Gameplay: 0/10

I was fortunate to be gifted this game by a friend. To anyone with this game on your wishlist, I would strongly advise removing it unless you like games that most other people would consider tedious. Not just boring but incredibly, painfully tedious.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game moseys along at a leisurely pace, so it's not for the impatient. :V

That being said, it's pretty interesting if you ARE patient.
The graphics are facinating, like a watercolor painting come to life, and the protagonist is totally adorable.

Oh, yeah, and this game will smack you in the feels too; so if you're a weepy like I am, grab a tissue or three.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Beyond Eyes is an Adventure game set in a small rural town.

You are Rae, you became blind after an accident and now you sit alone on your garden all day, since you can't go out and play with other children anymore, but one day, a little cat pays you a visit, the cat keeps coming and you decide to name it Nani. But just like Nani appeared, it stopped coming. Then, you decide to look for it. But, is it safe for a little blind girl to go outside? What might be out there? Why did Nani stop coming?

Since you're blind, you see the world as you approach it and imagine how it would look like, sometimes you're right, some others wrong, also, you walk slowly, sorry DareDevil, not everybody can do it just like you do. Depending on how you feel, the world around you changes to reflect just that. This is a beautiful game, but is not a game for everyone, you have to be very patient and enjoy walking and exploring, otherwise, I'd say its not for you.

★★★★☆ | Liked it
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This is a perfect example of an idea that was too big for the team that came up with it. It's a great idea: a game from the perspective of a blind girl, where most of the world is white and is revealed as she hears noises and explores. But the execution is extremely lacking. The game has a small handful of interesting mechanics, but even the best of them never live up to their potential. So much more could have been done with the idea of seeing what she's imagining, then discovering what it really is. More could have been done with the way she interacted with the world around her; how cool would it have been if instead of just revealing the environment in a perfect orb around her by merely walking around, you had to reach out and touch things, or actively use sound?

And even when you're being pleasantly surprised by what the game does right, you're bored to tears by its most basic goal: walking around and slowly, SLOWLY revealing things at a snail's pace. It's very obvious that the developers came up with the premise, planted a few small things to do then stretched the whole thing as far as they could. I mean seriously, you move at an absolute crawl with no option to move faster, 90% of your time AT LEAST is spent simply walking and trying to find your way through the story path, and still the game is something like two hours long.

Overall just a disappointing experience that I can't even recommend for the tidbits that I mildly enjoyed. The concept is a great one, but someone else with a bigger budget and/or more creativity needs to have a go at it.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
WARNING: THIS GAME IS NOT FOR IMPATIENT PEOPLE
The movement in this game is a little clunky and very slow. If that sounds like it would drive you nuts, give this game a pass, as it demands patience to be played.

Not that that's out of the way...

Beyond Eyes is a very cutesy game about a blind girl, Rae, looking for her cat, Nani. In order to accomplish this mission, she has to stray farther from her home than she's ever been, brave the unknowns of her neighborhood, face dangerous situations and meet new people.

The game is all about the jorney, as the gameplay amounts to no more than "find your way around the level, occasionally bringing an object somewhere".

To reflect Rae's blindness, the world is hidden from the player, and is only revealed as the player walks around and finds things out. Sometimes, also to reflect Rae's blindness, she will perceive things differently than they really are, based only on how they sound or feel, and only upon further inspection will it be revealed to you what that thing truly was.

Rae will interact with other animals she meets in her jorney to find her cat, and those interactions can be very cute, which could help you better enjoy the game if you're an animal lover. However, some animals are scary, maybe even dangerous, and Rae will refuse to approach them. Are they really dangerous, though?

The graphics are not very impressive on the technical side of things, but the game is visually beautiful, with gorgeously colorful buildings and forests, and the effects used to reveal the world as you explore it further compliment the game's artistic presentation.

Overall, it's a very short game that doesn't overstay it's welcome, it's pretty, it's cute, and it may give you warm fuzzy feelings. Until the bittersweet ending where it will attempt to tearjerk you.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Pros: Incredibly beautiful game. Like walking through a water color painting that's being drawn.

Cons: Everything else that I would put down to poor design decisions by developers.

It's a pretty lame story, but I don't down-rate for bad stories. Basically, you play a blind girl walking around to find a cat she used to play with that has disappeared.

The world around is a blank canvas that gets colored in as you walk around. There are some cool effects where things get painted when you're further away, like if there is a sound from afar, such as a bell ringing or a babbling brook. Sometimes the girl will hear something and think it's one thing, only to find it is another as she walks closer -- like misinterpreting the sound of a lawn mower for a car.

Anyway, the primary negative aspect of the game that cannot be ignored and ruins the game:

The girl moves sooooo sloooooowlyyyy ...
Yeah, I get that she's blind and cannot be sprinting all over the place like Daredevil, but the pace is ridiculously slow. This is a game, not real life, so the developers could have done a better job managing the balance.

They could have given her a walking stick, which could provide justification for a faster pace. What blind girl walks around aimlessly in new territory without a walking stick? Instead, the poor thing is constantly walking into walls and fences.

The issue of pace is worsened when you need to find a path or backtrack ... the whole thing because incredibly tedious, and I exaggerate you not when I say I started to get headaches the last two times playing this.

I checked other reviews to see how long it takes to complete. A couple of reviews said it takes about two hours. If I was close, I might have finished, but I was at a point where I wanted to throw my controller through the window. I had already played one hour, and another hour may not seem like a lot, but that one hour felt like weeks. Basically, the experience of this game is the OPPOSITE of time flying.

Graphics: 8/10
Gameplay: 0/10

I was fortunate to be gifted this game by a friend. To anyone with this game on your wishlist, I would strongly advise removing it unless you like games that most other people would consider tedious. Not just boring but incredibly, painfully tedious.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Beyond Eyes is an underrated game. In my opinion it does not deserve its recent “Mixed reviews” rating. This game feels unique and it certainly is very beautiful.

Our protagonist is a blind girl named Rae who is searching for her missing cat. The main twist of the game is the way the world is presented. You unveil the surroundings only when you get really close. What you see on the screen is what Rae imagines when she hears, smells and feels everything around her. Objects may change form when you get closer because it may sound like something else from the distance. Rain muffles all the sounds and makes navigation difficult.

Beyond Eyes is a “walking simulator” and not everyone is a fan of this genre. Walking and occasional object interaction is all you do. There is no dialog, inventory or fights. No running or jumping either.

The majority of negative reviews complain about:
  1. The game being too short. Yes, it is about 2 hours long (you can squeeze 3-5 out of it if you hunt achievements). Not all the games are meant to be long. I think it’s a perfect length for this kind of game. Took me personally a little over 4 hours to get to 100%.
  2. The character is too slow and cannot run. Well, she is a blind girl, so… duh.
  3. Achievements are easy to miss and require a lot of walking around. Achievements actually encourage exploration? I am okay with that.
  4. Price is too high. That’s a valid point and I agree that $15 is too much for this game. Just wait for a proper sale. It’s still a good game. I’d pay $5 for it easily. At the time of this writing the game is on sale for $3.74.

Overall a very lovely game. If you don’t mind a slow paced relaxing gameplay, don’t skip this one.

PC Specs

Hardware Type
CPU Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30GHz
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
RAM 16GB DDR4
OS Windows 10 PRO
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
I really want to recommend this game, but there are a few things about it that are sub-par.

Pros
+Amazing Atmosphere, I think they did a great job of showing the player what it would be like to be blind.
+Visuals are good, the water colored scenery fits really well with the story.
+The music does a great job of setting the tone

Cons
-The character is very slow, which most of the time is fine, it fits with the story and character, but becomes excruciating if you go the wrong way or in some levels have to double back.
-Too short in my opinion for a $15 game, it only took me about 2 hours to finish the story and nothing extra is opened up by doing so(at least not that I am aware of)
-There are 10 achievements for this game, one of which is for completing the game. The others, however, are hidden achievements and the lack of mobility does not make me want to go back in and explore every corner of the game to attempt to unlock the remaining 9 achievements.

Despite my griping, I really like this game, but it isn't something that I can recommend someone pay $15 for, it just isn't worth it. Buy it on sale if you are really interested.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
There's a very beautiful game here, but you'll also have to put up with a very tedious pace. I didn't mind it for the most part, but it does get annoying at times.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
+ Nice artwork
+ Good premise

- Frustrating, tedious gameplay


It's a cozy little game with some artistic merits, but very frustrating gameplay. It takes forever to move, and the progressive drawing-mechanic, despite its charm and relevance to the story, makes the whole thing even worse. I can't recommend this, especially not at full price. If you enjoy your games at a leisure pace and like the art and/or subject matter enough, there's no harm in picking it up 75+ percent off, but most had best steer clear of this one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
YES it is a "walking sim". But it is a unique take on it, given the main girls disability. It is unique, pretty and very emotional. If you seek one of those "experiences" the press keeps going on about then this is for you. Something only a game could pull off.
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