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 (40 reviews) - 65% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (258 reviews) - 78% of the 258 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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Mixed (40 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (258 reviews)
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Irene the Henherd
( 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.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Karuchi-GM
( 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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Mcl_BlueMadness
( 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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Kyleinspace
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
When you know whats gonna happen, but it still punches you right in the feels
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Bishop
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game should be called W. because thats what you press 90% of the game play.
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EggManZ
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Does require a bit of patience, but I'd say it pays off. I can tell someone put their heart in this game, and I thought it had a touching story.
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alison
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Beyond Eyes is a spectacularly good walking sim. Unusually it's third-person instead of first-person, but because of the setup this actually works really well. You play a young blind girl looking for her cat. This provides a very original take on the "fog of war" mechanic, guiding the protagonist around an unknown world, sharing in her journey of discovery, her fear and delight. Each step fills a little more of the canvas; Monet in action. As well as unfolding in color and movement, the story is told through excellent sound effects, music and fragments of a pan-European pidgin that should evoke familiarity across the continent. Well-paced, beautiful, touching, inspirational... If you like walking sims, definitely pick this up.
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Gnarfenstein
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
The premise of this game sounded really interesting to me and I was ready to like this game a lot. Unfortunately, I ended up being pretty disappointed. The story is very minimal and linear. I haven't unlocked nearly all the achievements yet - and I don't think I will - but for the most part I felt rather bored, slightly frustrated at getting stuck/lost at times. The emotional, compelling, beautiful experience that a lot of people described didn't happen for me. I like the visuals, though. The visualization in water colors is a cute idea and fitting to the protagonist.
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KRIS
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
if you can find a video of someone "playing" this game i recomend you watch it before spending any money on it.

imagine if there was a game that had no run button and you had to walk very slowly around in circles to see the path you are walking on
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DuLLaHan
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
I understand why kids don't like this one - but understand - this is more of an emotional experience than a game. I'd compare it to the Stanley Parable - minus the sense of humor.

That aside - WOW!

What an experience! It's beautiful, emotional and amazing.
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26 of 45 people (58%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Daredevil meets Dora, the Explorer.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Beyond Eyes is not a game, and it is;
it's not a graphic novel, and it is;
it's not a walking simulator it is, a very slow walk. I hope that has saved you some time, but if you are looking for a game that will change you, please join me. By their very nature video games change your world, sometimes they train you in keyboard mashing or in bad physics , always involving explosives. Beyond Eyes is a "game" that belongs in a genre of the kind of games that change your outlook. I call these contemplative games. The story starts with Rae, a young girl, around 8 or 9 by my guess, and blind.
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Created by Tiger and Squid, Beyond Eyes took over 2 years of solo work until being adopted by Team17 (of Worms fame.) Published on Xbox , PC and Playstation4 in August 2015 the game is intended to create empathy, and to experiment with the act of exploring one's environment. It's the exploring of a blind person executed in beautifully rendered watercolours, clean pastels on a muted back cloth of white which lends itself to the empathy experience that any game making it into this genre must have. You play as Rae, but soon I felt I was not playing as the young girl, but rather playing the part of the one thing glaringly missing, the parent. A parent who should be protecting what was once a promising and outgoing child but now damaged and terribly alone in the world.
[h1Empathy builds[/h1]
The sense of being alone is very strong in the game and it is personified in the appearance of a stray ginger cat whom Rae names Nani. Some people have drawn lots of conclusions from Nani's name or behaviour or meaning, but to me she is just a gentle but aloof cat. Nani appears in Raes' life just at the point when she is suddenly alone, and attempts to draw your character out of their shell by doing what cats do. The cat doubles as a kind of symbol, but Nani introduces you to the idea that a blind persons world is built using sound and smells. Which is why Nani smells like and behaves like a stray ginger cat. Wandering off and luring you through the garden gate into the exploring part of this game. The exploring mechanics introduces and uses an element that creator Sherida Halatoe capitalizes upon to emphasise the sensation of blindness. Your world as a blind person (and Raes' broken social life) is very small, and as you explore you must rebuild these 2 and at the same time overcome obstacles. You will get lost as you explore and search for Nani, and even temporarily stuck because you have to feel your way about because Raes' vision is built using sound. Sound which misleads her sometimes, resulting in some surprises and fun and leading to frustrations too. The game is played at a slow walking pace, I mean blind people can run, but the way the world fades slowly back to white after she passes, and the slow exploring speed really make you feel blind and trapped. You cannot move fast enough to rebuild the fading surroundings, and at one point it rains which literally washes away the beautiful watercolour rendered world. I started to feel a sense of urgency at this point and got totally hooked.

https://youtu.be/INtGtEeyyFk

Sound-scape
But even before this all, the game fell down for me. Just a few minutes into the game that will keep you busy for about 2 hours (more if you explore fully) I decided to see if closing my eyes would work. The sound-scape is really good, with chapters or stages are introduced with some brilliant piano work to compliment the mood. But the sound has holes, little things like a fountain that does not sound like a fountain if you approach it from the wrong side. Different walking surfaces are accurately rendered in the sound-scape with grass crunching giving way to the hard sound of stone and a crunch of gravel. But then the woodpecker at the bottom of the yard sounds out the same toc toc toc with no natural variations. Subtle environmental sound hardness changes and depth or echoes is another thing I expected to hear too, but to be fair I've not experienced in all but high budget games anyway. But these are made up for by the huge variety of sounds, smells and locations you must explore and the fact that Rae does not find a gun or a sword. Which would have come in handy in some of the threatening situations she finds herself in. Which is why I liked this game. I hope I've not given anything away, and helped you to decide if it's your kind of game. Creator Sherida Halatoe has added a few other elements to the game and story, but I'll leave you to find them.

Verdict
Wait for a special on th game.

Artwork 5/5
SoundTrack 4/5
Plot 4/5
Playability 5/5
Value 3/5
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
At first I couldn't see where this game was going, but in hindsight it was very beautiful.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I understand why kids don't like this one - but understand - this is more of an emotional experience than a game. I'd compare it to the Stanley Parable - minus the sense of humor.

That aside - WOW!

What an experience! It's beautiful, emotional and amazing.
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Don't play this game in the dark. It's super slow so it takes a while to beat each level and when you're looking at unexplored places from a distance, it's mostly blinding-white, so prolonging your playtime might be bad for your eyes.
Also, the price of the game can't exactly be justified if the game itself is not providing all that much. I bought this game for two dollars so I obviously got my money's worth.
The art style doesn't seem to be my cup of tea. I suppose the devs are trying to make the world simulate Rae's imagination, but while they don't give the option to switch over to realistic-looking textures, expect yourself to be in a land of painted canvases.
It's difficult to say whether or not I should recommend buying the game because I didn't buy it directly from steam, but maybe if you know where to find it for two dollars, I'd say give this game a try.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This is a touching interactive story that brought forth a lot of emotion. Relaxing, enjoyable, and well worth a few hours of your time to experience. Beautiful art, music, and overall design.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
The premise of this game sounded really interesting to me and I was ready to like this game a lot. Unfortunately, I ended up being pretty disappointed. The story is very minimal and linear. I haven't unlocked nearly all the achievements yet - and I don't think I will - but for the most part I felt rather bored, slightly frustrated at getting stuck/lost at times. The emotional, compelling, beautiful experience that a lot of people described didn't happen for me. I like the visuals, though. The visualization in water colors is a cute idea and fitting to the protagonist.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
When you know whats gonna happen, but it still punches you right in the feels
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