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Critic Reviews

TruePCGaming - "It is hard to believe that two college students put a game together that rivals one of the best Zelda games out there in the 2D plain, but somehow they out-Miyamoto’ed Miyamoto"

Mash Those Buttons - "Sean Hogan and Jonathan Kittaka have made magic with this game, creating a world that I could be afraid to enter but never want to leave...The locations are vibrant and detailed, going to all manner of different places...[the music] can take the visual mood and shift it into territory that pixel art shouldn't be able to inhabit...I know we're only in February, but this has Game of the Year written all over it."

PC Gamer - "Anodyne can be as funny and charming as Link’s Awakening on occasion, but the overall tone is one of unease, with a subtle malevolence – the ‘something seems a bit off here’ factor – reminiscent of the indie horror Lone Survivor. Meaning is elusive, but themes and motifs soon begin to take form, in a game that feels increasingly personal the more you burrow into it."

Metacritic Reviews

Game Summary

In Anodyne, you explore and fight your way through nature, urban and abstract themed areas in the human Young's subconscious, evoked by a 16-bit-era visual style and a moody, dream-like soundtrack.

Key Features

  • An adventure through a meticulously crafted world representative of parts of the human Young's subconscious
  • 70 + minutes of music accompany the over 20 nature, abstract, and urban influenced areas.
  • Explore a diverse set of monster and trap-filled dungeon

System Requirements


Operating System: Windows XP or higher
Processor: 2.0 GHz+ Processor (single core or more)
Memory: 1 GB Memory
Hard Disk: 100 MB HD Space


Operating System: text
Processor: 2.0 GHz+ Processor (single core or more)
Memory: 1 GB Memory
Hard Disk: 100 MB HD Space


Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04+ recommended (must support Adobe AIR 2.6)
Processor: 2.0 GHz+ Processor (single core or more)
Memory: 1 GB Memory
Hard Disk: 100 MB HD Space

User Reviews

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Anodyne is a very good indie game, an almost faithful depiction (If possible) to the dreaming experience, with interesting desig...ns and retro style, it might not have much story, but that makes it a little more faithful to the dream experience it tries to represent


Anodyne is a very strange game... When you look at it or when you first play it you get the feeling that it is an old game, simi...lar to Zelda in some ways. The music is actually pretty charming and relaxing while you're exploring around. The gameplay is nothing spectacular nor does it have any unique mechanics, it is solid, it works, it basicly puts you on a quest to gather a bunch of cards in order to unlock certain doors and defeat certain bosses until you reach the final boss. Now what really intrigues me about the game is the actual storyline, as soon as you start the game you are given the task to fight the Briar who has spread the Darkness across the land but the more I played and progressed throughout the game the more I got confused. In the end I kinda got the feeling that Anodyne tells the story of 2 friends along with their upsides and downsides in their relationship. It's really weird and odd, hard to understand to me atleast. In the end I think that Anodyne has it's own merit and it's actually a pretty good title but only because of the story in my honest opinion.


Best way to describe the game is a combination of Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Earthbound. Great Zelda like exploratio...n and dungeon puzzle solving with the soundtrack and weird dialog stylings a la Earthbound really make this game quite enjoyable throughout it's 4-5 hour length. It's a bit short, but there is a cool mechanic introduced after the game is beaten that opens the map even further and adds some post game content.
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