Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 95
    The First Tree is an exceptional story of loss and regret. The achievement by the game's one developer, David Whele, cannot be understated. The combination of all the elements of this experience creates one of the most memorable games this year. If you enjoy narrative adventure games then The First Tree is more than worth the two-to-three hours it takes to beat it.
  2. Nov 30, 2018
    85
    The First Tree tells an incredibly personal and melancholy story about the loss of a loved through the eyes of a fox within a dream world. Wandering through beautiful, abstract worlds, you learn the narrator’s story as the fox searches for her missing kits. It has a surprising number of platformer elements, given the nature of the game, but doesn’t distract from the beautiful story within this short exploration game.
  3. Dec 8, 2018
    80
    Everything aside from the story is simplistic, but it doesn’t matter if the puzzles are non-existent or that the graphics are basic, because The First Tree packs an emotional narrative and is a game that every indie fan should play as a result.
  4. Dec 17, 2018
    65
    The First Tree hits and misses; hits in terms of story and soundtrack, misses as far as the clumsy controls, useless puzzles and messy technical aspects are concerned.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 10, 2019
    8
    You can play this game in a 2 hours span. The story is pretty good and feels personal. It's easy to relate to. I like the graphics. TheYou can play this game in a 2 hours span. The story is pretty good and feels personal. It's easy to relate to. I like the graphics. The vegetation isn't always accurate but there is a reason for that. There isn't much to do apart moving the story. The jumping mechanic isn't very elegant or fluid and there is basically 2 small puzzles. I like the music and the atmosphere in the game. Considering it's a game made by 1-2 persons, it's a nice piece of work. I give it a 78%. And thanks for the nice story. Full Review »