Rated 10 out of 10 by TRR23 Amazing
There is no dialogue throughout the entire game, you spend long periods of time walking around in a desert alone (or with somebody else who you cannot speak to), and it takes about three hours to beat the game. So why would somebody ever bother buying this game? It is beautiful, it is touching. It is hard to even call it a video game as it is more like an experience. You play as a cloaked figure with no knowledge of where you are or what is going on. Your only goal is to reach the mountain far off in the distance. The gameplay is great but at times it does get slow at points. The soundtrack is perfect and the graphics are beautiful. And despite being a rather short adventure, a second, third, and even fourth journey are just as enjoyable. Thatgamecompany delivers a simple yet elegant experience like no other. If you are a PS3 owner, you must at least consider getting Journey.
Rated 10 out of 10 by QueenAqua Worth every penny and more...
It's rare that a game has me moved to tears without spending discs building an attachment to the characters and storyline involved. Journey managed to emotionally move me in only two and a half hours with no dialogue whatsoever. The stunning visuals and perfect musical accompaniment make this a rare gem in a sea of so-so and 'meh' games. With literally no direction, barest of tutorials and nothing told, you are drawn into a land and adventure that truly embodies the spirit of gaming as an art form. While I am torn between wanting DLC so as I can revisit this engrossing world, and not wanting more so as to keep it pure and simply 'is', I can say without exaggeration that this game is worth every cent of the small purchase price and then some. You will feel entranced every moment you spend on this Journey, elated at its climax and sorrowfully accomplished at its conclusion.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ThatKidChris Ranks among the top experiences available on PS3
Journey is an absolute must play for any gamer, as well as any non-gamer. Featuring an engaging world, a haunting original score from Austin Wintory, an incredible and beautiful graphical pallet, and an intense understanding of emotion and player interaction, Journey is the best fifteen dollars anyone could ever spend on the Playstation store. Through 3 play-throughs, I've experienced only some minor technical problems and one glitch. The Co-Op is a phenomenal and unobtrusive addition, making each and every Journey unique. Next to Uncharted 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, this the best Playstation 3 game I have ever played, and one of the best games I have ever played across my 16 year gaming career. Journey is fresh, unique, emotional, and extremely engaging and gives me new hope that video games are a sophisticated medium of interactive entertainment.
Rated 9 out of 10 by ICanHazRecon911 Beautiful.
This was a beautiful game. The simplicity of the controls, objectives, graphics, and of the journey itself all make the game not just easy to enjoy, but makes it better overall. My symbolic interpretation of this game made it much more beautiful, and when applied the the amazing multiplayer, made it even MORE beautiful. The ending scene (which I will not spoil) was just so amazing with the two of us, two strangers who met with no names, no communication, and no way to tell who we were. In fact, the partner I was with (For only the last half of the game, yet still an amazing experience) ended up being French or Japanese, speaking that language only. I'm not sure which user it was, but either way, it's a game that reaches across the barriers of language and more advanced communication.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SonWukong Emotionally Stunning Experience
There are some things I hold true in my philosophy of gaming and to be quite honest, this game is almost violating them completely, but what i get is not an abomination I hate, but something else. Don't think this is something face meltingly fun like Rock Man x3 and it has very simple controls that would fit on the NES. Still the gameplay is fun and despite being short I play it everyday again. Everything is beautiful, and despite the fact that it's limited controlling and simple objectives, this game does become very enjoyable though some might not enjoy it. For what its worth this game gets a perfect ten simply because it's something I haven't seen before and with all the stock conventions in the game industry today, this game really stands out in being unique.
Rated 9 out of 10 by csp42199 An amazing game for basically anyone.
I was hesitant to get this game, but my mom convinced me to get it. I was amazed at the game once I downloaded it. I thought it was going to be a basic kid game where you walk around aimlessly trying to find something to do. But, this game is much more than that. I was immersed in a new world of sights and sounds. The music was fantastic as well as the graphics! I was so mad at myself for not getting the game earlier. It truly is a GREAT game for kids and adults alike. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Zenfier Short, Awesome, Beautiful.
My experience with the game was incredible. Even though it was short it was a lot of fun. Some think it has to be a long game to be the best game out there. I also thought that, but after playing this I have a new perspective on games. It doesn't have to be a long game to have fun. I'll still play long games but this one will be in my top 5.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Sy777 RATED M FOR MASTERPIECE
Never before have I felt so lucky to own a Playstation 3. An exclusive actually worth buying. Journey was emotionally moving, the music and the visuals combined generate a one-of-a-kind experience. The story was spectacular. The detail and scenery was the best part. The sun reflecting its light off the sand was absolutely stunning. This game has some good replay value and running into a friendly player who explores with you is awesome. The gameplay was simple and fun. Journey is definitely worth the $15.
Rated 10 out of 10 by KottonKandi Breathtaking!
This game has so much meaning with just a simple game play. Just take your time and see everything. Don't go straight through it please!!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Kegley This game is definitely one great journey.
Journey is the definition of a perfect game. It's simplistic nature is intriguing but the game's world comes alive as you travel further and further. It's amazing to experience a game where you are given zero instruction, zero dialog, and left to discover the world for yourself in your own way. Their seamless multiplayer experience is unlike anything ever before, which all together makes Journey the best game ever made.