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"It's blackening"

Reviewed by / Dec 05, 2012

A rich point and click adventure

While we were wondering why mobile gaming isn't as fertile soil for classical adventure games as it would seem, here it comes Yesterday, created by Spanish developer Pendulo Studios and distributed worldwide by Bulkypix. If Yesterday reminds you of that lovely PC game called Runaway, it's because Pendulo is behind both titles.

Yesterday brings a native interface -especially suitable for tablets- to make gaming experience more enjoyable. However, its best virtue is how deep and rich its storyline is, a truly noir novel in which you actually want to find everything to advance to further stages and how what's going on and why (and who's the assassin by the way). In addition, it's well worthy to have your earphones at hand, because soundtrack is absolutely above average regarding this kind of point-and-click games. The hint system has been delicately designed to let players safely tightrope walk between spoilers and insanity.

You will play alternatively one of the three player characters to unwind the story. Everything around this game has a careful, high quality yet indie touch, from several brush strokes paying homage to the genre to an overall atmosphere of intrigue and mystery. Although there are no gore or nude scenes, there's blood and guts here and there, so this game may not be suitable for children. We'd like a system to choose between a bloody and a milky version of the game, if it isn't much to ask.

Anyway, there's no real reason to not install the free version. Then, it will be up to you whether to upgrade to the complete version.

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Developer's original description available here
"With all the polish of a major, mainstream release, Yesterday is not a game to be missed." (Gamezebo)
"An experience you'll be unlikely to forget." (Joystiq)
"Yesterday will sate the needs of adventure game fans." (Destructoid)
"The game feels like a painting come to life." (Strategy Informer)
"One of the best point-and-click adventure games to come along in recent memory." (Gamezone)
The first thriller by the indie studio that created the million-selling Runaway saga!
A psycho is killing beggars alive in New York. A Y-shaped scar forms in the hands of seemingly unrelated people. The press and the media just don't care, so Henry White, a young NGO volunteer, will be the first to investigate the crimes with his friend Cooper. They are two of the three playable characters in Yesterday, the third being none other than the enigmatic John Yesterday, who is dragged into this twisted plot after his memory is completely wiped.
How far will you go to find out who John Yesterday is?
An adult, noir thriller full of unexpected twists and turns.
A magnificient visual style that mixes videogames, movies and comics.
An innovative interface based on innumerable blow-ups. A perfect game for your tablet!
Useful and well-designed help for players, via a hotspot marker and text hints.
A rich musical score that not only fits but also enhances the story.
A storyline full of discrete references and tributes to movies, series, games, music and novels.

Recently changed in this version

Resolution screen bug fix

Lists with Yesterday

Some lists where this application appears: Games, Reviewed by Anna Grace, Reviewed by Peter Warrior.

Comments and ratings for Yesterday
  • (43)

    by Joshua Girsang on 22/06/2014


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    by gary gaudiano on 21/06/2014

    Great game. Kept freezing though.

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    by Ellie G. on 20/06/2014

    The storyline and overall concept were both well thought out and effective in giving the game a somewhat eerie vibe. Meanwhile, the dialogues, voices, sounds, music, and graphics were okay, if not kinda good. Liked the fact that it's free too. Didn't live up to my expectations though, seeing as I've read and heard a lot of good reviews and feedbacks before trying the game out. But maybe I was just

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    by Danny Wang on 20/06/2014

    Clearly not polished for phone use. Buttons are small and cumbersome. Does not hide notification bar or shortcut bar. Does not automatically rotate screen orientation. All the little things that even the most basic games take into account were completely skipped when this 2012 PC game was ported in. I am pleased with the game, but the obvious laziness ruined it.

  • (43)

    by Matthew Ingham on 20/06/2014

    What are you waiting for?

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    by putri chadijah on 20/06/2014

    I cant stop playing it, so sad it ends so fast

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    by Lin Daugherty on 20/06/2014

    As soon as it gets the the part that you see photos hanging and the person whistling it shuts down!! Would like to play. I'm guessing this problem won't be fixed. There are many people saying they had the same problem bacmmk in January!!! Can u fix it already!?!?! This would definitely cause me NOT to want to buy it :/

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