OXENFREE App Reviews

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This Game is Amazing

This game is absolutely amazing the story, visuals and effects are mind blowing. I also like that everything you say or do changes the ending of the story. Because of that, I have played it many times and have found exciting every single time.

Love this game, Butt...

I love this game, it is extremely well made, but please update this game for iPhone X. I haven’t finished it, but it is extremely hard to see anything when it is so tiny on this screen.

Stuck with the annoying background music (revised)

After 10 minutes - past the early stages of the game - the music transforms into something melodic and engaging...but that becomes an afterthought. The game is so engaging. In one word it’s amazing. But don’t get me wrong, you either love it or hate it. There won’t be a middle ground. I loved it. Worthy of five stars. Thanks for creating this. Five minutes into the game, and I am already having a headache from the crap music. Some like to keep the music on in their games, I don’t. Give me the option to shut it off. Visuals are great so far. Story seems engaging. But until I can only hear the sound effects and dialogues, and nothing but, one star is more than enough.

It’s so good!

This game is so good! When I saw it, I contemplated buying it for $4.99. I was scared the money would go to waste, but it hasn’t. The game gives me some Life is Strange vibes. The graphics are amazing. Tbh, the game kinda scares me, but in a way that I wanna keep playing. The only issue that I have with the game is how fast the speech bubbles disappear. Like I’m a very slow reader so it’s hard to pick what to say when the speech bubbles disappear fast. Other than that, I love the game so much.

Nifty, but worthless

You can get similar, albeit lower budget, experiences on Newgrounds for free It’s a beautiful, lovely interactive piece, but there are much better ways to spend your money. Don’t believe me? Try replaying this once a week, start to end. It’s not a game, it’s a movie. A tediously paced indie movie. The world can do with less of this B to blow kind of game-lite design. You can scroll through the store right now and find games made 10 years ago with better replay value. All you get here is a voicing tech demo and cutscenes. All you’re doing is choosing ending cutscenes. The biggest interactive element of this app is what amounts to QTE, only there’s no timing involved. Save your cash for something that you’ll spend more than 2 hours on.


I am surprised by all the high ratings. I found it to be boring. It’s basically like watching tv but you get the randomly pick things for your character to say. Good graphics but it’s slow going. If you want someone to narrate a story for you then this is for you. If you like to play games involving puzzles or strategy then this is going to be a dud.

Not a fan

First thing the music is some sort of European techno junk, and it’s louder than the dialogue. Second, I am just to the beach and am tired of listening to the adolescent babble. Thirdly, am playing on an iPhone and the characters are drawn with just a few pixels. Not liking it so far but will give it another try after enough time has passed for me to get over paying $5 for it. Edit: I don’t think this is a game, it is more of an interactive story.

iPhone X support?????

Where’s the iPhone X support. Incredibly disappointed to buy this and open the app to a little screen. I hope they patch this so it can look good on iPhone X

I just want more

Love this game so much, it is interesting and spooky and cool. Just wish it was like 20 times longer!

This game... THIS game.

So, if you’re like me, you only buy app games once every couple of months, if that. But when you do, you spend a looooong time trying to find juuust the right one, so you don’t waste this golden opportunity of spending for pleasure. I wanted something with heart, with a strong story, multidimensional characters, and, most importantly, the ability to unnerve me. Lemme tell you: I found all that, and much more. It was difficult for me to even go to sleep after starting it. I had to force myself to put it down, and immediately gravitated towards it once I was awake again. And playing it at night? BONUS. Totally unnerved me, to the point I had to make one of my pet rats accompany me downstairs to get some water in the dark, put him on my shoulder and told him to play lookout. This game was sending chills down my spin, delicious, spin-tingling chills. I love being scared in the way this game does so well. And now that I’ve finished it for the first time? I want to start all over and try for another ending. It’s all so intriguing, that playing again for new results feels like a fresh adventure and not a chore. If you enjoy unnerving stories, Poltergeist, Stephen King, Stranger Things, scary stories to tell in the dark, and the like, then you’re gonna love this game. And yes, it’s worth the $4.99.

iPhone X update?

Really liking this game so far. Just wish it was optimized for the iPhone X. Would look much better if it used the entire screen.

More of a choose your own adventure than a game

It’s ok with good graphics, but gameplay is frustratingly slow to progress (could they at least run faster or stop babbling?!) and you don’t need to use your brain. Basically nothing much happens and literally every “puzzle” is solved exactly the same way. If not for the language, an 8 year old could play. It’s a video game version of a creepy choose your own adventure book. Good if you’re into that, many may be, but it doesn’t hold my interest. I am halfway done (mostly because I keep hoping for more to happen) but I won’t finish.

Please fix the crashing!

ETA: Several months later and no response and no update. Don't waste your money for this mobile game. It's definitely worth picking up on other platforms, which I have done since no one checks the reviews here! I want to give this a 5-star rating because it is a phenomenal game and I'm so impressed with how well crafted this game translates into playability for an iPhone. Unfortunately, I have been unable to play beyond 5AM.

Game crashes

I really, REALLY love this game. Unfortunately, I can't finish it because it keeps crashing. I entered the Facilities, it crashed, and now I can't even open it anymore. Please fix! I want to know how it ends! iPhone 6 iOS 11.2.5

Great game crushes to much

It’s awesome and I was really into it but, it crushed several times which is fine but this time at the end of the game it crushes and doesn’t work no matter how many times I’ve closed the game and reopen it I’m not happy I spent money on this game it’s been out this long and it doesn’t work

Very very happy 😊💛💛

I normally never write reviews, but this game is so moving I just had to. OXENFREE is not only gorgeous and has an amazing soundtrack, it also has really interesting game play, plot, and game mechanics. If you are loving for a cute indie game that is both insanely charming and terrifying at the same time, you’ve found your game ! 😊🙌🏻

Amazing Game!

I played his game when I was ten, and it was amazing. It’s rare wen there’s a game that boys and girls can both play, especially role playing. I can’t even tell you how many goosebumps or adrenaline rushes this app gave me!

love love LOVE this game

I know that mostly everyone is giving this game 5 stars, but I couldn’t help myself. It really is THAT good. I love how it features different options that can entirely change the outcome of the story. I’m not very fond of action games where you have to fight a villain or whatever. I mean there is still someone out there to get them and (never mind I really don’t want to spoil it). Instead, this game offers complex puzzles, smooth animation, engaging characters, and an intriguing story. Like I mean a REALLY intriguing story (and some backstory as well). I’ve tried to find other games like it, but failed to. There are very few games that are even remotely close to how good this game is. But my point is: Play. The. Game. (Like seriously you should)

it's not full screen and optimized

it's not full screen and optimized for iPhone x. Plz fix it


I loved this game!! It was super fun and kept me entertained. The characters are interesting and the story line is intriguing. It took me about 3-4 hours to finish. It’s not scary scary, but is just creepy enough to keep you on edge. The entire game was wonderfully done. The only complaint I might have is that sometimes when you’re getting from place to place it takes a long time to get there, so if there was as option to have them run faster that’d be helpful. But that doesn’t take away from the gameplay or story.

Music option please

It really bugs me that I sent a personal email to the developer regarding this problem , but no response came . If you don’t listen to music or find it annoying , then don’t buy this game . The music is so high that you can’t concentrate on what the characters r saying . Fix it please . I don’t even see why my request is so hard . Giving an option like that wouldn’t harm anyone !


This game is fantastic! For some reason it gives me limbo vibes with a pinch of life is strange. Besides this game is a masterpiece and has a great storyline with gorgeous art.


This game is marketed as a “choose your story” but the story is heavily guided. If you choose the wrong way you have to restart the entire level and try the other options in hope of picking the right one. What’s worse is that I am now stuck at a checkpoint that is not allowing me to pass. I’m not provided with the information and dialogue needed to complete the level and am not allowed to try a different level. Not worth 5 dollars.

Finished and I love it!

Update: OMG! I wish this story was longer!!! Or had multiple chapters!!!! It was so incredible. I want to play it again but I already know how it happens 😩 but really a great story. Loved every second. —————————————— I’m no where near finished, but this game is AMAZING. I have not been able to stop! The storyline is so incredible. It’s made me jump a couple of times. I wish there were more ways to describe how great it is. Definitely worth the purchase!

Excellent but not relaxing

The game is great and the graphics are everything. However, it is very challenging and not the first game to go to, if you just want something easy with nice graphics

Won't download on my iPad

I paid for the game and it won't download on my iPad, which is up to date. This NightSchool company seems to have zero customer service. What do I do?

Best game I’ve ever played

This is by far the best game I’ve ever played. I would love to see so much more. Maybe a second game which would be part two. I would also love to see more horror/mystery in it. I’ve told so many people I know about how amazing this game is. I hope to see a part 2 soon.

Amazing game with one problem

The IPhone 5s and 6 problem you said was fixed with the last update is still there. Every time I go to enter the cave at the end of the game it crashes. I've tried restarting my phone and even making different choices leading up to that point but it always crashes in the same spot. I don't want to discourage people from getting the game though, because the story is still amazing and the game play is very unique. I hope this can be fixed soon.

Good, but the loading...

The loading takes forever. That’s my only problem. The black screen that says OXENFREE on it between scenes? I think it’s up for a ridiculous amount of time.. Otherwise, I’m completely addicted even though I don’t like paranormal/creepy games!

Simply perfect game

Highly recommended to all who enjoy a wonderfully made adventure game


This game is a really good game and it’s one of my favorite games. Took up most of my space but I’m fine with that😂. But a thing I really want to be included in this game is a new campaign of sorts. Like maybe update it and add a new story, with new characters but still linking to the old ones. I’m probably just dreaming but anyways it’s rlly fun.

I phone x compatibility

Do you think you guys could update it to wrap around the I phone x’s screen?

Reporting late game crash

Ok so im loving this to death and really wish I can rate it a 5 star due to its awesome characterization and graphic quality (mostly). But Im experiencing this late game crash, and I cannot fully enjoy this game if I can't finish it. Im playing on an Iphone 6s. It happened after Alex and Jonas connected the radio with the station broadcast thing where Nona and Ren were at and we were heading towards the bomb shelter, just as I entered Epiphany Field (from the bridge stand i think), the game crashed, forcefully kicking me out of the game. I've tried 5 times but it kept crashing. Can this be fixed? If not can I get my money back? Or do I have to contact Apple for this? I've also sent an email to Oxenfree support.

Annoying music

How do I turn off the annoying background music.....I hate music playing in a game

Great game but...

The game itself is amazing. I love the graphics and the story line but it keeps crashing. At first it wasn't a huge problem for me but now it keeps crashing at the science that I'm in. Can you fix that please?

Best game ever (read all)

This is literally the best game ever, suspenseful, entertaining, thrilling, beautiful, creepy, fun, addictive. the graphics we’re amazing and the scrip was amazingly written. The voices of the cast were to well fit. When it was over it was really sad cuz it was an amazing game. You guys need to add on another series!!!! Please!!!! (5 dollars for only one series seems sorta expensive and unreasonable) i hope you guys decide to write more of these ;) and maybe let us choose what character to be. But I loved this game so much

Absolute Masterpiece

This game is absolutely amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it. It is a MUST HAVE.

Love it!

This game is really cool and interesting I definitely recommend getting it!


I'm really upset and frustrated. This game would be getting 5 stars if I could've finished it. When I try to enter the cave in the bomb shelter, it kicks me out of the game. I've tried three times. I really hope this is fixed soon so I can finish it.

Basically interactive novel

This is not for someone who wants to actively (while sitting on their couch) solve puzzles, interact with stuff, etc. Story is told through characters while you walk around. It’s got a great graphics and the story’s cool but you don’t really do anything. Also some of the characters talk too much, holy cow.

When will great to iPhone X

When will have full screen

Needs audio controls, longer response time for dialogue

I’m struggling to get into this game as I find it difficult to keep up. The music overwhelms the dialogue since there are no volume controls. In addition, the time given to engage in conversations is too short.

Best IOS game I’ve crossed so far

This game is amazing. The story is incredible it has decent graphics and fantastic endings. The choices of the game really changes the story, I like that A LOT. How you can repeat the story and to change the ending over and over is the best part of the game and especially how they made the main character(Alex) taking fault of the whole problem when it wasn’t was a great idea. I would recommend this game to people 12 and older.

Didn’t waste my $$$ on it!

After I read the reviews for Oxenfree I knew I had to have it! It doesn’t disappoint me! Best 5 dollars spent on a game!


Such a boring game. The interpersonal story is uninteresting, to say the least. Excellent graphics and sound, nicely produced. I think it could be a great platform for a more exciting story, sans the awful teenage interpersonal story here.

Do not buy for New Ipad

Accidentally purchased this app intended to but limbo, fought with apple to get refund, still nothing, figured well see if its decent since no refund, what a joke literally no sound no audio at all on ipad 2017.


I was skeptical about this game at first, seeing as I had to purchase it, but this is definitely worth it if you like indie role play games. The art and scenery is beautiful and the story makes the game all the more better. With a hint of the paranormal and spooky events that take place in the story along with the whole teenage feel to the story makes this one of the best games I have ever played.

crashing. please fix the crashing!!

Oxenfree is one of my favorite games of all time. i love the story, i love the characters, i love the concept of using the radio to communicate with the paranormal. i love everything about it, except the crashing. it's basically ruined it for me. i'm so close to the end of the game, probably at the last stage, and the game just crashed. no matter how many times i try, it crashes at the same spot. not only that, you don't have a manual save feature, so i have to go through at least an extra 5 minutes of dialogue to get to the final stage, and the game just crashes again. please, developers, just please fix the crashing bug! i just want to finish your lovely game. if it wasn't for it, i would give 5 stars. just please fix the crashing at the final stage. i'm begging you.

Worth it

Overall the game itself is great... Nice story and very interesting. The characters were all very realistic and there was always a choice that I could pick... Now the choice bubbles are awful. They disappear before a character has finished what they were going to say and if you choose an option before the character finishes then it cuts off the character! So miss your chance to say something or cut off some of the dialogue! Other than that.. Great, beautiful, and the music! The voice acting! PLAY IT WITH HEADPHONES!!!! I will probably go back and play with some fancy headphones to get the ultimate experience. I played the whole thing through in.. at least more than three hours. So it wasn’t too long or short in my opinion. Also has replay ability (obviously) which is definitely a plus! If you are considering this game... BUY IT!

This is the best game ever

It's like.. I don't know what to say, many secrets ending, and I ship Jonas and Alex because I brought Michael back :)

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