Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness. The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from your messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you've left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have. A Note: Firewatch is a video game about adults having adult conversations about adult things. If you plan on playing with a younger gamer, that might be good to know going in. Includes A stunningly beautiful wilderness environment that expands as you explore. A tailor-made story: the choices you make shape the narrative and build relationships. An edge-of-your-seat mystery. Secrets and discoveries to be made over every hill. Featuring Living, breathing characters brought to life by Cissy Jones (The Walking Dead: Season 1) and Rich Sommer (Mad Men) A spectacular wilderness environment by Olly Moss (Illustrator) and Jane Ng (The Cave, Brutal Legend) A thrilling story and script by Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin (The Walking Dead: Season 1, Poker Night at the Inventory) A stirring original soundtrack by Chris Remo (Gone Home, Spacebase DF-9) Fluid first-person animation by James Benson (Ori & the Blind Forest) Gameplay scripting and design work by Patrick Ewing (Twitter) and Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja) Programming by Will Armstrong (Bioshock II) and Ben Burbank (Costume Quest 2, Spacebase DF-9)

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Campo Santo

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3.5 GB

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Platform: Xbox

Great game, unlike anything I've played before.

This was a refreshing and exciting game that I played all the way through in one sitting. That's not to say that it was too short, simply that I was immediately hooked. The story is fascinating and will really draw you in. The gameplay itself is very fluid and well done. I'm a sucker for graphics. Some people say, "Graphics don't matter!" I disagree. I love good graphics and believe that they add a lot to a game. Firewatch has gorgeous graphics. They're not uber-realistic, the developers went for a more cartoonish feel, but it absolutely works and it's absolutely beautiful. The only gripe I have about this game is that the ending felt rather empty. It isn't a bad ending by any means, but it didn't feel all that satisfying, either. I highly enjoyed this game and would recommend it to anybody. The story, gameplay and graphics all come together in a gorgeous way to make a fantastic game. While the ending feels a bit empty, it doesn't compromise a wonderful gaming experience.

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Absolutely lovely

Firewatch was a wonderful roller coaster of an experience. Fun gameplay, a heartbreaking story, plenty of mystery, and brilliant writing. This is an experience I will keep coming back to at least once a year. It joins the ranks of Gone Home and Among The Sleep for unbelievably wonderful single player games.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

calm fun and a good story

this game is worth the $20 for it. its a fun and relaxing game to sit back and enjoy. hopefully thier will be a 2nd one soon and bigger and longer to.

7 out of 7 people found this helpful.



Tsar Anglachel

Platform: Xbox

Exceptionally Engaging Story

Great artistry, acting, & pacing contribute to make Firewatch a terrific game. The only drawback is that the game is linear with the few options making Firewatch feel like a choose-your-own-adventure book. Regardless, I enjoyed it immensely.

12 out of 12 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Had a great trip

A very well-done game. Make that radio easier to find! :P

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Great Game, Great Story

Ok first off I am glad Campo Santo decided to release this for the X1 when I first heard of it the game was a PS4 and PC exclusive. My PC I had then wasn't good enough to play it and the only other system I had was my X1. MOVING ON The graphics and visuals are really well done. Cartoony in appearence but the lighting gave it a realistic looking touch. Only two things could be tweaked, 1 a smoother form of AA in terms of a slighty higher quality version of FXAA than what's used, 2 have the game running at 60fps instead of 30fps (might be a little hard to do that). Those are my opinions of what could be improved. The story was well done with what dialogue option you chose changes the story some. Even a great deal of the smaller items you could interact with gave you a little bit more of the story as well. And the two characters Hank and Delilah were really well thought out and perfected. The ending was well done if not a little sad. But in all a great game all around.

10 out of 10 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

pretty boring.

I was expecting something a little more thrilling\challenging. Just a literal walk in the park. Story had potenial, but didnt really go anywhere interesting and just kind of fizzled out. Overall, disappointing.

6 out of 10 people found this helpful.



Elder Wyvern

Platform: Xbox

Great Narrative

The graphics are not always perfect but the execution and pacing of the story made it a fantastic game to play. The game creates strong emotional connections with Henry and Delilah that make them almost seem real. Tied in with the character development were aspects of mystery that, in large part, were unexpected and created the right amount of suspense. Definitely worth playing in its entirety,even through the credits.

One person found this helpful.



I Pixel Badger

Platform: Xbox

"A Badgertastic game"

I love the simplisicty of the game, But It's not exactly simple at all. You can get lost but not killed. You pretty much work and live in Wyoming Woods (Your WatchTower is TwoFort or Fork lookout) You are Henry, a middle ages man that goes to the forest to forget about his wife (Julia) whom has a disease. ❤❤❤

6 out of 18 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Short, but sweet

This game was beautiful, but extremly short! Finished in 4 hours with 90% completion. Not a sandbox, very linear gameplay for main story. The ending doesn't make any sense either. I loved how gut-wrenchingly honest the story & dialogue are. However, the game just sort of stops? As if the story fell flat after taking off. Try The Long Dark with more heart, less substance..3/5



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