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Unpacking Review

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Unpacking is an amazing game, so relaxing and so intriguing how the items you possess can tell a story, especially when you unpack them in the future moves. No missable achievements. completion takes around 3h without a guide.


Approximate amount of time to 100%: 3h without a guide
Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: Yes, here
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
RNG-achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

I have been looking at “Unpacking” for a while, as the reviews are very good, but I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy the gameplay. I knew the achievements were doable in 2 or 3 hours without a guide and that there were no missable achievements, which is always a plus in my book.

I enjoyed this game more and more while playing through it. I never thought how much the items in your house can tell a story without much text. For example, how you want to hide a picture and not put it on the wall anymore, tell you so much as what happened before that, or why you moved to a much smaller house with fewer items. What are the hobbies you enjoy? The items in your house tell the story of your life and that is very intriguing in a like this. I enjoyed this game so much more than I expected based on the premise of the game.

What I also found amazing is how you recognize so many items from back in the day. Like seeing the GameCube and Nintendo DS, but also seeing a “troll” in the first house when the main person is still a child. The items have so many details. Like how a stuffed animal gets damaged over time or the cup holder for your toothbrush. It felt also good the main character kept those items for a long time, they felt familiar after a while.

The achievements in this game are quite easy. A lot are for just playing through the game and a bunch of others are easter eggs. None of them is missable and you can go back to earlier completed levels to get the ones you missed. I would highly suggest first playing through the game without a guide. As a tip to make it a bit easier for yourself, I would suggest flushing every toilet you see, so you don’t have to go back to find out which one you missed.

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This review for Unpacking was written on 19 June 2022, based on the current Xbox version of the game which has 30 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.

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