Parents' Guide to

Passage

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Free brief game is amazingly profound metaphor for life.

Game Mac , Windows 2007
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Sad!

So sad... Made me cry... ;(

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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To call Passage a game would do it a disservice. It's more of a metaphor for life; a meditation on the human condition. The maze-like environment represents the paths that stretch before us. Some lead to dead ends, other to riches, and still more tease us with treasures that forever remain out of reach. We may or may not find a wife in the maze, and if we do take a partner then many of the game's narrower paths will become inaccessible. As the game progresses we accumulate points, but, as all games end in death, it becomes clear that these points are meaningless. What does it matter how much wealth one has when one dies? It is both enlightening and depressing. Most of all, though, it is proof that interactive media is capable of delivering a profound and poetic message.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac , Windows
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Jason Rohrer
  • Release date: December 12, 2007
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: April 5, 2019

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