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How to Say Goodbye (2022) is a narrative puzzle game where you interact with the illustrations to help a group of ghosts reach the other side. As you progress you discover the story of a character recently turned into a ghost and lost in an unknown world. Your task is to help them find peace.

Play involves guiding your group of ghosts to the door in each level. You move the scenery on a grid to clear a path, but must account for dark forces trying to prevent them from escaping and blocking the door.

It's like playing in an illustrated children's book. Only here you need to solve the unfolding drama that then tells a story about grief with kindness and sensitivity. You discover the ghosts of the world, still shocked by their recent passing, are trying their best to leave but ultimately are trapped, unless you can help them. Together, you to discover how to mourn and accept their own death so they can move on.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked How To Say Goodbye 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 19 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Traversal game with Narrative, Platform, Puzzle and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 2 and a half hours and 3 hours to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Although the game doesn't contain content that would warrant an older rating, it does address themes of death, loss and destruction.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although the puzzles may appeal to younger players, it's a game best enjoyed when you can appreciate the wider themes it is addressing.


How To Say Goodbye usually costs £10.29.

How To Say Goodbye

Steam Store PC £10.29
Steam Store Mac £10.29
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/11/2022

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Traversal (Narrative, Platform, Puzzle and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: ARTE Interactif (@ARTE_Interactif)

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