How to say Goodbye

How to say Goodbye
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Release date
3 November 2022
Steam reviews score
100 (34 votes)

How to say goodbye is a narrative puzzle game inspired by illustrated books. Move the elements of decor and manipulate reality to help a group of ghosts wandering between two worlds reach the "other side". But beware of the evil spirits that will try to keep you prisoner…

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How to say Goodbye system requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX10 (shader model 4.0)
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 1000 MB available space


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Lovely little game, really fun puzzles. I found it super enjoyable. The challenge was perfect and grew a bit harder as the levels went on but I felt it grew in difficulty at an appropriate rate. It was so bittersweet and really tugged at your heartstrings. I enjoyed this so much


A beautiful game about how death is less scary than we think - How to Say Goodbye Quick Review

How to Say Goodbye is a charming narrative-driven game that follows the story of a group of ghosts seeking to discover why they’re not at peace. It teaches lessons about loss, acceptance, and the inevitability of death using beautiful visual and audio design, engaging puzzles, and immersive dialogue.


• Narrative. How to Say Goodbye conveys its story through bite-sized dialogue with characters scattered along each chapter, as well as via more traditional cutscenes. It’s a well-thought-out, comprehensible plot, and it ends up touching on a wider variety of topics than death alone.

• Puzzles. Solving puzzles makes up the core of How to Say Goodbye’s gameplay. I was always trying to figure out how to unlock an area or acquire a key and find my way through a chapter. These perplexing scenarios grow in challenge over the course of the game’s sixteen chapters, but I never found them to be overwhelmingly difficult.

• Aesthetics. How to Say Goodbye is a beautiful game, employing pastel hues and light, cheerful music to make the afterlife more pleasant.


• Length. Although How to Say Goodbye stunned me, it only took roughly two and a half hours to complete. I wish there was more gameplay to this game—mainly because it’s so great.


Yes. How to Say Goodbye talks about the inevitability of death in a humane, down-to-earth, and positive manner that washes away the daunting and scary thought of dying. Add in charming visuals, groovy music, and head-scratching puzzles, and How to Say Goodbye is a short but wonderful game.

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A lovely, short puzzler with a really beautiful art style, all about life and death and letting go. Some really sharp puzzles too, just the sort of thing that makes you go "oh damn I wish I thought of that" basically with every evolution of a new mechanic. The perfect sort of thing to play on a rainy afternoon. Loved it.


It's a sweet and tender game about a bunch of ghosts stuck in limbo. The visuals are incredible and give off a risograph impression, and the music is lovely. The puzzles are a little hard to describe, but they feel pretty intuitive. It kinda feels like Rush Hour / Rubik's Cube type puzzles - but the difficulty is just right to be interesting and thoughtful, without ever getting stuck and stalling the story. Loved this game!


the game is short ~2.5 hours and the puzzles aren't too difficult. if you're looking for a game to play in 1 or 2 sittings with a decent story, the impact of the story may vary depending on the person. overall its a simple story based puzzle game that doesn't overstay its welcome.


Short, but sweet, narrative puzzle game about death and loss. Overall enjoyable and sad, with some continued variety in design throughout, but nothing particularly challenging. About 2 hours to complete if you're a skilled puzzle solver.

Minor gripes:
- Sometimes interacting with keys or doors just wouldn't work, and I was forced to spam click all over the supposed interaction area until it finally worked.
- Sometimes, on levels larger than 1 screen, the camera would not pan to the off-screen areas as quickly or easily as I'd have liked.

These issues, as said, are minor, and the game still worth getting for an enjoyable single-sitting experience.


Cute little game.
The graphics and the soundtrack are adorable, the puzzles are creative and fun and the story is heartwrenching but beautiful! Recommended if you like puzzles, stories and a short game! :-)


Pretty good game, I enjoyed the experience and it was comforting to play through the 15 levels. I didn't thought I needed to play this until I finished it. Thankfully I have reorganized everything and it was very helpful

Find the Strawberry
Find the Strawberry

A lovely little puzzle game about death and grief.

The look and style of the game are great, as well as the soundtrack and story. I loved meeting other ghosts along my journey. The puzzles are quite simple but evolve enough that they don't become boring.

The game is a little let down by the controls though. They feel very clunky with a mouse. I would definitely recommend giving this a try on mobile instead, it seems more suited to that than PC.


How to Say Goodbye is a beautiful narrative puzzle game about death, grieve and how to move on. You manipulate the environment to solve the puzzles while you help the ghosts trough their journey. I loved the aesthetics and the message.

Llaura Dreamfeel
Llaura Dreamfeel

I don't often write reviews, but I've been so moved by this game. it's one of my favourites ever and i must have played 10s of thousands at this point in my life lol.

It is a really touching story and it is told so cleverly and so powerfully in ways only games could. rarely are games often *complete* experiences. you might play a game 50 hours long and it goes nowhere. this is perfectly succinct game you'll play in 2/3 hours and you will be satisfied.

the puzzles are fun, engaging and perfectly tuned. you won't get stuck for more than a second or two, but it still feels like you're figuring out new ideas, putting pieces together and exploring this strange world.

lastly the aesthetics are also v special. visually all the characters expresses so much life in simple images and animation, and the music is just sublime. there is nothing else like it in games.

if you think the screenshot look good, buy this game! if you like the music, buy this game! if you like emotional video game stories, buy this game! if you are human, buy this game.

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