Arise: A Simple Story

Set out on an emotional journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. Lose yourself in moments of happiness and overcome every hardship as you relive your life’s story. A story of joy and sorrow. A simple story.

Arise: A Simple Story


Set out on an adventure through the changing landscapes of memories lush with feelings of love and loss. Every moment of this rollercoaster ride is a new challenge and a chance to see your life in a different light.


Enter the wonderful world of memories and feelings brought to life by the talented artists from Piccolo Studio. Discover the heartfelt magic in your personal, everyday struggles thanks to the game’s soulful music and beautiful art direction.


Control the flow of time and change your surroundings from the shifting of seconds to entire seasons. Fast forward, move back or pause time to relive your memories and overcome every obstacle on your journey.


Invite a second player to help you control time and enjoy the journey together. The easy to pick-up nature of Arise keeps everyone engaged and lets them experience the emotional story to its fullest.

Arise: A Simple Story Ratings & Reviews

  • 81%
    Critics Recommend
  • 82
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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God is a Geek
by Chris Hyde
9 / 10
Arise: A Simple Story is a delightful mix of stunning visuals, sounds, and engaging story. But there's also a satisfying game underneath to enjoy too.
PC Invasion
by Steven Wong
8 / 10
Arise tells a simple, yet moving story with beautiful graphics and incredible musical score. However, its gameplay sometimes tends to work against itself, despite its intuitive controls.
Game Informer
by Matt Miller
8.8 / 10
Even with occasionally questionable jumping sequences, this emotionally fraught journey is a potent statement on the nature of love, memory, and loss
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Arise: A Simple Story System Requirements



OSWindows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bit)
OSWindows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bit)
ProcessorIntel Core i3 4340 3.6 GHz or AMD equivalent
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3770K 3.5 GHz or AMD equivalent
Memory6 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
Graphics 2 GB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon equivalent
Graphics6 GB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon equivalent
Direct X Version 11
Direct X Version 11
Storage 6 GB available space
Storage 6 GB available space
Sound CardDirectX 9.0c Compliant
Sound CardDirectX 9.0c Compliant
Display resolution720p
Display resolution1440p
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English, Italian, Spanish - Spain, French, German, Chinese - Simplified, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Portuguese - Brazil, Spanish - Latin America, Russian, Turkish, Polish
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