The Grim and I

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1.2K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

This is a story about dying and what it means to let go. Faced with the ultimate choice, torn between your lost life and an unknown future, will you be able to take the Grim Reaper’s hand and pass over to the Other Side? Or will you be doomed to wander the world forever, weighed down by the chains of your past?

"The Grim and I" is a unique 155,000 word interactive novel by Thom Baylay, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

How will you react to the discovery that you are dead? When the Grim Reaper offers you a way forward, will you take it? Or are you still clinging to the world that you left behind? Begin the most important conversation of your afterlife as you take on Death in a story that will redefine the meaning of Choice; where the game reads you as much as you read it and where your greatest enemy is yourself. Challenge your instincts; fight your temptations; and embrace that most primal of fears. Choose your life, your love, your job and then make the hardest choice of all - to let it all go.

• Play as male, female or non-binary; gay, straight or bisexual.
• Leave your body and bear witness or try to interfere as life continues without you.
• Meet, befriend and customise your own personal Grim Reaper!
• Choose your perfect life, and then see if you can choose to let it all go.
• Identify and overcome the unfinished business that binds you to this world. Love, fear, rage or ambition; your choices will reveal the truth!
• As the chains begin to cover your body, will you be able to fight free, or will you succumb to your vices and stay haunting the world for eternity?
• Forget everything you know about interactive fiction as the Grim Reaper questions your choices and challenges your motives, blurring the lines between fiction and reality.
• Explore the concept of death and the ideas of loss and letting go in the company of your Grim guide.
Updated on
Sep 6, 2023

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

1.13K reviews
Becca Ross
February 9, 2024
I first played this a couple of years ago, and some parts are so good and emotional that I actually cried. I played it again yesterday, and it still had the same effect, even though the playthrough was different than my first, which had my favorite ending. It would be nice to have checkpoints, but it doesn't feel necessary. This game had a solemn, anxious, and humorous feel to it that was different than most similar stories. I also recommend the author's other work. This author is amazing!
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A Google user
November 12, 2018
And I thought Zombie Exodus was the peak of interactive text-based storytelling. Zombie Exodus is amazing, but this just blows it out of the water. I was on the edge of my seat as time was running out and it was nearing the end. I was genuinely thrilled. I've wrote this review immediately after my first run, and I'm already ready to jump back in. The only flaw I can find in this game, is that its a little slow at first and the pacing is a bit weird at times, but I highly recommend this to anybody who loves text-based adventures. Well worth the price tag.
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A Google user
October 10, 2018
At first, I was a bit weary of this game. I really only downloaded because I needed another game to play. Then, as I started really getting into, I was starting to enjoy a whole lot. The interaction between yourself and The Grim Reaper was especially interesting and was beautifully portrayed. Hosted Games needs more titles like this. Like, jeez; it's been a few hours and I still can't stop thinking about this.
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