🌍 Jan. 27, 2023
Nintendo Switch

Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree

This 2D narrative adventure weaves a tale of fantasy and Norse mythology with stunning visuals and compelling story. Spread over four different seasonal chapters, follow Estra’s story as she forges a path through this wild world on a journey to uncover the truth about her father’s death.

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Role-playing (RPG)
Single player


Top Critics Average
Open Critic Fair tier


Critics Recommend

Atone welcomes you to the woodland realm of Alfheim, a prosperous land forged by the Gods’ own hands. At the centre of Alfheim lies Isa, home to mankind and, at its centre, the Elder Tree. When a devastating attack wipes out the protectors of the tree, the Chieftain uses his dying breath to protect his legacy from harm. Beneath the bows of the Elder Tree he was slain, leaving behind his daughter Estra and a mysterious gemstone of unknown power. The saying goes that there is more than one way to skin a cat and, though we feel there must be a far less gruesome metaphor somewhere, we find this to be true. Combat in Atone asks that your fingers be quick and your eye keen, but not all interactions need end in violence. Show mercy, talk your way out or butter them up - the choice is yours! But play wisely, for not every leopard is so willing to change its spots.

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