The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 106 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

49%

Critics Recommend

Based on 106 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Nov 3, 2020

Little Hope moves on the same familiar paths as its predecessor, without being original in anything particularly.

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pressakey.com
Worth your time
Worth your time
Dec 21, 2020

With Little Hope, despite a very interesting setting, a lot of potential was wasted and too little time was spent on details. The game seems to be unfinished in parts and because of the permanent anteasern of evil many moments are too predictable.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 29, 2020

Supermassive still knows how to plunge you into paranoia, but the second Dark Pictures entry feels a little lost in the woods.

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Oct 29, 2020
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GameXplain
Unscored
GameXplain
GameXplain

Top Critic

Unscored
Oct 29, 2020
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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 4, 2020

But Little Hope’s ending ruined the game for me. It invalidates everything that came before it so thoroughly that I can’t help but feel like it was probably a waste of time.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 2, 2020

Look, it’s certainly very possible to spend an enjoyable evening playing Little Hope. But you have to calibrate your expectations towards B-movie, janky schlock-fest. If you go in wanting to have a spooky time that actually freaks your nut, I fear you’ll be disappointed.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 3, 2020

Little Hope presents us a horror story about witches and demons with a good plot that will love the lovers of the slasher genre and games with QTE. However, it sins of being too linear and having very little playability.

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Doublejump
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 12, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope tells an intriguing and spooky story that’s well worth a playthrough for any horror fans, even if the ending leaves a bit to be desired.

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Scored Reviews

TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 29, 2020

If there was ever a time to sit down with some friends and play a scary game, it's Halloween 2020. Little Hope fits the bill perfectly. The annoyances found in Man of Medan have been almost completely removed leaving a spooky tale with jump scares to giggle about, heart racing action, and tonnes of atmosphere. For £25 Little Hope is an absolute steal and highly recommended.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

The Dark Pictures Little Hope is a solid continuation of Supermassive Games' horror series, and a step above the previous entry, Man of Medan. With a gripping story, heaps of collectibles, and a solid cast of characters, Little Hope is a fine addition to PS4's already-stacked horror library.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is an engrossing, frightening experience and may well be Supermassive's greatest game to date.

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PC Invasion
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 29, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope provides wonderful scares, a tense and foreboding atmosphere, and some thought-provoking moments thanks to a memorable cast of characters. It's a worthy addition to Supermassive Games' series. However, the inability to skip scenes remains the most tedious aspect as was the case in past titles.

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GAMES.CH
89 / 100
89 / 100
Nov 4, 2020

“Little Hope” delivers, once again, on the promise of an interactive campy horror movie. This second entry in the “Dark Pictures Anthology” appears more confident in the concept than “Man of Medan” one year ago was, featuring a more complex background story, deeper characters and memorable monsters. For the budget price, you get an interactive horror movie that is best enjoyed online with a friend but can also be played locally with up to five friends. It won’t stain your couch with its scares, but its five-hour ghost story is nonetheless one of the best horror games of 2020 so far.

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Cerealkillerz
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope manages to fix a lot of Man of Medans problems and delivers a great story with surprisingly good Twists. Some areas could use a lot more challenge, variety and creativity but overall the game offers enough for a great halloween/horror evening alone or with friends.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope takes the Supermassive Games formula and improves on the previous outing, Man of Medan, in so many ways. With a more interesting story, a strong set of characters, the masterful building of atmosphere and more, you're going to be left on the edge of your seat while playing through this story. The excellent branching narrative, as well as multiplayer options also increase the gameplay value exponentially. This still isn't perfect, the sloth-like movements of characters can be annoying later on and some QTE's are annoyingly cheap, but this is still a brilliant game, one I would recommend to anybody.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2021

Little Hope is a return to form for Supermassive Games. After the somewhat slow and dry Man of Medan, Little Hope arrives with a narrative audacity and assured performances that place The Dark Pictures Anthology squarely on the top of the interactive filmic adventure game heap. With a rich, complex, and wickedly surprising narrative, Little Hope is well worth playing, despite some awkward moments and transitions.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2020

However you choose to experience the game, Little Hope restores players' faith in Supermassive Games to continue making decent narrative horror titles. The story ties together well regardless of player decisions, and there's a great mix of character personalities. Friendlier QTEs and better character movement make the title an improvement over Man of Medan, and there are barely any technical issues. The Dark Pictures Anthology has a bright future ahead.

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Noisy Pixel
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is a terrifying adventure game that utilizes the atmosphere and setting to deliver the scares. As the player shapes the adventure, the game reacts in unique ways to the choices made. The upgraded UI and improved multiplayer mode show just how far this developer has come in terms of game-making and storytelling. Some endings can feel a bit anticlimactic or rushed, but that’s just all the more reason to play again.

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MondoXbox
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2020

A solid second chapter to Supermassive Games' horror anthology, fixing some of the past problems and introducing a deeper and tenser plot.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope has some of the best branching narrative that Supermassive Games has ever done, it looks lovely and packs a horror punch throughout.

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The Games Machine
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope is, both from a technical and gameplay point of view, a step forward compared to Man of Medan. The changes do not impact the gameplay greatly, but still make the experience more pleasant overall. The storyline is well thought out with numerous branches leading to an interesting plot twist at the end.

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COGconnected
83 / 100
83 / 100
Oct 30, 2020

The Dark Anthologies: Little Hope improves on the franchise’s previous entry in all aspects and is one of the most compelling narratives that I have experienced in recent times. With an incredible ending that left a profound, lasting effect, this is a game that fans of interactive dramas need to experience. Supermassive Games have slowly honed their skills in order to be considered one of the giants in storytelling and Little Hope has left me excited in anticipation of the next entry in what is proving to be a landmark series.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope proves that the Dark Pictures format isn't a fluke and I'm excited for Supermassive to continue honing its craft. On that note, I love how these games tease forthcoming installments with collectible in-game premonitions. Next up, the seemingly Descent-inspired House of Ashes.

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Telegraph
Nov 5, 2020

Supermassive's latest interactive horror shows a sharp and spooky improvement over Man of Medan

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 29, 2020

The Dark Pictures : Little Hope is the most sucessfull Supermassive studio's Game. The themes and the cast are more interesting than usual, and the moment with Little Hope is pretty pelasant.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

It may be a familiar cocktail, but the game remixes things well enough that it ends up with a distinctive taste, though your appreciation of the experience will largely depend on what you think of the finale.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 31, 2020

Setting themselves aside from other horror developers, Supermassive has delivered a nail-biting romp through a ghost town brought to terrifying life through excellent environment design and lighting. While it suffers from a poor conclusion, the rest of the Little Hope experience is one to be savoured over several playthroughs, or all done in a single night with friends. Either way, this is not an experience to be missed, especially with spooky season just around the corner.

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GamesRadar+
Oct 29, 2020

However you felt about Man of Medan, Little Hope surpasses it, promising a lot for The Dark Pictures' final act.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 30, 2020

The Dark Pictures so far has been all about popcorn-horror, the kind where the viewer screams and jumps before remembering that everything’s all right after. They’re not elegant, but they’re not trying to be - and that’s perfectly acceptable, especially if it’s what the player knows what they’re getting into.

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Gamefa
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope has really improved compared to the last installment in the series, but it becomes repetitive so soon. The technical issues in Man of Medan don't exist in Little Hope and it makes QTE sequences much more enjoyable. The graphics are so great and the story itself is engaging. I think despite of its problems, Little Hope is one of the best horror titles of this year that any horror fan should try.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 7, 2021

Little Hope is a fantastic horror experience that really shows what Supermassive can do with the Dark Pictures series. Though it's a short experience and it exhibited a crash during review, it's a fantastically crafted thrilling drama with amazing characters who are genuinely fun to interact with. If this kind of game is something that seems interesting, don't pass up on this experience!

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DASHGAMER.com
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2020

While there’s still room for improvement; less jump scares, more suspenseful scenarios, Little Hope has outdone its predecessor ten-fold. This is the perfect addition to a horror aficionado’s collection, and a must have for Halloween this year.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Nov 1, 2020

Overall, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope on Xbox One X is a fantastic improvement on Man of Medan, although it still falls somewhat short of the utterly amazing Until Dawn.

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Movies Games and Tech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2020

Little Hope managed to actually give me some hope for this series after Man of Medan ultimately failed to deliver anything other than a lacklustre experience.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 6, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is a worthy successor to Man of Medan and a strong continuation of The Dark Pictures Anthology.

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GameBlast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope maintains the strengths and weaknesses of its predecessor, not daring to go much further. The new adjustments, such as the presence of alerts in the QTEs, the practically impeccable translation into Portuguese and the use of familar themes of witches and occult are interesting, but small. Despite this modest claim, the title fulfills its purpose and is an excellent horror game that represents the genre well, with a plot that offers good doses of tension and mystery to explore.

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Total Gaming Network
Nov 9, 2020

Overall, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is far closer to Until Dawn than Man of Medan was. It is a horror movie wrapped in a video game shell that makes for a thrilling, tense, and frightening experience whether you are playing solo or with a good friend.

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GameByte
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2020

Where Man of Medan (slightly) failed to meet the standards set by Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope comes closer to what I wanted to see from these games. Though it’s not quite the fun-filled, horror-fuelled romp that Until Dawn gifted us with, it’s a lot more spooky and immersive than Man of Medan. Little Hope is a must-play for horror fans, and it’s one totally deserving of a place in your games library.

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Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology continues to hold much potential, but Little Hope's shortcomings show that Supermassive Games hasn't nailed their special formula just yet.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2020

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is atmospheric, intriguing, and mysterious. It's not exactly scary, however.

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Hobby Consolas
79 / 100
79 / 100
Oct 29, 2020

In terms of plot, it's clearly superior to Man of Medan. Little Hope keeps the Supermassive style, but adds a risky twist that you may love... Or hate.

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GAMEtainment
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope offers proven scary food, as you are used to from Supermassive Games. Alone or with friends, you have the opportunity to influence the course of history and become master of life and death of your protégés. All in all, The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is good material for a scary evening with a thrilling story, which also has a very unexpected twist at the end.

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GameCrate
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2020

The latest Dark Pictures Anthology installment takes narrative risks and refines mechanical gameplay. While I still take issue with photorealistic graphics, Little Hope is still worth visiting.

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Game Informer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope tells a hell of a story punctuated by a great twist. Too bad the overall gameplay and exploration don't hold the same allure, bringing down the experience

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 29, 2020

While Little Hope may not be the fright fest some wanted, it's still a fascinating game that's well worth playing once or twice, if you can get over the nonsensical ending.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Dark Pictures: Little Hope offers a chilling experience that makes good use out of its tried and true formula.

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Press Start
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2020

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope makes an earnest attempt to build upon the formula established by Man of Medan in many ways. It offers an engaging and well-paced story, great characters, and an intriguing yet typical twist that genre fans will no doubt appreciate. Despite numerous improvements to the underlying gameplay and excellent production values, incessant jump scares prevent Little Hope from standing on the shoulders of Man of Medan, instead merely beside it.

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Digital Chumps
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope isn't a long game by any measure, but what it delivers in its time is used effectively enough to purvey a sense of dread. While not necessarily a traditional horror game full of jump scares or horrific machinations, Little Hope attempts to deliver nuance in the style of an arthouse horror film. It mostly gets there depending on a player's choice, but overall it doesn't completely stick the landing. Little Hope's themes put in a 2020-context make it stand out as a horror title but otherwise, it offers very little in terms of true horror.

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KeenGamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2020

Supermassive's next installment in their scary anthology series Little Hope is a short but spooky tale. It's a step up from its previous title but still has yet to reach the level that Until Dawn set. With a cast of five characters to play from, co-op is the best way to play. It excels at telling an interesting narrative but after 4 short hours it doesn't stand out in much else.

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PSX Brasil
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 31, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope has a history and mechanics superior to its predecessor. However, there is a "pattern" in the plot that must be broken, as well as the way they build the characters. If the mechanics remain the same in the future, chances are its successors will fall into sameness.

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SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2020

Great Expectations with Little Hope. This story is better than Man of Medan, but still has some limitations.

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GearNuke
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2020

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is a satisfying follow-up to Man of Medan. It capitalizes on its co-op focus to elevate its standard story-telling into something special.

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Cultured Vultures
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Though it has some problems with pacing and minor bugs, Little Hope is a brilliant Halloween pick thanks to its over the top narrative and gruesome deaths, making it hard to say no to another visit.

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NoobFeed
75 / 100
75 / 100
Nov 1, 2020

Man of Medan was a mostly mediocre start to The Dark Pictures Anthology as it focused less on the supernatural and more on loosely connected events with some chemistry. It had a lot of flaws and just didn't have the same impact as Until Dawn but Little Hope is a step in the right direction. Offering a complex and layered story with scares and hidden details required to get the full picture of this tragic story.

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Glitched Africa
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

Apart from the horrendous ending, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is great fun. The couch co-op movie night mode returns and gives players a reason to play the game with friends and the game's setting is chilling in all the right ways. I cannot wait to see where the studio goes with next year's House of Ashes.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
75 / 100
75 / 100
Nov 12, 2020

If you love horror games, you don't want to miss this game. Although Supermassive Games did a great job, they couldn't add much innovation to Man of Medan.

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RedTieGuy
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2020
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TheReviewGeek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2020

There are plenty of jump scares to be had and a good, varied number of interesting interactions to be made, but the question I always find myself going back to is “but does it surpass Until Dawn?” and the answer to that is no. However, it succeeds in delivering yet another chilling experience that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish and remains to be an absolute pleasure to play.

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SomHráč.sk
75%
75%
Nov 16, 2020

Little Hope isn't any worse than the first The Dark Pictures title. Once again, it's a solid horror title with a robust choice and consequence system.

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PC Gamer
74 / 100
74 / 100
Oct 29, 2020

Not quite as novel as its predecessor, but the co-op is still bewitching.

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IGN Italy
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

A decent horror adventure, entirely based on narration, able to give you a couple of thrilling afternoons (and a little more).

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Sequential Planet
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2020

It’s not a perfect game by any means, but it’s great for a quick scare over an evening or two.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 29, 2020

A fun, brief adventure that draws on the genres strengths but doesn't really reach the heights of the developer's Until Dawn, never mind surpass it.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 31, 2020

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is something akin to a good rollercoaster ride you can spend an evening or a two with. Sadly, there is not a lot of replayability, due to only one ending, albeit a quite unexpected one.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 2, 2020

All The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope wants to be is the popcorn flick of the horror genre. And despite an ending that robs some merit from the experience and intruding load screens, the game achieves that. An interesting cast of characters lends weight and impact to your decisions while the story itself intrigues and surprises. Perfect for an unsettling night in? You got that right.

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TrustedReviews
Oct 29, 2020

As a short, enjoyable romp that can be shared with friends either locally or online, Little Hope is worth the price of admission. The title's move to more accessible gameplay ensures that it can be enjoyed by a wider audience without issue, and the visual prowess of its characters is second to none. In both scares and narrative however, Little Hope doesn't come close to matching the same heights reached by Until Dawn, meaning that true horror lovers should probably look elsewhere.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 2, 2020

Little Hope doesn't deliver the tightly written, well-paced scares of Until Dawn, but it's a much better, more focused experience than Man of Medan. If you can overlook so ridiculous writing and a few technical shortcomings, it's a spooky adventure that's work a look.

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Stevivor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2020

While still creating horror games with fairly visible flaws, Little Hope is a vast improvement of Man of Medan. With another — and perhaps the last — in The Dark Pictures anthology seemingly teased by the mysterious Curator in this one, I’m rather excited to see what Supermassive learns for next time around.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 3, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is a notable improvement over Man of Medan, thanks to its vastly superior plot that manages to keep you hooked and interested in the characters as you try to keep them alive.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

Little Hope makes the direction of The Dark Pictures anthology clear, but it makes up for its evident formula with an interestingly convoluted story and increasingly nuanced branching paths.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 29, 2020

While there are some problems with the design, narrative, and dialogue, overall, the story and experience offered in Little Hope left me rather impressed.

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Windows Central
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope delivers solid scares and weaves a clever tale that, unfortunately, collapses in on itself.

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GameSkinny
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope renewed my faith in the Dark Pictures Anthology but is held back a bit simply from the lack of quality of life features.

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3DNews
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2020

It seems that Supermassive didn't have enough time to fully realize the potential of "Little Hope". There's less interactivity and branching of the story here in comparison to previous studio's titles. This year's project is okay, but Supermassive definitely can do better.

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New Game Network
70 / 100
70 / 100
Nov 7, 2020

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is a stronger second offering in the standalone horror game series. A more engaging story and interesting setting help overcome the shortcomings in gameplay.

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Enternity.gr
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope aims to keep you stuck in front of the screen for about four hours, inviting you to play multiple times if you want to witness each different outcome of the script.

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Cram-Gaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2020

It's hard to say whether this game is better than Man of Medan, but in terms of story and ending Little Hope feels like a step-backwards. The characters were also not as interesting, despite having some cool moments. Where Little Hope excels is with its varied spooky locations which lend themselves far better to the horror experience than the gloomy and often confined ship interior of the previous game.

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Bazimag
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is an unoriginal game and, in many ways, a repetition of previous Supermassive Games titles that still suffer from acting problems. However, the mood and atmosphere of its story is similar to the Silent Hill series which turns this title into a heartwarming experience for horror fans.

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Sirus Gaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2020

Little Hope shines a glimmer of hope despite being far from perfect. It has moments that make it stand out, and moments that will make you dislike it. If you care for storytelling, writing, and engagement, you will love this game for sure. Its gameplay is… not the best in its genre. It has clunky and broken moments, but it most certainly tries to be the best version it can be.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Feb 11, 2021

Supermassive Games made a name for themselves with Until Dawn, the PS4 exclusive horror game that was inspired by classic slasher films and their cliches/tropes. It was loved by both critics and players alike, compelling the developers to start work on an anthology of games that would continue its legacy. The first of these games, Man of Medan, was a solid adventure, but could not recapture what made its predecessor so great. Little Hope offers a similar experience in many ways. This is a sinister game full of excellent scares, improving some aspects, but also suffering from the same issues.

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XGN.nl
7 / 10.0
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Leslie Peters

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2020

Little Hope has an interesting story but lacks as a good stand-alone horror title. The game is cinematic and the choices you make do influence the outcome of the game. Multiplayer is fun, but unfortunately, the game relies too much on jump scares which get annoying over time. Let's hope the next installment in the anthology is scarier than this one.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

The second entry into The Dark Pictures Anthology is an improvement over the first. As much as we enjoyed Man of Medan, Little Hope ups the ante in just about every way.

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Critical Hit
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2020

Little Hope is a fun way to burn a couple of hours by yourself and a fantastic way to spend a night with friends but is let down by a disappointing conclusion, some uninspired performances, and general pacing issues.

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Twisted Voxel
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2020

The latest entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology delivers on the scares but really drops the ball during the run-up to its lackluster ending.

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WayTooManyGames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 31, 2020

This had the potential to be their best game to date, but due to the direction they chose to take it at the very end, it all fell apart. It’s crazy to think just how much five minutes can kill the whole experience.

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Spaziogames
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is a dangerous step backward in the series, with a shallow and trivial story, and a very limited game design.

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IGN Middle East
6.2 / 10.0
6.2 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope brings a fun story with nice twists and some fun quick action events alongside great voice acting, however, there are many things that weighing it down like bad writing and slow pacing that’s also mixed with bad character design and some other issues coming back from Man of Medan.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 4, 2020

In The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, Supermassive Games refines its tech and aesthetic but stumbles on storytelling.

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Slant Magazine
Oct 29, 2020

The gameplay blunts the effectiveness of the game's aesthetic, because there's no real danger to exploring the environments here.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Oct 29, 2020

In other words, if you have some people to play The Dark Pictures: Little Hope with, it’s definitely a fun way to past the time, especially around Halloween. If you’re planning on going at it alone, though, it’s not a bad experience but you may be left feeling a bit unfulfilled.

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TrueGaming
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope did present a compelling story with the right balance between questions and answers, but the sequences in between lack depth with generic character interactions and many actions that don't change the outcomes.

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BaziCenter
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 9, 2020

Like any other game from Supermassive, the visuals in Little Hope are superb and the atmosphere is super engaging, making you feel everything that the devs wanted you to feel. That said, the implementation of gameplay mechanics sometimes go horribly wrong and prevents the game from delivering a solid final product.

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Explosion Network
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2020

With anthology series, you’re always going to have some things work better than others and although the tighter gameplay elements mean Litle Hope plays better, it isn’t as scary and the cast pales in comparison to Man of Medan’s.

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VGChartz
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 4, 2020

Supermassive's latest entry will please fans, but the improvements to its gameplay continue to lag behind the well-crafted story.

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Thumbsticks
Nov 6, 2020

While it’s a step up from last year’s Man of Medan, Little Hope is a flawed second entry in Supermassive’s horror anthology series. Its gameplay is better than ever and the story has moments of gold, but this tale of witchcraft and horrifying demons can’t help but be overwhelmed by its lofty scope and frustrating narrative issues.

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Checkpoint Gaming
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 30, 2020

Eclipsed by the greatness of Until Dawn before it, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope will never quite take off in the way you hope. There’s enough in its bones to make it a fun distraction for horror fans for a few hours but that’s about all.

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GamePro
55 / 100
55 / 100
Oct 30, 2020

Flat cliché horror, that disappoints in terms of gameplay and narrative and can only be used for a short co-op evening.

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IGN
5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Uninspired characters and relatively meaningless consequences make Little Hope a bit of a slog.

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Game Revolution
Oct 29, 2020

Little Hope’s namesake has somewhat of a dual meaning. It is the name of the town in the game and it’s also representative of the little bit of hope that Supermassive would learn from its mistakes and get back to making classic horror adventures. But its multiple thematic troubles, pathetic cavalcade of jump scares, and abysmal twist ending paint a dark future for The Dark Pictures Anthology, leaving little hope that it’ll ever recover from two disappointing adventures in a row.

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ZTGD
5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

Overall I think Little Hope is just alright. I don’t think there’s anything special to be found here. The twist in the story has been done way better as well as the gameplay by the same studio from all accounts. I guess that the good news is that if like me this is your first Supermassive game it apparently only gets better from here.

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GameZone
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2020

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is just a frustratingly dull horror game. The characters are unlikable, the story is poorly strung together, it feels dated, and much more. I have very few positive things to say about it. Little Hope isn’t a game I want to dislike because I wanted a good horror game for October but it failed to deliver.

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Flickering Myth
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2020

The biggest issue with Little Hope is that it doesn’t really function particularly well as a horror experience that gets under the skin, filled with tepid, predictable jump scares and been-there-done-that plotting.

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The Game Crater
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2020

Making decisions that directly affect your fate is always personal, but in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, it doesn't feel as brutal as it should.

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Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

4 / 10
Oct 30, 2020

The least interesting use of the Until Dawn formula so far, with a tedious tale of 17th century witchcraft that fails to either scare or entertain.

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Siliconera
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Another installment of Supermassive Games’ The Dark Pictures Anthology is upon us. This next chapter in the series places players in the town of Little Hope, a mysterious and enigmatic city beset with tragedy and a dark history. Similar to the previous entry, Man of Medan, this bite sized story attempts to scare players while convincing them that their choices will result in life or death for mostly under developed cast of characters.

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