The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

Rating Summary

Based on 94 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 94 critic reviews
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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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74 / 100
Oct 29, 2020

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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