The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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