The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

Rating Summary

Based on 106 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

49%

Critics Recommend

Based on 106 critic reviews
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IGN

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5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

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

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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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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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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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Metro GameCentral

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oct 29, 2020

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

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Nov 5, 2020

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

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