Visage

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

Visage admirably succeeds at building dread and capitalizing on that investment with compelling stories and chilling situations. This is the scariest game I've ever played

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TheSixthAxis

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7 / 10
Dec 17, 2020

Visage is close to being of the best horror games of recent years, but it's held back by some annoying aspects. The inventory controls are awkward, there were still a few bugs that prevented me from interacting with the environment, and the chapters are far too uneven, with the third being particularly bad. That being said, if you are prepared to work through these issues there is a lot of spooky fun to be found here and it is more than just jump scares for streamers (although there are plenty of those). With a little more polish and a better third chapter, this could have been an essential purchase. Instead, Visage is somewhat haunted by the spectre of what might have been.

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7.4 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2020

A long-lived and scary survival horror, but also sluggish by some naivety too much in rhythm and inventory management

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85 / 100
Nov 30, 2020

As a psychological horror that uses one of the most iconic horror games of the last-gen as its inspiration, it works incredibly well. I never thought walking down a hallway in a game could fill me with such dread, but every single staircase, hallway, and door ramped my anxiety all the way up. In all honesty, for the first couple of days, I could only play it for 10 minutes at a time before I had to call it quits. As someone who watches horror movies all the time, getting me to tap out before you even scare is a feat to be proud of. By that measure, Visage should be bursting with pride!

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8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2020

A genuinely scary and intriguing horror portmanteau which overcomes the fiddly inventory system and slightly repetitive environs through its inventive interpretation of its film and game influences. If you're a horror fan who wants to find out how Konami's P.T. may have turned out, you'd be hard pushed to find a more terrifying surrogate.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2020

Visage is one of the most terrifying games I've ever played, full stop, but it's not going to be for all horror fans. The game's perplexing puzzles, convoluted story, and rough edges will turn off some, but if you can stick it out, there's a good chance it will eventually sink its hooks into you. Good horror can take time to process, and I believe Visage's dark presence will only grow with time.

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8 / 10
Dec 24, 2020

After being successful on Kickstarter four years ago and later on its Early Access, the first title of Sadsquare Studio really reaches our expectations. Filled with great gameplay ideas, the game always tries to find new ways to send shivers down the spine of the player. We're not so sure about the handling of the inventory but despite that, Visage prooves that it only takes some interesting concepts and a genuine passion for the genre to make great horror games.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2020

Visage isn't going to be for every horror fan. It's slower pace, difficult puzzles and lack of direction are going to make many struggle, but that's also kind of the point. For every moment where I didn't know what to do and felt like I was on a wild goose chase, there was another moment of gratification for finally figuring it out. Throughout all of those moments, I was scared and that's indicative that even if I didn't, Visage knows what it's doing.

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8.3 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2020

Visage takes over from P.T. and offers a title of psychological terror that will delight lovers of horror and the supernatural. One of the most chilling games in the history of video games.

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7 / 10
Dec 8, 2020

Even if lacking the slickness of some of its genre forebears, Visage still shocks and entertains once you begin to piece it all together.

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