The Medium

Bloober Team

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
75
Top Critic Average
62%
Critics Recommend
Based on 183 critic reviews
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The Medium

Rating Summary

Based on 183 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 183 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox Series X/SJan 28, 2021
PCJan 28, 2021

Developer: Bloober Team

Genres: Adventure, Horror

Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Explore the real world and the spirit world at the same time. Use your psychic abilities to solve puzzles spanning both worlds, uncover deeply disturbing secrets, and survive encounters with The Maw - a monster born from an unspeakable tragedy.. The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features patented dual-reality gameplay and an original soundtrack co-composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka. Wield unique psychic abilities reserved for those with the gift. Travel between the realities or explore them both at the very same time. Use the Out of Body experience to investigate places where your real-world self can’t go. Create energy shields and deliver powerful spirit blasts to survive the spirit world and its otherworldly dangers. Delve deep into a mature and morally ambiguous story, where nothing is what it seems and everything has another side. As a medium you see, hear and experience more than others, and with every new perspective you will change your perception on what happened at the Niwa resort. Never-seen-before and officially patented gameplay that plays out across two worlds displayed at the same time. Explore the physical world and the spirit world simultaneously, and use the interactions between them to solve dual-reality puzzles, unlock new paths, and awaken memories of past events. The Medium’s spirit world is a dark mirror reflection of our reality, a grim and unsettling place where our unpunished deeds, evil urges, and vile secrets manifest themselves and can take on a form. This world has been invented and designed under the inspiration of Zdzisław Beksiński’s paintings, Polish dystopian surrealist internationally recognized for his distinctive and strikingly ominous style. Immerse yourself in the disturbing and oppressive atmosphere of the game thanks to the original ‘dual’ soundtrack co-created by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski. Yamaoka-san is a legendary Japanese composer best known for his work on the Silent Hill series; Reikowski is a Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee who worked on such acclaimed horror games as Blair Witch, Layers of Fear, and Observer. Now they join their creative forces for the music and songs of The Medium.

The Medium Critic Reviews

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A third-person horror game that's elevated by some of the sharpest writing and acting in the genre.

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Bloober Team goes back to the classics for possibly its best effort yet.

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Brilliantly paced and palpably tense, The Medium is a psychological horror adventure that's all thriller and no filler.

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The Medium tries to do a lot but never really seems to stop and see if any of it's working.

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Audience Reviews

7 / 10.0
Reviewed on Xbox Series S Aptly Medium In The Medium’s microcosm of worlds you see not only the world of the living, but also the world of the dead. Since literally half of this game is played in a world of doom and gloom, levity is hard to come by per say. From the very beginning the game’s opening presents a dark and sinister ambiance that proceeds the entirety of the
Intriguing story, interesting characters, and beautiful world design. Don't go into The Medium expecting Horror/Gore but rather consider it a Narrative Thriller. I would strongly recommend this game.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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