Song in the Smoke Reviews

Song in the Smoke is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2021

Song in the Smoke excels with fantastic controls and VR mechanics, accomplishing some things that veteran VR developers still struggle with. A full-sized, immersive experience, Song in the Smoke is not easy, but it is engaging and fun.

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87 / 100
Oct 26, 2021

It’s always a struggle to describe in words, or even show in videos, how immersive and enveloping a VR experience is when done right. SITS will suck you in and bring out your inner caveman. 17-Bit has nailed it with this game. It’s truly an excellent VR experience.

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16 / 20
Nov 3, 2021

With its immersive gameplay with natural gestures, Song in the Smoke proves to be a real SURVIVAL GAME in VR with a focus on experimentation and in which everything can change from one moment to the next.

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7 / 10
Feb 24, 2023

Song in the Smoke Rekindled brings one of virtual reality's top survival experiences onto a platform where it can be enjoyed at its best. If you're willing to muscle through some run-of-the-mill resource management, you'll be rewarded with delightfully tense sequences punctuated by superb sound design.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2023

Though the somewhat ho-hum resource management and survival mechanics are a little shop-worn at this point, Song in the Smoke: Rekindled nonetheless soars as the best survival adventure on PSVR2, thanks in no small part to its evocative world, endlessly clever procedural design and stunning improvements made possible by Sony's latest lump of VR tech. If you missed Song in the Smoke the first time round, this is your chance to right that mistake definitively.

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Oct 7, 2021

There is a vague story to Song in the Smoke and cutscenes that guide the player through their boss fights. The tips for how to defeat bosses or draw them out are revealed in a creative and immersive way. The environment and music, as well as constant sounds made by other creatures, make Song in the Smoke a truly mesmerizing experience. Players will feel the dread of traversing dangerous areas, and the satisfaction of defeating a powerful boss. Song in the Smoke is an unrivaled VR survival game with horror elements, and it gives players complete freedom to explore, hunt in, and conquer the treacherous wilderness.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2022

Song in the Smoke gets lost by putting players in constant danger, but dazzles with an artistically sound prehistoric trip and smartly executed survival in VR.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2023

Song in the Smoke" is an excellent example of how games can effectively evoke strong emotions with just a few words. Cinematic effects and similar elements are not necessary. All that is required is a good idea and a compelling narrative, which is precisely what this game delivers. However, the gameplay itself is the game's downfall. While not inherently terrible, it may not be as enjoyable over time. Despite this, it will undoubtedly find its fans.

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Jul 11, 2023

Your enjoyment of Song in the Smoke: Rekindled will entirely depend on your patience but if you have plenty, there's a lot to love here.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2021

Song in the Smoke is an excellent survival game that creates a genuine sense of dread as you manage your resources and explore often unforgiving environments. The setting is interesting, and while the visual textures can suffer a bit at times and the actual combat was a bit off for me, the sense of discovery while exploring new places was an immersive thrill.

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Mar 1, 2023

Song in the Smoke Rekindled is an exceptional PSVR2 title that makes you feel alone and despite the incredible atmosphere, the VR survival game hits some bumps along the way.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2023

A great survival adventure that takes advantage of the benefits of Sony's virtual reality helmet with great success, giving a unique experience.

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