Chasing Static

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Oct 13, 2021

Chasing Static is let down some by overused narrative tropes and a short length, but strong world design and enjoyable pacing help make it worth a playthrough.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2021

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2021

We review Headware Games' first major title, Chasing Static, a PS1-inspired retro adventure with audio-related mystery-solving set in the English countryside.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2021

Chasing Static is an engaging walking simulator with an engrossing story. However, it isn't much of a horror game.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2021

To conclude, Chasing Static was a pleasant experience for anyone who’s interested in classic, suspenseful horror, graphics and all. Even though it runs short, with only 4 hours of gameplay, you’ll find that the controls run smoothly and you get a healthy dose of fear and anxiety to boot. I’m giving this game a 7.5 out of 10 for its nostalgic performance. Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a poor sheep that needs my help.

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7 / 10
Oct 14, 2021

It won’t be winning any Game of the Year awards but Chasing Static is a compact narrative thriller worth an evening of your time. Its story isn’t as engrossing as those of its peers and it can be a touch confusing at times, but a mix of crunchy, nostalgia fuelled visuals, high quality audio and a great script make for an interesting combination.

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3 / 5.0
Oct 14, 2021

Chasing Static dials in a unique spin on the psychological horror genre with its lo-fi visuals and focus on sonic exploration. I only wish there was more substance to go along with its excellent sense of style. With more compelling puzzles to solve and a greater variety of locations to explore, it’d be a lot easier to recommend adding this one to your library. Even though the writing has its moments, the story ends so abruptly that it likely won’t stick with you long after the credits roll. If you’re a die-hard fan of horror games from the 32-bit era or are looking for a fresh twist on the genre, Chasing Static just might be worth tuning into. However, those in search of more substantial scares would probably be better off changing the station.

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