MADiSON Reviews

MADiSON is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2022

Although MADiSON is a good proposal that ends up drowned by its flaws, it is not a horror game that you should avoid either, since it has moments that are very worthwhile.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2022

‎MADiSON has an oppressive atmosphere and ingenious puzzles that keep the player in tension from start to finish. However, the Bloodious Games game abuses jumpscares and has technical problems that weigh down the experience.‎

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2022

MADiSON is a genuinely terrifying psychological horror game and does its job very well, making it stand out in the genre on Nintendo's hybrid platform. Unfortunately, this is dragged down by the poor inventory system and unclear puzzle direction, causing far too much backtracking. Aside from these gripes, MADiSON expertly uses every tool at its disposal to unsettle you and create a horrifying experience I am keen to return to again.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2022

When you're looking for a good psychological horror released in the last decade, Madison is more than a decent place to start. It surely has its cringy dialogue moments, but with a good pair of headphones, this game will make you scream like a baby, swear at every jumpscare and most of all you'll utterly hate instant cameras.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2022

It takes the visual quality and puzzle solving of Visage and mixes in its own themes of old technology and the marching on of time.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2022

If compared to top survival horror games, MADiSON really doesn't have much to offer to even fit in the genre, let alone making any challenges, but as an action adventure game it offers some engaging puzzles and a great atmosphere.

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PSX Brasil
Top Critic
60 / 100
Jul 14, 2022

MADiSON had what it takes to be a great horror game, but there is unnecessary exaggeration here. In addition, the lack of maturity of the character in the narrative makes you think that it is stuck all the time at the beginning, making the title tiring, especially with Luca's unbearable whimpering.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2022

Ultimately, if you love horror games, in particular P.T., simply know that you need to play MADiSON. This is the best pure horror game in years, shredding the nerves of even the most brave of souls. It can be a little frustrating when you get stuck on a devious puzzle, but when you finally find the solution it’s very rewarding. No game has horrified us quite as much as this debut from Bloodious. We just hope the studio is ready to follow up with something else even scarier.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2021

The beta for MADiSON is a slow-moving journey into demonic uncertainties, that pays tribute to Visage and analogue horror in general.

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Aug 29, 2022

MADiSON is an immersive and terrifying first-person psychological horror game, featuring disturbing gameplay and an unsettling and compelling narrative. Solve puzzles, explore your surroundings, and most importantly, survive. You play as Luca and throughout your journey, you are haunted by Madison, a demon who is forcing you to continue a gory ritual started decades ago. She wants you to finish her sinister ceremony. Do you have the strength to resist?

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Manuel Hernández
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2022

MADiSON is an okay game if it didn't have everything it has behind it. This added to its bumpy PS4 version makes the road rough for it. Still, I don't advise against playing it to horror diehards.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2022

For fans of the genre, it will be a nice ride with enough quality to keep you interested until the end.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2022

I really liked MADiSON. Despite some frustrations with the lighting and certain portions of the game, this one is very well done. The story that we discover through newspaper clippings, audio cassettes or flashbacks is captivating. For my part, I wanted to continue to know the rest of the story even if I had been stuck at the same point for an hour. The puzzles generated with each new game force you to understand the solution well especially if you want to redo the game. If the developers fix the technical problems and the one big bug on PlayStation, MADiSON will be a must in terms of psychological horror. My rating did not take this last issue into consideration.

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70%
Aug 12, 2022

MADiSON might get lost in the deluge of modern horror adventure games, but it stands out thanks to the unusually high puzzle difficulty and a well-told story.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2022

MADiSON is a great horror experience that will make your skin crawl, your heart pounding, and your eyes and ears begging to be covered. Developer Bloodious Games does an amazing job at building up tension through simple game mechanics and immersive environments. While some of the puzzles could use some tweaking, the game is still technically impressive and terrifying in all the right ways.

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5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2022

MADiSON is simultaneously one of the most tantalizing, yet enraging horror experiences I’ve ever played. The atmosphere and story are rich and engaging, and the scares are turned up to 11. But the puzzles are so baffling that it’s tough to recommend this game even to devoted horror fans. That said, I’d love to see Bloodious Games take another stab at a horror project with more streamlined gameplay.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2022

Imagine MADiSON akin to liking a nice picture that's out of focus: there's still a special attribute for genre fans to appreciate, but others will be put-off by the inconsistent craftsmanship.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2022

MADiSON starts out strong with pristine graphics, scary audio, an intriguing story, great level design and interesting puzzles. It's a shame then that the latter half unravels to a degree as you recognize that the creaks and shrieks are a harmless audio loop, a few puzzles become obtuse and the narrative gets messy with poorly explained demons. Overall, I did enjoy the game though, perhaps because it so closely scratched that P.T. itch.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2022

Bloodius Games packs a mature work, visceral in its telling us about the slow descent into the abyss of human madness, framing Luke's journey as one of the darkest and most intriguing experiences in the horror landscape in recent years. MADiSON is a macabre dance of pure anguish and wonder, which, barring some smearing or abuse of cliché, is recommended for anyone looking for a mature and never trite horror experience.

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WellPlayed
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2022

While it's built around an interesting mechanic and features tense, sometimes terrifying moments, MADiSON is frequently derailed by tedious puzzles and an irritating amount of backtracking.

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