MADiSON Reviews

MADiSON is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2022

Bloodious Games has been developing MADiSON since 2016, and it's incredible to see a project of this magnitude come to fruition from a team of only two people. MADiSON creates a harrowing experience for fans to feast on, with its outstanding atmospheric tension, eccentric camera mechanic, and psychedelic puzzles. Apart from being a horror game, it also showcases some truly artistic stages and mythos. There are some beautiful landscapes to explore and investigate as you plunge into a spiral of insanity. After all, you are the Mad Son.

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9 / 10
Jul 6, 2022

MADiSON is consistent, and that’s one of the key factors in a great horror game. A lot of games tend to struggle with a sluggish second act after an incredible opener or fall off in the final act, but that does not happen here. The puzzles remain a delight to solve, the tension never eases up, and just when you think you’re safe, a light will flicker, and you’ll catch a glimpse of the monster and you’ll need to change your pants. Beyond this, the story and lore is disturbing on a true crime level and manages to maintain its pacing. Suffice it to say, MADiSON is an unnerving, unsettling, and truly terrifying experience.

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90 / 100
Sep 13, 2022

Summary: MADiSON is an astounding success in the horror genre, especially for someone who doesn't play many horror games (me). The game was well put together and delivered on the spooks, however some puzzles are rough to figure out and could have been a little less obscure.

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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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9 / 10
Jul 6, 2022

Play as Luca, and endure the brute torture of MADiSON, a demon who hungers for your soul.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2022

MADiSON is a really nasty game in a positive way. It is frightening and manages to make you feel stuffy from the beginning to the end. With a Polaroid camera in your pocket you can find a way out of your grandfather's house. The jump scares work perfectly and are interspersed with an unpleasant sense of false security. With this, MADiSON manages to create an ideal horror atmosphere. You don't really want to play MADiSON at all, but you still want to try it.

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85 / 100
Jul 6, 2022

By far, the game that has made us spend the most in a long time. As an adventure it offers very interesting puzzles, despite certain obstacles in the control.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2022

If you’re hankering for a decent horror experience that will give you the willies and challenge your puzzle-solving skills, then MADiSON is for you. If you’re sick of jumpscares in horror games, then consider taking a break cause they’re not going anywhere. If you don’t play horror games and wanna prove to your friend that you’re indeed a hardcore gamer, well…

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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2022

Madison is a welcome addition to the psychological horror genre and in fact a needed refresher in a tired genre, there are many well-timed and well-executed jump scares, and the overall art, ambiance, graphics, and music help a lot with achieving those great executions, the story is good and some of its parts are really good but leaves a lot (like hero missing legs) for the player imagination or analytics, still, this is one of the best in the industry when it comes to Arabic localization quality

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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2022

Madison offers one of the most effective horror experiences in recent years

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8 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2022

Although the inspiration to P.T. was even obvious, which certainly could raise doubts about the personality of the title, MADiSON qualifies as a proud exponent of its category.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2022

MADiSON is a must-play psychological horror game that'll have you on the edge of your seat from the first second right until the credits roll.

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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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8 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2022

MADiSON is one of the most terrifying horror games I have played in the past few years. Unfortunately, it is held back from true greatness by some of its presentation and tedious sections. I can understand that for many it might rely a little too heavily on jumpscares, but I would argue that many of them are still very effective. MADiSON provides a relentless barrage of horror that few games can really compete with.

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8 / 10
Jul 6, 2022

MADiSON channels the best instalments of the first-person horror genre to deliver a frantic, nerve-shredding and atmospheric tale of demonic possession. It delivers the scares often and will have you tentatively looking over your shoulder at that shadow that definitely wasn’t there before. It’s been a while since I felt this much trepidation moving through a cursed home, but it feels frighteningly good to test this demonic presence again. A must play for horror fans this year.

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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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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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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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7.7 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2022

MADiSON is a brilliant psichological horror about possession, paranormal events and a terrible ritual gone wrong. If you loved Visage, MADiSON is the next horror to play.

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