The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me Reviews

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Nov 28, 2022

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me is scary, but not for the reasons you might think.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2022

The Devil in Me closes the first season of Dark Pictures Anthology in a bittersweet way. If on the one hand we have a good setting and the construction of a promising theme at the start, the serious pacing problems and some inconsistencies during the narrative make the experience lose much of its charm.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2022

The Dark Pictures: Devil In Me takes with ease the title of: "The Worst entry in the franchise"..A very sloppy and a rushed experience by the developers with nothing new to offer for the gameplay as well as some of the most atrocious graphics and facial animations out there that will pull you out of the immersion.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2022

If touting the strongest premise of any Dark Pictures title to date, The Devil In Me’s expanded play-time and larger suite of gameplay features ultimately only make the experience more tedious.

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5 / 10
Nov 18, 2022

The Devil in Me often subverts your expectations in such a way that diminishes player agency and makes your own choices feel arbitrary. Although its added gameplay features make for a more interactive experience, they hardly break the mold and were poorly executed. Technical issues tarnished the experience overall. The game still relies heavily on QTE-based survival mechanics and does little to set itself apart from its predecessors. What had the potential to be a truly horrific conclusion to The Dark Pictures Anthology amounts to little more than a lackluster thriller with a predictable narrative that opts for shock value and jumpscares over quality.

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IGN
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2022

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me’s tour through a maniac’s mansion is disappointingly lacking in any real menace or surprise.

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5.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2022

logically The last part of the series should have been the best , but unfortunately it disappointed.

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2022

Pumping out tired horror adventures annually instead of taking the time to develop more refined, original experiences has led to an overall disappointing Dark Pictures season with a finale that fittingly encapsulates that unrealized potential.

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Jan 13, 2023

I was very excited when I was offered the chance to review The Devil in Me, the newest instalment in the Dark Pictures Anthology series. I love horror titles and story-heavy games, and while I have yet to play House of Ashes, I have enjoyed the other titles in his franchise.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2022

Despite being the most consistently enjoyable installment yet in "The Dark Pictures Anthology" series, "The Devil in Me" is plagued with game-breaking bugs, pointless gameplay mechanics and a lacklustre ending - ultimately making it the weakest entry in the series so far.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2022

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me isn't the ideal ending to the show's first season.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2022

A group of documentary film makers receive a mysterious call inviting them to a modern-day replica of serial killer H.H. Holmes ‘Murder Castle’. But on arrival they soon discover they’re being watched, and even manipulated, and suddenly there is much more at stake than just their ratings. A brutal season finale with surprisingly palatable characters, but some issues with the narrative and buggy graphics keep it from its full potential. PS4 copy reviewed.

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6 / 10
Nov 22, 2022

Supermassive Games’ The Devil in Me lays some new ideas for the Dark Pictures franchise’s future. While well-intentioned, the implementation of these new gameplay ideas isn’t quite there yet. Lacklustre new mechanics and a bloated runtime do more harm than good. The Devil in Me would’ve been better off as a shorter, more refined experience. Great visuals, a solid cast, and a fun slasher premise can only take it so far.

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60 / 100
Nov 29, 2022

The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me has a promising start but ends up being a lackluster final game in the first season of this horror Anthology. Although the formula can still work, as demonstrated by The Quarry, with bland gameplay and uninteresting characters this sub-series clearly needs a facelift.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2022

The Devil in Me could have been a decent detective story with unexpected twists. It could have been a dissection of the mind of a perverted killer or a social commentary on the obsession with serial killers. Supermassive Games could have played mind games with players in the tradition of The Dark Pictures anthology. And yet, they chose to create a bland mixture of horror tropes in an otherwise intriguing setting and with a pretty good atmosphere.

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3 / 5.0
Nov 23, 2022

I would praise the concept of a copycat killer, especially in an era where many seem to revere such figures, but would not do the same for the gameplay changes that have caused this title to deviate from the anthology. The story, as is always the case with the anthology’s entries, is definitely unqiue and I would be lying if I said that I did not enjoy my experience with it.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2022

Horror games, at their very core, are all about the fear factor. Developer Supermassive Games did a fantastic job of sustaining the unpleasantness in certain sequences, but couldn’t maintain it for the entire length of the game. I come away from The Devil in Me with a new-found fear of seeing button prompts pop up at every available opportunity.

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6 / 10
Nov 17, 2022

The Devil in Me is another competent and enjoyable enough entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology, but it fails to reach the heights of House of Ashes or even Little Hope. With a lot of potential squandered, it's left to the familiar gameplay loop of past instalments to deliver a robust title. With some new features, the season one finale offers just enough to make the deadly trip worthwhile for fans.

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Dexerto
Top Critic
3 / 5
Nov 17, 2022

While we felt like we had less agency and influence as a player than in earlier chapters of The Dark Pictures Anthology, The Devil in Me is still a worthy addition to the Curator's library – and our own. While we appreciate the experimental nature of the chapter, the direction of creative travel did worry us at times. However, there's no denying that Supermassive is still the best at what they do, and we look forward to season 2 of The Dark Pictures Anthology, and beyond.

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VG247
Top Critic
Nov 17, 2022

I still would recommend The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me on release if you can handle the technical issues at present. If Supermassive Games manages to implement some updates and fix the performance issues, then I’d perhaps even recommend it – highly! – to seasoned horror fans. In spite of its flaws, The Devil in Me tells a riveting tale of a horrific killer in a thoughtful manner, opens up important discussions about human obsession with sanctifying spectacles, and it shows great potential for the future of the series. It’s just a shame about… everything else.

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