Scorn Reviews

Scorn is ranked in the 40th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Oct 14, 2022

Scorn is a special experience for anybody looking to have their expectations subverted for what a good horror game can be. It is a gory, surreal, provocative dive into difficult or even taboo topics, and is wonderfully crafted, and near perfectly optimized. The game's themes and visuals are challenging and extremely mature, but executed with great subtlety. The game is a technical marvel and concise as any horror game should be, so as to not overstay its welcome.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

Full of body horror and psychotically twisted imagery, players will have a variety of reactions to Scorn, but they are unlikely to be bored. While the game's world building and puzzle design are top-notch, the combat and a punitive checkpoint system may turn some players off. Regardless, the big swing by developer Ebb Software definitely pays off. There are no other games on the market quite like Scorn.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

Scorn is a feast for the eyes, a buffet for the mind but not for those of a weak stomach. It satisfies the morbid and the curious with its odd forms and sombre tapestries.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

A masterclass in world-building and tension. A horror game that relies more on the proper atmosphere rather than cheap jump scares

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8Bit/Digi
Juno Stump
9 / 10
Oct 19, 2022

Scorn is a mesmerizing tale with plenty to say about life and death in a vision of hell inspired by the works of H.R. Giger.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2022

Scorn is gross and disgusting in all the best ways. It's a remarkably unique experience that will alienate many, but will undoubtedly find an audience of people that cherish every part of it. How big that audience is remains to be seen.

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8.8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

If you are a fan of extreme horror, you should really try Scorn.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

Scorn is a brilliant piece of dark art that knows how to praise Giger and Cronenberg fans. It's a modern and decadent tale about the endless suffering in our empty and useless lives.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

Scorn is a unique and high-quality video game horror that doesn't try to jump-scare you in the first place, but builds an exciting atmosphere that you'll love to dive into again and again.

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85 / 100
Oct 31, 2022

Scorn presents one of the most impressive visual and artistic sections that we can find in a video game. But the best thing is that it is much more than its wonderful staging, in an adventure of horror and disgust, in a journey of mystery and desolation, with a survival horror section that even seems classic due to its approach, open exploration and puzzles. . An experience for both sight and hearing, as well as for our trembling hands on the control pad, in an adventure that leaves a deep and suppurating mark.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2022

Equally fascinating and frustrating, Scorn is a huge paradox. Ebb Software’s debut is a fantastic game where the desire to explore new areas is endless, but it still feels that a lot of their ideas were restricted by the market the team aims to please. A must for big horror fans, not much for anyone else.

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80 / 100
Oct 14, 2022

Checkpoint woes and a short runtime couldn't keep this body horror sci-fi game from burrowing into my skull.

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80 / 100
Oct 14, 2022

It is likely that many do not agree with its mechanics, but its visual impact is so powerful that it is impossible not to recommend it. Scorn is so disturbing that you're going to want to look away and so overwhelming that you're going to be able to stop looking at us. It's as if a macabre mind's nightmare has become a video game.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

Scorn, with its mix of puzzles, horror, monsters and exploration, is a unique and alienating experience that you'll love or hate.

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VG247
Top Critic
Oct 14, 2022

In truth, Scorn doesn’t tell a particularly fascinating story, but it hardly matters; the way in which it’s told is done to perfection, and provides an incredibly refreshing horror experience that truly gets under your skin.

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Nov 10, 2022

Scorn is a horror/adventure game filled with grotesque depictions of rot, gore and terror. It instills a sense of foreboding dread extremely well with its abstruse, minimal storytelling. This isn’t a game for the faint of heart or stomach, though.

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Guardian
Top Critic
Oct 13, 2022

An evocative work of art but the things the game evokes are so unpleasant players might need to ration the lengths of their sessions

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TheGamer
Top Critic
Oct 14, 2022

Scorn is a hard game to pin down, but it’s one I can’t help but recommend. It’s disgustingly alluring in its visual execution, with each new location bringing with it a waterfall of questions as you poke, prod, and cower at every discovery. This ambition of being artsy and cryptic can hold it back at points, but there’s something fiercely admirable in its artistic vision that few games in the genre are able to match. This is a tragic horror of Lovecraftian proportions, and one that really must be seen to be believed.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 14, 2022

Overall, I would very highly recommend Scorn to fans of both horror and puzzle games. It definitely stands out in both genres as unique, and its challenges will keep you thinking constantly. It is also a game worth checking out if you are a fan of the Alien series or anything biopunk. The art alone was enough for me to immediately wishlist it. While the lack of dialogue did at times feel upsetting, possibly because I myself am a writer at heart, it definitely did add to the creepiness of the atmosphere. With more dialogue, it is very likely that my immersion would have been broken, or at the least, paused. If you think that you have the guts to be surrounded by guts, grab Scorn now on PC or Xbox.

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EGM
Top Critic
Oct 14, 2022

Scorn is a daring aesthetic experiment in virtual, interactive science fiction. Taking inspiration from the art of H.R. Giger and Zdzislaw Beksiński, developer Ebb Software seems hellbent on giving its players a surreal, nightmarish experience, and it mostly succeeds. While combat can feel like a secondary concern, Scorn's puzzles provide just enough challenge to keep the game from feeling like a "walking simulator." Really, though, the main attraction is Scorn's compelling world, a fully realized artistic vision that will haunt you for days after experiencing it.

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