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Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 22, 2015
Xbox OneDec 1, 2017
PCSep 22, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Frictional Games

Genre: Horror

SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is an unsettling story about identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human. The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we’re going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for? Enter the world of SOMA and face horrors buried deep beneath the ocean waves. Delve through locked terminals and secret documents to uncover the truth behind the chaos. Seek out the last remaining inhabitants and take part in the events that will ultimately shape the fate of the station. But be careful, danger lurks in every corner: corrupted humans, twisted creatures, insane robots, and even an inscrutable omnipresent A.I.

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8.1 / 10.0
Daniel Krupa

SOMA is smart and scary science fiction. Not all of its ideas work, but it's worth playing for the story alone.

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The makers of Amnesia ease back on the horror, ramp up the philosophy and strike a satisfying balance between narrative and gameplay.

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A masterpiece of audio and visual design, SOMA is atmospheric, cerebral, and occasionally frustrating.

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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A gripping mix of survival horror and existential science fiction storytelling, which is notably improved by an optional new safe mode.

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Audience Reviews

8 / 10.0
Have you ever wondered what would happen if humanity was on the brink of extinction? I really mean it to, not just in a cheesy sci-fi movie way. Soma makes you truly and honestly think about this and it scares the **** out of me. Right up front , want to say that Soma is one of the most original stories I have seen in a game in a very long time. The story takes a while to understand

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