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SOMA

Frictional Games
Sep 22, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8.1 / 10
PC Gamer
80 / 100
Eurogamer
Recommended
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for SOMA

IGN

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

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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 disturbingly different take on interesting sci-fi concepts let down by a slow start and disappointing monsters, but worth it overall.

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A daringly complex ode to the works of Philip K. Dick, and although the mix of survival horror and existential storytelling doesn't always work it's never less than gripping.

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Metro GameCentral

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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Playing cat-and-mouse with monsters feels formulaic at this point, but Soma's engrossing subsea environment and intriguing narrative keep the entire experience afloat

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It may not stir the hordes of wailing YouTubers looking for the next best haunted house, but SOMA succeeds at crafting something much more meaningful than jump-scares.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Horror Sequel Amnesia: Rebirth Announced, Coming This Fall

Horror Sequel Amnesia: Rebirth Announced, Coming This Fall

Frictional Games, creator of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and SOMA, is returning to its seminal franchise with Amnesia: Rebirth.

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Frictional Games is Teasing Their Next Game with an Elaborate ARG

Frictional Games is Teasing Their Next Game with an Elaborate ARG

The creators of two of the most beloved horror games ever made, SOMA and Amnesia, are hinting at what's to come with a mysterious ARG.

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