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The Town of Light

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

25%

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Game Information

Available on:PCFeb 26, 2016

Developer: Lka.it

Genre: Horror

The Town of Light is a first-person psychological thriller set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum, shutted down in the late '900, by a law from 1978 together with all other Italian asylums.

The game aims to explore what’s really happened inside those walls in the fictional eyes of Renèe’s, an imaginary 16 years old girl that suffers from mental illness.

The adventure starts at present days, near the Asylum. Renèe’s voice will guides the player, which will try to find her forgotten and blurred memories through her eyes, her fearsand her personal drama whilst exploring an environment full of realistic documents and locations as they were back in time as well as they are today.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

An impactful exploration of mental health issues that presents a very different kind of horror.

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PC Gamer

65 / 100
PC Gamer

Uneven, bleak and unflinching. You won't enjoy it, but it's one of a kind.

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Metro GameCentral

5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Tackling such a difficult subject matter is laudable, but as a video game documentary this only really succeeds in terms of its good intentions.

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GameSpot

4 / 10
GameSpot

The Town of Light examines mental illnesses and the hospitals meant to treat them in the early 1900s, but ultimately fails to stick the landing.

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