Layers of Fear

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7.8 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2016

Can the protagonist forgive her father, or does she bother about everything that has happened in the house?

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Mar 8, 2016

Layers of Fear is in some ways a masterpiece. Not perfect, but without a doubt excellent. The great atmosphere and the perfect transformation of the environment are elements that'll be appreciated by many horror fans.

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3 / 5
Feb 19, 2016

Layers of Fear has a great atmosphere, but you may have to overlook a lot of design choices to immerse yourself in what ends up an experience just over three hours long.

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Aug 9, 2016

Layers of Fear offers horror fans the opportunity to delve into the mindset of an artist descending into insanity.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2016

It's hard not to compare this game to PT/Silent Hills, it even has the same zoom when pressing R3. In its six chapters, each lasting around one hour, Layers of Fear you will give you goosebumps, no doubt about it. If we analyze it layer by layer (ha!) it does fall short on some aspects, such as voice acting, but the overall experience is really good. We are full on the "walking simulator" era, it's going to be interesting what each developer tries to do in order to innovate.

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Mar 8, 2016

Layers of Fear does a great job of establishing its own world. Its creative utilization of both classic and original art was used to create an odd, yet intriguing theme. There is something inherently creepy, dark and strangely beautiful about this game. It definitely redefines the term "monster" for its players.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2016

Layers of Fear is a very shocking first-person horror, reaching very well the essential factor for games of the genre that is to carry moments of tension, and fear and still make you move forward because of curiosity. The game knows very well when to use soundtrack, when to use sound effects and when to use silence, demonstrating that it is always in control of the game and the player perceptions of the environment. Although it has some rhythm problems in the final segments, Layers of Fear is highly recommended and will be marked as a great experience in the recent survival horror scene.

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Jan 31, 2020

Layers of Fear isn’t trying to be anything that it isn’t. Know that you’re walking into, a horror story told in a way to let your imagination get the better of you and build an increasingly scary setting.

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Johnny Hurricane

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7 / 10
Mar 1, 2016

Overall Layers Of Fear is a creepy game that misses the scary mark. The experience is worth going through if you have the extra cash but don’t expect to be scared out of your mind by it.

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7 / 10
Mar 6, 2016

Layers of Fear's psychedelic atmosphere manages to mess with your mind for a few hours. But after that, It's all jump-scare after jump-scare.

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