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Layers of Fear

Aspyr Media, Bloober Team SA
Feb 16, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

5.8 / 10
PC Gamer
64 / 100
No Recommendation
5 / 5
Game Informer
5 / 10
7 / 10
Game Revolution
3.5 / 5
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Layers of Fear


5.8 / 10.0

Layers of Fear lacks the surprises and subtlety needed to keep things interesting all the way through. It makes a strong first impression, but quickly exhausts its best ideas, making it hard for them to really shine as scary or meaningful moments. It's hard to be terrified when you can see what's coming at the end of every long dark hallway.

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Layers of Fear is an intriguing experimental haunted house, but without a proper sense of pacing, it fails to scare.

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No Recommendation / Blank

A gloriously ghoulish horror game with some trippy transformations, held back by what it borrows from other releases.

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One of the best horror games ever made, this will scare you in incredibly clever ways and make you question everything you see.

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If you like jump-scares, this is for you. If you like horror titles that effectively establish an atmosphere, this is not for you

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Colouring your world with intense shades of terror.

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In a game that has a lot of fresh ideas on how to build suspense and let your mind do most of the work, it's disappointing to see frequent usage of those tautologies (it's scary because it's scary).

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Layers of Fear wasn't as frightening as I thought it would be based on early impressions, but I was still entertained by its mind-bending haunted house even when the jump-scares fell flat.

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