Through the Woods
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Through the Woods is a sad, haunting tale that manages to scare without being cheap or easy, and one of this year's best horror games.
I enjoyed Through the Woods even though I’m sure there are quite a few people who won’t.
An enjoyably unsettling horror tale, Through the Woods will leave it's mark on you long after it's conclusion. Featuring superb sound design and gorgeous visuals, the story of a mother looking for her son on an eerie island straight out of Norse folklore, is definitely a journey worth taking!
Through the Woods is a great couple hour adventure taking you through a desolate yet lovely island filled with sorrow.
Through the Woods is a decent indie game built around Norse folklore/mythology that has been slightly integrated within the story of a mother and her estranged son. Throughout your journey to recover your child, you will encounter creatures which you must stealthily bypass and uncover things about yourself and the woods which may be a little uncomfortable for some people. The two main downsides to the game lie within its integration of the two stories and the length. With more time, we would have had more development on the characters and gave me a reason to care about them, with more integration then we could have seen how the random occurrences linked to the mother.
Through the Woods it really looks like a good title that manages to blend adventure features with a horror survival. History and narration are really interesting and are accompanied by a really good audio compartment that guarantees a truly remarkable gaming experience.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Through the Woods excels with its unique atmosphere and it feels like it has been created with passion. However, the survival stroll through the haunted island, lost in time and space, is intended for only for those horror fans that are willing to tolerate a significantly low budget and the resulting shortcomings.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Through The Woods is a horror game that delivers some good scares, just not really in the way that was intended.
Folk tales of Through the Woods will scare you, but short and linear gameplay with invisible walls are its weak spots.
Review in Slovak | Read full review