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Sylvio (Console Edition)

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

51

Top Critic Average

25%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 13, 2017
Xbox OneJan 13, 2017

Developer: Stroboskop

Genres: Horror, Adventure

Sylvio is a psychological horror game set in a tranquil, disturbing atmosphere. Ghost recorder Juliette Waters trespasses into an abandoned family park, shut down since a landslide in 1971. The voices of the deceased captured on her reel-to-reel recorder reveals a tale of an evil curse and a wicked family cult, currently living in the park.

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Sylvio (Console Edition) Reviews

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A novel take on the first-person horror mould, Sylvio does, on occasion, bring some unsettling moments of paranormal investigation. Unfortunately Sylvio also brings dire, uninventive visuals, a dreary protagonist, and wholly unnecessary combat to nullify any promise it may have had.

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Sylvio is a lesson in not judging a game by its screenshots. While it looks like a low budget throwaway, the game's best features mostly come in how it sounds. The memorable music and legitimately unsettling EVP recordings go far to prove its legitimacy as a tool for scaring. If you've never played a horror game, don't start here as the game requires a few too many concessions from the player. If you're a genre veteran looking for something atmospheric, retro-inspired, and adding its own unique gameplay mechanics, Sylvio is worth the trip. It's a candlelit ghost story that leaves you not breathless or horrified, but disquieted, which is perhaps the most effective horror of all.

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Sylvio is an interesting survival horror that choose to focus in psychological fear instead of jump scares, although is fill with technical and gameplay problems, also it’s not very intuitive.

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I would totally play a game that is just the audio processing from this game. Everything else is a tedious glitchy mess.

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