Percentile Rank

2Dark is ranked in the 24th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Wade D McGinnis
Buy
Buy
Apr 2, 2017
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Constantly Calibrating
Liked
Liked
Apr 12, 2017

"...while out in the woods on a camping trip, Mr. Smith and his family run in to a few...well...let's call them snafus..."

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Scored Reviews

DVS Gaming
9 / 10
DVS Gaming
Michael M

Top Critic

9 / 10
Mar 10, 2017

It's cheap, it's great and worth hours of enjoyment (as well as few jump scares to boot). The few issues in 2Dark are a testament to how good this game plays and feels. It's very important that this actually feels like a creepy game as well, otherwise the storyline wouldn't fit in well with the scenery. Overall, this is a great indie title to check out.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2017

2Dark is a very good survival horror that always mixes some interesting action and stealth mechanics. The art design is very good, characterized by plenty of blood and violence.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2017

2Dark relegates the flatless only on the artistic side, hiding behind its style a deep and satisfing game. Unfortunately in that deep there are some bugs capable to break up the game.

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JVL
16 / 20
JVL
Cloud

Top Critic

16 / 20
Mar 10, 2017

Fr'd�rick Raynal makes a successful come back at the survival-horror genre with 2Dark. Taking the infiltration approach for its gameplay, the title shines for its horrifying atmosphere. The studio made no compromise on gore with a great selection of serial killers that will put your nerves to the test, all coated in an original and oldschool art direction with a solid OST.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 10, 2017

2Dark is mostly a triumph for Gloomywood. It is impressive and refreshing that a skilled user could play a survival horror stealth game that can be completed without killing anyone. Sure, sometimes accidents happen and a kid dies a horrible bloody death, which can lead to both horrific shock and bemused laughter... at the same time no less, but that is the weird and wonderful tone of 2Dark. Inane inventory system and difficulty spike aside, this is a very interesting and free-form survival horror that dares to be a little different. A humble little game that really tries its best to get people to invest in saving children and be heroic with no shred of irony.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 15, 2017

A great return to the good old times, but with some technical issues that make this game less better...

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VGProfessional
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2017

2Dark shows that the creator of Alone in the Dark is still full of good ideas. Even if this game seems like a cute old-school title, it hides a terrific survival game which does nothing like the modern ones, even if it can get a bit buggy. In any case 2Dark is a rather hardcore title, which should largely satisfy lovers of stealth and survival horror games.

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GBAtemp
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2017

An interesting storyline, clever game and level design are all defining features of 2Dark, but it falls short when it comes to offering a challenge worthy of a survival-horror game that was anticipated with Frédérick Raynal's return to the genre.

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COGconnected
72 / 100
72 / 100
Mar 24, 2017

2Dark that creeps on a subject that not many dare to venture in; the kidnapping, torture, and murder of children.

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Windows Central
Mar 23, 2017

If you're in the mood for a challenging and dark adventure, you could do worse than 2Dark. The pulpy subject matter and tone are different from the average horror game. The unique perspective and art style actually serve the material quite well, too. Despite the rough edges, horror fans should give 2Dark a chance.

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Gaming Nexus
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

2Dark is a compelling horror game that tackles some truly horrific subject matter. But cheap deaths and uneven level design hold it back from being truly great.

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Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2017

2Dark is the latest horror game made by Fr'd'rick Raynald, creator of Alone in The Dark. It is characterized by an hardcore gameplay and a terrifying and violent mood.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 12, 2017

Disturbing, violent, gloomy, 2Dark is a nice old-school looking game with an amazing atmosphere. Those who love survival and stealth will find a truly decent challenge.

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PSX Brasil
70 / 100
70 / 100
Apr 14, 2017

Despite being a simple game, 2Dark deserves a chance from gamers who love horror titles. However, as it is a game that may not attract a lot of attention, it might be forgotten among other titles of the same genre. From its first seconds to the very end, 2Dark provides players with a spooky environment, interesting story, easy gameplay and a few good scary moments.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

In summary, 2Dark is an atmospheric experience, and while it isn't an out-and-out horror game, the game blends elements of survival horror with the main gameplay chiefly revolving around sneaking in a furtive manner through levels. The atmospherics are striking, and the cartoon-like animations work well as a contrast.

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Gamefa
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Do you remember "Alone in the dark" game? that was a very unique game in survival horror genre and not like any other games of the genre. Now, 2Dark that made by the original developer of "Alone in the dark" Frédérick Raynal, is also a very "unique" horror game that you never played anything like that and has its own character. But this uniqueness doesn't mean that the game has not weaknesses, because it has some important issues on gameplay mechanics and balance. In the end i must say that if you are fan of horror genre and you want to experience a unique game with almost nice story telling, 2Dark could be one of your good choices.

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ThisGenGaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2017

I give 2Dark a lot of credit for creating a challenging stealth game with a unique look and compelling story. I always looked forward to playing in a new environment and the creative ways to take down the bad guys.

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 17, 2017

If you enjoy a good horror with a bleak tale – and can stomach seeing pixelated children in cages or mauled by animals – then 2Dark is definitely worth checking out.

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TheXboxHub
Mar 20, 2017

So 2Dark is really a story with two sides; it’s either excelling from its attention to detail, or failing because of its heavy-handedness. I’d love to say that this is a nuanced story that explores the depths and complexities of its subject matter. But really it’s a calloused story surrounded by nuanced and sophisticated gameplay. All in all, 2Dark is a rewarding experience, so long as your leave your sensitivities behind.

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TeamNerd
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

Despite these imperfections, however, this can be considered the new launch pad for Frédérick Raynald that we want to see finally return to full load.

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Entertainment Buddha
70 / 100
70 / 100
Mar 15, 2017

2Dark is the latest creation from the mind of Frederick Raynal, the creator of Alone in The Dark, and his new studio, Gloomywood. It’s a stealth-horror-adventure game with survival elements.

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Worth Playing
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2017

2Dark has a lot of potential, and the premise is exciting. The developers dared to delve into a dark plot, and that bravery should be applauded. The title doesn't fail in any particular way, but it also doesn't meet its full potential. The gameplay felt overly complicated and could've benefited from a "less is more" approach. Some improvements to the inventory system also could've made gamers feel more in control of the protagonist. It would've been amazing if the game had managed to remain focused on some quick and tense action sequences, rather than spending so much time on tedious tasks, which interrupted the sense of immersion.

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Sirus Gaming
6.5 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
JC Yunsal
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

2Dark offers exciting moments for each mission, just don’t let it frustrate you. I recommend that if you get the game, complete and finish it. A very compelling and weird sick story for a 2.5D game despite all the bugs, sound glitches, and frustration we encountered, we were still able to finish the game and enjoy it through the end.

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TrueAchievements
Mar 11, 2017

2Dark is a mildly interesting stealth-horror fusion sadly dragged down by some bizarre narrative and visual decisions. It struggles to find a genre to call home, vacillating between a casual point-and-click adventure, a classic survival horror and a tactical stealth puzzler.

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SelectButton
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 17, 2017

The reliance on trial and error gameplay does a disservice to the disturbing setting that 2Dark creates. The lack of checkpoints is frustrating, and I fail to see how having them would have harmed the game’s tension. Simply having to replay large sections of levels or stopping to manual save after every room just isn’t fun. The combat could be improved if bonuses were provided if you were able to sneak up behind someone, but as it stands, melee attacks are too weak to be effective.

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Digital Chumps
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2016

I commend 2Dark for tackling a tough premise, but it's one I could have just as well left alone, too. The gameplay combined with the presentation just click with me, and it made this one a chore to play.

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The Digital Fix
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

2Dark is a breath of 90s style horror for the modern era.

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ZEFGame.ru
5.5 / 10.0
ZEFGame.ru
Frostengine
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2017

I got from the game what you wanted, and it's a grim story with all the consequences. The game, which is struggling with the gameplay, Yes, the basic mechanics do not work, except perhaps stealth, stealth and story only because of what I went through the game to the end, to take her, I certainly do not suggest, for the same amount, but for 500 rubles is quite.

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God is a Geek
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

If 2Dark’s tone was in line with its subject matter, it might have been something worthy of recommendation. But its story is almost nonexistent and nothing quite works as intended.

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GameZone
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

2Dark bravely portrays themes that most developers lack the guts to touch, but unfortunately, AI, UI, and Level Design problems make this game feel largely unfinished.

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GearNuke
5 / 10
GearNuke

Top Critic

5 / 10
Mar 13, 2017

2Dark is a frustrating mess of a game that shows plenty of promise as a concept, but fails to deliver on every single one of them.

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Hey Poor Player
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Mar 10, 2017

The game became repetitive, frustrating, and uninteresting all too quickly, and each level takes less than an hour to complete unless you run into a bug or a figurative wall when it comes to progression.

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Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

4 / 10
Mar 17, 2017

Despite the pedigree of the developer, and some unusually disturbing subject matter, the main enemies in this survival horror are frustration and boredom.

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PlayStation Universe
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2017

The setup for 2DARK holds intrigue, with a grim plot, and suitably creepy settings, but so much of how it actually plays out quickly diminishes the horror aspect of it. Respectable enough as a game, a failure as a horror.

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GameWatcher
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2017

No, it's not a sequel to that terrible vampire stealth game. That would've been preferable

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Gamerheadquarters
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2017

2Dark felt like a confusing and difficult mess that was hard to get into.

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TheSixthAxis
3 / 10
3 / 10
Mar 21, 2017

Visually and thematically, 2Dark succeeds in paying homage to its forebears. Everything else, however, is desperately lacking. Alone in the Dark had twenty years in which to rise and fall but Raynal’s latest stab at survival horror barely gets twenty minutes.

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Push Square
3 / 10
3 / 10
Mar 21, 2017

2Dark tries to do too many things at once. Its stealth mechanics, while occasionally satisfying, are frustrating and pedestrian. Similarly, its attempts at horror, while presented well, are undermined by bad writing and repetitive gameplay. A lack of clear signposting and a terrible UI do nothing to help this maddening experience.

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