The Crow's Eye throws out the recent rules of first-person horror to create an atmospheric and daunting puzzle-based experience, albeit one that does not always gel smoothly.
The Crow's Eye is a strange title. It's a horror game in some ways, with great atmosphere for the most part. However, it's also not scary. For the most part it's more of a puzzle game, than horror game and has side-stories far more compelling than the main plot. In all, it offers an interesting, if flawed experience.
The music in the game matches the atmosphere extremely well, and contributes much to the psychological horror that the game emits.
All in all, The Crow's Eye is an interesting title with an interesting enough story, but with some hurdles to uncovering that story and the world in which it's set. Its dedication to dangling the carrot of freedom — and the conclusion of the convoluted tale — is commendable, and players will spend much of the game feeling as though the end is just around the next corner or past the next locked door.
I am not enthralled with "The Crow's Eye" but the work put into the game is obvious. Overall the characters are the strongest, the platforming is solid, and the puzzles are... puzzling. Have fun losing your mind!
A puzzle game with a pleasant narrative, and a decent voice acting. Still, the gameplay relies on puzzles not always satisfying, and the physics is not so precise in some occasions.
Review in Italian | Read full review
With plenty of fun puzzles and environments to explore, The Crow's Eye manages to make worn out graphics and a cliched horror story worth playing.
An atmospheric first person adventure puzzler that doesn’t commit to being scary. It has a few technical issues and some awkward transitions, but overall it’s a decent package for the bargain bin price.
The Crow's Eye is excellent platform puzzler with an intriguing story. I can't consider it being an actual horror title, especially as a psychological terror that the developers, 3D2 Entertainment describes, but as an atmospheric first-person adventure, it has a lot going for it. It can be easily recommended for fans of puzzle-adventure titles shrouded in mystery.
The Crow's Eye may draw its players attraction and involve them with the game, but the point is that the game changes its course and colors several times throughout the way, to the point that'd really hard to tell what are we playing at the moment. The game is full of riddles and puzzles but unfortunately those fail to challenge your mind. All of these aside, The Crow's Eye's ace card is its mysterious and pleasing story. Thus in overall, enjoying The Crow's Eye depends on how you look at it and
Review in Persian | Read full review
It’s the narrative you discover through exploration that holds The Crow’s Eye together; reading and listening to people slowly lose their minds – as perhaps your character does too – makes the psychological thriller element of the game take centre stage. It’s just a shame that the horror never quite gets there.
The Crow's Eye shone when it came to dealing with suspense and psychological distress. I only wish that it'd played more to its strengths in the end.
The Crow's Eye cleverly designs a spooky atmosphere that then plays on your expectations wonderfully. Furthermore, an intriguing story that's gradually revealed through well-voiced audio tapes and well-written letters helps build up expectations even more. It certainly lives up to its claim as a psychological horror, but one that'll only put you on edge the first time through.
The Crow's Eye is a fine game especially focused on hardcore horror fans. Everyone else won't be thrilled.
Review in Czech | Read full review
The Crow's Eye offers a good variation of challenges, and an intriguing story to boot. Bugs and a lack of challenge hamper the experience, but ultimately this is a decent title.
No, The Crow’s Eye didn’t turn out how I expected, and in that way I’m disappointed. As a huge fan of horror games, I was let down by The Crow’s Eye failing to live up to the horror that the teasers seemed to promise. But, I can appreciate a good puzzle game and that’s exactly what this is, and having a decent narrative is icing on the cake.
If you’re a fan of first-person puzzle games and have been disappointed by the lack of true genre gems in recent years, then The Crow’s Eye is for you.