Little Nightmares

Rating Summary

Based on 133 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 133 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

Like Hide and Seek, Little Nightmares confidently captures the exhilarating fear of waiting to be found by something that's hunting you. But it also replicates the alien horror of being a child that doesn't understand what's happening to and around them, and of a seemingly familiar environment turned into a series of opportunities for safety and danger. Smart, grotesque and never-endingly weird, this is a very different, extremely welcome kind of horror game that left me wanting more than its brief five hours provides.

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78 / 100
Apr 24, 2017

An okay platformer but a deeply imaginative horror game, Little Nightmares is worth playing for its array of disturbing imagery.

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Recommended
Apr 21, 2017

Media Molecule prot'g' Tarsier turns in a masterpiece of meat and malice, swiftly consumed but with a lingering aftertaste.

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Apr 27, 2017
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Apr 27, 2017

At times mechanically clumsy, but artistically sound, Little Nightmares might get on your nerves every once in awhile, but its imagery will burrow into your brain and never leave.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Apr 24, 2017

It has some unfortunate gameplay failings, but in terms of disturbing atmosphere and surprisingly serious subject matter this is one of the best horror games of the year.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

I wanted to replay it the instant I finished

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8 / 10
Apr 28, 2017

Little Nightmares' brief length may leave you craving more, but its haunting story and visuals make it a journey well worth taking.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2017

Little Nightmares' creepiness makes a lasting impression

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Apr 26, 2017

There's an equal amount of qualities to like and dislike, but when it comes down to it Little Nightmares succeeds at delivering on its promise of being an interesting horror game unlike anything else.

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