Little Nightmares MastheadLittle Nightmares Masthead

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
Spread the word:

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 28, 2017
Xbox OneApr 28, 2017
PCApr 28, 2017

Developer: Tarsier Studios

Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

Genres: Art, Adventure

Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. As you progress on your journey, explore the most disturbing dollhouse offering a prison to escape from and a playground full of secrets to discover. Reconnect with your inner child to unleash your imagination and find the way out!

Where to Buy

Amazon
GameStop
Best Buy
Gamesplanet
LITTLE NIGHTMARES Gameplay Trailer (Gamescom 2016) thumbnail

LITTLE NIGHTMARES Gameplay Trailer (Gamescom 2016)

Little Nightmares Screenshot 1
Little Nightmares Screenshot 2

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

Read full review

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

Read full review

IGN

8.8 / 10.0
IGN

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.

Read full review

Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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.

Read full review

Recent News

Nintendo Surprise Releases The Stretchers for Switch From Little Nightmares Devs - IGN

Nintendo Surprise Releases The Stretchers for Switch From Little Nightmares Devs - IGN

The Stretchers is now available on Nintendo Switch and has two-players working together as medics to save the Dizzies from disaster!

Read full article on IGN

Nintendo Just Dropped a Physics-Based Co-op Game from the Developers of Little Nightmares

Nintendo Just Dropped a Physics-Based Co-op Game from the Developers of Little Nightmares

What if, instead of a Crazy Taxi, you drove… a wackadoo ambulance?

Read full article on USgamer

Opinion: Video Games Have (Happily) Outgrown Their Genre Labels - IGN

Opinion: Video Games Have (Happily) Outgrown Their Genre Labels - IGN

The games we play these days are more nuanced and varied than they’ve ever been before, and as a result, they’re more difficult to reduce to singular mechanics.

Read full article on IGN

Yager's The Cycle Now Out in Early Access on Epic Games Store - Gamescom 2019 - IGN

Yager's The Cycle Now Out in Early Access on Epic Games Store - Gamescom 2019 - IGN

The latest game from the Spec Ops: The Line devs is now available for free to download on the Epic Games Store.

Read full article on IGN

Little Nightmares 2 Announced - Gamescom 2019 - IGN

Little Nightmares 2 Announced - Gamescom 2019 - IGN

The sequel to 2017's horror-platformer is coming next year

Read full article on IGN

Little Nightmares 2 revealed for 2020 launch at Gamescom 2019

Little Nightmares 2 revealed for 2020 launch at Gamescom 2019

Little Nightmares was a hit horror puzzle platformer when it debuted in 2017, and now it's set to pick up a sequel in 2020. At the Gamescom Opening Night Live event today, Little Nightmares 2 was revealed with a trailer that's as creepy as you'd expect.

Read full article on Windows Central

Little Nightmares 2 Announced, Coming In 2020

Little Nightmares 2 Announced, Coming In 2020

The eerie platformer is getting a sequel next year.

Read full article on Game Informer

Little Nightmares 2 announced at Gamescom 2019

Little Nightmares 2 announced at Gamescom 2019

Little Nightmares 2 will take players into the terrifying outdoors

Read full article on Polygon

Darkly adorable horror platformer Little Nightmares is getting a prequel on iOS

Darkly adorable horror platformer Little Nightmares is getting a prequel on iOS

Bandai Namco has unveiled Very Little Nightmares, a prequel to developer Tarsier Studio's wonderfully atmospheric horror platformer Little Nightmares - and…

Read full article on Eurogamer

Tekken 7, Project Cars, and more are cheap in the latest Humble Bundle

Tekken 7, Project Cars, and more are cheap in the latest Humble Bundle

This bundle is Bandai—Bandai Namco, that is.

Read full article on PC Gamer