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Little Nightmares

Rating Summary

Based on 133 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

71%

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General 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!

Little Nightmares Critic Reviews

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Little Nightmares 2 Creeps Into Stores in February

Little Nightmares 2 Creeps Into Stores in February

If you've been waiting for news on Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares 2, one of the most important news items has dropped: a release date.

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Little Nightmares' Tarsier Studios Acquired by THQ Nordic's Parent Company

Little Nightmares' Tarsier Studios Acquired by THQ Nordic's Parent Company

Tarsier Studios, the 65-person team behind games such as Little Nightmares and The Stretchers, has been acquired by the ownership group once known as THQ Nordic AB.

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Little Nightmares Complete Edition coming to Switch on May 18th

Little Nightmares Complete Edition coming to Switch on May 18th



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LITTLE NIGHTMARES Gameplay Trailer (Gamescom 2016) thumbnail

LITTLE NIGHTMARES Gameplay Trailer (Gamescom 2016)

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