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Perception

Rating Summary

Based on 74 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

59

Top Critic Average

21%

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Based on 74 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 30, 2017
Xbox OneMay 30, 2017
PCMay 30, 2017

Developer: The Deep End Games

Publisher: Feardemic

Genres: Horror, Puzzle

Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams. After months of research, she discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, MA. Once there, Cassie finds that Echo Bluff is worse than her nightmares. A ghastly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. She must solve the estate's mysteries or become one of its victims. Game Features: - "See" using echolocation. Every sound creates a visual. - Engage in a deadly game of hide and seek with relentless enemies, including The Presence. - Trigger radical change at the Estate at Echo Bluff each time you solve its mysteries. - Travel back through history to exorcise your own nightmares.
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Perception offers a decent set of horror stories, but exploring this house gets dull pretty quickly.

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IGN

4.8 / 10.0
IGN

Perception is as much a disappointment for the clever and inherently frightening idea it wastes as it is for the mistakes it makes. At its heart, there's the promise of playing something genuinely new, from a perspective that could help teach and thrill simultaneously. It's unfortunate that, like its echolocation mechanic, the more I saw of Perception, the more there was to worry about.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
3 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Some very clever ideas are completely squandered by a game that is neither scary, enjoyable, or thought-provoking – although it does manage irritating and dull with great aplomb.

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Although more unsettling than outright terrifying, Perception brings some novel ideas to the horror genre

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