Perception

Rating Summary

Based on 74 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

59

Top Critic Average

21%

Critics Recommend

Based on 74 critic reviews
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8.3 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

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

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8.2 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

While it’s lighter on the scares than its big brothers in the horror genre, Perception ends up being much more memorable due to its well-crafted story and unique way of creating danger. Its central mechanic forces you to be careful and quiet, and its final chapter delivers a wallop that more than makes up for a slower start.

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May 25, 2017

Perception is a truly unique game, putting players into the shoes of a blind girl and using that as a means of storytelling and gameplay. It develops a world that you want to explore, but also keeps you on the edge of your seat with fear and trepidation.

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8 / 10
Jun 29, 2017

Perception is a unique and is a downright frightening title. The narrative is well-written, and I was satisfied with my decision to listen to Cassie talk to herself as she explores the haunted estate. As you journey through the lives of the past residents, the house changes, keeping it from growing stale.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2017

The game is equal parts scary and interesting, as I said before, is not an experience I'm likely to forget about anytime soon.

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80%
Dec 14, 2017

Perception is a release with a very interesting premise and a solid story that I'm sure you'll enjoy. Being blind and using echolocation to find your way around the creepy mansion feels great and the fact that danger could be lurking around the corner will keep you on high alert. Being able to turn the game into a full-on walking simulator with no danger or into a permadeath scare-fest is a nice touch, and it allows players of all skill levels to enjoy Perception on Nintendo Swtich.

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80%
Jul 6, 2017

Perception is an adventure/horror game in which you play as a blind woman… If that doesn’t grab your attention, I don’t know what the heck will!

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7.5 / 10.0
May 30, 2017

Ultimately a worthwhile recommendation for horror fans thanks to its original concept, likable protagonist, and some genuinely chilling frights.

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8 / 10
Nov 16, 2017

Perception is an interesting psychological thriller that I definitely recommend you check out on Nintendo Switch. The unique gameplay premise of the game by which you must use sound to be able to find your way around the location mixes things up, placing you in the shoes of a blind woman who won't let her disability get in the way. Abandoned houses are creepy by nature, but exploring an abandoned house as a blind woman who literally can't see what lurks in the dark is a thrilling experience. Playing in the dark is the best way to enjoy this 3 to 4-hour release, especially if you're playing in portable mode with your headphones on!

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

If you're in it for the action or actual horror you'll very likely walk away disappointed. But if you like a slow burn of suspense, periodic things that will make you jump, and some stories that will reveal themselves to you slowly and through a variety of means as you wander an ever-changing house, it will offer several hours of enjoyment. I've never played a game quite like it, and there's something to be said for a title working earnestly to challenge gamers with something new, even if it may not have hit all of the marks it was likely aiming for.

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