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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

Conarium could have pushed deeper, but it stays true to the spirit of Lovecraft's work

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7 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2019

Conarium offers a game with a extremely simple gameplay that relies completely on its narrative aspect. In spite of some flaws, this reimagination of a lovecraftian world is visually stunning and able to catch the players' attention from the very beginning and retain it through the whole game.

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7 / 10
Jul 5, 2017

An interesting experience for Lovecraft readers, Conarium keeps our attention if we enjoy the classic adventures but also feels a little slow and rythmless.

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6.8 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2017

A true "lovecraftian" game short in length and interactivity. The plot is a bit messy to. Just for lovers of the the Providence's writer.

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Aug 4, 2017

The plot can be a little vague at times, and the opening hour is fairly meandering, but Conarium is an otherwise exciting, creepy jaunt through the realm of unspeakable evil.

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7.2 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

Conarium is an enjoyable first-person adventure game featuring a very nice atmosphere, an interesting story featuring core themes from Lovecraft's works and unusual spin on game progression reminiscent of Metroidvania games. The game, however, does very little outside the usual for the genre, so if you're not into Lovecraft-inspired games there isn't anything unique that Conarium can offer you.

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Feb 19, 2019

Puzzles and controls leave a lot to be desired, but Conarium does much else well, making it an easy recommendation for any fans of the author.

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7 / 10
Feb 13, 2019

Conarium is a good, plot focused and atmospheric walking sim puzzler. Though it's billed as horror, it serves to get under your skin, rather than producing any massive frights. That said, the world created is wonderfully realised and quite beautiful in its freakishness. The way that the game captures the otherworldly vibe of Lovecraft's work, and develops such an engaging story quickly, is something to applaud. Ignoring the poor voice acting, bad character models, and the odd frustrating puzzle, if you're looking for a disturbing, plot focused walking sim experience, or you're just a huge Lovecraft fan, you won't go far wrong here.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Conarium leans too heavily on Lovecraftian mythos without bringing anything new to the table. Complete lack of peril in the game robs it of any meaningful stakes. Most puzzles in the game are simplistic, and the most difficult ones were not particularly challenging. The storyline is a muddled mess that relies too much on style and not enough on substance.

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71 / 100
Feb 11, 2019

Serving the niche of Lovecraft fans, this is a marvelous game to play, but as a horror video game it will easily lose those not already interested in this style of macabre.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2017

Conarium came out of nowhere and surprised me when I finally played it. It takes a few moments to get into it, but when it ramps up, it gets pretty good. Give it a shot if you enjoy adventure games and a decent horror story.

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7.4 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2017

Conarium is hauntingly beautiful and competent as an adventure-puzzle game with some light horror elements, but as a true H.P. Lovecraft survival horror game it isn't long or scary enough.

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70 / 100
Jun 10, 2017

All in all, Conarium does a fantastic job on the atmosphere and giving players those fearful moments of panic where you are holding your breath at every turn.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

When looking back at my time with the game, I don't feel horror at its revelations. I feel disappointment in light of what it could have been concealing, and simply wasn't.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2017

Conarium is an homage to Lovecraft and his "At the Mountains of Madness". Despite the scarce interaction, the walking simulator structure and the lenght (3 hours, more or less), it deserves a try.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2017

Cthulhu doesn't chase strong, bearded space marines down hallways. He and the many old gods slowly bend the minds of their victims until they've lost them completely, and Conarium reflects that.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2017

Conarium is short but enjoyable game with a gripping storyline and beautiful animation. But it's not much horror as it is Lovecraftian. If you are into plots in the style of the influential horror fiction author, you should probably check it out.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2019

It’s certainly not the ideal game for those expecting sweat-inducing horror or adrenaline-pumping action, but for those who like to explore eerie environments and unravel a good story, there’s a good evening’s worth of entertainment.

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6 / 10
Apr 4, 2018

Conarium is a game with a lot of potential. Those early hours spent with it will prove to be difficult to walk away from. However, it is too willing to toss away its fairly slow and tense pace to thrust forward the reveal of the truth behind its mysteries. With those questions gone, all that remains is a standard adventure experience of some puzzles and brainteasers on the way to the end of the story. The ending does its best to redeem the weak middle section, but it is not quite strong enough to lift the whole thing back up to those suspenseful and tension-filled first couple of hours.

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65 / 100
Jun 23, 2017

Conarium's fascinating world is closely based on a Lovecraft story, taking players through ancient tombs abandoned for eons. The adventure puzzles are a bit too simple and its rough edges needed smoothing, but it is still a faithful adaption.

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