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Impressive World
Cyberpunk Stylings
Serviceable Story

Summary: Observer pops off the screen, leaving critics enthralled by its stunning graphics. They're less in agreement about the game's story, but it seems clear that the game hits the right cyberpunk notes.

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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 15, 2017
Xbox OneAug 15, 2017
PCAug 15, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Bloober Team SA

Publisher: Aspyr

Genres: Interactive Story, Horror

The year is 2084. If you somehow survived the Nanophage, odds are you were killed in the War. Those who live have turned to drugs, VR, neural implants— anything to distract themselves from this new reality. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. In this future, anything you think, feel, or remember can be used against you in a court of law. When you receive a mysterious message from your estranged son, a high-level engineer for the almighty Chiron Corporation, you journey to the seedy Class C slums of Krakow to investigate. But as you hack into the unstable minds of criminals and victims to look for clues, you are forced to relive their darkest fears. How far will you go to discover the truth? With cyberpunk legend Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) as Detective Lazarski, >observer_ is a first-person psychological horror story that focuses on a dark, dystopian setting. Developed by Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear, >observer_ is a horror experience meant for mature audiences. What you see will disturb you.

Observer Critic Reviews

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A splendid hybrid of CSI, cyberpunk and Silent Hill woven around a potent central performance, spoiled a bit by unconvincing scare tactics.

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Brainhacking will blow your mind, but you'll want to get the cop out of your head by the end.

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An impressive blend of old school cyberpunk and modern survival horror, that manages to overcome a bad celebrity voiceover and some distracting technical issues.

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Observer is a tense combination of sci-fi and horror, and one of the best cyberpunk games in years

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Audience Reviews

8.5 / 10.0
Bloober Team is quickly becoming one of my favorite game developers. You may recognize them from Layers of Fear. Their style of single player storytelling is unlike anything that you will see today in gaming. The horror factor is also kicked up to 11 in their games with frightening and surreal moments and scenes that put you on the edge of your seat and that will make you grind

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Bloober Team is Teasing a Sequel to Their Cyberpunk Horror Observer

Bloober Team is Teasing a Sequel to Their Cyberpunk Horror Observer

Bloober Team's 2017 cyberpunk horror Observer was a quiet hit with players. Now it looks like the series is getting a new entry following some teases by the indie studio.

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