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Bloober Team SA, Aspyr
Aug 15, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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PC Gamer
45 / 100
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
9 / 10
9 / 10
Game Revolution
4.5 / 5
9 / 10

Observer Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Impressive World

Cyberpunk Stylings

Serviceable Story

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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Observer - The Year is 2084 Trailer | PS4

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observer_ E3 2016 Gameplay Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Observer

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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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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This mind-bending cyberpunk masterpiece is a grim yet beautiful descent into the hell of being human.

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I haven't seen a world this interesting in horror for a while. I apparently took 62 screenshots while playing, and that goes to show how much there is to take in. A few minor technical flaws keep me from giving it a perfect score, but Observer is one of my favorite games in a year that has much to offer.

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It may be a little unorthodox, but it's executed fantastically. If you're looking to be simultaneously terrified and intrigued, you need to spend a few days with Daniel Lazarski as an Observer.

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If you don't like ‘walking sims' then Observer isn't going to change your mind, even if it does include some rudimentary detective work. However, if you like to be swept away by a story and pulled in to a world where every door has a new experience behind it, then close the curtains, turn off the lights, crank up the surround sound and immerse yourself in this great cyberpunk horror tale.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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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