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Darkwood

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJul 17, 2017

Developer: Acid Wizard Studio

Genres: Horror, RPG

Darkwood provides a new perspective on survival horror. Scavenge and explore the rich, ever-changing free-roam world by day, then hunker down in your hideout and pray for the morning light. FEATURES: Survival horror from a top-down perspective that is terrifying to play. By day explore the randomly generated, ever-sinister woods, scavenge for materials, craft weapons and discover new secrets. By night find shelter, barricade, set up traps and hide or defend yourself from the horrors that lurk in the dark. Gain skills and perks by extracting a strange essence from mutated fauna and flora and injecting it into your bloodstream. Watch out for unexpected consequences… Make decisions that impact the world of Darkwood, its inhabitants and the story you experience. Meet eerie characters, learn their stories and decide their fate. And remember - don’t trust anyone. As nights go by, the lines between reality and nightmarish fantasies begin to blur. Are you ready to step into Darkwood?

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Darkwood Reviews

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An impressively original horror game whose doom-laden atmosphere and relentless day/night cycle is more terrifying than any jump scare.

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Darkwood's forests are atmospherically horrifying in a novel and affecting way.

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Darkwood does a great job of showing off its weird, unsettling world, but it struggles to tell players what they have to do. The woods are home to secrets and terrible truths alike. Though it falls short of reaching its full potential, mostly due to questionable controls and cumbersome combat, this horror game is worth the experience on the merits of its haunting atmosphere alone.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Darkwood is one of the most terrifying games I've ever played as it challenges you to explore and survive a dark and twisted world. Unravelling the mysteries of the night time horrors will consume you even before you try the permadeath mode. This comes highly recommended, but remember to wear your brown trousers.

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Top-down horror game 'Darkwood' sneaks its way onto Xbox

Top-down horror game 'Darkwood' sneaks its way onto Xbox

At Windows Central, we always try to bring you news about intriguing “AAA” games and smaller experiences. Today, a title called “Darkwood” launched on Xbox One for $15. It looks like Hotline Miami, but takes place in horror setting.

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Darkwood Xbox One preview: An atmospheric top-down horror title that demands your focus

Darkwood Xbox One preview: An atmospheric top-down horror title that demands your focus

Darkwood, a critically-acclaimed top-down horror survival game on PC, is making its way to Xbox One. Here's what we think of it after playing for a few hours.

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