Percentile Rank

Home Sweet Home is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

31%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 27, 2018
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Rely On Horror
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 15, 2019
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Scored Reviews

PSX Brasil
87 / 100
87 / 100
Oct 28, 2018

Home Sweet Home shows that graphics are unnecessary for a game to be great. With a lot of dark places, scary enemies and VR support, the title is a highlight on its genre, making you play with the lights on.

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GamePitt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

Home Sweet Home is definitely a game that Horror fans do not want to skip on, especially if you own a VR headset. It provided me with genuinely delicious scares which were more often than not actual scares due to the creepiness rather than cheap jump scares. The story was also interesting enough that I’m now eagerly awaiting an update on Chapter 2 so I can go and buy some more diapers and jump back in! Standard PS4, Xbox One and PC gamers are in for a treat with Home Sweet Home but PSVR and PC VR gamers are guaranteed nightmares as the VR adds a whole new level of horror into the mix!

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ThisGenGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2018

I will say that if you enjoyed Resident Evil 7 in VR then I think Home Sweet Home is a must play for you. It may be the scariest title I've played since then thanks to the solid presentation and outstanding audio work that Yggdrazil Group put in here. Being set around Thai myth also helped breathe a little originality into it as well and helped set it apart from all of the other horror titles out there. I'm not sure if it's quite as terrifying on a traditional screen but for VR owners who want a great horror title this is a must.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2018

Home Sweet Home is deeply unnerving. There are several reasons why Home Sweet Home is lacking in the gameplay department, but the bottom line is that as an experience, Home Sweet Home is extremely scary and unsettling.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 24, 2018

Survival horror Home Sweet Home offers a unique installment to the genre with its use of traditional Thai myths and practices.

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Rely On Horror
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2018

Home Sweet Home is a first-person horror game based on Thai myths and beliefs that ratchets up the terror and does not let go. Here's our review.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2019

While Home Sweet Home doesn't bring anything new to the table for first person horror puzzlers, it does stand out with the inclusion of Thai horror folklore which is truly terrifying. It's let down with a couple of bugs but it's not a bad way to spend a few hours.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 27, 2018

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2017

Home Sweet Home is a good survival horror game that mixes hide & seek and stealth gameplay with thai folklore. Too bad for the cutted ending that forces players to wait for the next game.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

Despite its late-game woes though, Home Sweet Home is definitely worth a horror fan's time.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 25, 2019

A unique and traditional atmosphere gives way to repetition in this competent but limited fright-fest.

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Worth Playing
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Home Sweet Home is a decent horror title. It mostly relies on jump scares, but the brilliant use of sound builds up suspense where needed. The puzzles are decent, but some can be too obtuse for many to solve on their own, and the breakdown of AI at times means that some of your escapes are due to dumb luck. The explanation of Thai mythology would've been nice, and the VR use should've been better, but the fact that this isn't labeled as an episodic game will annoy players the most. Home Sweet Home is worth checking out — but only if you aren't already tired of the genre.

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PS4Blog.net
7 / 10
PS4Blog.net
ThaRaven403
7 / 10
Oct 31, 2018

In the end, this game gave me some scary moments, but it did left me wanting a bit more out of the experience. I would've liked a bit less predictability in the whole game's gameplay cycle, and my inverted y-axis access. But if you're looking for a spooky Halloween game on PS4, then this one is going to scratch that itch. The game is available digitally on PSN, and there's also a physical copy available exclusive at Gamestop.

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FourFaceButtons
65 / 100
65 / 100
Oct 28, 2018
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PlayStation LifeStyle
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

Ultimately Home Sweet Home is an intriguing horror experience with some neat ideas, but it doesn't seem to have the muscle to make those ideas work as well as they could. It's a short, concise experience, but it's often interrupted by frustrating trial and error challenges that interrupt the flow with frequent checkpoint loading and rewatching cutscenes. VR mode also feels half-baked, is uncomfortable to play at times, and makes those challenging moments even more cumbersome to deal with. While its atmosphere and especially sound design are high quality and quite effective at creeping you out, I more often found myself ripped back out of the experience, disappointed in the moment, and wanting more.

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Electric Bento
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

At the $29.99 price point, I’m having a hard time recommending Home Sweet Home. It does some things right, while failing at others.

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Hobby Consolas
64 / 100
64 / 100
Jun 5, 2019

It looks and feels so similar to other horror games and it can't reach the level of quality they have. It offers some quality scares, tough.

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The Games Machine
6.2 / 10.0
6.2 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

With a longevity of about five hours, Home Sweet Home is to be described as nothing more than a luna park attraction, but keep in mind that it fails to introduce noteworthy novelties to the genre, appearing at times like a blatantly incomplete game.

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Digitally Downloaded
Oct 31, 2018

Home Sweet Home isn't a classic that transcends its genre roots, but the developers behind the game show that they understand how fear works, how to build tension, how pacing should work in a good horror game, and how to create some shocking imagery. I wanted more of the promised delve into Thai ghost stories, but overall, as a genre fan I found this an engrossing enough diversion.

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Bloody Disgusting
Jun 5, 2019

Home Sweet Home is a molten jumble of horror game ideas, poured into a cracked gameplay mold, but its imperfections can’t hide its true horror qualities.

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TrueAchievements
Oct 19, 2018

When it's all working, Home Sweet Home shows a lot of promise, but there are a few too many unintentional scares by way of the game's flaws to recommend it to most horror fans right now.

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MonsterVine
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nov 30, 2018

Home Sweet Home is not the cleanest game.

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Thumb Culture
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2019

If you enjoy horror games like Outlast then Home Sweet Home is definitely for you, yes it sure made me jump and the story was intriguing however I did find sometimes the interaction with objects, particularly when trying to hide could be a little hit and miss, costing you your life! I award Home Sweet Home the Thumb Culture Silver Trophy!

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Cultured Vultures
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2019

Tiring trial and error gameplay undermines everything Home Sweet Home tries to do, any tension giving away to frustration long before the credits suddenly roll.

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GamingBolt
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

Home Sweet Home is a poor video game whose few good ideas don't make up for the snore of an experience it is.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
4 / 10
Jan 5, 2019

Beneath the promising concept, Home Sweet Home is as generic and bare bones as it gets for horror titles on PlayStation 4. Playing it with PSVR might be a game-changer, but without it, expect a mediocre and pedestrian first-person adventure. With only a few cheap jump-scares and some clever space twisting, this is only for people who are desperate for some scares.

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