The Inpatient

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

14%

Critics Recommend

Based on 50 critic reviews
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6.9 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2018

Unfortunately The Inpatient is not the game I had hoped for. The limited freedom of movement clouds the overall impression very much. Actually you don't get a game here, but rather an interactive movie. The dialogues seem to be very long, there are often long pauses between the sentences. And also the lame locomotion later in the game is unfortunately very annoying and artificially prolongs the already quite short pleasure with about 3 hours playing time. The Jumpscares are used too often in my opinion and the effect is unfortunately wearing off a bit. Nevertheless, the gaming experience, especially because of the great immersion, is fantastic and you start it again and again to reach all possible endings.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

The replay value of this game lives as far as your sanity can take you.

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5 / 10
Jan 23, 2018

The Inpatient is a very slow paced experience that ends when it really gets interesting. It's short play time and limited gameplay possibilities makes it a missed opportunity.

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Loved
Feb 3, 2018

Now as you can tell, I am not going to spoil anything for anyone. If you love Until Dawn and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and you really enjoy the Until Dawn universe, then do yourself a favor and go play this now as it could only really be brought to life in Virtual Reality. If you are new to the Until Dawn universe, you just might find your inner persona that has been locked up and looking to be freed by playing The Inpatient.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2018

The Inpatient's opening hour will require you to keep a change of pants with you as you encounter more jump scares and intense moments than you can shake a Move controller at. However, the final hour feels rushed and creates a very different atmosphere very quickly. There are plenty of different paths which unlock various trophies so replaying the game is a must but the question is, would you want too?

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No
Feb 2, 2018

The Inpatient is a slow, unengaging walk through hallways with mechanical characters and irrelevant choices. It’s an incredibly disappointing execution of a nice idea that could have become so much more. When we have full games that operate successfully in VR, games that utilise the headset to inform mechanics, and games that present believable, engaging worlds, I can’t recommend The Inpatient.

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Geeks Under Grace
Andrew Feistner
8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2018

The Inpatient works quite well by adapting the formula of Until Dawn into a VR title. I just wish it did not play things so safely.

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7.7 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

Another confident entry in the Until Dawn universe placing you "IN" the patient by implementing clever techniques while leaving other areas with lingering symptoms

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5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2018

Combining the well received Until Dawn and PSVR yet again, this time not on rails, The Inpatient seemed like a great idea in thought, but it ends up being a disappointment for the most part. The Inpatient itself is only about two hours long for one playthrough and the story and alternate outcomes really do little to make you want to come back for more.

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7.9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

The Inpatient gets inside your head with its atmosphere, presentation and lore only to end as soon as it starts in earnest...

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