Top Critic Average
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition manages to do what it couldn't do when it wasn't complete: it satisfies the hunger for adventure. It is still not a game for everyone because of Tarsier Studios' complete devotion to telling a story in the most vague and dreamlike way imaginable, with no dialogue at all. It may be a bit obtuse for some people, but the intent of the developer has always been to allow the player to take what they will from the imagery and to consider it on a deeper level. Some subtle jabs at sardonic humour prevent this from ever feeling pretentious, but the bleak tone may still make this kind of hard to enjoy for some. Anyone with a passing interest in horror or those who like the idea of things that are cute and scary will love this. Most will be able to play it since it has very simple controls and even though it is much longer than when it first came out, it still does not overstay its welcome. Doing the core with the new chapters incorporated as one long story finally feels like every possibility has been seen and done with Little Nightmares.
In short (and with a little yellow raincoat on), Little Nightmares is an incredible game and without a doubt one of the finest and most grotesque horror games ever made. If you’re after cheap thrills and jump scares then you won’t find any here, as what Little Nightmares does is turn those overused, short-term horror story elements on their heads, and in doing so makes the game unpredictable and tremendously scary for the entire duration of your adventure.
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition is the type of game that will train you to live in the shadows, only for it to drag you out into the blinding spotlight. Its clever mix of visual storytelling and careful interaction makes it one of the most atmospheric titles that you can find on the Nintendo Switch.
I had a few small gripes with this game, namely the controls, loading times and for some, it will be too short but let there be no doubt that this game is something special. The atmosphere created is marvelous. The visuals and the way this games runs solidly in handheld or docked is a pleasure. The little horrors that greet you are creepy and through this nightmare you start to care about Six and making sure she stays alive. It's all those little interactions and small details that make this game so good. Platforming, solving puzzles while creeping stealthily past monsters make this so compelling. There will be things you may not understand once this journey is complete as the game leaves a lot to the imagination. The DLC helps give a more complete picture which is welcome. Little Nightmares is a wonderful nightmare if that's even possible and one you should not hesitate in enjoying.
A great port of a good game. It's a shame that the studio hasn't fixed some of the game's original problems like the long loading times. Even with that, an excellent horror game, that now includes it's DLCs, making it last longer.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition lands on Switch with all the previous contents, telling two parallel story about two kids, their nightmares and a devious and sick world that is sinking into the darkness.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition thankfully hasn’t suffered from a noticeable downgrade to get it running on the Nintendo Switch. This is a good opportunity for those who are in the market for a puzzle platformer to give it a chance since some of the issues with the initial game are now fixed with the Complete Edition.
Now available on the Nintendo Switch, Little Nightmares is heavily inspired by the work of Playdead, and while it's short even as a Complete Edition with all previously launched DLCs, it's a solid adventure with striking artistic direction and a dark story to tell.
And the puzzles aren't bad. It does hiccup with a few control issues and puzzle-design mishaps, but I still think it's worth playing through if you're interested. Just be sure to have a small light on nearby.
Little Nightmares boasts some superb character and environment design, and exceptional sound too, with parts of the Maw screaming as if the ship was a gigantic bionic seafarer. Its story is compellingly told, and the way the main game connects with the DLC is immensely rewarding. But you never really feel like you have full control of Six, and the long breaks between restarts can dump you into a painful loop of spending less time in the game than you do in loading screens. These problems were present in the game's initial release back in April 2017, and Switch owners can be forgiven for feeling disappointed that Tarsier wasn't able to fix them for this port. If you can overlook them, though, Little Nightmares is an occasionally moreish puzzler with an exceptionally creepy cast capable of turning any stomach.