Lust For Darkness

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

55

Top Critic Average

17%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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4.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

Lust for Darkness is an erotic psychological horror that relies too heavily on the shock value of nudity and gore in a way that that isn't handled with any level of maturity or seriousness nor has the gameplay chops to back it up. A couple of cheap jump scares is all you'll really take away from this short budget title.

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Aug 2, 2018

Lust for Darkness is a decent horror-adventure game with strong visuals and satisfying mature themes, but the weak story and annoying gameplay quirks weaken the experience.

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4 / 10
Jul 21, 2019

It doesn’t take very long for Lust for Darkness to overplay its hand and reveal just what kind of horror game it really is; for all the shock value of seeing some Giger-esque creature with an overtly phallic head or yet another doorway shaped like genitalia, you realise it’s just that: hollow grotesquery employed for the sake of making you cringe.

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5 / 10
Jul 11, 2018

A disappointing foray into sex horror which does nothing interesting with either genre.

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4 / 10
Jun 26, 2018

Underneath it all there's genuinely something interesting here – it just needed to be more focussed, polished, moulded into a vision instead of left as a loose idea. The gameplay and story need working on heavily in their own way. I'd definitely come back to check on a sequel but it would be out of wary curiosity, not excitement

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Jun 20, 2018

I'm so delighted to say that Lust For Darkness is the real deal. The fact that I can compare it to one of the greatest erotic thrillers of all time in Eyes Wide Shut, and not break down laughing, is in itself is a great credit to the developers. The game lacks the sheer mastery and refinement that Stanley Kubrick had over his canvas, but this is still leagues ahead of the clumsy, overly-simple idea of "horror" that most game developers aspire to.

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5.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

A psychological horror full of sex scenes without surprising story and content.

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4 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2018

Beneath Lust For Darkness' great atmosphere and creative imagery lies a very average game.

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Jun 12, 2018

This is more a one and done story, but its a story that's well worth experiencing first hand, even if it is a little rough around the edges.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2018

Lust for Darkness takes the most interesting concept ever greenlit on Steam and manages to make it more pedestrian than a sidewalk.

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