Percentile Rank

Fade to Silence is ranked in the 13th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

18%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

God is a Geek
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 30, 2019

If you’re looking for an adventure with a bit of an extra challenge and you don’t mind putting in the work to figure out how to do everything, or perhaps just want a bit of a harsh survival game with a lot of depth and lore, then Fade to Silence will tick a lot of boxes. It comes with a few issues, like being unable to equip a torch for some reason, or story missions forcing you to stay outside when you really need to find shelter from a blizzard, but there’s just something quite playable about this one. Though many might find it a bit too overwhelming. I sure did.

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Scored Reviews

GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
GameSpace
Sythrael

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

In my opinion, the game culminates into an expert combination of storytelling, survival, and community management, leaving me quite satisfied with the result. True, there are a lot of survival games out there, and aside from obvious clones, each is trying to find their niche to hopefully push their game, their story, into something more than the standard fare. For me, though not perfect, this game hits that goal. Well done, THQ Nordic.

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Gamefa
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2019

Do you want a beautiful and challenging RPG Survival game? well, i must say that Fade to Silence is exactly the game you are looking for. Deep survival elements, The soulsborne combat mechanics, good crafting system and also a simple understanding story, made Fade to Silence, a unique valuable survival game. Yes there are some graphics iisues and technical problems, but those can't harm your enjoyable overall experience of Fade to Silence. if you want a hardcore survival game, don't hesitate to play Fade to Silence.

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WellPlayed
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2019

A fun and unique blend of survival/crafting and survival/horror. Emphasis on survival and emphasis on horror

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Just Push Start
3.75 / 5.0
3.75 / 5.0
Apr 29, 2019

The best way to explain Fade to Silence is that its designed with a specific player in mind. You need to have that desire to deal with micromanaging and drive to pick up, use and explore every place. If you're looking for a more combat or story driven adventure, this likely won't appeal to you, even if the events leading to this situation are eventually revealed. Because, at the end of the day, Fade to Silence does survival phenomenally well, it just isn't terribly interesting or check enough boxes to appeal to a wider demographic.

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Digital Chumps
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Fade to Silence makes bold attempts at twisting the survival genre into an expansive pallet of action-based combat, base building, and crafting. The freezing post-apocalypse is brutal and not often rewarding, yet there is enough personality to merit interest.

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Hu3br
May 3, 2019

Clunky at times, Fade to Silence excels in one major area: creating a sense of community, of prospering in face of peril. It makes you worry about its characters and do your best to keep them safe. A more positive take on a post-apocalyptic world.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 7, 2019

All in all, Fade to Silence has been an enjoyable experience for me. It's got the resource management and camp building that I seem to be drawn to and challenging but not Soulsbourne level enemies to tackle. The glitches are easily fixed with patches (knock on wood that they are in the pipeline), and there's a decently sized map to explore with hidden passages and caverns to loot.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2019

Fade to Silence‘s strengths definitely outweigh its weaknesses, though. Its unique setting makes you want to go out and discover its secrets. Its camp building elements reward you for seeking out other survivors and building bonds with them.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 8, 2019

For the flaws that it has, Fade to Silence is an ambitious game that provides a unique experience in a crowded genre. The world is stark, cold and unwelcoming, and there's a discomposing atmosphere that always puts you on edge. Fade to Silence isn't for everyone, but for those who want to experience a harsh, unforgiving world, this is just the ticket - just don't rush into permadeath mode right away.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 10, 2019

Overall, while there are some performance issues and the graphical quality for the style isn’t as high as it could have been, Fade to Silence is on my list for top games of 2019. Maybe it won’t win any awards, but it’s blend of styles into a survival setting were simply fantastic and it’s an experience that will keep me coming back to it for a while to come.

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Everyeye.it
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
May 2, 2019

It demonstrates qualities that could appeal to lovers of the tough and intransigent challenge

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IGN Spain
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2019

A game with interesting ideas but a bad realization that makes this game fun for a while, but boring in the long run. Also it's ugly and unpolished.

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PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2019

Lackluster combat and poorly explained mechanics aside undermine the fact that Fade to Silence is an often decently crafted survival sandbox effort that neatly dovetails Lovecraftian themes into its design to often surprising effect.

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MMoinGame
6.5 / 10.0
MMoinGame
Daniel Garcia Ballesteros
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2019

Fade To Silence is a good survival game, but it can leave a bad taste in our mouths due to the numerous bugs with the sleigh and a little worked combat system.

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BaziCenter
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2019

Despite being in Early Access stage for more than a year, THQ Nordic has once again published a title that obviously needed more development time, and as a result is suffering from several technical issues. Fade to Silence is yet another survival game with not enough new ideas, but it might still be fun for fans of the genre due to some of its features and gameplay mechanics.

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Entertainment Buddha
6.4 / 10.0
6.4 / 10.0
May 1, 2019

An ambitious undertaking combining elements of survival, horror, and city building games, Fade to Silence might have been a hit if only they squashed the bugs and made a more cohesive story.

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Hobby Consolas
62 / 100
62 / 100
Apr 29, 2019

THQ Nordic and Black Forest Studio deliver an interesting survival proposal, with some unique elements such as the cold environment, the mushing and the inner voice that guides and tortures us throughout the whole game. But its mechanics are not polished, and we found several technical problems while we played the 1.02 version.

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PC Invasion
Apr 29, 2019

Stunning visuals and survival mechanics shine in Fade to Silence. Unfortunately, companion management, bugs, crashes, and uninspiring combat lead to an experience that you just want to fade away.

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SelectButton
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 1, 2019

Fade to Silence does leave its mark on the survival genre, namely the terrific use of a dynamic weather system. However, everything else in the game is slightly cumbersome, from combat to item management. With player inventory being limited, your only option is to transfer items to your stash at the camp. However, the only options are to place items one at a time, or everything you happen to be carrying. There isn’t any way to transfer individual stacks of items. The game needs a better introduction to many of the game’s mechanics, especially when playing on the harder difficulty that can leave you with starting over with nothing, outside of the permanent unlocks.

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TrueGaming
6 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
May 2, 2019

Fade to Silence is a satisfying survival experience at heart but the poor combat system and its various technical issues overshadow what can be enjoyed.

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Bloody Disgusting
Apr 28, 2019

Fade to Silence is nothing if not interesting, which helps keep the game afloat even with several short- and long-term issues. From a studio that has never done this sort of thing and comprised of just a few dozen developers, it’s clear its downfall is its own ambition as virtually all of Fade to Silence’s many systems need refinement. A lack of good tutorials will scare off genre newcomers, while half-baked elements like poor combat and controls will upset the veterans too. Still, the story drips out irresistibly and base-building is deep and engaging, which makes surviving the storm of problems worthwhile. Black Forest Games bit off more than they could chew with Fade to Silence, but they deserve some credit for taking the bite.

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Nexus
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2019

Fade to Silence still needs work. It has a solid foundation of survival and crafting mechanics, coupled with great visuals, but is let down by an incoherent story, awful combat, and the glitches that go with it.

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AbsoluteXbox
2.6 / 5.0
2.6 / 5.0
May 19, 2019

I may be veering towards the negative in my opinion of Fade to Silence but it’s a game that has potential to a a good addition to the genre.

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
May 6, 2019

Attempts to build a new type of survival on the Dark Souls foundation has failed. Opponents are stupid, and mechanics are pretty dull.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Apr 29, 2019

Fade to Silence is an amalgamation of mechanics and systems that only work some of the time. Extensive survival procedures and dynamic weather patterns provide the potential for a memorable experience, but nothing takes advantage of that. Controls frustrate, crafting is lacklustre, and combat is missing any sort of depth. Keen survivalists will find something to like here, but those with only a passing interest should probably steer clear.

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TechRaptor
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2019

Fade To Silence is a mess of ideas that don't come together well enough to be worth experiencing. There's plenty of potential here, but every idea is half-baked, undercooked, and buried by other systems.

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Screen Rant
Apr 29, 2019

Fade to Black is an interesting tale of survival, but is far too repetitive.

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The Games Machine
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2019

Fade to Silence is a broken mess where even the simplest of tasks is frustrating.

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New Game Network
41 / 100
41 / 100
Apr 29, 2019

Fade to Silence is an unremarkable and slow slog for survival through a wintry post-apocalypse. Technical problems, underdeveloped gameplay systems, and a confused tone erode away most of the enjoyment in a setting that showed potential.

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Cultured Vultures
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
May 1, 2019

Fade to Silence suffers from major flaws that prevent it from being truly enjoyable. Significant redesigns are needed to bring this game up to snuff.

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Gamerheadquarters
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
May 10, 2019

Fade to Silence as some really unique ideas, they’re just layered behind a boring and tedious set of systems.

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OnlySP
May 9, 2019

Fade to Silence contains many interesting elements, but they simply do not combine well. The mix of a meditative base builder with clunky combat and the stress of permanent death results in a gameplay experience that is certainly unique, but unfortunately not enjoyable.

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Gameblog
4 / 10
4 / 10
May 2, 2019

With Fade to Silence, Black Forest Games was undoubtedly willing to offer a title with a unique atmosphere at the crossroads of influences dear to hardcore players, eager for ruthless survival mechanisms and mute narrative. Unfortunately, by trying do to too much, this RPG survival does not convince in any of its aspects, offering a repetitive experience, technically very limited and painful.

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GamingBolt
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
May 15, 2019

Fade To Silence's cool weather system and interesting ideas can't make up for a derivative combat system, samey open world design, poor story, and several severe bugs. This is an adventure you won't want to survive.

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Impulsegamer
1.8 / 5.0
1.8 / 5.0
May 3, 2019

All things said and done Fade to Silence is not a game that will inspire you to keep playing it. There are just too many issues with graphics, control and hit box contacts. It looks and feels clunky, and I am not sure it can be saved with a patch any time soon. Sadly I would suggest that eventually this game will do what its title suggests; Fade to Silence.

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Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
3 / 10
May 8, 2019

A survival game that, despite a few interesting ideas, struggles to provide any reason to persevere with its overfamiliar gameplay and poorly handled storytelling.

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Digitally Downloaded
May 7, 2019

Something about the survival genre has taken all those brilliant ingredients and spat out a failure of a meal, however, and that's an depressing reflection on the entire genre.

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Culture of Gaming
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
May 1, 2019

Despite the potential that Fade to Silence has, there is no denying that this is a bad game. It suffers from poor game play, poor development, lack of polishing, a useless narrative, unbalanced difficulty, a lack of focus, outrageous levels of repetition, the problems with this game just go on and on. However, this doesn’t change one thing. I had a ton of fun with this game. The $49.99 price tag is really steep for the quality of the game you’re getting. But for a second, imagine that really god awful movie, that you love to death because of how fun that movie was to watch. That was Fade to Silence for me.

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