Fade to Silence

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

19%

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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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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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8 / 10.0
May 25, 2019

I’m very addicted to Fade to Silence, it’s a great survival game which is very challenging yet hard to stop playing. When I die, I start over almost immediately, ready to do better on my next attempt. The Boons allow you to take a different approach and retain certain items you have previously obtained and they are not locked down once you have selected them on one play, you can totally choose different boons on each playthrough for a different strategy. If you enjoy survival games, resource and camp management, or even games with lots of lush snow, then you should definitely check it out.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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