Percentile Rank

Silver Chains is ranked in the 9th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

52

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

SomHráč.sk
70%
70%
Aug 19, 2019

If you're looking for a classic haunted house experience, Silver Chains doesn't disappoint. The atmosphere works well, the story becomes more interesting as the game continues and some scenes are quite scary. However, if you're looking for some action or groundbreaking new ideas, feel free to look elsewhere.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2019

Silver Chains is by no means perfect, but it uses its scares sparingly and offers enough gloomy chills to keep you spooked and hooked.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2019

PC players craving a bit of horror during the Summer can't go wrong with Silver Chains, that is, as long as they're okay with something that ultimately comes as feeling a little familiar.

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GamePitt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

Despite not being the most original horror game out there, Silver Chains is a nice combination of tropes from various influences. It may not the most inspiring story in a game, but what it lacks in that, it makes up with decent visuals and some good jump scares. Normally most jump scares don’t get me, but there are a few in Silver Chains that got me to jump and say words I shouldn’t say in front of my innocent children! I personally want to give kudos to Cracked Heads Games – I encountered some issues whilst playing the game pre-release yet they were able to fix them immediately, ensuring the final version which went live today runs great for everyone with no progress-blocking occurrences.

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Gamersky
6.4 / 10.0
Gamersky
金闪闪老里

Top Critic

6.4 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2019

It's a mediocre horror game with a lot meaningless jump scares.

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GameSkinny
Aug 7, 2019

Gorgeous graphics and excellent sound design don't make up for a lack of gameplay and an extremely short playtime.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Aug 15, 2019

Silver Chains is a nice, sometimes predictable and too linear game for one evening with a disappointing ending, but having a certain appeal and magic. If not the last third of the game with poorly made chases, boring collecting items and poor navigation, there would be a different score.

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TechRaptor
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2019

There are two Silver Chains. The atmospheric, pre-monster Silver Chains draws you in with intrigue and great visuals. The post-monster Silver Chains is a silent scavenger hunt in the dark occasionally interrupted by a spooky monster. It's not bad, but it's not for genre fans either.

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PC Invasion
5 / 10
5 / 10
Aug 13, 2019

Silver Chains has a spooky atmosphere and an interesting, if typical, narrative. But its horrifying performance issues and the completely horrible final sequence put a pretty big damper on the game as a whole.

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GameSpace
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2019

It’s time to sum everything here up and tell you the truth about Silver Chains in short and simple words. Don’t buy it. This is my loud and clear message for those who are reading this review. Silver Chains has several structural issues that never allow you to enjoy your experience.

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Rely On Horror
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2019

Are the Silver Chains strong enough to hold this indie horror game together for review? Let's take a look and see what lies within.

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Critical Hit
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2019

Silver Chains is a boring, confused horror game plagued by excessive clichés, jump scares and uninspired gameplay that fails to compel the player forward in any meaningful way

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Screen Rant
Aug 6, 2019

Mundane exploration mars the experience of Silver Chains, a haunted-house horror game which compromises a decent narrative with frustrating gameplay.

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