Silver Chains Reviews
Silver Chains feels like an homage to every popular horror game and film. While this isn't necessarily a negative, I feel like the potential and individuality of the game was lost amidst the references and tropes, making it feel forgettable. If you have a love for horrors, then I believe you'll thoroughly enjoy Silver Chains, but I'm not so sure you'll remember it.
Silver Chains is an intriguing game set in a good old mansion haunted by ghosts and evil spirits. Its eerie atmosphere will keep you on the edge of your seat as you unravel the mysteries of this ancestral home and the madness that devoured it. Unfortunately, the experience is also marred by a framerate that frequently dips below 30 fps and bugs that will force you to load an earlier save state.
Review in Italian | Read full review
It took me around three hours to complete Silver Chains, and if you’re looking for a distraction for an evening you could do worse – but you could also do so, so much better.There are a couple of interesting moments scattered around, apart from the aforementioned maze there’s quite a nice moment in the opening minutes involving a record player and a door slamming and an interesting dream sequence later on, but these moments are rare.
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.
Review in Russian | Read full review
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.
Among the numerous horror games that are produced every year, characterized by low budgets that end up leading to medium-high returns, there are always a few productions that stand out from the trend of the moment. These are especially noteworthy cases, because horror is one of the most conservative genres in terms of formal, plot and stylistic conventions, which go through stages of uniform production until the formula is exhausted and move on to the next trend. Therefore, they are a grateful find for jaded players.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Mundane exploration mars the experience of Silver Chains, a haunted-house horror game which compromises a decent narrative with frustrating gameplay.
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
Curling up under a blanket with your Nintendo Switch sure sounds like an ideal way to play a horror title. While Silver Chains makes a valiant effort, there are a variety of things that miss the mark. But don't let that scare you off; explore each corner of our review to find out more.
It's a mediocre horror game with a lot meaningless jump scares.
Review in Chinese | Read full review
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.
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.
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.
Overall Silver Chains is a fun jump-scare experience the first time you play through it. The lack of alternate paths and playthrough styles make it rather lackluster to revisit unless showing others. The game’s use of different lighting effects, special effects, vibration feedback, and music draws the player in to create a scarier experience. If you are looking for a fun horror game that you can play through in three to six hours, give it a try. If you like more action-packed games, then you might want to wait until the game goes on sale.
With a running time of five hours or less, Silver Chains provides an evening’s worth of entertainment for those seeking ample scares and little more. That is to say that it’s enjoyable, but not exactly rememberable. It stands out as one of the best indie-developed post-P.T. horrors, but as the credits roll you’ll still be lamenting the loss of Kojima’s potential horror masterpiece. At least Silver Chains is a complete game, however, available at a price that won’t send shivers down your spine.
Boring ghoststory with common gameplay and drab content.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Silver Chains is by no means perfect, but it uses its scares sparingly and offers enough gloomy chills to keep you spooked and hooked.
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.
Gorgeous graphics and excellent sound design don't make up for a lack of gameplay and an extremely short playtime.
Horror adventure / walking simulators are always a bit of a mixed bag, and many have unfortunately gone down the rabbit hole of featuring too many objects you can pick up and move around to look at fruitlessly, which is annoying...