Erica

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Aug 20, 2019

Erica is a genuinely terrific achievement. As far as the ‘PlayLink’ aspect goes – even if the game is not officially part of Sony’s range – there’s nothing better out here. Technically it feels solid as a rock, with gloriously smooth transitions from gameplay back to FMV cut-scenes. You immediately feel part of the world and it never really gets old. You want to do right by Erica the moment you meet her and there’s very few games that offer this level of interaction, even if as a whole, the game is about the journey rather than the destination.

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Aug 21, 2019

Erica is experimental in design, and because of that, some things just aren’t going to work out as well as you would hope. But despite both its big fault and barely noticeable flaws, Erica is an interesting, immersive and well-realised experience.

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5.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2019

If you've never played an FMV before, Erica will probably be a lot more interesting and maybe it's a good entry-level to these types of games. But as far as I'm concerned Erica Mason can stay in the hospital and stop bothering me to help light her damn zippo.

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71 / 100
Aug 28, 2019

Erica promises players a nice story. But is the story beautiful enough? We don't agree on this

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

With a fairly solid use of known tropes of the thriller genre, ERICA's highlights aren't necessarily its story or characters. But it's a well-crafted and interesting enough tale to present what is in fact the most special aspect of the game, which is the way Flavourworks has found to increase player engagement by creating a layer of extremely natural mechanics and interactions on top of live-action elements. It is a product that builds a new, more interactive base for FMV productions, opening new potential for the genre.

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Sep 9, 2019

With each decision, the player feels closer to unraveling a mystery, all the while knowing a single playthrough will only just crack the surface.

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80%
Sep 6, 2019

Erica is an extremely well-done FMV thriller. It offers great atmosphere, good acting, branching story, multiple endings, plenty of replayability and all that for a very fair price. Put your prejudices against FMV titles aside and play it.

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6 / 10
Oct 2, 2019

Even with annoying faults like duplicate choices I quite enjoyed my time going through this interactive thriller. Great cinematography and acting more than makes up for a cliché story and setting. But for a game that focuses on player choice I find the inability to view the choice tree or even custom save very limiting. It's fine for casual walkthroughs but completionist play is unnecessarily tedious.

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Geeks Under Grace
Lucas Miller
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2019

Erica is a great looking, entertaining, well-acted FMV game that shouldn't be missed, especially for the low price of ten dollars.

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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2019

With such an engrossing experience ready to be played right in the palm of your hands, it’s a bite sized tale that only will cost you a two cups of coffee (That’s around about $13 bucks, right?). Erica is highly recommended and essential gaming, for casual and experienced gamers alike, and would definitely be considered one of the best surprises Sony Interactive Studios have presented us this year.

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