Daymare: 1998

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

19%

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3 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

What started off as a fan remake of Resident Evil 2 has been transformed into a would-be homage that even in its better moments is a tedious and frustrating slog.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2020

Invader Studios has more than paid tribute to the most classic survival horror with Daymare: 1998. Unfortunately, the story that you star as a player in this play is not as interesting as the background of it, which can easily go unnoticed. However, the game has gameplay and a series of mechanics and details that do great justice to the horror titles of the 90s and, especially, to the first Resident Evil.

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62 / 100
Apr 28, 2020

Daymare 1998 pays homage to classic survival horror games, and brings back elements such as difficult combat, backtracking, inventory management... but has many technical issues.

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TheSixthAxis

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6 / 10
Sep 18, 2019

Daymare: 1998 feels like going back to visit a friend from school who still lives a youthful life free of responsibility. It's fun for a while, but you eventually realise that there is a reason you left that lifestyle behind. Were this released before Capcom's own Resident Evil 2 remake, its issues might not have been so apparent. Oddly stranded in time, this now feels too clunky for newcomers and is one for genre aficionados interested in the evolution of survival horror.

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7.7 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2020

Daymare: 1998 is a game that, far from reaching the level of Resident Evil remakes, still deserves a chance from fans of the survival horror genre for the efforts of differentiation and depth of its created universe. A great debut for Invader Studios.

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Alessandra "Aelinar" Borgonovo

Top Critic

6.8 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

Daymare: 1998 could have been a good survival horror but the flaws surpass the merits. Nonetheless, the team has put some nice efforts into it.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2020

Designed as an homage to 90s horror, Daymare: 1998 tries too hard to mimic its inspiration when it should have focused on being its own game.

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Sep 17, 2019

Daymare: 1998 succeeds at recreating the classic feel of late 90's survival horror, but in more ways than it should. The game is cumbersome and frustrating at times when more modern takes have smoothed over those particular rough edges.

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80 / 100
Sep 17, 2019

Daymare: 1998 is an interesting homage to the Resident Evil franchise, complete with 90s graphics, cheesy characters, and a tough difficulty. Inventory management forces you to think carefully, while boss fights can be tedious and unfair.

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Ken McKown

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6 / 10.0
May 14, 2020

Daymare 1998 is clearly an homage to survival horror games from the original PlayStation era. It hits some notes while missing plenty more.

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