Song of Horror - Episode 1

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

61%

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81 / 100
May 27, 2020

A noteworthy homage to the survival horror classics, that offers son intelligent and refreshing ideas. It's difficulty curve and the stress the gameplay generates make the game an experience not recommended for the faint of heart.

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IGN Spain

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2020

Song of Horror is a chilling horror adventure in the way of classics as Resident Evil or Alone in the Dark that doesn't reinvent anything but pay tribute to the genre roots like few games do.

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IGN Spain

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

The perfect start to an episodic survival horror: it presents a terrifying story and its slow dynamics accompanied by an overwhelming and mysterious atmosphere.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2019

Song of Horror has some great ideas and is genuinely scary at times, but random deaths and awkward controls sometimes threaten to spoil the experience.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2020

Song of Horror doesn't hide its sources of inspiration, the milestones of the survival horror genre. It finds some elegant ways to pay them homage, sometimes succeeding very well, especially with the creepy atmosphere and music, some other times slipping clumsily (like in the case of some of the puzzle design, way too cryptic).

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GameMAG

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8 / 10
Dec 12, 2019

Song of Horror is a great adventure with a thickening nightmare atmosphere that suffers from controversial punishment system. Interesting puzzles, nice graphics and the concept of gameplay with the death of characters should please all fans of the genre.

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6 / 10
Oct 30, 2019

Song of Horror's scariest aspect is its permadeath feature - not because it's spooky, but because slogging through levels is an absolute chore. Worse yet, Song of Horror punishes the player for exploring its admittedly beautiful environment. Neat technical features and meticulously crafted lore do somewhat make up for its faults. But ultimately, none but the most hardcore horror fans will give this game the time of day (or night).

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8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

Song of Horror is a genuinely atmospheric, creepy horror game, with the major selling point of an enemy that you're never actually sure about. The advanced AI system of the horrors you face, combined with sound, visuals and other game mechanics make for one of the more engrossing and captivating horror titles of recent memory. There are some faults, such as backtracking and a bit of adventure game logic when trying to solve puzzles, but these do nothing to stymie everything Protocol Games are bringing to the table.

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7.8 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2019

The first two episodes of Song of Horror demonstrates how a good indie can recall the best survival horrors of two decades ago.

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Aria Pirooz

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4 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

In episodic video games, which are becoming more and more popular, the first episode is essential and is the biggest chance for the developers to convince players to continue playing their future episodes. Unfortunately for Song of Horror, this first and very important step goes horribly wrong as it suffers from tons of issues in almost every department. Right now, there is absolutely no reason for anyone who played it to go on and purchase the second episode, unless the developers really up their game.

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