Percentile Rank

Dawn of Fear is ranked in the 1st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

32

Top Critic Average

8%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 5, 2020

Dawn of Fear wants to make us fall in love with its puzzles, mechanics and horror environment, but above all, it wants to kill us with terrifying nostalgia. A humble game with PS2 graphics that doesn't need more.

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Scored Reviews

Hobby Consolas
64 / 100
64 / 100
Feb 4, 2020

This effort to relive the roots of survival horror has its heart in the right place, but too many glitches and an uneven balance in the gameplay lessen the experience.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 3, 2020

Dawn of Fear is not what you would typically consider a good video game and it most definitely does not perform like one. However, when it works, there hasn't been anything else quite like it for the best part of two decades. Dawn of Fear is the best and worst tribute to Resident Evil at the same time, and we can't think anything more intriguing than that.

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Spaziogames
4.8 / 10.0
4.8 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2020

Dawn of Fear in a true old school survival horror, but is literally devastated by too many technical flaws.

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PSX Brasil
35 / 100
35 / 100
Mar 5, 2020

Dawn of Fear is a poorly executed collection of good nostalgic inspirations. With fickle artistic and technical aspects and garbled gameplay, the game still suffers from technical problems and wrong level design choices that unfortunately flunk its good ideas.

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Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
3 / 10
Feb 7, 2020

The developer's love for Resident Evil and old school survival horror is obvious but this poorly made homage does nobody any favours.

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God is a Geek
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

Dawn of Fear is a poor attempt to recreate the magic of a survival horror classic, with too many problems to gain any sense of enjoyment.

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MonsterVine
1.5 / 5.0
1.5 / 5.0
Feb 25, 2020

While I can appreciate what Dawn of Fear is trying to achieve, the amount of technical problems that plague the game makes it an unfortunate mess. While it occasionally manages to project the tone of classic horror games, it’s simply a broken game.

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PlayStation Universe
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2020

Dawn of Fear tries to bring back the nostalgia of classic survival horror but fails in almost every way. The poor controls lead to most of its problems and a lack of necessary mechanics creates problems that shouldn't exist in this day and age from the simplest of games.

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GameSpew
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2020

Unless Dawn of Fear gets heavily patched after launch, steer well clear of it unless you’re a glutton for punishment or have the patience of a saint.

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BaziCenter
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2020

Nostalgia always works, right? All the drama and all the emotions hit the right spot in the brain and suddenly you are in love with something. Dawn of Fear is here to prove this theory wrong. It seem that the only thing the developers worked on was the nostalgia aspect, and nothing else. Quite simply, stay away from this game.

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Game Rant
Feb 11, 2020

PS4 exclusive Dawn of Fear is a completely and utterly broken game that attempts to mimic old-school Resident Evil to disastrous results.

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