Song of Horror Complete Reviews

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8 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2020

Don't let the lackluster production values scare you off. Song of Horror has some genuinely shocking moments

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79 / 100
Jun 3, 2021

Some technical flaws are totally compensated by its absorbing atmosphere and its "no mercy" philosophy. If you are a diehard fan of the survival horror genre, you should try it.

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TheSixthAxis
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9 / 10
Jun 3, 2020

Song of Horror is one of the best indie horror games out there. Taking the key aspects of genre classics like Silent Hill and Resident Evil, and combining these with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the genre in other media, Song of Horror really gets under your skin and, just like The Presence, will haunt the dark corners of your mind. But don't worry, that noise was just the wind. Or was it…

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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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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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5.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2021

Harken back to the late 1990's and early 2000's and the survival horror genre was enjoying a golden age in video games. Song of Horror emulates the greats of that time but, unlike those franchises which have since evolved with modern game development, Song of Horror seems stuck in the past. For nostalgia's sake, it's worth checking out for fans of that era, but otherwise it's a hit-or-miss experience that falls well short of contemporary horror games.

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GameMAG
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7 / 10
Jul 15, 2021

If Protocol Games had a little bit more money and experience, we could have had a something truly special with this game. But as it stands Song of Horror is just a solid work, with some minor and neglectable shortcomings.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2021

Song of Horror is not the perfect return to old school horror, but it makes one hell of an impression. An adaptive adversary combined with fantastic ambience more than outweigh last gen character models, iffy voice work, and lengthy chapters. Protocol Games is onto something here, and horror fans must give it a go.

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4 / 10
Jun 4, 2021

There's monsters, too, but these encounters are somehow annoying and tedious at the same time. You don't really battle with the denizens of evil so much as complete mini-games, such as depressing the triggers in time with your breathing, to avoid being murdered by ghosts. The problem is, once you've done this once, it never really changes and it's never particularly challenging, so any time a baddie turns up it's just irritating.

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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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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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Chris Wray
Top Critic
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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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2020

Song of Horror is a cool and scary game defined by very old-school elements and a lot of untapped potential. If you can swallow crude animations and the need to repeat many of the stages, you will be fine. If not, even the pretty surroundings and an interesting story may not be enough. Still, it could be much worse.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 17, 2020

Song of Horror: Complete Edition is a lot to take in all at once.

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7.8 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2019

While we've only seen one episode, Song Of Horror has all the components of a strong horror adventure game rivalling those that many of us grew up with. Its puzzles won't wear you down with frustration and the horror environments are sure to deliver a scare.

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45 / 100
Jun 27, 2021

Song of Horror manages to provide atmospheric horror, but its lack of quality characters, unapologetically slow gameplay and heartbreaking save corruption bug make it a game that just isn't worth the time.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2021

An old horror school with a really strong and visible atmosphere. In some elements you can see budget shortfalls, but some interesting mechanics makes it one of the most interesting games in the genre in recent years.

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PSX Brasil
Top Critic
90 / 100
Jun 15, 2021

Of all the games I've played in the genre, Song of Horror stands out not only for its nostalgia with its fixed camera and several intriguing puzzles, but also for the horror factor, which is very well balanced and leaves the player on alert at all times.

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Jun 7, 2021

Whereas so many modern indie horror games can feel like on-rails haunted hayrides, Song of Horror keeps players on their toes.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2020

It is scary and fun, especialy initial episodes. Full game offers good story and puzzle, but faint ending.

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