Song of Horror Complete

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews
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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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7 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2021

Song of Horror deals with elements of terror and adventure-like puzzle solving pretty effectively. The pacing is a bit uneven, but the overall story is an interesting one and the game works well as a whole despite a handful of rough spots. Fans of the slow burn horror genre should enjoy their trip through the manor, but those hoping for a more action-oriented experience like Resident Evil may come away somewhat disappointed.

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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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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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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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