Song of Horror Complete

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

52%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic 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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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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