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Maid of Sker

Wales Interactive
Jul 28, 2020 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

41%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
GameSpot
4 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
IGN Spain
7 / 10
IGN Italy
7.2 / 10
God is a Geek
5 / 10
VideoGamer
6 / 10
PC Invasion
4 / 10
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Maid of Sker Trailers

Maid of Sker - Official Gameplay Trailer | Calon Lân thumbnail

Maid of Sker - Official Gameplay Trailer | Calon Lân

Maid of Sker | Official Trailer - Suo Gân (Welsh Lullaby) thumbnail

Maid of Sker | Official Trailer - Suo Gân (Welsh Lullaby)

Maid of Sker - Official Teaser Trailer (4K) thumbnail

Maid of Sker - Official Teaser Trailer (4K)


Maid of Sker Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Maid of Sker

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

An effectively eerie backdrop is undone slightly by frustrating stealth in this enjoyable indie horror game.

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Though Maid of Sker has an intriguing premise, it is very often a frustrating chore to play.

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Maid of Sker is a great addition to the survival horror genre and offers a wonderfully intimate and local threat that takes its influences from Welsh folktales. Eschewing the combat and weaponry of many entries into the genre, its gameplay loop of sneaking and hiding proves compelling and successfully manages to keep you feeling in danger at all times. When you add in some excellent sound design and atmosphere you have a Victorian horror that deserves a rousing reception. There may not be a welcome in these valleys but this is one vacation that genre fans should have no reservations about taking.

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A good horror game with several RE7 inspirations and, at the same time, a very simple way to make us feel scared. Great experience even with the technical difficulties.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Maid of Sker - in some ways - could be described as a sort of Resident Evil 7 without weapons. A dilapidated house full of puzzles, the backtracking that repopulates deserted areas at first and the general atmosphere, have brought to mind several times the Capcom adventure. Clearly, the technical side pays the price for an immeasurably lower level of production, but in the same way it outlines the strength of its own qualities. Maid of Sker, however, is all about stealth, and while it gives us some tools to distract or block enemies, it doesn't stray far from its initial structure. Had it not been for a dark, kneaded aesthetic and some rather unfortunate game choices, we'd have a little classic on our hands.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Maid of Sker has an interesting story based on the House of Sker folklore. The use of binaural sounds is extremely well done but is let down by its reliance on jump scares and repetitive sound effects. The holding your breath mechanic does help and adds an extra layer to the survival aspect.

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VideoGamer

Josh Wise
6 / 10
VideoGamer

The designs of Elizabeth's family aren't so much foreshadowed as foreshouted, and the plot soon wavers off-key and winds up shipwrecked. But something about it hangs around, like the hum of an unsettling tune.

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Maid of Sker has very strong visuals and the hotel itself is well designed. But everything else, from its gameplay systems to its progression and foes, is so weak and ill-considered that I can't imagine most people enjoying what little it has to offer.

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