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Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 35
  2. Negative: 8 out of 35

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User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jan 28, 2013
    7
    Well this had alot mixed reviews and all boils down to fact the game use AR function on 3DS for everything in the game. it also use a special AR purple book that comes with the game. The game uses a16 page purple book to pull you into a different dimension of story telling. And that a great thing! it also use gyro scope in 3DS so you will turning around 360 degree exploring your own environment and spooky house that in the game that you must delve deep into. Personal i think concept is boss and fact get the purple book with game is great little extra! Game has three modes of play - Story mode, spirit camera and selection AR games that use purple book. Ive only just bought game other week for £22 pound and what Ive play Ive liked. This is spin off to fatal frame that appear on few consoles however never like this before. I haven't completed game yet as game require good amount light to play it and because AR camera on 3DS isn't most advanced camera in world. You will need to play it in the day time. Which kinda takes the scare factor down notch! but theirs few good scares and few really great ideas on show here! Graphics pretty good for what they are and the way they show in real world and fiction one is good.
    story mode last between 2 - 3 hours and then got optionally modes play around with that extend play time. There are few unlocks like AR levels, costumes, and difficult levels also extra hard mode story mode which will increase game time as fill in blanks to story so worth playing through it second time.
    I though its was great experience even though there were some design issues and fact need good lighting play game properly. But this is one few games that actual use AR function so in that respect Its good for what it does and if see it for cheap then id say take step into purple book and you may just find very unique experience that can only be found on 3DS.
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  2. Apr 7, 2013
    10
    I absolutely loved this game. It's good for those of you who like a good scare, but won't give you nightmares for the rest of your life. I haven't played any of the Fatal Frame games, partly because I've seen gameplay, and it looks even freakier than spirit camera, and partly because I have no PS2. If you want to get into horror games and haven't played any yet, this is a good starter. Now, don't get me wrong, these characters do look quite realistic at first. True story- I didn't know what to expect from Spirit Camera, played the first battle, and was afraid to go to the bathroom at night. The, I played it about 6 months later, and knew what to expect. Before playing the game, check out the characters on the official website. That should give you a sense of what to expect. It's a shame they don't show the woman in black, though, and some of the diary pages are missing on the site. Oh well, what can you do? The game may be short, but once you complete it, you get a lot of extra cool stuff. Also, you can play the game again with Maya in a different (VERY different) outfit. It only took my 3 days to finish after my little (or big) break, so it's short. The creepiest battle may have been Shiori's... that creeped me out for like one night but then I was fine, and I forgot about my fears of her and came to love her. Over all, I give this game a 10 (I'd give it a 100 if I could). Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2013
    5
    It was great for the first Fatal frame on a 3Ds nice graphics but, by the trailer I assumed you walked in an old manor like the console games I was very disappointed by how short this game was it only took me 2 hours to beat it... Full Review »