Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. A decent little game with an interesting and unique storyline, as long as you don’t mind the slow pace and excessive amount of required reading.
  2. We like Daemonica for its refreshing variations on tired themes, and a sincere attempt to introduce a nifty potion-mixing element into its chilling story.
  3. 70
    Nothing in Daemonica stands out as particularly weak, but aside from the main character traversing into the land of the dead to talk to murder victims, there's little of particular note.
  4. 70
    It's not a cheap knock off and it's not the best game by any means, but it's certainly a nice little diversion for the hardcore adventure enthusiast.
  5. A reasonably enjoyable game that aims to appeal to adventure and RPG fans, but one which never fully capitalises on its potential.
  6. Daemonica is not the kind of RPG that will appeal to most hardcore gamers. [July 2006, p.77]
  7. For those looking for perky puzzles and an array of dazzling environments, look elsewhere. But for the player with the patience to explore a rich story and meet lots of shady characters, Daemonica can be a dark, creepy pleasure.
  8. A solid adventure game that could have had some of its elements scaled back (dialogue for example) and some of its lesser used elements (fighting, alchemy) increased.
  9. This Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Columbo meets Medium concept shows potential, but, in the end, Daemonica only creates disappointment. [Sept. 2006, p.75]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. JamesW.
    Apr 22, 2006
    3
    This game heavily reminds me of those text adventure games from the early 1980's, in which you have to find the right specific This game heavily reminds me of those text adventure games from the early 1980's, in which you have to find the right specific combination of inane clues to progress. The graphics in this game are essentially window dressing: this is an infocom adventure. Full Review »
  2. DonT.
    Apr 5, 2006
    9
    Dark moody soundtrack fit beautifully with the depressed village. Top down view worked well for me, soemthing different in an adventure game.Dark moody soundtrack fit beautifully with the depressed village. Top down view worked well for me, soemthing different in an adventure game. The main character out Grissoms Grissom! A medieval CSI who also talks to the dead. Who thinks these things up?? I love it! Full Review »
  3. MarkC.
    Apr 4, 2006
    10
    Loved it! Finally a horror game that plays with your head and doesn't rely solely on cheap 'jump out and scare you' tactics. I Loved it! Finally a horror game that plays with your head and doesn't rely solely on cheap 'jump out and scare you' tactics. I really hope there a sequel... Full Review »