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Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
  1. The best title of the year to come for the exciting and morbid horror genre. Midnight Nowhere is a fine and classic example of what gaming should be – stimulating, playable, refreshing and real.
  2. 78
    It's an excellent point-and-click adventure game and a good addition to any genre fan's library, provided you are over the age of 18 and don't mind a little full frontal nudity.
  3. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome which was a very unconventional ending – this one will leave you with your jaw dropped and mentally revising the interwoven parts of the story for a while.
  4. It does make use of the almost bare and gloomy surroundings to conjure up a feeling of despair.
  5. While possessing a solid visual and audio presentation, its gameplay suffers from bizarre puzzle design that is far from intuitive. Although a streamlined interface help to make interacting with game environments easy, the unusual puzzles make it difficult to progress through this intriguing game.
  6. This is one seriously disturbed game, but deep down in my heart I know I could have made it even more unholy if given the chance.
  7. 68
    Good atmosphere, decent music, utterly crappy puzzles.
  8. The pity is that you get the feeling the game would be a lot more effective if the main character had a drier, more morbid sense of humor. As it is, the attempts to crack weird jokes takes away from the otherwise eerie atmosphere of the game.
  9. Midnight Nowhere will leave you feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Horror game fans will probably be able to tolerate the game, but others might have a problem.
  10. 60
    Midnight Nowhere has a very creepy atmosphere, excellent puzzles, and great voice acting. If it weren't for the terrible translations, it might be one of the best adventure games of the year.
  11. Unfortunately, having to battle the interface made the game tedious, and I lost interest about a third of the way through.
  12. The puzzle structure, iffy dialogue, and subject matter make this a hard recommendation to a general audience. As the score indicates, unless you’re a hardcore horror/adventure fan, it might be wise to first play the demo, or await a price-drop.
  13. The game is rift with technical glitches, interface issues, obscene content, and frustration instead of fun. It is not the worst game I have ever played, but that is not saying much.
  14. It's dull, mistranslated, claustrophobic (in a bad way) and thoroughly aimless. No amount of naked women adorning the walls can disguise the fact that Midnight Nowhere simply isn't much fun.
  15. The foul language, twisted humor, nudity, gore and violence are beyond what most gamers will appreciate, unless "Postal" is your idea of fun. When compounded by the obscure hotspots, redundant puzzles, archaic control system and strictly linear gameplay, the audience for which this offering would be a treat becomes really small.
  16. The audience for Midnight Nowhere is one that sees attitude, juvenile humour, body count and scantily clad or naked females as a definite plus. Grown up adventurers may consider looking elsewhere for mature and adult content.
  17. Midnight Nowhere has the worst box art ever. Fact. That’s a stone cold, hard as nails fact. No getting around it, this box art is simply appalling. From the pathetic background picture to the cheap Photoshop job done on the text, it reeks.
  18. Midnight Nowhere is offensive, crude, disgusting, sick, foul, and stock full of jokes about necrophilia.
  19. The gamplay in this game about serial murders is even more horrific than its story line. [Feb 2004, p.87]
  20. It's quite simply a foul-mouthed stinking piece of adolescent crap. [May 2004, p.73]
  21. Unfortunately, the best part of this game was uninstalling it and using the disks for coasters while taking a big gulp of Pepto Bismol.

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