Stairs PC

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  • Summary: STAIRS is a first-person atmospheric psychological horror game, inspired by actual events, that guides players through the stories of three missing people as seen through the eyes of journalist Christopher Adams.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 5, 2015
    80
    A pretty solid and well presented Indie game. It has a well presented story line and makes good use of sound effects to build the tension.
  2. Sep 18, 2015
    75
    STAIRS is filled with some really awesome moments and ideas, it just doesn’t end well and is rather short. If you can look past those issues though, you’re going to have a scary time.
  3. Oct 11, 2015
    70
    The story may be a bit disjointed and disorienting, but it feeds the thematic piece very well in this regard as players dive deeper into Adams’ attempts to cope with his experience.
  4. Oct 9, 2015
    63
    After the slow descent of indie horror games Stairs is a ray of hope. The atmosphere is tense. Exploration, puzzles, suspense and dramatic getaways are well balanced. But the story lacks depth and I actually could do without the bugs.
  5. Oct 26, 2015
    60
    Despite a few narrative stumbles en route, Stairs is a short but effective scarer wrapped in some very pretty packaging.
  6. Oct 27, 2015
    45
    The base idea was peculiar, and had potential. Its application is unfortunately terrible. It's really hard to get involved in the stories, due to the bad pacing and the continuous interruptions. There's worse disasters out there, but it's bad.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 25, 2017
    9
    Starts out like a classic cliché horror game, but later develops into something much deeper and more complex. I was pleasantly surprised byStarts out like a classic cliché horror game, but later develops into something much deeper and more complex. I was pleasantly surprised by the unexpected course the game took.

    The atmosphere is amazing. Gave me chills and kept me on edge through the entire story without relying on cheap jumpscares. Decent voice acting and a compelling storyline that kept me going.

    The ending was kind of abrupt and made the whole experience feel unfinished, leaving you with insufficient clues to piece the final mystery together and thus ending as a cliffhanger.
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  2. Sep 29, 2015
    0
    I was not allowed to skip cutscenes. A sin of gaming, after 15 seconds of keyboard mashing, Alt+F4 was the only responsive command. Alas II was not allowed to skip cutscenes. A sin of gaming, after 15 seconds of keyboard mashing, Alt+F4 was the only responsive command. Alas I never played. Zero out of Ten. Expand