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Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 38
  3. Negative: 2 out of 38

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  1. Oct 10, 2014
    This is a game I consider true Psychological Horror. Instead of fighting Zombies or Monsters (or aliens), you must deal with Ghosts that will try to kill you every step of the way. As you try to explore the Manor of Sleep and try to solve its grim mysteries. You control 3 different characters throughout the story and each character handles the ghosts a different way. Rei is balanced and uses Camera Obscura in a balanced fashion. Miku has high spirit power so her attacks cause more damage though the capture circle on the Camera Obscura is a bit smaller. Kei is not so good at fighting, so he mostly should hide and wait for the bad ghosties to go away.(Unless the game is scripted so you have to fight the ghosts.)
    This game is scary, It's graphics are top-notch and it's story isn't half bad either. This game may have a few flaws, but none that I could find. So with all the power of an unpaid reviewer hidden amongst millions of other reviewers, I give this game a 10!
  2. Nov 12, 2013
    AWESOME This was the first real scary game I played the first major jump scare in the beginning got me to where i didn't play this game for a whole week XD good graphics and good story
  3. Oct 28, 2013
    A true adventure/horror game, unlike many games that are marketed as such. The atmosphere is excellent and the storyline captivating. The gameplay is a perfect mix of exploration, combat and puzzle solving, so it does never become boring. It's a quite lengthy game overall but there are always enough hints on where you need to go and what to do next. Most of the time you have to "exorcise" a specific ghost with your camera which then unlocks a door on another part of the mansion. There are usually "hotspots" near each obstacle that tell you what you need to do in order to overcome it, by just taking a photo of them. What's interesting is that each ghost behaves on its own way, so you can never really predict what you are about to face next or whether you will be able to deal with it, without taking any damage. The only things that could be better in Fatal Frame 3, in my opinion, are the controls which are a bit slow and unresponsive and the "meh" voice acting. Overall, it's an excellent game game that every fan of adventure/horror should play, Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Frame's spooky atmosphere and subtle use of ambient noise and music build a sense of mounting terror that makes the actual enemy and cutscene scares all the more pants-wetting.
  2. 78
    In a world with "Resident Evil 4" and "Ties That Bind," its sluggish movement and less responsive controls are becoming harder to forgive with time -- especially when coupled with a heavy amount of backtracking (which The Tormented has) and long moments of build-up between screams.
  3. It's certainly a quality product, but the stiff controls, the back tracking, and the predictability is soooo 2004.