Fatal Frame III: The Tormented Image
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  • Summary: (Project Zero 3: The Tormented) Taking the popular Japanese Horror theme to a whole new terrifying level, Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is a complete Japanese Horror interactive experience as the player takes on the role of Rei, a cursed young woman whose overwhelming guilt and tormented(Project Zero 3: The Tormented) Taking the popular Japanese Horror theme to a whole new terrifying level, Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is a complete Japanese Horror interactive experience as the player takes on the role of Rei, a cursed young woman whose overwhelming guilt and tormented dreams lead her into a formidable world where the lines between reality and nightmares are blurred and the only way out is to solve the mystery of the tattoo. What the player will see in Rei’s dreams is only the beginning of the nightmare, making Fatal Frame III: The Tormented the most terrifying virtual experience to date. [Tecmo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Fatal Frame 3 is horror at its best, minus any cheap scares. It does an outstanding job of creeping you out while spinning a deep and distressing story that will get under your skin.
  2. An appealing game for the 13 or so hours that it lasts. The storyline and atmosphere is perfect and the gameplay is solid for the most part.
  3. A great horror game for PS2 owners and anyone who likes a good ghost story, but fans may find it to be a little too mired in its series's formula.
  4. AceGamez
    80
    I'll just issue a warning that this game isn't for the faint hearted - don't buy it in haste, or you'll have plenty of time to repent at leisure when it's sat in your PS2, not getting played, because you dare not unpause it.
  5. Game Informer
    78
    It's just not very scary. [Dec 2005, p.171]
  6. It has just enough to keep you enthralled despite these shortcomings, yet the relatively low reply value means that it is not a title you’ll keep coming back to time after time.
  7. 60
    This game is strictly for die-hard fans of the Fatal Frame series and graphics whores everywhere. Everyone else can easily find better offerings in the survival horror sub-genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. IchigoTahata
    May 4, 2008
    10
    Probably the best horror game i have ever played. No matter how many times i play it, I still jump out of my seat. I think this is the best inProbably the best horror game i have ever played. No matter how many times i play it, I still jump out of my seat. I think this is the best in the series. You get to play as three different characters and see each characters way of surviving the house. It has a creepy atmosphere , a great storyline and uniqe characters and ghost. The only problem I had with the game was that most the time the characters sound like they are speaking though a crappy microphone but that's it and i highly recommend it to any survival horror fan and the best time to play it? At night with all the lights off hehe. Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2016
    10
    Fatal Frame Series are the best games in my life. And this one is the greatest.
    The game only have 2 problems, the sound have very low
    Fatal Frame Series are the best games in my life. And this one is the greatest.
    The game only have 2 problems, the sound have very low quality comparing to the previous game.
    And this game is too bright, not dark like the previous game, so I recommend to low the brightest in the settings a lot. In the way it becomes equal to the 2 first games.
    This game is longer, deeper, better graphics, better story, better controls. You have more fun skills and personal skills from each character that adds enjoyment to the gameplay. The best fights in the series is here.
    The difficult is great, not too hard like the Fatal Frame 1 and not to easy like Fatal Frame 2.
    It is hard to say wich I prefer actually, 1 or 3. I love both, 2 is way too easy.
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  3. JayW.
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    Far and away the best survival horror game out in the market. From the presentation to the sound and the camera angles in game!! There is Far and away the best survival horror game out in the market. From the presentation to the sound and the camera angles in game!! There is seriously nothing more that I could want from this game!! Highly recommended to real survival horror fans!! Expand
  4. NoutaV.
    Dec 22, 2006
    10
    It's the scariest game that you'll ever see!!!!! never play it alone!!!!!
  5. DanielPereira
    May 23, 2008
    9
    So so scary!! I tell you i can´t play it by myself in the dark! I completed the game playng in daylight. I can´t play it at night.So so scary!! I tell you i can´t play it by myself in the dark! I completed the game playng in daylight. I can´t play it at night. It creps me out. But some day i´ll do IT! Anyway this game is so crepy but also a great game! Fantastic game really. Expand
  6. Sep 26, 2013
    8
    I really did like this game, but nowhere near as much as FF2. It does everything right, great atmosphere, good scares, excellent visuals andI really did like this game, but nowhere near as much as FF2. It does everything right, great atmosphere, good scares, excellent visuals and sounds. But, it doesn't really add anything new to the formula, aside from a slightly more modern setting for the lead character.

    Overall:
    FF3 feels more adds almost nothing new to the mix and delivers more of the same. Watered down if compared to FF2. Still, it is a fun game and worthy of the name.
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  7. Jan 21, 2012
    3
    It is really awkward game control and the only satisfying thing in this game is that the atmosphere has a scary views . The uses of languageIt is really awkward game control and the only satisfying thing in this game is that the atmosphere has a scary views . The uses of language that not really common that this game was originally Japanese , also made the game is hard to understand..

    It is a good game but not Outstanding though
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#56 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#98 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005