Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Aftermath is better suited to players who are new to the survival-horror series and want better odds of finishing the game with minimizing the feeling of helplessness and dread.
  2. There are plenty of little flaws here and there that are quite visible, but it doesn’t completely erase the atmospheric appeal and general fun factor.
  3. 75
    A surprisingly good game for only about twenty bucks. It's generally worth it for some fun co-op, great atmosphere and really beautiful music. Despite its problems, I enjoyed the overall experience.
  4. Though not as convincing or polished as its peers, Obscure 2 is a decent survival horror with a bargain price. [Oct 2007, p.85]
  5. Nightmarish, gut-wrenching, and frustrating, but still a tempting prospect as long as you're not looking for the next "Resident Evil 4." [Aug 2007, p.78]
  6. A relatively short gaming experience, ObsCure II is nonetheless an enjoyable sequel to one of 2004's lesser known sleeper hits. Perhaps it pays a bit too much homage to the teen horror movies at times, but it does offer a surprisingly solid experience...while it lasts.
  7. The sequel to Obscure comes at us with some plausible scary environments and atmosphere but it is really not that much better than the first game.
  8. It's not perfect, but it does offer some solid entertainment value despite some flaws.
  9. It doesn’t have the quality of other survival horrors, including the original game, mostly because of its average visuals and clumsy gameplay. [Dec 2007]
  10. Shame the fighting's bum - collision detection is terrible, there's no sense of impact and shooting feels weedy. But we love the setting and the environments look lovely, with some nice lighting effects. [Oct 2007, p.84]
  11. Obscure II also deserves credit for the slick way it handles co-op play - a feature that's still completely unique and exclusive to this series...But if you're only after the cream of the crop, then be aware that this isn't likely to be one for your Most Wanted list.
  12. It's no Resident Evil, and if you're new to the genre then really that's the place to start, but ObsCure II does provide a few scares and there are far worse ways to spend a few hours on a dark, lonely night.
  13. It's still spooky and largely enjoyable but it you're going to play it, do so alone. [Oct 2007, p.109]
  14. If you're a survival-horror fan, you could do worse than to try following a teenage romance story while battling mutated creatures generated from genetically unstable hallucinogenic pollen that multiply through an infection that spreads like an STD all set to the awesome sounds of the Boston string orchestra and Children's Choir.
  15. The second-rate technical department harmed the vision of its creators, with flawed combat and a sense of involvement that rarely succeeds.
  16. Meh. The single player is better than the 2 player. Unimpressed, but not running away in horror either.
  17. 50
    Silent Hill is consistently creepy, Resident Evil is absolutely action packed, while Obscure is undeniably unsure of itself.
  18. Conversely, the dull sense of minor accomplishment upon completing the game isn't terribly satisfying. [Apr 2008, p.82]
  19. Even though it is supposed to appeal to die hard survival horror fans, most will find this game not only steals the best of their favorite games, but does it badly.
  20. All together, Obscure: The Aftermath is a pretty bland survival horror experience.
  21. 41
    It's as if Hydravision made a list of all that's tiresome about this genre then carefully made sure not one item on the list was left out of this game. Then added co-op to apologise for it. [Issue#157, p.91]
  22. Ugly, last-gen visuals further dampen the fear factor. Muddy textures and low poly counts cause scenery and monsters to blend together into a murky mess.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. AkeemG
    Jul 28, 2009
    Obscure:The aftermath was not better or worse than the first obscure game,I think that both games are equally great and I think that the Obscure series is far more scarier than any Resident Evil game could ever hope to be.If you had experienced the beginning of both obscure games then you definitely agree.The gretest complaint about this game is probably that it doesn't have any bonuses to unlock after completion,like special weapons or costumes but truthfuly that is what I like about this game because you don't have to worry about the hassel of doing special things,also there is no difficulty level to choose from(hooray)you just beat the game and be done with it just like a movie.Beside this game already have lots of cool weapons and the characters clothes are ok.My only problem with this game was the story,don't get me wrong the story was great but I just didn't like the way things turned out.I didn't like the story for this game because most of the characters from the prequel and the sequel had perished.I wish that this game had an alternate ending or a special edition that shows you what would have happened if kenny didn't become evil or if some of the characters from the prequel didn't die and they had joined the team.I love the fact that this game had two endings because the first endings because they show you that the story of part one was not completely over and the second ending leaves an opening for a third installment in the series.I hope that part three turns out to be a live action or cg movie.If it turns out to be a game that would be cool too.Obsure is just another great game that that has been underated,you will find that some if not most of the games that get an averege score somewhere between a 60 and a 79 on this website are actually a lot more better than some or most games that have higher scores. Full Review »
    Nov 25, 2007
    THE CRITICS ARE INTENTIONALLY UNDER RATING THE GAME, Hey till date any game that has given me creeps is silent hill 3 , games like resident evil 4 ,silent hill 4 had high production value but the logic & willingness to complete the gamebecause it becomes more steriotype as we play ,but this game is way better it feels like a mexican chainsaw massacare with the suffering mix. I enjoyed every moment of this game. Anyways critics can u tell us which game r u holding as the basis of judgement while giving out comments. Full Review »
  3. Mar 14, 2012
    Best game series EVER. Instead of surviving the horrors of zombies and monsters as typical police or war veterans, you play as un experienced students who need to survive the horrors of Fallcreak. Great story, great graphics and great fun factor. Highly recommend it. Full Review »