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  • Summary: Here They Lie is a psychological horror experience that injects you into a frightening, surreal world riddled with strange and malevolent creatures. Horrors lurk around every corner, just out of sight, haunting and infecting your mind. Dare yourself to go deeper down the rabbit hole andHere They Lie is a psychological horror experience that injects you into a frightening, surreal world riddled with strange and malevolent creatures. Horrors lurk around every corner, just out of sight, haunting and infecting your mind. Dare yourself to go deeper down the rabbit hole and confront the meaning of your existence. The game focuses on narrative, and the experience of dread. [Tangentlemen] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Oct 17, 2016
    90
    Screaming creatures, cities on fire, underground stations that warp and shudder like an intestine, and a humanoid pig giving an antelope a high-five as they tag team a CRT television. What’s not to love?
  2. Oct 12, 2016
    80
    While the story of what happens to the main characters is unfulfilling, the descent into the hellish world of Here They Lie is, on its own, worth taking. Its dreary, evocative environments, dark tone, and horrific imagery would stand out even outside the realm of VR games. Some of its places, acts, and monsters will stick with me for a while. It creates a strong sense of place, and while I wouldn't say VR is crucial to experience, it definitely amplifies it.
  3. Oct 29, 2016
    70
    Here They Lie is a clever game for the PlayStation VR and its motion sickness does make wonder whether this game would be better suited for the PS4 Pro for faster framerates. The game’s momentum starts slow and every now and then the game will really make you jump which is where the developers have succeeded. However in terms of gameplay, it is a little light in its nature but the nonetheless is an interesting look into both the horror genre and into the psyche of the main character in this horror thriller.
  4. 60
    With Here They Lie, I stared long and hard into the abyss, only this time it didn’t stir; instead, I was left gazing at an under-cooked horror experience that while surreal, fails to deliver a fulfilling end product. Horror games should present an exercise in nerve-shredding tension whether they’re built for virtual reality or not. Sadly, Here They Lie leans too heavily on VR as a novelty to justify a by-the-numbers entry into the genre.
  5. Oct 20, 2016
    60
    Horror elements are overcooked and, alongside seriously limited interactions, lead to a game that’s not half as frightening as it thinks it is.
  6. Oct 14, 2016
    59
    It offers everything we look forward and everything that we fear about virtual reality. It's a charismatic game, but certainly confusing and opaque.
  7. Oct 12, 2016
    10
    Here They Lie smacks of cynicism – a game designed with the knowledge that horror works really well in VR, without anybody involved knowing how VR games should operate. It’s distinctly unpleasant to play, and I fear it’ll be only one of many horror games that pull the same stunt as virtual reality continues to hold sway.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Dec 23, 2016
    10
    I am giving this a 10 for the simple fact, that it does what it is supposed to do....it scares the crap out of you. it is not an action gameI am giving this a 10 for the simple fact, that it does what it is supposed to do....it scares the crap out of you. it is not an action game or anything of the sort, you are simply walking through, finding some clues/notes here and there, but holy crap there are some really scary moments. Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2016
    8
    Coming in as one of the options of the lineup for the VR launch, Here That Lie represents a strong contender for your pleasure.
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    Coming in as one of the options of the lineup for the VR launch, Here That Lie represents a strong contender for your pleasure.
    It's complete emergence into this weird and twisted world, reminiscent of Silent Hill brings a does of terror, even when nothing really happens except walking around.
    Since most of the games for the Vr at the moment offer less then 1h of gameplay you would like to spend your money on something with depth.

    Here They Lie has that. It has the depth of a game that offers a great perspective as to what a horror game in this new technology will look like. The atmosphere is terrifying from the moment you step on the train.
    The world seems large and emerging.
    One downside of the game is the lack of interactivity- you seem more of a visitor into a world of someone else is imagining. Even though, along the way, there will be choices for you to make that might or not effect the gameplay.

    With that being said, I believe it is one of the best games out there at the moment for the VR, worth every penny.
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  3. Oct 15, 2016
    8
    So I know next to nothing about horror games next to Bioshock. On a VR level this hit all the right spots for me...granted I needed to workSo I know next to nothing about horror games next to Bioshock. On a VR level this hit all the right spots for me...granted I needed to work though this in fits and spurts (because I'm kinda chicken). But nonetheless I absolutely loved the atmosphere and narrative. Fun experience for twenty bucks.

    I should mention I don't get motion sickness from VR at all. So there's that.
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  4. Apr 1, 2018
    7
    Here They Lie really nails its surrealistic atmosphere. It's an impressive early VR horror game that gives players a unique, apocalypticHere They Lie really nails its surrealistic atmosphere. It's an impressive early VR horror game that gives players a unique, apocalyptic world to explore. I really loved the level design and how the game keeps pushing you forward and the pace moves at a brisk pace despite not telling you where to go. I especially loved the narrow and twisty passageways that would snake throughout the world. And how you can look up and feel how closed in you are by seeing the buildings towering above you on both sides. I didn't really have any issues with the enemies. And thought they were a good addition to the game. They presented a subtle fear of getting caught and creepiness without getting really annoying. The only major issue I had was the nausea the game gives you when moving around. This really hurts the game because its hard to explore the game as much as you might want to and also hurts the enjoyment of the game. Expand
  5. Aug 13, 2018
    6
    Free on PSN August 2018 and playable non VR the game has some scary moments but awfully short. Story tackles relationship issues along sideFree on PSN August 2018 and playable non VR the game has some scary moments but awfully short. Story tackles relationship issues along side split personality and other mental deficiencies but its clear the aim was to focus on the VR side and leave all other aspects at average at best. Expand
  6. Oct 15, 2016
    5
    After 10 minutes of play is cause massive motion sickness for hours...
    Otherwise it would not be bad game, the story is interesting... But
    After 10 minutes of play is cause massive motion sickness for hours...
    Otherwise it would not be bad game, the story is interesting... But don't buy, until patch.
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  7. Oct 14, 2016
    0
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    this game is the definition of trying hard to
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    this game is the definition of trying hard to be deep and meaningful, but it misses at every mark.
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    I can not stress this enough, this is how you don't make a VR game.
    This game will make you sick for hours after just a few minutes of play
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