Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. Jan 25, 2011
    Despite its strong charm, Deadly Premonition lacks in so many areas that it's hard to recommend it even to the more forgiving gamer.
  2. A larger budget might have saved the driving physics and improved the experience of the town, but no amount of money could repair the terrible writing and wrong-headed design that really sink Deadly Premonition.
  3. Deadly Premonition lacks a lot of things to be a good game. It needs a well defined gameplay, good control and a better pace. Its technical flaws are even more obvious. But it hides something interesting in its story, its narrative and some loose ideas spread through its design.
  4. Deadly Premonition is brave, maybe even heroic, but in the end is also a bad game... a horrible game to be honest. The bizarre story and its sandbox possibilities can't put out of sight its awkward gameplay concepts and embarrassing controls.
  5. 20
    Awful in nearly every way. The Twin Peaks meets Resident Evil with a dash of Grand Theft Auto formula sounds pretty great, but it was well beyond the capabilities of this development team. Terrible controls. Terrible pacing. Terrible sound effects. Terrible visuals.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 279 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 86
  2. Negative: 16 out of 86
  1. May 5, 2011
    This is an amazing game. Even leaving aside the value proposition (it's only $20), Deadly Premonition offers an interesting setting and bizzare characters. The catch is that to enjoy what this game has to offer, you have to suspend your disbelief, and possibly your good taste. This is a goofy survival horror romp through a japanese version of Twin Peaks, and while the payoff is immense, getting there can sometimes be a bit of a slog. Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2010
    Let me start off by saying, this game is defiantly worth $20, I feel like I got my money's worth from this game. Deadly Premonition is a dark, gritty, and artistic mafia game. The characters have a well thought out back story, gripping issues plague the futuristic city of Greenvale, a colony on Mars inhabitted by humans. The game starts out with space pirates killing people in bizarre ways, such as pinning them to a tree. You and your team of space Sicilians, your love interest Emily was held hostage by the space pirates, that infuriates Francis "York" Morgan, the leader of the mafia and also the character that you play as. The makes him fly into space to rescue his fiancé. He gets helpful advice from his right hand man Zach. There is so many twists and turns in the game that your mind with explode in sheer brilliance. This game is defiantly worth the money, it gets the 10/10 from me, and this game is a misunderstood concept ahead of its time. Full Review »
  3. Jun 3, 2011
    A great game. It starts kind of slow, but becomes amazing as it continues. It also has an enormous amount of sidequests in addition to the main quest, which creates the game's unique atmosphere. Full Review »