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  • Summary: Based on a true story, Fatal Frame recounts Miku's investigation for her brother Mafuyu, who has been missing for two weeks. Her latest clue leads her to the abandoned Himuro mansion, a place that local townsfolk fear. Gifted with a supernatural sixth sense, you'll guide Miku as she explores the areas in the mansion where Mafuyu was last seen investigating the disappearance of three other people. Armed with only a camera, you must discover the connection between mysterious disappearances, restless spirits, and ritual sacrifices. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
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  1. Scarier than "Silent Hill 2" and harder than a dozen "Genma Onimusha"s, this is simply amazing stuff.
  2. Those rare folk that love both "Myst" and "Resident Evil" should praise the heavens. [Jan 2003, p.114]
  3. One of the strangest, most well-executed concepts in the history of the survival/horror genre.
  4. One of the most compelling horror adventure games ever, and must rank as one of the best games on the Xbox.
  5. 80
    Fatal Frame feels like a breath of fresh air in a genre which has spent most of the last decade moving forward only in terms of narrative, and while it's a gruesome and disturbing way to spend an evening, the awe-inspiring power of the narrative style, hammered home by a brutally efficient game engine and nerve-wracking game mechanics, makes this the most compelling game of this nature yet to appear on a console.
  6. The game's cohesive presentation is engaging, offering some genuine scares that are a rare treat.
  7. 60
    Despite a few well-placed jolts, it lacks the unmentionable-damaging impact of more fright-fraught fare like "Silent Hill 2."

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