Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. The gameplay's got certain unavoidable flaws, but with a player-controlled camera, some more evocative set design, and another few hours' worth of gameplay, Obscure could've been one of the greats.
  2. Obscure doesn't attempt to do anything different. Hydravision is comfortable with crafting a respectable survival horror game and Obscure fits that profile well.
  3. 76
    The co-op mode is almost worth the price of admission alone, while the hidden bonuses you'll receive for beating the game add even more to its overall value. Just don't expect anything too enthralling when it comes to plot advancement or puzzle solving.
  4. It's engaging but too short. It's pretty but not beautiful enough for its genre. Its gameplay is innovative but it doesn't function as well as it should. There's a lot to like here, but just as much to dislike.
  5. Play Magazine
    75
    There's no better fodder for the boneheaded premise of old-school RE... than the high school slasher flick, and ObsCure serves it up right. [May 2005, p.50]
  6. It manages to stay close to the tried-and-true formula while implementing features such as a co-op mode that survival horror fans have yearned for since their first screams of terror.
  7. The subject matter has been done before, but Obscure manages to keep it fresh.

Awards & Rankings

95
#95 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
53
#53 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Mar 13, 2011
    8
    Good 'ol Studio turned bad with games like Alone in the Dark and Fairy-tale-fights. Back when this studio was good.

    Voice acting needs work
    Good 'ol Studio turned bad with games like Alone in the Dark and Fairy-tale-fights. Back when this studio was good.

    Voice acting needs work though...
    I won't call it scary, that's what the Wii spin-off succeeds in (Hey! The Wii is good after all!)
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  2. James
    Jan 11, 2006
    8
    what a top game!! it may not stack up to the likes of resident evil but its got it where it counts. fun, compelling gameplay, decent graphics what a top game!! it may not stack up to the likes of resident evil but its got it where it counts. fun, compelling gameplay, decent graphics and sound and some good plot twists, though the story had a bit to be desired. one major letdown was the fact that it was all over WAY too quickly. i finished it in 5 and a half hours on normal mode!!??? however there are some extra unlockables if you can manage to finish it on hard mode. despite the shortness of it i still reccommend you buy it. if you are new to the genre you should probably rent it. happy gaming! Full Review »
  3. JonB.
    Aug 2, 2004
    9
    This game looks so sweet. The videos and images of this game look awesome. This game is going to have good graphics. Although this game looks This game looks so sweet. The videos and images of this game look awesome. This game is going to have good graphics. Although this game looks a little like the Resident Evil games, this game is going to be alot different and alot more scarier then the Resident Evil games. Its story will be different and maybe alot better then the Resident Evil games. So if you love the Resident Evil games you will probably love this game. Can't wait for it to come out. Full Review »