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  • Summary: Corpse Party is an adventure game that uses hand-drawn 2D sprite and tile art to tell the story of a group of Kisaragi Academy High School students who are trapped in a haunted elementary school filled with the decaying corpses and tormented souls of countless children whod mysteriouslyCorpse Party is an adventure game that uses hand-drawn 2D sprite and tile art to tell the story of a group of Kisaragi Academy High School students who are trapped in a haunted elementary school filled with the decaying corpses and tormented souls of countless children whod mysteriously vanished from the Japanese countryside years, months or sometimes only days prior. Desperately trying to escape and survive, players will experience unnatural, unnerving and decidedly uncensored horrors through the eyes and ears -- of these frightened teenaged victims. Detailed 2D sprite animations and art stills show the bloody and unsettling fates that await those who enter, and full Japanese-language voice-acting combines with 3D audio support to create a simulated surround sound experience when playing with headphones, offering players a delightfully uncomfortable level of immersion. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Nov 3, 2016
    90
    Corpse Party on Nintendo 3DS will scare you like nothing else can and it is is the near best version of the game on any platform.
  2. Nov 1, 2016
    85
    Corpse Party is finally available for Nintendo fans, and it's not the most optimal experience, but the game is still horrifying nearly five years later.
  3. Oct 25, 2016
    80
    A weird, niche, visually out-of-date little game from a Japanese team you’ve probably never heard of became one of the best horror games to be released in America in years back in 2013. Now, it’s being given new life on the 3DS, and the changes it’s received make for a better experience—mostly.
  4. NF Magazine
    Nov 7, 2016
    80
    If you're a fan of horror – especially psychological horror – then this is a party you'll want an invitation to. [Issue #24 – November/December 2016, p.19M]
  5. Nov 3, 2016
    75
    Corpse Party for the 3DS is an engaging horror title that is more than the sum of its parts. Solid writing and top-notch sound design elevate basic visuals into something more. If you're a fan of Japanese-style horror writing, there's a lot to like here. It can occasionally devolve into the ridiculous or repetitive, but there are enough genuine moments of horror to help the game over its weak points. Given the flaws and lack of replay value, however, it's difficult to give this title a full-on recommendation. If you're in the market for something spooky, Corpse Party is a good bet, but it isn't a game for everyone.
  6. Nov 22, 2016
    75
    End of the day, it’s just a rehash of the second iteration of the original Japanese launch, but more feature complete and features better illustrations than the Steam version. Give this a whirl if you’re interested in trying a solid J-horror game. Otherwise maybe just watch the Anime OVA, live action movie or read the manga that’s currently being published by Yen Press.
  7. Oct 25, 2016
    40
    The more you play Corpse Party, the more you come across the same types of tricks, reducing the effect they once had.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 8, 2019
    10
    One of the best horror games I've ever played. Great story, great moments of pure creepy gore, a little bit of romance, a big dose of despair,One of the best horror games I've ever played. Great story, great moments of pure creepy gore, a little bit of romance, a big dose of despair, great puzzles, everything was just perfect on the gameplay. Expand
  2. Oct 28, 2016
    10
    How should I start. Well I first got to know Corpse Party when I played it 2 years back on the PSP. And i'm stuck with it since. The wholeHow should I start. Well I first got to know Corpse Party when I played it 2 years back on the PSP. And i'm stuck with it since. The whole game was an incredible experience. The story is well thought out and the character development is fantasic. The old school RPG-Style presentation enhances the immersion even more.
    Also Corpse Party has an fantastic soundtrack that fits the game atmosphere.
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  3. Mar 7, 2017
    10
    Picked up this game off craigslist used in like new condition with the figures, cd, and game like new. Popped it in and played it throughPicked up this game off craigslist used in like new condition with the figures, cd, and game like new. Popped it in and played it through (first game to finish in years) it in a week and loved every breath taking second of it. Adorable sprites and a wonderfully sadistic story. Must buy Expand
  4. Oct 25, 2016
    8
    Corpse party is back! Or well remade. This is a re imagining of the hit version on the psp, but with updated soundtracks, more chapters toeCorpse party is back! Or well remade. This is a re imagining of the hit version on the psp, but with updated soundtracks, more chapters toe xpand on the lesser known characters, and 3D art sprites. The atmosphere is hauntingly serene, and the characters will keep you engaged for this experience. And the back to school edition is glorious Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2016
    8
    good story, pretty interesting. but very poor graphics. it's more of a thing if you're into fanfics or other weird anime thingsgood story, pretty interesting. but very poor graphics. it's more of a thing if you're into fanfics or other weird anime things 22222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222 Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2017
    7
    The setting is interesting. There are a few good character moments (and a good handful of absolutely terrible ones). There's an impressiveThe setting is interesting. There are a few good character moments (and a good handful of absolutely terrible ones). There's an impressive bundle of bonus chapters to let you see the stories of the incidental characters -- the closest-to-complete collection of bonus chapters any release of the game has had so far.

    That being said, the flags that cause you to either progress or fail the story are extremely arbitrary at times, there are horribly unbalanced sections, the music in the old original freeware release of Corpse Party is still vastly superior to what's in this version, and the cherry to truly cap off the **** sundae is that even in the face of all the BAD ENDs you'll see along the way, the GOOD ending is hardly any better, and gives you little reason to care about unlocking all those bonus chapters.

    If none of that is enough to disuade you, you'll probably enjoy it. I ultimately felt like it was kind of a letdown, even if it's arguably the best release of the game to date.
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