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  • Summary: You can't let out a breath. The creature is only inches away. Its sole purpose - to feed off your terror. And so you crouch in the dark, trying to stop the fear rising, trying to silence what lies within you. "I know you. I know what you're capable of." In Amnesia: Rebirth, you are TasiYou can't let out a breath. The creature is only inches away. Its sole purpose - to feed off your terror. And so you crouch in the dark, trying to stop the fear rising, trying to silence what lies within you. "I know you. I know what you're capable of." In Amnesia: Rebirth, you are Tasi Trianon, waking up deep in the desert of Algeria. Days have passed. Where have you been? What did you do? Where are the others? Retrace your journey, pull together the fragments of your shattered past; it is your only chance to survive the pitiless horror that threatens to devour you.

    "Do not allow yourself anger, do not allow yourself to fear."

    Time is against you. Step into Tasi's shoes and guide her through her personal terror and pain. While you struggle to make your way through a desolate landscape, you must also struggle with your own hopes, fears, and bitter regrets. And still you must continue, step by step, knowing that if you fail you will lose everything.

    * First-person narrative horror experience
    * Explore environments and uncover their histories.
    * Overcome puzzles that stand in your way.
    * Carefully manage your limited resources, both physical and mental.
    * Encounter horrific creatures and use your wits and understanding of the world to escape them.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Oct 19, 2020
    91
    A brilliant tale of terror, even if the ride is a little old and clunky.
  2. Oct 19, 2020
    90
    Amnesia: Rebirth is definitely both better and worse than SOMA. In an attempt to blend the best of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and SOMA something went inevitably missing, nevertheless Frictional Games is back with one of the greatest survival horror games in so many aspects.
  3. Oct 26, 2020
    85
    Amnesia: Rebirth is an excellent example of how to build tension, and the vulnerability Tasi feels throughout never gets any easier. There are great puzzles and a well-written story that keeps you gripped until the end.
  4. Oct 19, 2020
    80
    Amnesia: Rebirth beautifully tackles the battle between light and darkness, not just thematically but mechanically too. The areas where it clicks strike an excellent balance of problem solving and pure adrenaline, even if some of the later sections drag due to uninteresting puzzles and infrequent ghoul tussles. But with a consistently engaging story throughout, Rebirth still stands as one of the most thrilling survival horror games in recent memory – one that is anything but forgettable.
  5. Oct 26, 2020
    80
    Despite some boring locales and an over-reliance on the darkness just for the sake of it, Amnesia: Rebirth is an excellent horror game with some fun puzzles, well-written characters, and genuinely terrifying moments.
  6. Oct 19, 2020
    80
    Though its scares don't reach the heights of the original, Amnesia: Rebirth remains a must-play horror game for delivering a story more akin to a brilliant novel.
  7. Oct 27, 2020
    50
    With a tighter script and more polish, this could've been a fantastic game that paralleled the trauma of child loss to the evil enterprise of colonial expansion. Instead, it's one that insincerely mines trauma from a colonizer's perspective... then asks you to do a half-hearted physics puzzle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 67
  2. Negative: 16 out of 67
  1. Oct 21, 2020
    10
    Great to see that Frictional still has it in them to make a game which lives up to the first one. The improvements taken from SOMA are evidentGreat to see that Frictional still has it in them to make a game which lives up to the first one. The improvements taken from SOMA are evident and the immersion is better than in any of their games. FG's choice of a female protagonist works very well with the story, and in fact adds the much needed emotional element which I thought was lacking in Amnesia The Dark Descent. The voice acting by Alix Wilton Regan is top notch and I can't emphasize this enough because to replace a silent protagonist from the first game with a speaking one is a risky move and Alix nails the part. I recommend that all survival horror fans give this one a go. Show your support for Frictional Games; they deserve every bit of it. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2020
    10
    Simply a wonderful game. I believe this game is absolutely much superior to The Dark Descent and the developers made an awesome job to keepSimply a wonderful game. I believe this game is absolutely much superior to The Dark Descent and the developers made an awesome job to keep the horror really good but also improved a ton with an innovating, heart-breaking, fantastic story to the game. The main character is a really interesting character and I really resonated with them. Not all of the game's moment were super scary but they always had some sort of tension, or a mystery, or the anticipation to see what is going to happen next, also not knowing what is your surroundings or what has happened. I got really surprised by this game's reviews, because I personally think this game really deserves a 10/10 in my book. I don't think I even have to describe the visuals, they are truly fantastic even at low settings and some places simply by their atmosphere keeps you at edge. I really recommend this game. However, if you are the type of person who's not very interested in story/lore, this game won't have such a good view to you as it was with me, since it focuses a lot at that. Even then, you will get a lot of scares, I feel. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2020
    9
    One of the best horror games i played this year , good story , good voice acting but there is room for improvement in na futer DLC.
  4. Dec 6, 2020
    7
    Game focuses on the narrative more than the actual horror. Plot is intriguing but however at the end nothing is really explained nor do theGame focuses on the narrative more than the actual horror. Plot is intriguing but however at the end nothing is really explained nor do the characters ever ponder to understand the events in the narrative or basically why any of these things are happening to them. Any new lore introduced was introduced through notes instead of in real time or in the narrative which makes the game feel like it didn't introduce anything new. Most of the characters are quite forgettable and other than the plot holes in the narrative and the clearly rushed endings they also went easy on the horror elements the whole game which sucked but the amazing soundtrack will still get u scared. Only Tasie is well written and maybe salim too but that's it and some plot twists are made predictable by the beginning. Expand
  5. Oct 21, 2020
    6
    I wouldn't call this game "the worst", but oh my dear sweet Christ is it sloppy. It's a game where the pieces are there, but they don't clickI wouldn't call this game "the worst", but oh my dear sweet Christ is it sloppy. It's a game where the pieces are there, but they don't click together very well. This is the same fate that A Machine For Pigs suffered.

    At the time of this review, the game has the WORST optimization (which I'm not factoring in my rating). No. I'm not some guy with a bad computer venting his rage to make myself feel better. I can play Doom Eternal with max settings, so this game having choking, crappy framerate in an empty cave while I'm looking at the ground at low settings is a problem. The story is... passable, but nothing great, and it feels uninspired in some places and awkwardly stitched together.

    The gameplay is the biggest negative for me. The first Amnesia had an amazing atmosphere and everything else in the game worked off of it so beautifully, which is why that game is my favorite horror game ever, and may stay that way for some time. Rebirth's horror element is just horribly lazy, and everything about it just feels rushed and boring. I kept saying to myself, "Please, something scare me already." And... that didn't seem to happen very often. The characters in the game might as well be name-dropped cardboard cutouts, because you'll never find yourself remembering or caring about ANY of them, 80% of them have no development whatsoever. The game has flashback sequences, but are hardly interesting in the slightest.

    The horror element is watered down beyond words. And the "fear" mechanic comes off like something that wasn't balanced very well. You'll be standing one step away from a lit area and and the player character panics like a child. The "sanity" mechanic in the first game added more fear to an amazingly scary game, Rebirth's fear mechanic is just uninteresting and obnoxious, and it even leads to idiotic WASD button mashing. Just... no.

    The game's endings also blow hard. You're just stuck sitting there thinking, "Uhh, that's it..? Well, there goes my $30!" It's worth $20 at most. 6/10, the game overall feels like a lazy DLC with a massive amount of missed opportunities. I'm so sorry Frictional, I wanted to love this game, but I don't.
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  6. Oct 31, 2020
    5
    I'm not an Amnesia expert, but I loved SOMA. I've heard that this game is not purely from Frictional, there's been an outsorcing of anotherI'm not an Amnesia expert, but I loved SOMA. I've heard that this game is not purely from Frictional, there's been an outsorcing of another developer to some extent...Anyway idk, but I would catalogue this game as annoying. The "corruption" mechanics are not explained, and are not very logic (it can kill you randomly after 20 mins of walking into corrupted area). Said corruption has a very annoying effect on your sight (plus a camera movement that's very dizzy, and a super annoying sound lol). Lamp doesn't last a shiet. Maps are forgettable and very confusing, specially when u arrive at this kind of Citadel. Plot and characters never caught my eye (I can't really judge this, as I stopped playing after 2 hours or so). Expand
  7. Jul 26, 2021
    0
    dull walking simulator like all previous games from this dull series how boring trash can be played

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