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  • Summary: Among The Sleep invites you into the mind and body of a two year old child. After being put to bed one evening, mysterious things start to happen. Played in first person, the game lets its players immerse themselves in a child's limitless imagination. This is a perspective we all have aAmong The Sleep invites you into the mind and body of a two year old child. After being put to bed one evening, mysterious things start to happen. Played in first person, the game lets its players immerse themselves in a child's limitless imagination. This is a perspective we all have a distant familiarity with, but few can clearly remember what it felt like. In the borderland between dream and reality, surreal creatures and diverse environments will present you with both physical and mental obstacles that challenge your creativity. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 3, 2014
    85
    Here we have a stylish and original horror adventure, which manages to scare. The ending is quite thought-provoking. The game is quite short, but the time spent on it is definitely quality time. [Aug 2014]
  2. Jan 23, 2017
    78
    Given it’s a fairly short playthrough I wouldn’t be paying full price for it… but if you can get it on sale it is worth getting if for no other reason than to see another form of terror placed into game form. Jump scares have nothing on the impact this has.
  3. GameStar
    Jun 5, 2014
    73
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. May 29, 2014
    70
    Among the Sleep is a distinctive and promising first game from new Norwegian studio Krillbite, and though the dreams it conjures might be scary, it ultimately leaves you with the feeling that you're strong enough to face your fears, in dreams or otherwise.
  5. May 31, 2014
    65
    It becomes another horror game, where the fact of being a baby is kind of irrelevant, which is a shame taking into account this was its most distinctive aspect. It's short, but it does have some good moments though, so we think it deserves a try if you like the genre.
  6. Jun 24, 2014
    60
    An original and promising concept left unfulfilled by disappointing gameplay, Among the Sleep is recommended only to those who want to experience a unique take on the horror genre.
  7. Jun 4, 2014
    40
    That's what's most disappointing; there's absolutely the spark of a really cool whatever-this-genre-is game in Among the Sleep, and for a while it looks like it's going to get there. Too bad it ends barely a quarter of the way in, passing the baton to something both much less interesting and perpetually trapped in its shadow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 50
  2. Negative: 4 out of 50
  1. May 29, 2014
    10
    First of all, this game comes from an norwegian new company. They had a fantastic kick starter campaign.
    Grapichs:10/10
    Design:10/10
    First of all, this game comes from an norwegian new company. They had a fantastic kick starter campaign.
    Grapichs:10/10
    Design:10/10
    Textures:9/10
    Story:10/10
    Ending:8/10
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  2. Jul 2, 2014
    10
    From the point of view of a two years old kid, it's totally scary. What makes the game much more interesting is that the developersFrom the point of view of a two years old kid, it's totally scary. What makes the game much more interesting is that the developers successfully managed to give you the feeling that you're really a two-years old boy. An unusual concept even for the experienced players of horror genre and thus worth trying. Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2014
    9
    Let's get the bad out of the way, yes the game does not overstay its welcome, I would love to spend several more hours in this world, but theLet's get the bad out of the way, yes the game does not overstay its welcome, I would love to spend several more hours in this world, but the 2-3 hours I'm allowed into this world is amazing! The game looks great, it sounds great, and I really really felt my hear sink at the somewhat abrupt ending of this little game.

    If you like stories, puzzles and indie games: THIS is the game for you.

    Pros:
    Looks great
    Sounds great
    Them feels
    Being a baby!

    Cons:
    Short
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  4. Oct 16, 2019
    8
    Original horror game, sadly not THAT scary, but with high impact.
    Unique game navigation, as a baby.
    Plot with interesting twist and morale.
  5. May 30, 2014
    7
    "Among the Sleep" is a good indie horror title that delivers an eerie and truly unsettling atmosphere throughout its unfortunately short"Among the Sleep" is a good indie horror title that delivers an eerie and truly unsettling atmosphere throughout its unfortunately short running time (and I mean short; it took me all of 2 hours to complete). There are some creepy scripted scares (one involving a woman by a well comes to mind), a few easter eggs to find, and some genuinely frightening sequences a la "Amnesia: The Dark Descent." Yet, for a game this short, I can't help but feel these are too few and far apart (not to mention largely ineffectual during repeated play-throughs). Thankfully, in between the scares are some nifty set pieces and interesting level designs to keep interesting. I also have to tip my hat to the sound team at Krillbite; they must love making people squirm because, by the end of the game, every creaky floorboard, every rusted hinge, every strange noise will make the game's peaking mechanic essential. It's no doubt the most immersive part of the game. All in all, I'd recommend this game to survival horror aficionados, but with some reservations; the story is weak and mostly uninvolving (though they deserve credit for focusing on the abstractness of the theme), glitches cause some puzzles to be unsolvable (a simple "Load Last Checkpoint" always fixed that), and the graphics leave one wanting. The length and actual amount of scares, also, are disappointing, but it's nice to see a different approach to this genre that doesn't include buckets of blood and torn limbs (excluding stuffed animal limbs). I'd certainly keep my eyes on the developers. They have plenty of talent and, having gotten to know them through the Kickstarter campaign, are extremely nice people who really deserve your support. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2018
    7
    Неплохо. Для игры на 1 вечер имеет всё необходимое
  7. Jan 8, 2021
    2
    I don't understand these reviews. This game is awful. It's boring, annoying, amateurish, and ridiculously short, which as it turns out is a blessing.

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