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  • Summary: Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.
    It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare
    Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.
    It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods

    Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.
    A STORY OF THE HUMAN DESCENT INTO DARKNESS
    From the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.
    FIND THE WAY THROUGH THE HAUNTED WOODS
    With just your loyal dog Bullet by your side, navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space.
    YOUR SANITY AGAINST HER CURSE
    Stand against the horrors of the Blair Witch and the decaying sanity of a man burdened by his past.
    HOW WILL YOU FACE YOUR FEARS?
    As you delve deeper into the woods, how you react to danger and behave under pressure will ultimately teach you more about yourself.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
  1. Sep 16, 2019
    90
    In all, Bloober Team has done a great job of capturing the feel and ethos of the film series. With some unique and interesting mechanics, a solid story, and a cute pupper in a lead role, it adds up to something really quite good. A few issues stop it from being perfect, but it certainly does justice to a film that’s held dear to many.
  2. Sep 30, 2019
    80
    This is a licensed game done right. It doesn’t rely on cheap jumpscares and instead takes you on a journey inside the soul of a very broken detective.
  3. Aug 30, 2019
    79
    Blair Witch is, undoubtedly, a very good horror with an enjoyable, albeit a little predictable story, great atmosphere and more involving gameplay, which all take full advantage of the license. Despite some issues here and there, like the excessive linearity, little replay value and technical issues, the game is definitely among the best titles created by Bloober Team. Recommended to all horror games fans.
  4. Aug 30, 2019
    70
    Blair Witch is a consistently interesting horror story with outstanding audio and graphics throughout. It may not be quite as groundbreaking as the film it's based on, but Blair Witch is the next best thing to the original movie, and it's definitely worth checking out for fans of the franchise, despite its shortcomings.
  5. Sep 3, 2019
    70
    Blair Witch is impressive and cleverly designed in many ways. Although there are answers to the abundant amount of questions that start to stir up over the course of the game, the end result still leaves many of those to be unanswered. The visual and sound fidelity provides an excellent foundation to the story that is being told. For psychological horror fans, it will scratch that much-needed itch.
  6. Dec 16, 2019
    60
    More a psychological thriller than pure horror game until the final stretch, Blair Witch won’t scare you so much as drive you barking mad (in both good ways and bad).
  7. Sep 3, 2019
    40
    Not only does Blair Witch cheapen the idea that a dog is man’s best friend, it also falls apart like a cheap chew toy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 124
  2. Negative: 35 out of 124
  1. Sep 2, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. One of the best horror game i been playing since silent Hill. You must try. Its awesome Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    Alan Wake IS one of my absolute masterpeace of Horror Genre. Its driven atmosphere, Green forestish lighting makes me feel focus Blqir WitchAlan Wake IS one of my absolute masterpeace of Horror Genre. Its driven atmosphere, Green forestish lighting makes me feel focus Blqir Witch is xlimatic, scary, beautiful, original, stylish and FUN. Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    Scary and entertaining! Amazing graphics, vibe and soundtrack. Kudos to Bloober Team, they made a strong candidate for game of the year.
  4. Nov 11, 2021
    7
    As a person whose first game from Bloober Team was this, it is a good start. While not perfect with some of its buggy glitchiness here andAs a person whose first game from Bloober Team was this, it is a good start. While not perfect with some of its buggy glitchiness here and there, and a final act that drags a bit too long, this is a solid attempt at a Blair Witch game that treats the source material with respect.

    Summary: It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods.

    What I like about the game is how well the atmosphere is done. The visuals are amazing, and graphic wise, it's a strong suit. And you're companion Bullet is a nice addition to ease your anxiety in stressful situations. Story wise, it's great, investigating a missing 9 year old with tapes that are clues to his disappearance is very unique gameplay as well. Especially with the neat element of being able to MANIPULATE TIME with them, almost like the crime reconstructions in the batman games. When you encounter your first monster later, it can get really intense in the best way possible. With all of that come the negatives. Those being it is really, REALLY easy to get lost for one. And that is really frustrating! Sometimes you go in a loop on purpose for the story. But other times, immersion can be broken by one little invisible barrier. And it doesn't help when Bullet can't tell you the proper way to go when you tell him to 'seek'. Fighting the monsters can also get repetitive considering throughout about 2/3 of this 6 hour or less game, it's the same basic mechanic. They finally switch things up later, but it's in like the last half hour, which in of itself, DRAGS! It's almost like in the finale, it doesn't know when to end, and it's tedious and boring. Which is a shame, considering for the most part, the scare factor was on point. Not to forget about characters, you really don't care about Jess (Ellis' ex-wife). Sheriff Lanninf, cool. Bullet, awesome. Carver, good antagonist. Jess, pointless and doesn't add to the story at all other than just to be another tragic figure to add to the main character's life.

    While certainly not flawless, and the $30 original asking price is a bit much (I paid about $9 for it on sale), it is a good attempt for a Blair Witch game, and a solid attempt at a horror game in general.
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  5. Aug 31, 2019
    6
    Just Finished it wasn't too bad not great, A bit short with a few original tricks (dog, camera), not very scary, overall an ok game.
  6. Sep 3, 2019
    4
    Um dos maiores lixos ja lançados no XBOX. Jogabilidade travada, graficos de PS2, historia sem sal que nao espanta nem mosquito.
  7. Jul 6, 2021
    0
    Worst game I've played in years. Boring and not engaging at all. Gameplay literally doesn't exist, poor graphics, poor level design, on XSXWorst game I've played in years. Boring and not engaging at all. Gameplay literally doesn't exist, poor graphics, poor level design, on XSX this game can't even hold 30fps. A joke. Expand

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