Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Rustin Parr won't take you very long to finish, but it will give you a few good scares along the way.
  2. Despite its flaws, Blair Witch 1 does an admirable job of sustaining an atmosphere of suspense and horror from start to finish, and for some people that may be worth the price of admission.
  3. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    Rustin Parr captures the spirit of the movie and makes for a compelling adventure game.
  4. It is very short and should take only about ten hours to finish. As interesting as the puzzles are, they're a snap to solve and don't take an overly long time to solve.
  5. This the most frightening game I’ve ever played. This is due to two factors: the light-sourcing and the sound.
  6. 68
    Unfortunately, it becomes bogged down in itself in the process, and what you've got left is a brief, frustrating, and ultimately unsatisfactory gaming experience.
  7. CheckOut
    60
    Unfortunately, while the story is well-told and intriguing, the gameplay is unwieldy and frustrating -- and after all, we aren't watching a movie, we're playing a game.
  8. You can't use the flashlight and manipulate objects at the same time. Although you're holding the flashlight with just one hand. Who knows, maybe "Doc" suffered a stroke?
  9. So the graphics suck, the control is appalling, the intro is masturbatory, how is the gameplay you ask? Not too bad.
  10. The combat is ruined entirely by sloppy controls and poor camera angles, and adventuring falls prey to lazy developers who opted for tedium instead of creative, intelligent puzzle design.
  11. Daily Radar
    50
    This is one really short game. With a little effort, you can beat it in 10-12 hours.
  12. Call us big girls' blouses if you wish, but this one's scary. Alas, it's also flawed to buggery.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Nov 25, 2020
    9
    An excellent psychological horror game, the limitations of the time prevented him from delivering anything even better, the plot is immersiveAn excellent psychological horror game, the limitations of the time prevented him from delivering anything even better, the plot is immersive making us question the protagonist’s mental sanity as well as the strange way that some residents there behave. walking in the Black Hills is scary, the city has an ominous aura. The game delves into the mythology of the franchise and delivers an interesting plot. the soundtrack does its job well in my opinion. Only problem is the gameplay that can be confusing to get used to or the character bugging in the cutscenes Full Review »
  2. Feb 26, 2013
    7
    This is probably one of the best horror games that I've ever played. Graphically, it is excellent, containing real-time shadows, high qualityThis is probably one of the best horror games that I've ever played. Graphically, it is excellent, containing real-time shadows, high quality textures and a lot cool effects, and we are talking about a game which was released in 2000! The performance is great (the only problems are some graphic bugs that are present when you play the game with new video cards, which make me unable to give it the perfect score, 8). The plot is very nice and intriguing, and sometimes deep. There are, especially at the start of the game, a lot of "scarejumps". The soundtracks are amazing, that are perfectly suited to the circumstances (there are even sounds in the installation of the game!). The gameplay is cool and fun, different from all mainstream videogames. This is a real horror game that makes you get fear. The only bad note about this game is that it is short (you can complete it in 3-5-11 hours).

    - Plot: 6.5; Tech (Graphics performance): 7.5; Gameplay: 6.5; Longevity: 5; Audio: 7. Avg.: 6.5 0.5 bonus score (innovative game). Rank: 7/10. Amazing game!
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  3. Andreja
    Sep 25, 2005
    10
    The game is placed well, with great effects, and the design is just amazing! It's enjoyable game, and very good to play!