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. Antagonist
    96
    The game is wonderfully scary, an absolute joy to look at, very hard to stop playing.
  2. 92
    With a strong storyline, fantastic graphics, interesting presentation, wonderful voice acting, and engrossing gameplay, Blair Witch is another in a long line of excellent TRI releases.
  3. One of my biggest problems with Nocturne was its system requirements, which placed the game frankly rather ahead of its time.
  4. A thoroughly absorbing title, complete with a suspenseful script, top-notch production values, the perfect balance of action and adventuring, puzzles that are intelligently integrated into the plot, and big dollops of atmosphere.
  5. The similarities between this game and the film are quite ironic. Both feature nausea-inducing camera work and each is a tad bit on the short side. The similarities end there though, as Blair Witch Project Volume I is arguably scarier than the movie.
  6. The game itself is remarkably well put together. Graphics, sound and gameplay come together to create a terrifying yet intriguing experience. You'll be on edge of your seat and scared as you play even during "safe" areas, just because of previous experiences or the feeling that something is about to happen.
  7. This game is what the movie should have been.
  8. It isn't often that a game becomes so engrossing that I actually do have to turn on the lights to continue playing without whimpering, but that's the type of game BWV1: Rustin Parr is (even after shutting off the lights, my body was still at full alert at all times).
  9. Just make sure to play it late at night, someplace isolated, to fully experience Rustin Parr at its best.
  10. Truly spooky graphics and nut-shriveling sounds.
  11. While this first PC foray into the Blair mythos is excellent, you needn't bother unless you have a relatively high-end system. If you harbor any doubts as to whether your system is good enough, it isn't. The base requirements (Pentium II 233, etc.) refer to the game running at all, not the game running well when you've got multiple enemies onscreen...and believe me, you will.
  12. Da Gameboyz
    80
    The only thing that keeps this title from top marks is the shifting camera angles and lousy action sequences.
  13. 80
    Despite some clunky combat, Blair Witch Volume 1: Rustin Parr is a delightfully spooky game with some clever puzzles and well worth the twenty bucks.
  14. Spank!
    78
    Certainly not the deepest title you'll ever play and the control system can be horribly frustrating, but the atmosphere makes it worth persevering with, especially if you liked the movie.
  15. Fatally flawed by some of the worst control on record. Still, its beautifully dark graphics, spooky atmosphere, and intriguing story make it compelling enough to play through.
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!