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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: 17 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
  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. 80
    Landing just a handful of months after its E3 reveal, Blair Witch stands proudly as one of my favourite indie surprises of 2019. Its ever-morphing and vastly expansive setting of the Black Hills Forrest always evokes chills and I like how the ‘found footage’ trope that defined the 1999 movie was used here in inventive ways during puzzle sequences. I did, however, find myself getting lost far too frequently and the forced moments of stealth were really a test of my patience during the final elongated chapter. That said, Blair Witch is not one that should be missed horror fans, even for those unfamiliar with the movie or Bloober Team’s previous work.
  3. Oct 8, 2019
    78
    Before setting on an adventure in the woods together with my dog, I didn’t really understand the link between this game and Blair Witch, the movie it is based on. However, it didn’t take long for me to understand that this inspiration source is exactly what makes this a unique horror game. Overcoming this bewitched forest together with your partner results in a stellar gameplay experience. However, the horror tropes are used a bit too often.
  4. Aug 30, 2019
    70
    Navigating this world is more tiresome than frightening, especially once you realize that you’re not in peril most of the time. Instead, it’s more about how creepy you find wooden stick figures and walking around in the dark.
  5. Sep 3, 2019
    70
    Blair Witch makes a valiant effort to revive the franchise, and while it won’t generate the hype of the 1999 film, it’s a worthwhile horror title despite some flaws discussed above. Its biggest problem is that the execution of a lot of its ideas fall short of their potential. Bullet is a great addition to the experience, but poor pacing and not the greatest game mechanics hold this one back from being a must-play title. For hardcore horror fans or people who are really into the Blair Witch franchise, this title is worth checking out.
  6. Sep 3, 2019
    60
    There's a lot of things to like about Blair Witch, from the way it invokes the imagery of the original film, to some inventive camcorder puzzles and intriguing depictions of trauma, but most of these aspects aren't given the time to really develop. There's the skeleton of a really good horror-based walking sim here, and while it's still worth checking out for horror fans, it feels more like a first episode of a series rather than a standalone game. A missed opportunity; all Woody and no real Buzz.
  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: 43 out of 79
  2. Negative: 26 out of 79
  1. Sep 1, 2019
    10
    jogo excelente o melhor nesse género, entra completamente na atmosfera dos filmes , sem falar q tem sua própria identidade , as mecânicas comjogo excelente o melhor nesse género, entra completamente na atmosfera dos filmes , sem falar q tem sua própria identidade , as mecânicas com o cachorro são incríveis recomendo a todos. Expand
  2. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    Excelente jogo de terror. Recomendo a todos que gostam do gênero. Ambientação e gráficos aprimorados 4k HDR Nativos somente no Xbox ONE X
  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. Sep 5, 2019
    8
    Within the first 10 minutes of the game, I was hooked. There are always multiple paths you can take, and even though this is a "linear" game,Within the first 10 minutes of the game, I was hooked. There are always multiple paths you can take, and even though this is a "linear" game, it feels like you are in an open forest. There is no feeling of orientation, never have I felt so lost in a game, which really adds to the atmosphere.

    The gameplay feels good as well. The combat is simple but not annoying, and the interactions with bullet the dog are a lot of fun (yes you can pet the dog).

    The game could be better optimized, and some parts feel a little repetitive but overall this is a great game. It does a good job with this IP and you really feel like you are in the woods from the films.
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  5. Aug 30, 2019
    6
    Um Jogo Mediano, perspectiva boa porém não vi nada de mais apenas mais um para fazer parte da biblioteca, mas merece ser jogado.
  6. Sep 4, 2019
    4
    This game is Boooooorrrrring.. If you like pressing forward for 6 hours while a game plays itself, you will like this..Sure ocasional you willThis game is Boooooorrrrring.. If you like pressing forward for 6 hours while a game plays itself, you will like this..Sure ocasional you will have to press on something or lazily aim a creature, but it most walking, in the dark, while the annoying dog barks in a high pitched yap.. The performance of the game is even below average. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Downgrade master! Jsbzhaldbsysjqhsosbdiabdhsldbhdievsksbduandksbeudhsgsjavsiabdx7d Expand

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