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Generally favorable reviews- based on 156 Ratings

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  • Summary: Devotion is a first-person atmospheric horror game depicting the life of a family shadowed by religious belief. Explore a 1980s Taiwan apartment complex lost in time gradually shift into a hellish nightmare. Delve into the vows each member of the family has made, and witness their devotion.

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Devotion's Terrifying Gameplay Will Give You Nightmares
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 20, 2019
    98
    After delivering the cult-hit Detention, Taiwanese developer Red Candle Games presents its next psychological horror adventure, Devotion. While making the jump from 2D to 3D, the superb presentation and storytelling remain intact. A 1980s Taiwanese condo is faithfully recreated in 3D to the extent that you can almost detect the odour. And while bringing together various art styles in one game, Devotion manages to tell a consistent story as well.
  2. Feb 28, 2019
    90
    Home is where the heart is, and Devotion is a shining example of what the horror genre is capable of.
  3. Mar 24, 2021
    90
    Devotion is terrifying experience backed by a compelling narrative that has a a new lease on life after spending two years removed from sale. Horror fans would do well not to miss it a second time.
  4. Feb 25, 2019
    85
    Devotion is a pretty good horror game, full of surprises and tension. We didn’t enjoy that much the walking simulator part of it, but we did enjoy it overall.
  5. Feb 26, 2019
    82
    Devotion is a fantastic psychological horror game that’s short, concise, and well-paced from start to finish. It's a tightly woven story about a Taiwanese family succumbing to mental anguish and slowly breaking down over the course of its three-hour runtime. It’s not always the most exciting game to play – specifically, when it becomes more of a scavenger hunt adventure – but the highs are extremely high and far more frequent than the occasional lows.
  6. May 6, 2019
    80
    Despite the controversy Devotion is a gem in the horror landscape that we hope we'll be available again soon. Red Candle Games craft a little masterpiece in which the quality of experience like P.T. And Layers of Fear resonates.
  7. Feb 24, 2019
    70
    Using a fresh and unexplored background to tell its story, Devotion brings us into a deep atmosphere, full of Taiwanese myths and traditions. Unfortunately, the second part of this short game isn't as good and immersive as the first one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Feb 25, 2019
    10
    Great game, and please never mind the Chinese butthurt puppets. It's ridiculous and has nothing to do with the game. We can make fun of ourGreat game, and please never mind the Chinese butthurt puppets. It's ridiculous and has nothing to do with the game. We can make fun of our leaders, and yours. Welcome to freedom... Expand
  2. Jan 2, 2020
    10
    best game of 2019
    대작 게임 없이 심심했던 2019년을 채워준 최고의 게임 .
    개인적으로 왜 이 게임이 최다고티가 아닌지 의문이 들었다. 완벽한 스토리, 연출, 발전한 게임성까지. 말 그대로 최고이다. 동양의 정겨운 분위기까지 더해져
    best game of 2019
    대작 게임 없이 심심했던 2019년을 채워준 최고의 게임 .
    개인적으로 왜 이 게임이 최다고티가 아닌지 의문이 들었다.
    완벽한 스토리, 연출, 발전한 게임성까지. 말 그대로 최고이다. 동양의 정겨운 분위기까지 더해져 진짜 말 못할 기분이 든다.아 그리고 시진핑 개새끼를 짱깨들이랑 같이 불태워 쪄죽여 버리고 싶다.
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  3. Dec 14, 2020
    10
    This game was review bombed by brainwashed Chinese idiots, the game is an indie gem, rare to find in an oversaturated market for horror games.This game was review bombed by brainwashed Chinese idiots, the game is an indie gem, rare to find in an oversaturated market for horror games. Don't listen to those Xi Jing Ping bootlickers, and give it a try. Expand
  4. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    It is really ridiculous to judge a game simply on one easter egg.
    The game is great. Stop review bombing and grow up.
  5. Mar 10, 2020
    9
    if the developer didn't conclude some politics in the game and the game is perfect.
  6. Feb 25, 2019
    9
    This is a horror game with poetic but bitter story. As a father who have a daughter, I left my tears while looking at the Ending scenes.
    The
    This is a horror game with poetic but bitter story. As a father who have a daughter, I left my tears while looking at the Ending scenes.
    The art and music in this game are epic. Atmosphere is quite good because the designer bring the whole 1980s life style in Taiwan into the game.
    The only flaw is the loading time. When you open the doors that represents different years, it takes you loading for a while, which seems like a technical problem that should not exist in modern games (I am not a game programmer, maybe it's a trade off for poor equipment players ).

    By the way, don't care about negative comments about political issues. It all begin with an easter egg make fun of Xi, JinPing (President of the China ), and we all know what problems China have.
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  7. Apr 24, 2021
    0
    This is barely a game. It's a slow-paced piece of interactive fiction, and sadly not an enjoyable one. The story isn't particularlyThis is barely a game. It's a slow-paced piece of interactive fiction, and sadly not an enjoyable one. The story isn't particularly interesting, it reveals itself very slowly, there are no meaningful choices or significant puzzles. I wasted a lot of time wandering around wondering what the next thing I was supposed to activate was. Maybe other people will be grabbed by a sense of suspense, but I got so little out of this. Expand

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