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Mixed or average reviews- based on 96 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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. Edge Magazine
    Mar 28, 2019
    90
    We may have no experience of 1980s Taiwan, but Devotion carries the tang of authenticity in both the sharply observed detail of its setting and its more imaginative flourishes, including a gorgeous interactive storybook episode. [Issue#331, p.122]
  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: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  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. Feb 26, 2019
    10
    Since there are obviously negative reviews with no actual review content, it is apparent that Metacritic is open for another review to fightSince there are obviously negative reviews with no actual review content, it is apparent that Metacritic is open for another review to fight against ridiculous criticism.

    I will buy the game as soon as it is re-released, and you all know where you can find a copy until you are able to purchase it again. All aboard the ship!
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  3. Mar 11, 2019
    10
    This is the most recent horror game. I was immersed and enjoyed this game. I made a sound, a mise en scene, and various documents toThis is the most recent horror game. I was immersed and enjoyed this game. I made a sound, a mise en scene, and various documents to understand the grief of a family well. Expand
  4. Feb 26, 2019
    10
    Good horror game with great art and amazing sound performance! There are no complex puzzles, long and boring explorations. Conversely, justGood horror game with great art and amazing sound performance! There are no complex puzzles, long and boring explorations. Conversely, just right length of play time so that you can taste the implied story but do not lose your fear.

    Finally, Let me cite the comment from Milkdoggy "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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  5. Mar 8, 2019
    9
    A great psychological horror game. Brings a short and direct way to tell the story, with some great narrative. A lot of people may feelA great psychological horror game. Brings a short and direct way to tell the story, with some great narrative. A lot of people may feel empathy with the situation, even though the culture is very different from what we are used to see. It is time of few great horror games (or movies). This game definitely fills the blanks. With great music, great introduction and ending scenes, the atmosphere and graphics will definitely take us closer to what the characters were feeling. I hope there will be more games like this. Expand
  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. Feb 23, 2019
    4
    It is really ridiculous to make a game unrelated to politics political. If you want to make fun of people from a certain country but stillIt is really ridiculous to make a game unrelated to politics political. If you want to make fun of people from a certain country but still want to earn money from them, you are treating them like fools. And people don't want to be treated like fools, believe it or not. Expand

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