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Generally favorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

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  • Summary: DISTRAINT is a 2D psychological horror adventure game for PC. You step into the shoes of an ambitious young man named Price. In order to forge a partnership from a famous company, Price seizes a property of an elderly woman. In that very moment he finds out the price of his humanity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 31, 2016
    85
    Distraint is a phenomenal experience that all gamers should play. It explores guilt through the lens of a horror title which is rather unique in the video game space. Despite the fact that it can become frustrating at times, it takes a lot of risks that pay off. The twists in the game are unexpected and disturbing.
  2. Feb 11, 2016
    80
    Indie games of this kind, rise or fall on the creator’s ability to weave a narrative that engages the player on not just a gaming experience but also on that all important emotional one. The cost of this game is a worthy one to experience Price’s journey.
  3. Jan 21, 2016
    80
    Distraint’s terror comes from the simplest, most eerily familiar source of them all: our inner, survival-wired, do-whatever-it-takes, petty self. In its two short hours, this inspired little indie adventure will ask you some very tough questions. And you may not like your answers.
  4. Mar 13, 2016
    80
    While the story isn’t especially long, it’s absorbing and gives you a lot to think about.
  5. Feb 15, 2016
    70
    It makes a lot of sense that a game made under such conditions would feel unpolished. I would love to see this game built on and improved upon. There’s so much potential in the creepiness that hovers over every step you take.
  6. Feb 16, 2016
    70
    Considering the atmosphere and the story Distrain is a job well done – instead of ostentatious horror it scares mainly with its realism and spooky normality, wrapped in occasional psychedelia. From time to time I lacked the option to control the game with a mouse and some game mechanics could be more user-friendly. These minor flaws, however, do not change the fact, Distrain is very pleasant experience.
  7. May 2, 2016
    60
    A modest but oddly compelling adventure steeped in perpetual darkness, the surreal side-scrolling Distraint is a low-cost exploration of the high price of selling one’s soul.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Apr 23, 2020
    10
    Mükemmel bir hikaye anlatımı, tatlı grafikler, çok kaliteli müzikler ve daha fazlası bu oyunda mevcut. Kesinlikle oyunu almanıza değer.Mükemmel bir hikaye anlatımı, tatlı grafikler, çok kaliteli müzikler ve daha fazlası bu oyunda mevcut. Kesinlikle oyunu almanıza değer. Hikayesine bayıldım.. Expand
  2. Jan 9, 2020
    9
    Such an incredible experience, an emotional game on a genre filled with empty and uninteresting plots.
  3. Feb 3, 2016
    9
    DISTRANT is a little, hidden, gem. It's a story about humanity and it's not an usual horror. In fact you can see blood only a couple of times,DISTRANT is a little, hidden, gem. It's a story about humanity and it's not an usual horror. In fact you can see blood only a couple of times, there aren't no jumpscares.

    And the story is something wonderful, so "human", so dark.

    Give it a try, it's cheap!
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  4. Apr 6, 2016
    7
    Another amazing and breathtaking experience from the same developer who made gamers take part in a journey through themselves with Silence ofAnother amazing and breathtaking experience from the same developer who made gamers take part in a journey through themselves with Silence of the Sleep. Distraint makes you realize what it is to be a human, to have a soul, conscience and be responsible for your own actions and choices in life. Restro-styled pixelated graphics, little bit of a good soundtrack with decent light effects deserve 7 of 10. Very well done, Jesse. Keep going, I am sure you have tons of ideas to make them all real with these games of yours. Expand
  5. Aug 6, 2018
    7
    Distraint is a good little adventure with surreal visuals and great atmosphere.
  6. Dec 18, 2017
    4
    Distraint is a short 2D adventure horror game. There isn't much going on here besides the story and I didn't get into it. 16/16 achievementsDistraint is a short 2D adventure horror game. There isn't much going on here besides the story and I didn't get into it. 16/16 achievements can be had in three hours. Expand
  7. Oct 25, 2019
    0
    Simply not a game, just dull and ugly attempt to grab your money made by 1 man within 3 to 4 hours. Avoid.

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