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Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 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: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Oct 6, 2019
    10
    distraint-это игра которорая грустная по началу кажется какойто очередной хоррор ни в конце пробивает на слёзы,говорит о человечности что людиdistraint-это игра которорая грустная по началу кажется какойто очередной хоррор ни в конце пробивает на слёзы,говорит о человечности что люди могут быть не самовлюбленны
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  2. Apr 20, 2020
    9
    The game is short, but it still has the ability to be incredible. Seriously, this game deals very well with issues of greed and thirst forThe game is short, but it still has the ability to be incredible. Seriously, this game deals very well with issues of greed and thirst for power. Despite having a super sad footprint, I just loved it. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2021
    9
    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
  4. Oct 10, 2017
    8
    It's a cute little game with a nice story. It takes less than 2 hours to get through, and it has basically no replay value. I paid about $1It's a cute little game with a nice story. It takes less than 2 hours to get through, and it has basically no replay value. I paid about $1 during a Steam sale, and it was worth that price. I would probably be pissed off if I paid $5 for it.

    Buy this game if it's on sale for $2 or less.
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  5. Feb 17, 2018
    7
    Хорошая игра с интересным сюжетом, но крайне скучна в геймплее.
  6. May 14, 2020
    5
    It is a nice effort, but it fails on all accounts, as a horror game, story, characters. Everything is caricatural.
  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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