Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jul 12, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark is a real testament to the efforts and inspirations of developer, Under the Stairs, and after this experience with Bloom Manor, I truly look forward to seeing what it's capable of next.
  2. Aug 30, 2022
    Despite some minor setbacks, Eyes in the Dark holds a lot of charm and fun. Each run may take a little longer, but that time flies by — despite the simplicity of the enemies and difficulty. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and there is much to see with Eyes in the Dark.
  3. Jul 25, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom delivers a fun, laid-back, aesthetically pleasing roguelite experience that rewards players for both precise gameplay and clever use of the game’s upgrade system. For the small price of $15, what’s not to love?
  4. Jul 22, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark is ultimately a unique and very distinctive entry in the rogue-lite genre. It certainly won’t resonate with everyone, but it’s well worth a look if you’re in the mood for a charming rogue-lite that looks like it just jumped out of a Tim Burton movie.
  5. Jul 13, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom is an inviting and likeable journey into a cursed mansion and the family history of holding back the darkness, beating back the worst the void has to offer with bravery and a bizarrely tricked-out flashlight.
  6. Jul 13, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark is a self-assured roguelite platformer stacked with visual flair. Frantic encounters with a cast of tendrilled monstrosities and tight twin-stick controls make for a tough but thrilling time despite a slightly anaemic story.
  7. Jul 12, 2022
    For fans of difficult side-scroller games, Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of Victoria Bloom is a fantastic challenge. The emotional and heartfelt storyline compels the player to keep exploring, while the unique and intricate art style of the characters and background have produced a quality adventure that is unlike many other options currently available for the genre.
  8. Jul 12, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark doesn’t exactly reinvent roguelikes or twin stick shooters so much as it simply takes good parts of those things and ties it up neatly in a darkly humored style, both charming and creepy.
  9. Jul 21, 2022
    There is a line, an imaginary line that crosses the process of creation. The aim of the creator is to stop right on that boundary. Stopping too soon would mean a lack of faith in the project; too late, an excess of confidence. Eyes in the Dark was so close to stopping on that line, but it has indeed overshot it, even if not that much. This doesn't mean that the work of the Under The Stairs team isn't worth a dime. The complete opposite. Their aim has to be adjusted, but the track is the right one.
  10. Jul 29, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark is a small but feisty mix of a roguelite and a 2D platformer. It’s atmosphere, art style and engaging gameplay make up for the lack of originality and not the best controls (controller highly recommended!).
  11. Jul 27, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark is an interesting take on the roguelite genre and it can surely count on a captivating art direction.
  12. Jul 18, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark: the Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom will call you to explore a darkness to be eradicated with the trusty flashlight. Victoria Bloom's "visit" to her grandfather's home is a heart-pounding journey and, net of a series of limitations, it proved to be fun to play and able to amaze, thanks above all to a refined graphic style that certainly does not go unnoticed. In other words, if you are passionate about the genre of reference you could calmly give it a chance.
  13. Jul 14, 2022
    Eyes in the Dark is a great little roguelike platformer whose clever upgrades system and unique presentation are enough for it to stand out in a crowd. Although the Impediments system can leave your experience a bit too at the mercy of RNG, overall the variety of upgrades and difficulty curve ensured that Eyes in the Dark remained a fair and fun experience. If you are seeking a new roguelike to get invested in, you should definitely consider a trip to Bloom Manor.
  14. Jul 12, 2022
    Quotation forthcoming.
  15. Jul 12, 2022
    If you enjoy Eyes in the Dark's premise and time-bending story as well as the rewarding randomness of the genre, you'll have much more to do after your first run is finished.