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  • Summary: Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears. Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Games Master UK
    Jun 20, 2017
    90
    A superbly atmospheric puzzle-platformer that expertly blends stealth with scares. [June 2017, p.72]
  2. Apr 30, 2017
    89
    Highly stylized and in turns deliciously horrifying and mysterious, Little Nightmares completes the “Unholy Trifecta” alongside Limbo and Inside, of the decades’ essential puzzle platformers.
  3. Apr 21, 2017
    85
    Little Nightmares could use better pacing, perhaps more build-up in the first chapter, but even in its calmer moments it retains your interest with its macabre world and simple yet goosebumps-inducing gameplay. You constantly feel like a crippled gazelle limping around a lion's den. I'm excited to watch others play and panic the way I did.
  4. Edge Magazine
    Apr 27, 2017
    80
    It's the kind of game that'll have you advancing into the next room with slow, tentative steps, jamming hard on the right stick to shift the camera as far ahead as it'll let you see, and instinctively shushing whenever something - or someone - makes a noise. And yes, you may well end up fretting over screen smears and specks of dirt. For a game purpose-built to have you jumping at shadows, there aren't many stronger endorsements than that. [June 2017, p.94]
  5. May 15, 2017
    80
    Little Nightmares is a thrilling game of horror built around its twisted and fascinating location. It drops the conventional cheap scare tactics and shines with psychological fear when it is delivering its unnerving, sinister frights through the eerie atmosphere, creepy visuals and stellar sound. If it wasn’t for some of the minor control issues, Little Nightmares would be a near perfect package in what it is trying to deliver, but even with the slight tarnish on the overall experience, there’s no denying that Little Nightmares is one of the more imaginative horror titles currently available.
  6. May 19, 2017
    78
    If you like games like Limbo or Inside, chances are, you will love Little Nightmares. And even though overall it doesn’t have the emotional impact of the aforementioned (since too many questions are left unanswered), the Tim-Burtonesque art design is beautiful.
  7. 70
    Tariser has come a long way from the bubbly world of LittleBigPlanet with the dark and disgusting world of Little Nightmares. What it lacks in gameplay substance is made up for in visual and audio design. If that's a trade-off you're worth making, then Little Nightmares is a decent entry for the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Apr 28, 2017
    10
    Its fantastic great game , With great atmosphere and gameplay 10 from 10 . Graphics very good and interesting . Thanks Tarsier StudiosIts fantastic great game , With great atmosphere and gameplay 10 from 10 . Graphics very good and interesting . Thanks Tarsier Studios !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. May 21, 2017
    10
    Little Nightmares is fantastic great game. The plot is incomprehensible, but very cool gameplay and amazing atmosphere. Looking forward to the sequel.
  3. Apr 29, 2017
    9
    Little Nightmares is a small masterpiece. I have not been this excited about the game!
    I'm not really waiting for the game, but the trail
    Little Nightmares is a small masterpiece. I have not been this excited about the game!
    I'm not really waiting for the game, but the trail behind it - it I from the first trailer seemed interesting. It can be compared to Inside - this is a logical comparison. But Little Nightmares is much better! It fascinated. Although the same as the Inside tells the story only visually. The game looks very nice! Gameplay we have a 2d platformer with puzzles. These puzzles are very good, and sometimes intuitive. Where a girl called The Maw. This is a very atmospheric place, otvratitelnoe sometimes, you really want to run away. We have no dialogue, plot, but visually, the game tells store, story that you feel you see it, and this story ugasaet. Little Nightmares went out with Outlast 2,but Little Nightmares much crasnei and atmospheric! You do need to hide from enemies, but it's much harder and intense. Locations themselves also to keep the tension, you're even scared of light surface roughn.
    But the cons of the game too. Camera is inconvenient. I sometimes do not understand jump or not, since it is not clear you are in the same plane as the ledge or not. Also, when you introduce a new gameplay feature (e.g. throwing things) at once on the screen don't write, you feel stupid.
    The game has surpassed my expectations. This is the best 2d platformer with puzzles. Visualization really tells the story, the game keeps in suspense, the enemies look scary, the music in the game is excellent! Buy this game and enjoy! Even if not now, then at a discount just buy. The game is worth the money!
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  4. May 1, 2017
    9
    Little Nightmares is short, but it's just bright enough, just safe enough to make me let my bad taste with Outlast 2. The game isn’t alwaysLittle Nightmares is short, but it's just bright enough, just safe enough to make me let my bad taste with Outlast 2. The game isn’t always successful at balancing some game design fundamentals. But when the lights went out, it left me remembering that, really, I'm just a small thing in a dangerous world myself...Also, that monsters with big long grabby arms are really, really creepy. Turn the volume up, turn the lights off, and let Little Nightmares keep you awake. what a gem of a game this is! Expand
  5. May 5, 2017
    8
    PROS: great atmosphere, superb visuals and sound design.
    CONS: can be frustrating, mostly because of rare checkpoints (sometimes you have to
    PROS: great atmosphere, superb visuals and sound design.
    CONS: can be frustrating, mostly because of rare checkpoints (sometimes you have to repeat quite long, difficult sequences), it also has a weird control scheme that is not always responsive. You can also find a lot of "haha gotcha" kinds of traps, where you are sure, that the action sequence is almost over, but there is something else that you suddenly bump into and get caught. Most of the times you cannot expect such thing will happen and you cannot prepare for this. It almost looks like a trick to make the game a bit longer, by making sure you will fail some challenges.
    OVERALL: If you are a fan of indie games - I recommend this one, as I had a really good time with it (despite occasional frustration).
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  6. Sep 26, 2017
    8
    If you're a fan of creepy stop-motion animation, and/or the kind of scary books nobody dares publish for children anymore, this game is aIf you're a fan of creepy stop-motion animation, and/or the kind of scary books nobody dares publish for children anymore, this game is a dream come true. An entire grim society is fully fleshed out without a word being spoken, and there's an ending to the story which is both horrifying and satisfyingly amusing. Expand
  7. Apr 28, 2017
    3
    This game has a lot of potential given the atmosphere and game play, sadly it was all overshadowed by the constant bugs. i found myself moreThis game has a lot of potential given the atmosphere and game play, sadly it was all overshadowed by the constant bugs. i found myself more often than not clipping through walls, floors, and objects getting stuck. Forcing me to manually restart more than play the game. I've encountered a bug twice now that mid way through the level "The Guest Area" the character will lose the ability to crouch/slide entirely. While this does not make the game impossible to beat it is much harder. i may try this game again at a later date, though the initial release has left me disappointed. Expand

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