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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: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    This the most fun I have had with a video game in a long time, great game play cannot wait for the dlc coming. Very immersive game play . VeryThis the most fun I have had with a video game in a long time, great game play cannot wait for the dlc coming. Very immersive game play . Very detailed and interesting character design . 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 13, 2017
    9
    The cutest horror game I've ever played. There's a lot to cherish about this game. When I finished it, I wanted it to keep going. I wasn'tThe cutest horror game I've ever played. There's a lot to cherish about this game. When I finished it, I wanted it to keep going. I wasn't ready to leave this grotesque nightmare. That might not be the best description of something that is supposed to make you want to wake up. But nonetheless, this game has so much charm, and so much character, that you just want to hug it and keep it close forever.

    I have my theory on the story. And as it was with Inside, it is open for interpretation. So I highly suggest you go buy it, play it, and put together your own. It makes you think.
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  5. May 22, 2017
    8
    What a game it gave me goosebumps and kept my heart pumping sometimes. It reminds me a lot of INSIDE and even though they took lots of ideasWhat a game it gave me goosebumps and kept my heart pumping sometimes. It reminds me a lot of INSIDE and even though they took lots of ideas from INSIDE they still executed it right. Its a bit short that't about it and to be honest I prefer quality over quantity. They can still have a sequel though and I hope they do a sequel because this was very well done. Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2018
    8
    ☐ Potato.
    ☐ Really bad.
    ☐ Bad, but playable. ☐ OK. ☐ Good. ☑ Beautiful. ☐ Insane. ===[ Price/quality: ]=== ☐ Don't buy this game. ☐
    ☐ Potato.
    ☐ Really bad.
    ☐ Bad, but playable.
    ☐ OK.
    ☐ Good.
    ☑ Beautiful.
    ☐ Insane.

    ===[ Price/quality: ]===
    ☐ Don't buy this game.
    ☐ Refund it if you don't enjoy it.
    ☐ Wait for sale.
    ☑ Worth your money.
    ☐ Definitely worth the full price.

    ===[ Requirments: ]===
    ☐ 90's
    ☑ Medium.
    ☐ High specs
    ☐ 5k PC.

    ===[ Difficulty: ]===
    ☐ No IQ needed.
    ☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master.
    ☑ Average
    ☐ Very hard.
    ☐ Not recommended to beginners.
    ☐ Only the best of the best can complete this game.

    ===[ Story: ] ===
    ☐ Only gameplay, doesn't include a story.
    ☑ There is a story, but most of the game is focused on gameplay.
    ☐ Still better than Twilight.
    ☐ Average.
    ☐ Amazing
    ☐ Fantastic!

    ===[ Overall personal scoring: ]===
    ☐ 0 - 2 : Terrible, not recommended.
    ☐ 3 - 4 : Only if bored.
    ☐ 5 - 6 : Average, Interesting to play.
    ☑ 7 - 8 : Above average, Recommended.
    ☐ 8 - 9 : Fun to play, Amazing.
    ☐ 10 : Complete Masterpiece!
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  7. Jan 8, 2019
    0
    Are you scared of janitors? No? Ok, then play this game! After that you will be scared.

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