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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: 94 out of 132
  2. Negative: 5 out of 132
  1. 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.
  2. Apr 10, 2021
    10
    Great game. I finished it in less than 6 hours, and I’m a slow player. Really get you in the mode with the cinematic vision and soundtrack.Great game. I finished it in less than 6 hours, and I’m a slow player. Really get you in the mode with the cinematic vision and soundtrack. Totally recommended Expand
  3. 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
  4. Nov 9, 2020
    8
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  5. Nov 18, 2022
    8
    i love this game's atmosphere and gameplay. the bosses arent scary but really creepy
  6. Oct 16, 2022
    7
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  7. Feb 28, 2021
    0
    This game is bad. .

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