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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
    A superbly atmospheric puzzle-platformer that expertly blends stealth with scares. [June 2017, p.72]
  2. Apr 30, 2017
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 69 out of 99
  2. Negative: 5 out of 99
  1. May 21, 2017
    Little Nightmares is fantastic great game. The plot is incomprehensible, but very cool gameplay and amazing atmosphere. Looking forward to the sequel.
  2. Jan 21, 2021
    This is the best game I've ever played! The graphics is good. The lore is good. Gameplay is good.
  3. May 1, 2017
    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 19, 2018
    It were good 2-5 hours. The perfect small and atmospheric adventure. DLCs add more 1,5-2 hours of a hours.
  5. May 30, 2021
    Attention: this is just my opinion!

    Little Nightmare I - '' Strange horror puzzle game? '' My first impression of the game is really
    Attention: this is just my opinion!

    Little Nightmare I - '' Strange horror puzzle game? ''

    My first impression of the game is really awesome and adventurous. Not much to talk about in this game is a really detailed and great puzzle game. I really liked the whole atmosphere just so everything looks so great and interesting purely the theme of that game. The theme of the game is really great as if it all started from start to finish as you seem to have walked straight and no loading screen. The story itself is not so very understandable no one explains to you here you have to shake your head and ponder for yourself what the whole story of what is going on here is about here. The puzzles themselves are not difficult they are quite easy and complex so 50/50. You just need to think more, because you can get stuck in some places as well. Now speaking of the horror itself I don’t know much I would say it was scary and a big horror here. So to me, that’s a minus. Well, the atmosphere and details are really scary. But the bottom line is that most places could have been more dark and more jumpscare. Which will scare you more because the character had one of the lighters which is used very little only in certain places where necessary. The game itself is definitely worth a look because the game itself goes so smoothly and in detail.

    So in my opinion, I really enjoyed the game and deserved a lot of attention and fame. It was fun to play and find out what was lurking here, but the bottom line was that the game as horror really wasn’t that much to make me very horrified. I would dedicate myself to this game 8/10.
  6. Jun 18, 2021
    Nearly died playing itNearly died playing it . Expand
  7. Feb 28, 2021
    This game is bad. .

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