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  • Summary: A psychological horror of seeking satisfaction on the border of two intertwining worlds. An intriguing plot with erotic and occult themes guides the player's character through the Yelvertons' Victorian mansion and a perverse land inspired with Lovecraft's works and paintings of ZdzisławA psychological horror of seeking satisfaction on the border of two intertwining worlds. An intriguing plot with erotic and occult themes guides the player's character through the Yelvertons' Victorian mansion and a perverse land inspired with Lovecraft's works and paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. 100
    I’m so delighted to say that Lust For Darkness is the real deal. The fact that I can compare it to one of the greatest erotic thrillers of all time in Eyes Wide Shut, and not break down laughing, is in itself is a great credit to the developers. The game lacks the sheer mastery and refinement that Stanley Kubrick had over his canvas, but this is still leagues ahead of the clumsy, overly-simple idea of “horror” that most game developers aspire to.
  2. CD-Action
    Sep 27, 2018
    75
    Despite tricky subject and intention to shock this rather simple adventure game (with some stealth touches) managed to escape unintended comicality by delivering a solid, mature tale set in a twisted and internally consistent (therefore believable) world. [08/2018, p.80]
  3. Jul 2, 2018
    50
    The amount of nudity and erotic horror themes within this game are enough to attract anyone, but sadly, the lack of gameplay mechanics and the disappointing climax are not able to keep them.
  4. Jun 27, 2018
    45
    Lust for Darkness is an erotic psychological horror that relies too heavily on the shock value of nudity and gore in a way that that isn't handled with any level of maturity or seriousness nor has the gameplay chops to back it up. A couple of cheap jump scares is all you'll really take away from this short budget title.
  5. Oct 31, 2018
    40
    Although it delivers an abundance of horrifying imagery, the indiscriminately gratuitous Lust for Darkness falls short of delivering a truly engaging Lovecraft-meets-sex-cult experience throughout its brief three-hour play time.
  6. Aug 14, 2018
    40
    Beneath Lust For Darkness' great atmosphere and creative imagery lies a very average game.
  7. Jun 28, 2018
    32
    Lust for Darkness kills the desire to play horror games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jun 12, 2018
    10
    Very catching story and nicely written plot. Artwork of high quality. Mechanics of play smooth. Game well tested. Good job devs.
  2. Jun 13, 2018
    10
    I would like to admit that this game made me an evening. Wonderfull story for few hours. WORT :)
  3. Nov 1, 2018
    7
    It's better than 5/10, but definitely has some not so great moments. I had a fun time, I'm going to rate it 7/10. You could spend some moneyIt's better than 5/10, but definitely has some not so great moments. I had a fun time, I'm going to rate it 7/10. You could spend some money on this gem, but don't get me wrong, wait for a sale or something. Expand
  4. Jun 13, 2018
    5
    Great visuals (except for the human models) and quite captivating gameplay, but lack of immersive storyline. Absolutely cliche ending andGreat visuals (except for the human models) and quite captivating gameplay, but lack of immersive storyline. Absolutely cliche ending and whole gameplay for around 2-3 hours (I'm not counting collectibles). It's not so scary for a horror game. But as a first game of that studio - it's a good start, I'm waiting for more. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2018
    5
    Very poorly executed story. Stories, where you're the partner on the rescue for your other half, have been used many of times in stories goodVery poorly executed story. Stories, where you're the partner on the rescue for your other half, have been used many of times in stories good and bad. Take Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The same premise pulls it off perfectly. This, on the other hand, does not work well. You have point A and point B. It missed a lot of opportunities in gameplay. There is some premise of gameplay where you sneak around and not get caught so you don't die. Only happens 3 times. That is it. Very short as well. While the graphics are superb and there are some puzzles it just didn't execute very well. Plenty of missed opportunities guys! Expand
  6. Jan 20, 2019
    2
    It's a dry mess. The ideas are good, but the execution is awful. By the time I finished the game, I wasn't asking any questions, just relievedIt's a dry mess. The ideas are good, but the execution is awful. By the time I finished the game, I wasn't asking any questions, just relieved it was just over. This game sucks. The voice acting isn't that good, or inspired, and the gameplay is barebones to the core. Expand
  7. Nov 3, 2018
    0
    Mal juego, malos gráficos, especialmente en los humanos, argumento estúpido, aburrido, les recomiendo Amnesia, un juego más viejo, pero que esMal juego, malos gráficos, especialmente en los humanos, argumento estúpido, aburrido, les recomiendo Amnesia, un juego más viejo, pero que es mil veces superior a este engendro. Expand

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