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  • Summary: What would you do if your fears were hacked? >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game from Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear. Play as an Observer, the new front line of neural police, as you hack into the jagged minds of the insane.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Oct 24, 2017
    100
    The game is visually stunning and sets a new bar for the genre of Cyberpunk games. The voice acting from Rutger Hauer is perfectly casted, and he delivers the role spectacularly. Observer is overall pretty short, but it will have you playing until you push on to uncover the truth – it truly is a captivating game. The sound design is fantastic, too, from the impressive soundtrack, written and composer by Arkadiusz Reikowski, to the noise of creaky doors, all lends itself to a truly great psychological horror game.
  2. Aug 14, 2017
    90
    An audio and visual tour de force, Observer doesn’t pull any punches. It would appear that Layers of Fear was simply foreplay for Bloober Team; a warm up for the full-on fuckfest that Observer is. Combining investigation, exploration, stealth, puzzles, and a near constant barrage of horror, Observer is a meticulously created game that rarely puts a foot wrong. If you think you have the stomach for it, this could be one of the biggest surprises of the year.
  3. Aug 22, 2017
    90
    >OBSERVER_ is a superior, more frightening take on the experience we glimpsed from Westwood Studios’ Blade Runner adaptation back in 1997. Outstanding level design and a perfectly paced nightmare make for one of the best adventure titles I’ve ever played. You will feel a sense of cybernetic dread that has been missing since your last run in with Shodan. This is a must play for fans of the genre or anyone looking for a solid scare.
  4. Aug 14, 2017
    80
    Observer is a good sci-fi horror adventure, with a strong narrative, blessed by the amazing performance of Rutger Hauer. Some less-convincing elements (notably, recycling of assets and gameplay ideas from Layers of Fear, the previous game from Bloober Team) don't diminish the value of an intriguing experience, full of love for Blade Runner and the sci-fi avantpop.
  5. Aug 21, 2017
    80
    Dark, violent, visionary. Observer's cyberpunk universe hits hard despite some too long and boring mind trips.
  6. Aug 14, 2017
    78
    Observer is a fascinating adventure with solid narrative references and a focus on the inevitable ethical issues of cybernetic augmentations. Beautifully dubbed by Rutger Hauer, detective Daniel Lazarski takes us on a journey into the dystopian future of year 2048.
  7. Aug 23, 2017
    45
    Brainhacking will blow your mind, but you'll want to get the cop out of your head by the end.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Sep 10, 2017
    10
    I give 10 for the story, which in my opinion is excellent and something that I did not expected to when buying the game. Every one wasI give 10 for the story, which in my opinion is excellent and something that I did not expected to when buying the game. Every one was speaking about cyberpunk, but the story and the way they shown peoples mind hacking is brilliant in my opinion.
    From the other hand this game has its weak sides too, but it is so creepy and second part of the game was real blow for my mind. Looking forward for next game from the Bloober Team. Another step up after Layers of Fear.
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  2. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    Is like Blade Runner meeting Layers of Fear. The atmosphere is insanely well crafted. The story makes us go forward. And the parts where weIs like Blade Runner meeting Layers of Fear. The atmosphere is insanely well crafted. The story makes us go forward. And the parts where we hack into the mind of people are just insane as Layers of Fear, with nightmarish visions and abstract things happening around us, the surroundings shifting, and we never know what to expect next.
    Bloober Team just did it again!
    I'm loving this game just as I loved Layers of Fear.
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  3. Aug 16, 2017
    10
    As soon as I realised this game was made by some polish developers I got curious. By experience most developers from Eastern Europe alwaysAs soon as I realised this game was made by some polish developers I got curious. By experience most developers from Eastern Europe always care a lot for a unique style, story and atmosphere and luckily I was not disappointed. A dystopian horror adventure with great character and a likeable protagonist!
    Do me a favour...watch the first hour or so in a let's play...if you like what you see buy it! Small developers who dare to bring us experiences like that deserve to be supported!
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  4. Apr 22, 2018
    9
    Научную фантастику я люблю, читал Азимова, Филиппа Дика и других известных фантастов, смотрел кучу фильмов, ну и игры в этом жанре тожеНаучную фантастику я люблю, читал Азимова, Филиппа Дика и других известных фантастов, смотрел кучу фильмов, ну и игры в этом жанре тоже стараюсь не пропускать, поэтому Observer купил сразу же. Запуская игру, я ожидал типичного линейного хоррора на 6/10, а получил чуть ли не лучшую инди 2017 года.
    Observer - это психологический хоррор в сеттинге киберпанка с элементами детектива, с бесподобной озвучкой (Рутгер Хауэр подарил голос главному герою) и хорошим и интересным сюжетом. Действие игры происходит в общежитии, в котором проживают проститутки, наркоманы и просто отборное быдло (хотя есть и более-менее адекватные люди), прогуливаясь по зданию, мы будем видеть кучи мусора в коридорах, полнейшую антисанитарию, надписи на стенах, разбитые туалеты и другие прелести жизни в трущобах, в общем, с мрачной атмосферой жизни в антиутопичном киберпанковом будущем всё в порядке. Графика в игре неплохая, но не более. Геймплей не сильно отличается от Layers of Fear, никаких перестрелок и боёв с монстрами, мы просто ходим по этажам и разговариваем с жильцами, расследуем убийства (изучаем место преступления, улики, проникаем в сознание людей) и пытаемся узнать, что вообще происходит. Основная история и второстепенные квесты интересные, хотя, конечно, никаких новых идей в сценарии нет, всё это уже было в книгах, фильмах и играх (в той же SOMA поднимаются похожие темы). Рекомендую Observer всем любителям сюжетных инди-игр, киберпанка и хорроров.
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  5. May 12, 2019
    8
    Another masterpiece from Aspyr and Bloober Team

    Graphics: 8
    Music: 7
    Atmospheric: 10
    Story : 10
    Content : 8
    Controls : 7
    Gameplay : 10
  6. Oct 26, 2017
    8
    Very good. Stunning VFX. Good voice acting and atmosphere. Unfortunately, plot lacks of depth. Furthermore, an excellent idea of speakingVery good. Stunning VFX. Good voice acting and atmosphere. Unfortunately, plot lacks of depth. Furthermore, an excellent idea of speaking through "viewfinder" was not fully utilized. Expand
  7. Sep 1, 2017
    0
    I mean, to be honest, this game is a walking simulator which makes me sick. The illumination feels the game developer just chuck every filterI mean, to be honest, this game is a walking simulator which makes me sick. The illumination feels the game developer just chuck every filter in a unity plugin into the game. It is a harsh game. Expand

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