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Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

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  • Summary: Pathologic Classic HD is an extensive remaster of the original game, featuring updated graphics and effects, while addressing the most prominent critiques of the original with a completely redone English script, brand new re-recorded voice-overs, and reinstated text and dialogue.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. CD-Action
    Feb 4, 2016
    95
    Amazing story. Amazing experience. It’s amazing what games can become if we let them. Pathologic’s execution is very, very bad, but it is still one of the best games I have ever played. [01/2016, p.56]
  2. Nov 10, 2015
    90
    Everything a great horror game should be, with a fantastic story and a beautifully bleak world to explore.
  3. Nov 30, 2015
    80
    A powerful Russian existential classic, Pathologic returns in the first good official translation to ever appear in the West. Despite its outdated gameplay, graphics and some other annoyances, the game retains its power to amaze us and make us think. Recommended for connoisseurs and expert players.
  4. Nov 20, 2015
    74
    A strange, compelling game that the more you read about the more you're going to want to play it -- and there's no better way currently to do so than this HD version.
  5. Jan 4, 2016
    70
    Fans of great and unusual stories (but also games that do not give anything for free) should give Pathologic HD chance - they must just swallow the fact the visuals are obsolete and the gameplay is also quite minimalistic.
  6. Nov 19, 2015
    70
    Someone jumping into this game now and expecting something more refined or suitable to today’s standards will be disappointed. Yet for players familiar with the game or those willing to explore the dark world it presents, there is plenty of story and interesting moments to appreciate. Just go in knowing that it’s a relic of the past, and that it plays as such. Those ok with that will find that an interesting world awaits.
  7. Dec 11, 2015
    60
    Pathologic hasn't aged very well. It's biggest flaw? It's simply too slow and clunky.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    Igra prosto parajaet svoey atmosferoy, zastavlayetsa zadumaysa i peresmotret vzglyadi na jizn!
    Pishu translitom, ibo eto veselo.
    Kupil igru
    Igra prosto parajaet svoey atmosferoy, zastavlayetsa zadumaysa i peresmotret vzglyadi na jizn!
    Pishu translitom, ibo eto veselo.
    Kupil igru v steam i blagopoluchno v neyo poigral. Teper jdu pereizdanie igri, chtobi uznat igru v drugom svete. V svete novih tehnologiy i tehnicheskih osobennostei!
    Nado budet kstati ehe poigrat v "Knock-knock"...
    Ladno, dorogie moi zadroti, priyatnoy igri!
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  2. Sep 16, 2020
    10
    Awesome and truly unique game experience. Theres nothing like this. Its not a game. It is art.
  3. Sep 15, 2016
    10
    Definitely one of the best experiences i've ever had, the game manages to play with you, your expectations and your imagination the way fewDefinitely one of the best experiences i've ever had, the game manages to play with you, your expectations and your imagination the way few other games would. It is cruel yet exciting, and now with the translation fixed, it is a halfway-reasonable symbolic acid-trip that its story invokes. Sure, gameplay-wise it has the same limitations as the old version, so if you want something that works and acts like a 2016 game you might prefer waiting for the remake, which apparently will be on the market sometimes next year. Expand
  4. Jan 8, 2022
    10
    Insanely good, engine and glitches can often hold it back though. Atmosphere, dialogue, story and the general world is amazing. Any resolutionInsanely good, engine and glitches can often hold it back though. Atmosphere, dialogue, story and the general world is amazing. Any resolution above 1080p isnt supported though, so I'd recommend playing in windowed mode if you're on a monitor with anything higher. Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2022
    8
    Pathologic Classic HD is an extensive remaster of the original game, featuring updated graphics and effects, while addressing the mostPathologic Classic HD is an extensive remaster of the original game, featuring updated graphics and effects, while addressing the most prominent critiques of the original with a completely redone English script, brand new re-recorded voice-overs, and reinstated text and dialogue. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2018
    8
    Pathologic is a very interesting game: atmosphere, story, characters and dialogues are amazing. But the gameplay itself is very tedious andPathologic is a very interesting game: atmosphere, story, characters and dialogues are amazing. But the gameplay itself is very tedious and frustrating. Still I think Pathologic's merits outvalue its flaws. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2022
    4
    I had heard a lot of stellar reviews, so I was surprised when I actually played the game:
    The dialogue is strange and confusing, and feels
    I had heard a lot of stellar reviews, so I was surprised when I actually played the game:
    The dialogue is strange and confusing, and feels poorly translated, even despite claims that the english translations are fixed in the classic HD version. A good portion of the english dialogue in the game just doesn't really make sense (and yes, I played the Classic HD version.)
    I agree with the review that complains about 'fetch quests', good LORD get ready to spend literally 50% of your playtime holding W (not exaggerating).
    The gameplay itself is quite boring. The combat gets stale very quickly and there is little to no character progression, other than obtaining new weapons.
    I also found the story lackluster, (the main disappointment, as the story is what people generally seem to praise about this game) and worsened by the "better than the original" yet still poor dialogue translations.
    I will likely suffer through the Bachelor and Changeling campaigns at some point, and update my review if it changes my mind. But as of now, to sum it up in a word: mehhhhh
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