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Generally favorable reviews- based on 975 Ratings

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  • Summary: Strange occurrences are disrupting the routines of the PATHOS-2 research facility. The radio is silent. Behavioral anomalies of the machines are increasingly dangerous, if not... malevolent. The facility is devolving into chaos. No weapons, and the only escape is practically unthinkable.Strange occurrences are disrupting the routines of the PATHOS-2 research facility. The radio is silent. Behavioral anomalies of the machines are increasingly dangerous, if not... malevolent. The facility is devolving into chaos. No weapons, and the only escape is practically unthinkable. From Frictional Games, creators of the Amnesia and Penumbra series, SOMA is an aberrant tale of scientific inquiry and survival; an entropic exploration of synapse and circuit that wades through the delusions of human consciousness. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 68
  2. Negative: 1 out of 68
  1. Feb 13, 2016
    100
    As with any thoughtful storytelling, Soma works on multiple levels.
  2. Sep 21, 2015
    90
    I don't know if SOMA will scare people as much as Amnesia did, but it is without a doubt a stronger game, with better pacing, smarter writing and more powerful subject matter.
  3. Oct 20, 2015
    90
    SOMA is both great horror and great science fiction that stands above the competition in a crowded genre.
  4. Sep 21, 2015
    85
    Soma’s impressively realized underwater ordeal challenges even the coldest robot-slayers to consider a world where making such snap moral decisions is anything but automatic.
  5. Oct 25, 2015
    80
    An unhappy marriage of horror and narrative exploration, but - by the end of the satisfying story - you'll be glad you stuck it out. [Issue#166, p.97]
  6. Sep 25, 2015
    80
    Soma tells an affective tale and carries the horror genre a few steps forward. Had Frictional shown the courage to shake off tradition entirely, it could have carried it further still.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 11, 2015
    42
    The only thing SOMA does well is monsters. If Frictional took a lesson from Alien: Isolation and let them roam the entire map, the game would’ve had a chance to shine. Alas, every encounter is totally predictable, so they fail to sufficiently spice SOMA’s totally bland and predictable story. [Issue#203, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 160
  1. Sep 22, 2015
    10
    in game content is so amazing: sounds, texts, tons of readable-interactive items, realistic structers... i explore everything on my way and itin game content is so amazing: sounds, texts, tons of readable-interactive items, realistic structers... i explore everything on my way and it really makes me go deeper and deeper in this game. atmospher is putting yourself to a prison. fear of unknown is a constant feeling. whole concept feels otherworldy, you lose your sanity step by step... not only with your game character but also with your own self. this is a game of psychological horror, not a shallow one with simple, reflexive jumpscares... and thats why it is the true horror. it messes with your way of thinking. Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2015
    10
    This is an amazing game from ever aspect; sound, atmosphere, monsters, and story.

    I think this is the best work of frictional yet, and I
    This is an amazing game from ever aspect; sound, atmosphere, monsters, and story.

    I think this is the best work of frictional yet, and I really eager to see what they are going to make in the future :)
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  3. Mar 16, 2016
    10
    this game is a thoughtful, psychological horror/ sci-fi masterpiece. If you like deep storytelling, and heavy atmosphere then this game isthis game is a thoughtful, psychological horror/ sci-fi masterpiece. If you like deep storytelling, and heavy atmosphere then this game is made for you. The scariest thing about this game that it will make you think about life and death, and not in the happy way. there're far worse fates than just dying, it's not an easy game to just digest. Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2016
    9
    I found this interesting at first then it slowly consumed me. I highly recommend if you like atmospheric first person survival horror gamesI found this interesting at first then it slowly consumed me. I highly recommend if you like atmospheric first person survival horror games with occasional puzzles and question what it means to be human Expand
  5. Mar 22, 2019
    9
    Paradoxically, SOMA is a unique example when monsters aren't needed in the horror game, they just interfere and annoy. SOMA the mostParadoxically, SOMA is a unique example when monsters aren't needed in the horror game, they just interfere and annoy. SOMA the most plot-oriented horror game of whole horror genre. Expand
  6. Nov 14, 2017
    8
    Интересный сюжет, хочется быстрее игру пройти и узнать чем история закончится. Враги немного приедаются, но не надоедают. Грустная концовкаИнтересный сюжет, хочется быстрее игру пройти и узнать чем история закончится. Враги немного приедаются, но не надоедают. Грустная концовка служит призом игроку за прохождение игры. Больше бы таких замечательных игр Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2019
    1
    Boring walking, grabbing, reading sim; the grabbing is terrible because your hands are non existent, the movement isn't fluid at all
    I opened
    Boring walking, grabbing, reading sim; the grabbing is terrible because your hands are non existent, the movement isn't fluid at all
    I opened a drawer and it hurt me
    items fall through desks etc
    you get the option to answer or reject calls I just reject them then nothing happens in the entire 3 minute scene
    bad graphics terrible voice acting
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