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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 181
  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. Jun 2, 2018
    10
    The best story I've ever experienced in a game or movie. One of the only that's gotten an emotional response from me. And it messed me up forThe best story I've ever experienced in a game or movie. One of the only that's gotten an emotional response from me. And it messed me up for a couple weeks, stuck in my mind. I loved it. Definitely give it a playthrough. If you don't like the hide-and-seek style of gameplay, the new safe mode is your answer. Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2016
    10
    Story & atmosphere in Soma are just superb! It could be a great movie, or a book, but instead it's an even better game. Looks like guys fromStory & atmosphere in Soma are just superb! It could be a great movie, or a book, but instead it's an even better game. Looks like guys from Frictional games just know what they are doing. Expand
  4. Oct 18, 2015
    9
    SOMA over all its not perfect but when it comes to making you feel powerless confused on what to do scared of whats around you it does aSOMA over all its not perfect but when it comes to making you feel powerless confused on what to do scared of whats around you it does a Perfect job at making you feel powerless. at times the story makes you feel like a monster to move forward and the suffering you see in the NPC's its a great game I give it a 9 you guys should go try it or take a look at my youtube channel Player Character Theater the story is just over so good its hard to not give this a 9 this is the start of the game so it does not give away to much https://youtu.be/-Zkr0ErvvWY I hope this helps its got a really good story you all should buy game Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2016
    9
    Very good game. I expected no less from the creators of Amnesia. Atmosphere is awesome and fear is always present. Whole story is unique andVery good game. I expected no less from the creators of Amnesia. Atmosphere is awesome and fear is always present. Whole story is unique and the environment makes it even better. This psychological horror will make you think about meaning of life. The puzzles could have been done a bit more difficult, though. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2015
    8
    Only played a few hours so far but this game is excellent. Mixture of survival horror, psychological horror, puzzle solving, and exploration,Only played a few hours so far but this game is excellent. Mixture of survival horror, psychological horror, puzzle solving, and exploration, with a strong story narrative. The visuals and sound design is fantastic. Although not the most scary of games it has its moments, and is mainly psychologically scary and in that respect it's great. It's quite slow paced but the better for it. It's £20 and very good value. Solid 8 so far 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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