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  • Summary: An action/infiltration game in which the story changes every time you play. In the 1970s, extremist religious sect the Collective Justice Mission moves to South America to isolate themselves. You infiltrate the compound to check on a relative but soon learn that things may not be what they seem.
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  1. Aug 2, 2019
    80
    The Church in the Darkness send you creeping into the heart of the South American jungle to uncover the mysteries of a cult, the lure of their message, and the status of your nephew. Will they welcome you with the love of Jesus or is God the only one in this camp who will have mercy on your wretched soul?
  2. Sep 12, 2019
    70
    Did I enjoy The Church in the Darkness? I did the first couple playthroughs. By the third, I was starting to feel like I was just going through the motions. I think it's one of those games where if you do a playthrough once every now and then, it can definitely be worth the time. It has a visually appealing art-style that reminds me of a stylistic early 2000's game, and the audio, though it does eventually become repetitive, really does sell the Walkers as convincing cult leaders. It's a fun game, but it's a short ride for individual playthroughs and if you're farming for multiple endings, it's going to show its imperfections really fast.
  3. Oct 8, 2019
    65
    Church in the Darkness certainly delivers on some of its unique replayability virtues, but is much of a hit and miss with its inconsistent characterization and clunky gameplay issues.
  4. Aug 2, 2019
    60
    While I can't call The Church in the Darkness bad, it's a disappointingly limited experience. Once the excellent setting and the randomization wear off you're left with a clunky top-down stealth game.
  5. Aug 7, 2019
    60
    After an intriguing start, The Church in the Darkness fails to keep the interest alive due to repetitive game dynamics and improvable gameplay.
  6. Sep 18, 2019
    60
    The Church in the Darkness is a nice narrative idea wrapped in a terribly shoddy gameplay that you will experience, in its entirety, in around 15 minutes. Come for the story, get away,fast, because of the gameplay.
  7. Aug 19, 2019
    60
    This is a deeply average stealth game, its saving graces being only the very unconventional topic, open narrative structure and competent acting.

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