Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Oct 29, 2020
    90
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope provides wonderful scares, a tense and foreboding atmosphere, and some thought-provoking moments thanks to a memorable cast of characters. It's a worthy addition to Supermassive Games' series. However, the inability to skip scenes remains the most tedious aspect as was the case in past titles.
  2. Oct 29, 2020
    85
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is a terrifying adventure game that utilizes the atmosphere and setting to deliver the scares. As the player shapes the adventure, the game reacts in unique ways to the choices made. The upgraded UI and improved multiplayer mode show just how far this developer has come in terms of game-making and storytelling. Some endings can feel a bit anticlimactic or rushed, but that’s just all the more reason to play again.
  3. Oct 29, 2020
    85
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope takes the Supermassive Games formula and improves on the previous outing, Man of Medan, in so many ways. With a more interesting story, a strong set of characters, the masterful building of atmosphere and more, you're going to be left on the edge of your seat while playing through this story. The excellent branching narrative, as well as multiplayer options also increase the gameplay value exponentially. This still isn't perfect, the sloth-like movements of characters can be annoying later on and some QTE's are annoyingly cheap, but this is still a brilliant game, one I would recommend to anybody.
  4. Oct 29, 2020
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Oct 29, 2020
    80
    Little Hope proves that the Dark Pictures format isn't a fluke and I'm excited for Supermassive to continue honing its craft. On that note, I love how these games tease forthcoming installments with collectible in-game premonitions. Next up, the seemingly Descent-inspired House of Ashes.
  6. Oct 29, 2020
    80
    However you felt about Man of Medan, Little Hope surpasses it, promising a lot for The Dark Pictures' final act.
  7. Oct 29, 2020
    80
    The Dark Pictures Anthology still lives in the shadow of Until Dawn, which remains the superior title, but Little Hope is certainly a step forward for Supermassive Games and a guaranteed good time for folks in need of atmospheric Halloween thrills. It may be a familiar cocktail, but the game remixes things well enough that it ends up with a distinctive taste, though your appreciation of the experience will largely depend on what you think of the finale.
  8. Nov 19, 2020
    75
    Little Hope is a step forward in Supermassive's anthology series, but the bar is still set high from their big hit Until Dawn. It doesn't quite reach that same level but excels in its twisting narrative and interactivity. For a horror game, its scares are few and far between, but it still holds up with its heart-racing monster encounters. Its unique cast of characters is intriguing on the surface, but they're very vaguely explored in the actual story. Little Hope is a quick experience that's still enjoyable with friends, and worth playing for the ending.
  9. If you love horror games, you don't want to miss this game. Although Supermassive Games did a great job, they couldn't add much innovation to Man of Medan.
  10. Oct 29, 2020
    74
    Not quite as novel as its predecessor, but the co-op is still bewitching.
  11. Nov 21, 2020
    70
    Little Hope is a slight improvement over Man of Medan. It’s still not scary at all, but at least it's less annoying than the first game. This time around, Supermassive wrote a better story, used decent camera angles, and purged awkward jokes (dumb "screamers" are still in there, though).
  12. Nov 16, 2020
    70
    It could use a few quality-of-life bonuses that Until Dawn also needed, like being able to skip cutscenes if you’ve seen them already and an actual run button, but it’s a fun mystery wrapped around a solid horror B-movie. One of the cool things about a game as a narrative, as opposed to anything else, is that it’s got a lot of room to cram extra stuff in there, and Little Hope takes full advantage to really pack itself fat with lore.cSeriously, I’d pay for DLC that changed the ending. I’m on that team. I’d probably still recommend Little Hope to horror and adventure-game fans, particularly since it only costs $30, but the last five minutes tips over the entire apple cart.
  13. Nov 9, 2020
    70
    The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is a stronger second offering in the standalone horror game series. A more engaging story and interesting setting help overcome the shortcomings in gameplay.
  14. Nov 3, 2020
    70
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is a notable improvement over Man of Medan, thanks to its vastly superior plot that manages to keep you hooked and interested in the characters as you try to keep them alive. Still, the over-reliance on quick-time events shows us that Supermassive still has more fine-tuning to do when it comes to The Dark Pictures Anthology if they want it to be a true masterpiece of horror. With any luck, next year’s House of Ashes will be even better and give us an even truer successor to Until Dawn’s crown.
  15. 70
    Little Hope doesn't deliver the tightly written, well-paced scares of Until Dawn, but it's a much better, more focused experience than Man of Medan. If you can overlook so ridiculous writing and a few technical shortcomings, it's a spooky adventure that's work a look.
  16. Oct 29, 2020
    70
    Little Hope renewed my faith in the Dark Pictures Anthology but is held back a bit simply from the lack of quality of life features.
  17. Oct 29, 2020
    70
    I wouldn't necessarily call this high-art or a gaming masterpiece, as it's rich with horror movie cliches and light on actual gameplay. But if you liked Until Dawn or Man Of Medan, then you're sure to enjoy this. Just make sure you have those fingers ready to go because some of these QTEs can be deadly.
  18. Oct 29, 2020
    70
    Little Hope delivers solid scares and weaves a clever tale that, unfortunately, collapses in on itself.
  19. Oct 29, 2020
    70
    The second entry into The Dark Pictures Anthology is an improvement over the first. As much as we enjoyed Man of Medan, Little Hope ups the ante in just about every way. Its story is more engaging, it packs in some truly spine-tingling moments, its cinematography is greatly improved, and it looks and performs beautifully. It’s just a shame a duff ending – no matter what the outcome of your playthrough – leaves you feeling unfulfilled as the credits roll.
  20. Oct 29, 2020
    50
    Uninspired characters and relatively meaningless consequences make Little Hope a bit of a slog.
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  1. Look, it’s certainly very possible to spend an enjoyable evening playing Little Hope. But you have to calibrate your expectations towards B-movie, janky schlock-fest. If you go in wanting to have a spooky time that actually freaks your nut, I fear you’ll be disappointed.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 106
  2. Negative: 26 out of 106
  1. Nov 5, 2020
    2
    If this is supposed to be actual horror game then it failed miserably. Just no.
  2. Nov 5, 2020
    0
    Game was fine up till the end the ending is god awful just like man of medan make the supernatural part of the game like untill dawn
  3. Nov 4, 2020
    0
    спасибо, в отличии от "медана" это игра не удалась полностью начиная абсурдностью диалогов заканчивая грандиозным финалом. ждал игру послеспасибо, в отличии от "медана" это игра не удалась полностью начиная абсурдностью диалогов заканчивая грандиозным финалом. ждал игру после прохождения медана, больше не жду игр от ваших студий пожалуйста не выпускайте 3 часть Full Review »