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  • Summary: From the creators of Until Dawn

    Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make Each game in The
    From the creators of Until Dawn

    Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story

    Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode

    Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make

    Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is a complete and original story in its own right

    THREE WAYS TO PLAY
    Introducing multiplayer to The Dark Pictures Anthology!

    1. SOLO STORY
    The complete terrifying story as a single player experience

    2. MOVIE NIGHT MODE
    You and up to 4 friends will play the story together on the couch, each controlling a different character

    And:

    3. SHARED STORY
    2 player online co-operative mode. Play the whole story online with a friend, making choices that affect you both.
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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes | Gamescome ONL 2021
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Oct 25, 2021
    90
    Supermassive Games is responsible for the most compelling interactive movies around, and House of Ashes proves that the Dark Pictures Anthology is on solid footing after a divisive second entry. While it shares the same basic structure of the previous two games — a mismatched group explores an abandoned location, discovering the secrets of what happened there — it’s so wildly different in tone and theme that it feels nothing like the others. This was a big swing in a few different ways, and I’m glad to say that they knocked it out of the park.
  2. Oct 28, 2021
    85
    While House of Ashes lacks polish thanks to an off-putting 360-degree camera and inconsistent visuals, these are likely to be fixed in the future – it’s just a shame poor Ashley has been done a little bit dirty in the process (and that’s not because she’s covered in blood half the time). All in all, House of Ashes is the standout of the series so far, and if the increase in quality is anything to go by, Devil In Me is likely to be the best entry yet.
  3. Dec 6, 2021
    80
    House of Ashes proves that even an annual anthology release that’s so iterative in its gameplay mechanics can still evolve in significant ways. The changes evident here, and perhaps the developer’s maturation in storytelling, result in what may be the series’ strongest entry yet.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 30, 2021
    78
    Don’t come in expecting a suspenseful horror or a psychological thriller. This time around, Supermassive Games treats us to an action-horror with adrenaline-filled scenes and great camera work. [Issue#256, p.28]
  5. Oct 29, 2021
    75
    House of Ashes does not distort the philosophy of Supermassive Games. While retaining the cinematic staging of The Dark Pictures saga, this third episode now offers a 360 ° camera and better integrated QTEs. Thanks to its controlled rhythm, its claustrophobic atmosphere and its interesting plot, it surpasses its predecessors despite its flaws (uneven writing, cartoonish characters, frozen shooting phases…). For anyone who enjoys interactive experiences of the genre, this latest iteration of the anthology is worthy of curiosity.
  6. Nov 19, 2021
    72
    A thrilling adventure for a couple of nights. You’ll probably see all of its major plot twists a mile away, but the clash with horrors lurking in an ancient temple is definitely worth your time.
  7. Oct 22, 2021
    20
    Nonsensical characterization is the order of the day throughout House of Ashes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 41
  2. Negative: 9 out of 41
  1. Oct 23, 2021
    10
    Very good game. I love the story. So much better than overrated gta games with nothing special. But everyone specially ignored it. Very sad.
  2. Nov 7, 2021
    10
    Incredibly amazing and great graphics and cool experience just oh my god bro amazing
  3. Oct 23, 2021
    9
    Шикарная игра получилась. Если вы поклонник творчества Говарда Лавкрафта, к прохождению обязательно.
    A gorgeous game turned out. If you are
    Шикарная игра получилась. Если вы поклонник творчества Говарда Лавкрафта, к прохождению обязательно.
    A gorgeous game turned out. If you are fan of Howard Lovecraft`s works, be sure to complete this game.
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  4. Oct 22, 2022
    8
    favorite game in the anthology, interesting
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  5. Nov 6, 2021
    8
    a good game about the essence of war, where two conflicting side see each other as monsters, and then learn to see the true cause of the war -a good game about the essence of war, where two conflicting side see each other as monsters, and then learn to see the true cause of the war - bloodthirsty monsters that are awakened by a thirst for blood. The monsters that actually sit inside the parasite. The story of the union of Salim and Jason is the best Expand
  6. May 8, 2022
    6
    Неплохая игра в жанре интерактивного хорор кино, но определенно хуже прошлых частей в плане запугивания и сюжета как такового.Неплохая игра в жанре интерактивного хорор кино, но определенно хуже прошлых частей в плане запугивания и сюжета как такового.
  7. Mar 4, 2022
    0
    The game is full of useless quota characters that have no place if it was sane story. Also, do the developers know that the Akkadians and allThe game is full of useless quota characters that have no place if it was sane story. Also, do the developers know that the Akkadians and all the nearby tribes with whom they have ever contacted or fought are Middle Eastern people in appereance, and not sub-Saharan Africans? In addition, there are many graphical bugs and bad facial animations. Expand

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