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  • Summary: Coming back to the family hotel after years, a young woman finds herself trapped with the ghosts from her past and an old cellular telephone as the only way to unveil a terrible truth.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. Feb 17, 2020
    90
    The Suicide of the Rachel Foster is a masterpiece in atmospheric storytelling. The slow-paced unveiling of the truth is crafted meticulously, and whilst the ultimate ending is a little disappointing, that doesn’t make the journey any less thrilling. The game knows exactly how to manipulate emotions and does so throughout. Equal parts intriguing, frightening, disturbing, and thrilling, The Suicide of Rachel Foster sets a new high-bar for the already strong first person exploration genre.
  2. Feb 18, 2020
    80
    Anyone who likes walking simulators or solid mysteries will likely be satisfied with The Suicide of Rachel Foster. It's got a well-written story and is set in a convincing location. It's also very easy to blow through in a single evening in lieu of watching a similar movie.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 6, 2020
    76
    Graphics aren’t up to modern standards, and you’ll visit the same locations over and over again – but it’s not all that bad. What really stays with you are finely written characters of this game and well-paced anxiety buildup. [Issue#243, p.56]
  4. Feb 17, 2020
    70
    Small issues aside, The Suicide of Rachel Foster is a truly riveting thrill ride. The story plays out perfectly in the first-person narrative video game medium. You owe it to yourself to discover the secrets of the Timberline Hotel - just make sure you've got a few hours spare, because you're not going to want to put it down once you've started.
  5. Mar 5, 2020
    60
    Neat set design aside, The Suicide of Rachel Foster‘s middling, unremarkable progression (not to mention some odd characterization in parts) don’t quite gift the experience with the tension and unease it’s so obviously seeking.
  6. Feb 17, 2020
    55
    With inspiration taken from What Remains of Edith Finch or The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Suicide of Rachel Foster is clearly sub-par relative to those games, to the point where it's difficult to recommend it for any reason, even if the story isn't that bad.
  7. Mar 21, 2020
    36
    A mediocre melodrama, awkwardly written into a shoddy walking simulator, its few bright ideas are poorly fleshed out and ultimately destroyed with a rubbish ending.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Feb 20, 2020
    10
    This game is really good. All about it is well realized, environment, sound, plot. I recommend it to people who like playing digitalThis game is really good. All about it is well realized, environment, sound, plot. I recommend it to people who like playing digital adventures and walking simulators like Firewatch and others. Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2020
    10
    Не помню, писал ли отзыв когда-либо до этого, но сейчас возникло непреодолимое желание :)

    Итак, буду краток: Если, 1. Ты являешься
    Не помню, писал ли отзыв когда-либо до этого, но сейчас возникло непреодолимое желание :)

    Итак, буду краток:

    Если,

    1. Ты являешься фанатом жанра "Симулятор ходьбы".
    2. Считаешь что глубокий сюжет > Геймплейные механики.
    3. В списке твоих любимых игр фигурируют такие проекты, как Firewatch, what's remains of edith finch, Gone Home.
    4. Любишь густую таинственную атмосферу.
    5. Любишь ходить и тщательно разглядывать детально проработанные атмосферные локации.

    То,

    Данная игра однозначно должна быть тобою куплена и пройдена.

    Я бы купил эту игру и два раза и три раза, лишь бы подобных проектов было как можно больше.

    Игра не без изъянов, спору нет, и тем не менее она занимает почетное место в списке игр, которые я без зазрения совести буду рекомендовать всем, кто хочет познакомится с жанром.
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  3. Feb 20, 2020
    10
    We really need more games likes this, and I'm really happy that some developers are taking it upon themselves to create videogames in order toWe really need more games likes this, and I'm really happy that some developers are taking it upon themselves to create videogames in order to express themselves rather than just videogames full of absurd features and banal gameplay. A true GEM! Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2020
    7
    The game as Firewatch. But about realistic graphics, one big house and his story, which is fully disclosed only at the very end of the gameThe game as Firewatch. But about realistic graphics, one big house and his story, which is fully disclosed only at the very end of the game and without any hints earlier.
    Pleased me:
    - graphics
    - the atmosphere of realistic horror without fictional mysticism
    - pleasant and hearty conversations
    - sound component
    - detective interest
    I was not pleased:
    - everything that's happened since the high point of history.
    - many plot holes in the lore.

    If you like games like Firewatch, Edith Fintch, Everybody's Gonne To The Rapture, etc., then come in for 3-4 hours.
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  5. May 14, 2021
    6
    A walking simulator copying a lot from other games, TSORF remains independent, while reminding of its numerous role models. Unfortunately, allA walking simulator copying a lot from other games, TSORF remains independent, while reminding of its numerous role models. Unfortunately, all the details are executed carelessly, and the story appears diffuse and haphazard. So much would have been possible, but here we are left with just a lame linear tube that you feel forced into rather than immersed in. Expand
  6. Mar 29, 2020
    5
    This game is very slow. The story is not good. The mechanics are not good.This game just like a walking simulator and don2t give you anything.
  7. Dec 22, 2020
    0
    A cringy non-game about a mary sue who can't stop telling ux how she's the bestest at everything and how she loves traditionally male hobbies.A cringy non-game about a mary sue who can't stop telling ux how she's the bestest at everything and how she loves traditionally male hobbies. You can just tell the story was written by a creepy femcel that felt entitled do guys' attention, and when they told her "no", instead of working on herself, she decided to join the movement that ruins games with politics. Expand

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