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  • Summary: March 12 1938, Renée, 16, was ripped out of her world, her only fault was that of not knowing her place in the world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Feb 25, 2016
    90
    The Town of Light is an intense and dramatic experience. Try it if you want to better understand the human mind and how the asylums work.
  2. Feb 25, 2016
    80
    The Town of Light is a heavy, emotionally-tough game, and it's definitely not for the faint-hearted. There are no monsters or jump scares, but a story so intense and cruel that is much more frightening. If you feel that videogames can be something more than simple entertainment, this is a journey you might want to engage in.
  3. Apr 7, 2016
    80
    I urge you, please, to play The Town of Light and uncover Renee’s story, and a greater understanding of the cause for it, for yourself.
  4. Feb 25, 2016
    65
    Uneven, bleak and unflinching. You won't enjoy it, but it's one of a kind.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Apr 10, 2016
    60
    For all its faults, there's every chance The Town of Light could end up getting under your[ skin]. [April 2016, p.112]
  6. Feb 25, 2016
    60
    Despite the very quick playthrough (around 3 hrs), he plot looses momentum halfway through, and the pace slows down the progression. The idea is sound, but the execution deserved more care.
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 21, 2016
    35
    The Town of Light reminded me of similarly short and unpleasant Neverending Nightmares. Both games tried to tackle the subject of mental illnesses and both failed utterly. [07/2016, p.51]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Feb 27, 2016
    10
    Had some friends recommend this to me. Bought it today and after a few hours totally amazed by what I see. Really worth checking out and worthHad some friends recommend this to me. Bought it today and after a few hours totally amazed by what I see. Really worth checking out and worth it's price. Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2016
    10
    Really an amazing game! I've just finished playing with my girlfriend and it was so emotional and heart-breaking. A dark and adult story,Really an amazing game! I've just finished playing with my girlfriend and it was so emotional and heart-breaking. A dark and adult story, where the humanity and kindess of the main character shines trough the walls of the asylum. Beautiful atmosphere and stunning visuals. I recommend you to play it if you're into narrative and explorative game, really one of a kind! Expand
  3. Feb 29, 2016
    10
    A really emotional and powerful story, you will not regret the time spent on this dark and "terrible" journey into Volterra's asylum. IA really emotional and powerful story, you will not regret the time spent on this dark and "terrible" journey into Volterra's asylum. I recommend to start and finish the game in one play-through. Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2020
    9
    Picked this up earlier today on sale for only a few bucks and played through it. Took my time, and the game-play lasted about 5-6 hrs. This isPicked this up earlier today on sale for only a few bucks and played through it. Took my time, and the game-play lasted about 5-6 hrs. This is very good game. Well, it's more of a walking simulator, with a very "Very" good story. Not really a horror as the description states, but more of a psychological thriller. It's all based on "actual events." It'll really make you think. I couldn't stop playing until the end. That's how much it pulled me in and kept me wanting more. Beautiful graphics, excellent voicing, great music, memorable characters, especially the main protagonist, Renee. What that poor young girl went through left me sad to say the least. I don't want to give too much away, so I won't go into details on the story. My only, and I mean, my only beef with the game is that despite Renee having multiple choices to make throughout the game, there is only one ending. Kind of a bummer. So, in saying that. The game is unfortunately only good for 1 or 2 plays. There are quite a few achievements to unlock, so if you don't get them all on the first time around, you can play again. Also, there are some secrets to discover as well that one may not catch on their first run. So, other than there being only 1 possible ending, it's a really good game, and I enjoyed it very much. Great job by the DEVS. 9/10. Expand
  5. Oct 31, 2017
    9
    As a psychiatrist can i just say, that was one of the best psychiatric games I've played so far. The diagnoses and treatments look very realAs a psychiatrist can i just say, that was one of the best psychiatric games I've played so far. The diagnoses and treatments look very real and the approach looks very coherent. Atmosphere I found very appropriate and impressive. A sad story, a bitter truth. I enjoyed a lot of that. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2016
    8
    Very emotional, strong and moving story. The overall design is perfectly showing how horrifying the existence of people with such disordersVery emotional, strong and moving story. The overall design is perfectly showing how horrifying the existence of people with such disorders have been back in times, all of this raw and ugly environment... The game does a great job of making you feel how terrible and hopeless it was and makes you feel scared, not by some stupid self-closing doors, pop-ins or other cheap horror things, but by making you think. From technical stand point you can see that the game is very basic in its build and presentation and that this is low budget title, but this not what it is about. Definitely recommended for someone looking for something more in games. Expand
  7. czt
    Aug 6, 2017
    0
    "Full controller support" is just a lie if dinput controllers ignored. Handling them with unity is indeed possible, see Layers of Fear or"Full controller support" is just a lie if dinput controllers ignored. Handling them with unity is indeed possible, see Layers of Fear or Syberia 3 for example. Expand

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