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  • Summary: Legend tells of a door deep below Tokyo's sewers. All who enter are lost forever. Detective Ito's partner is missing. Explore Tokyo & uncover the darkness that lays beneath the streets in this Point & Click - meets Visual Novel - narrative adventure that questions the very core of Ito's sanity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Sep 16, 2017
    80
    Tokyo Dark offers a powerful player experience, having them solve the crime on their own terms, whatever those may be, and deal with the consequences in immediate, unsettling ways.
  2. Sep 6, 2017
    80
    Tokyo Dark blends visual novel with point and click to create a terrifically dark story, filled with mystery. With eleven endings and so many choices to make, it goes well beyond the four hours of that first playthrough.
  3. Sep 11, 2017
    80
    If you’re after a horror-tinged point and click adventure game you really can’t go wrong with Tokyo Dark. The few control niggles you’ll encounter will quickly be cast aside as you put your nose firmly to the floor searching for the next clue, which is surely the hallmark of a great mystery.
  4. Sep 22, 2017
    70
    Even though I had to eventually look up the other endings after playing the game 1.5 times, it’s fair to say that Tokyo Dark is not just a good game but one unlike you’ve ever played. Whilst the art may make it look like a flash game (besides the occasional anime-style cutscene), it does delve into some pretty testing and philosophical topics, merging them with the paranormal. The characters are interesting and deep; even those with little screen time seem to have complex personalities that can often inform the player of their reactions to certain decisions. The audio design is simply disturbing in the most perfect way – pulling off what I believed only Silent Hill could by actually getting to me through sound alone. And every time you do something the smart way, such as when I managed to get into the Police evidence locker without anyone in the building knowing, you’re rewarded with positive SPIN changes. All of these little pieces come together to form something completely new and intense; I hope to see a lot more like it in the future.
  5. Sep 28, 2017
    70
    Although falling short of its full potential, Tokyo Dark tells an intriguing mystery story and nicely integrates elements of both western and eastern cultures, combining point-and-click adventure-style exploration and simple puzzles with visual novel-length conversations and multiple endings, some more satisfying than others.
  6. Nov 3, 2017
    60
    A flawed but brave take on a traditional genre, and one which oozes enough atmosphere to keep you playing until the credits.
  7. Oct 18, 2017
    57
    Tokyo Dark is rife with fresh ideas, yet most of them are half-baked.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Sep 7, 2017
    10
    - Amazing soundtrack
    - Loved the writing, all characters had a distinct voice. Ito's monologues were powerful.
    - Story was really
    - Amazing soundtrack
    - Loved the writing, all characters had a distinct voice. Ito's monologues were powerful.
    - Story was really intriguing, I rarely replay games for multiple endings but I absolutely did for this one.
    - Beautiful background art and cool character designs.
    - Horror elements were fantastic, genuinely creepy.
    - Super fun to have so much choice in this game. Different dialogues appear for different choices you make throughout the entire game, not just one section.
    - Overall, a highly enjoyable experience that makes me want to get all the achievements, which to me is the sign of a fantastic game. Would definitely recommend if you are into horror/thriller stories in general!
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  2. Jan 31, 2018
    0
    - Terrible soundtack
    - Absolutely pointless writing, and there's no character voices. Only couple phrases in the beginning
    - Story hasn't a
    - Terrible soundtack
    - Absolutely pointless writing, and there's no character voices. Only couple phrases in the beginning
    - Story hasn't a single clue, all endings stupid and horrible.
    - Backgrounds was like they're painted by an amateur, character designed in typical anime and there wasn't any specific lines.
    - Horror elements can scare only a child. Choices doesn't matter at all, and they're were on level of fallout 4 choices.
    - Overall, this game is may be quite interesting for people who tired of dating simulators, but still playing them. Not for people, who looking for something special.
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