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  • Summary: Visage is a first-person psychological horror game. Explore a mysterious ever-changing house in a slow-paced, atmospheric world that combines both uncannily comforting and horrifyingly realistic environments, and enjoy a genuinely terrifying experience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. CD-Action
    Feb 8, 2021
    90
    Instead of employing trivial jump scare tactics, Visage expertly toys with your senses and messes with your head, first causing uneasiness, and then evoking authentic fear. There’s no reason to weep for the cancelled Silent Hills anymore. We’ve got Visage, the best horror game of the year, maybe even the best in years. [13/2020, p.51]
  2. Nov 3, 2020
    88
    Visage creates a palpable playground for fans of horror to revel in, tapping into different flavors of fear to create an unsettling experience. All too often, genre titles fall back on repetitive jump scares and shock value, but Visage lets the house burn into your brain and leaves you questioning every decision to open a door or descend a staircase.
  3. Nov 17, 2020
    87
    Visage is quite possibly the most oppressive experience we've had since Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The variety of gameplay and terrifying set pieces make this surreal nightmare of human psyche and things lurking in the dark, a must play.
  4. Nov 7, 2020
    80
    Clearly recommended for all fans of horror games.
  5. Nov 19, 2020
    80
    Visage is a game survival horror fans must experience for themselves at least once to fully appreciate, even with its flaws. Watching the game through the eyes of a streamer simply does not compare to the masterful way it manipulates its players emotions and tension levels. Visage is not just another edgy PT wannabe, and if players can get past the controls and be patient with the puzzles, they're in for a genuinely frightening ride.
  6. Nov 11, 2020
    80
    Visage is quite simply one of the best horror games to hit the market in recent times, an experience you won't easily forget. [Eurogamer Italy Recommended]
  7. Nov 10, 2020
    70
    Visage is one of the most terrifying games I’ve ever played, full stop, but it’s not going to be for all horror fans. The game’s perplexing puzzles, convoluted story, and rough edges will turn off some, but if you can stick it out, there’s a good chance it will eventually sink its hooks into you. Good horror can take time to process, and I believe Visage’s dark presence will only grow with time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    Reminds me a lot of Layers of Fear when that arrived in early access, been waiting for this game for some time, and from all game play seen soReminds me a lot of Layers of Fear when that arrived in early access, been waiting for this game for some time, and from all game play seen so far, has always given us a promise of a true horror experience, and we have gotten exactly that, although the game is still in early access, (day 1 ) presumably 20 hours game-play left spanning over the entire game! Incredibly excited to finish it. Atmosphere is so tense, and that sticks with you throughout, so scary in parts i needed to take a few breaks in between. Any fan of horror games, do not miss this, play it and invest in the finished game. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2021
    10
    A must play for horror fans.
    If you are a hardcore fan of horror games or just horror in general, you must play this game. Overall, as a game
    A must play for horror fans.
    If you are a hardcore fan of horror games or just horror in general, you must play this game. Overall, as a game it is a 7/10 kind of game, but for us die hard horror fans, it's a 1000/10, by far the best horror experience I've ever had
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  3. Nov 20, 2021
    10
    This is one of those hidden gems that you encounter and then ask yourself "Why haven't I heard about this game before?". If ever there was aThis is one of those hidden gems that you encounter and then ask yourself "Why haven't I heard about this game before?". If ever there was a varied and deeply unsettling horror game, this game is it. The settings and themes contained within scared the crap out of me.

    And it wasn't because of cheap jump-scares (those are part of the game too though, so if you like those, you will get to change your underwear several times). This game is far more intelligent than that. It's a psychological horror game. And it will get under your skin in the most depressing ways. And while that might be a problem to some, it is exactly what I want from a horror game. It dares to go where most other games don't.

    You will have to bring your a-game though, when it comes to patience - it's by design. The game progresses in very subtle ways. You will have to look and listen for the clues. And you will be awarded with some amazingly atmospheric and beautifully depressing vistas and the stories contained therein.

    It's also a puzzle game. So if you are worried that it is a walking simulator, it is not. You will be walking a lot mind you. But there is always a point to it all.

    I love this game!
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  4. Feb 21, 2022
    10
    I normally don't write reviews, but Visage was different, so I felt obligated to write one

    The atmosphere and the vibe generally felt dark
    I normally don't write reviews, but Visage was different, so I felt obligated to write one

    The atmosphere and the vibe generally felt dark and depressing, maybe lonely, mix that with random events happening throughout the game and the sense that everything seems normal but isn't.

    The game also doesn't give you much to work with at first, that's maybe a bit confusing, but the game eventually unfolds itself, and it's worth pulling through with it

    Visage for me is psychological horror at its finest, and something no horror fan should miss out on
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  5. Apr 18, 2022
    8
    αρκετα τρομακτικο αν είστε λάτρεις τον horror πρέπει να το παίξετε
  6. Oct 19, 2021
    6
    Visage definitely has a lot going for it; the atmosphere is solid, the story is really interesting, and there's an ever-present sense ofVisage definitely has a lot going for it; the atmosphere is solid, the story is really interesting, and there's an ever-present sense of tension that's not always seen in modern horror games. However, it feels like for every few things that Visage does right, it does something not so right.

    In particular, the UI and controls definitely could've used more polish and testing. I played through the entire game, and it never really felt like I ever got used to how the inventory and menu systems work. The game explains it well enough, but in execution it gets a little messy. It's not enough to ruin the game per se, but enough to nag at you throughout it all. Furthermore, the sanity system is weirdly implemented at times; something as simple as a clock ringing out in the middle of the night will cause your sanity to go down, while climbing down a rope of intestines doesn't effect it whatsoever. While some of this can be explained by story events, other times it just feels inconsistent.

    Your enjoyment of Visage will depend on how able you are to look past these flaws, as they never really go away. However, as mentioned before, the game does have some genuinely creepy elements to it, and the story goes in a wild direction that'll assure you won't forget the game anytime soon. I'd recommend it if you're a fan of atmospheric horror games, but do be warned that the game does have some noticeable bumps and hiccups here and there.
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  7. Dec 21, 2021
    3
    The game i feel like has lot more work to do..., atmosphere and some of scares are good at times that about it the scares get old and theThe game i feel like has lot more work to do..., atmosphere and some of scares are good at times that about it the scares get old and the house direction is horrible take a look at PT and layers of fear original resident evil,dark souls even i know the game says it suppose to be hard but it made it hard to truly appreciate the scares and atmosphere ,i got about 40 hours into the game (finished after a walk through), i mostly got turned around a ton because of bad lay out design, and some of the story don't make sense (at-least to me) controls are a bit atrocious at times but it will a place in the back of my mind that they could of done better. Expand