• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: May 10, 2005
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
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  1. Pelit (Finland)
    89
    A good-looking puzzle-oriented horror game. It has an innovative panic system and a dramatic storyline. The adventure and the puzzles are well balanced, which makes Haunting Ground a very enjoyable experience. [May 05]
  2. Play Magazine
    85
    Experiencing Haunting Ground, I felt something new and bold as much as traditional and expected from the horror genre. [May 2005, p.46]
  3. 85
    Scare me. Shock me. Shake me. Take me to a place where horror is able to splurge into any gamer's mind and rattle it around playfully, frightfully, terribly. That's what horror gaming should be like. Haunting Ground really is a fun game to play and is another one of Capcom’s gems.
  4. Where the Clock Tower series always employed its notion for being the victim in a stalker's nightmarish world in a very mundane and ordinary fashion, Haunting Ground does so with a zing.
  5. 80
    An ambitious and subsequently innovative title that brings a number of refreshing changes to the survival horror genre.
  6. 80
    A welcome change of pace for horror games. It's tightly focused, suspenseful, and fosters a strong sense of personality.
  7. TotalGames.net
    77
    But the points at which Haunting Ground really begins to open up and offer something you can't get from other horror titles are the moments when you get to use Hewie to help you.
  8. It does what it sets out to do very well, without truly breaking any new or significant ground.

Awards & Rankings

59
#59 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
34
#34 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 80
  2. Negative: 4 out of 80
  1. Mar 1, 2012
    7
    This is a decent game with good atmosphere and a strong character. Gameplay consists of puzzles, object collecting, and training your dog. ItThis is a decent game with good atmosphere and a strong character. Gameplay consists of puzzles, object collecting, and training your dog. It is sort of like old Resident Evil in style and that might be a little bit bland in the modern era of gaming. Some elements are extremely fun and new, but I don't think there is enough to call this game addictive. Sometimes it is too confusing as to where you are supposed to go next. The anxiety and confusion factor is actually part of the gameplay as you stumble through while trying not to get attacked. I felt this game was solid, but not addictive for me personally. This game will keep value because its premise is so bizarre and the dog training very fun. Get this if you love old Resident Evil style games. Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2020
    10
    Still the best horror game to this day and so sought after. They really need to re release it to lower the price and generate profits,Still the best horror game to this day and so sought after. They really need to re release it to lower the price and generate profits, otherwise people are paying 300+ dollars for a USED COPY. This and Clock Tower 3 are my go-to PS2 games! Full Review »
  3. Jan 4, 2020
    8
    This game should really be more well-known in survival horror circles. It looks great, sounds great, it's hella atmospheric and has some legitThis game should really be more well-known in survival horror circles. It looks great, sounds great, it's hella atmospheric and has some legit heart-pounding moments. And unlike many other games, it has its own personality... the only reason people are calling it a clone of anything is the fixed camera presentation, the "girl being stalked" protagonist and the map grinding. But this game stays in its own pocket at all times, and that makes you want to keep at it even the action slows down some.

    Really very well done.
    Full Review »