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  • Summary: Among The Sleep invites you into the mind and body of a two year old child. After being put to bed one evening, mysterious things start to happen. Being played in first person, the game lets its players immerse themselves in a child's limitless imagination. This is a perspective we all haveAmong The Sleep invites you into the mind and body of a two year old child. After being put to bed one evening, mysterious things start to happen. Being played in first person, the game lets its players immerse themselves in a child's limitless imagination. This is a perspective we all have a distant familiarity with, but few can clearly remember what it felt like. In the borderland between dream and reality, surreal creatures and diverse environments will present you with both physical and mental obstacles that challenge your creativity. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
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  1. Dec 23, 2015
    83
    It’s an original concept and a very unique experience. Not to sound like a broken record, but Among the Sleep feels like it’s over just as it’s getting into its groove and that’s really my only major complaint.
  2. Jan 4, 2016
    80
    Despite the great storytelling mechanics, I can’t help but wish there was a little more to the game. When all was said and done it wrapped up in a handful of hours at most and I was left craving more.
  3. Nov 23, 2016
    75
    Among the Sleep recreates a world between dream and reality, seen by a 2-year-old baby. It is intriguing and disturbing and tells an interesting story. However, it has some technical problems that can annoy some players.
  4. Dec 9, 2015
    65
    Among the Sleep is an interesting idea, but some details could have been made with more care.
  5. Aug 3, 2016
    65
    Among the Sleep gives a fresh perspective by looking at the world through the eyes of a two year old. The puzzles in the game get repetitive and are too easy.
  6. 60
    Among the Sleep would be a good buy at $9.99 or under. As it stands now, $14.99 is a bit too steep a price to ask for a game that is very short, and not particularly emotionally investing.
  7. Dec 10, 2015
    50
    The narrative goes to some nightmarish places, but it ends all too abruptly, and technical issues apply the sleeping cap to an already mixed release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 29, 2017
    10
    Les dire esto, a quien se le ocurrirá la idea de hacer un videojuego de terror en primera persona controlando a un infante, sobre el horrorLes dire esto, a quien se le ocurrirá la idea de hacer un videojuego de terror en primera persona controlando a un infante, sobre el horror psicológico de la inmensidad del mundo, de lo escalofriante que podría ser lo desconocido, que tu único compañero es un osito de felpa, que la historia gira en torno a la suciedad que es la familia de vez en cuando? a quien... este juego es perfecto e innovador. Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2015
    9
    Among The Sleep
    The most enjoyable nightmare you’ll ever have
    Among The Sleep is an Adventure horror game where you play as a toddler. The
    Among The Sleep
    The most enjoyable nightmare you’ll ever have
    Among The Sleep is an Adventure horror game where you play as a toddler.
    The story starts on your birthday and you’re given a teddy bear as a gift, the rest of the story you and your new friend take an adventure through the developing mind and imagination of a toddler growing up in a broken home.
    If you grew up watching rugrats or remember being terrified of silly things as a child, you’ll really appreciate the thought that went into the design of this game as a whole.
    The Closets are deep and mysterious, plants are like a forest, you’ll go through caves, creepy playgrounds, the basement, the game does a wonderful job at keeping you tense and anxious even if you stop yourself to make sense of your surroundings,
    much like when you were little it doesn’t matter if you keep telling yourself it’s just a coat on a rack, its dark and spooky, and you’re not about to get out of your bed to test your theory.
    A monster might grab your feet on the way there.
    But if you get scared, all you have to do is hug your teddy.
    When you hug him he’ll light the area a little bit to make it easier to see.
    You can either walk or crawl in this game, and you can pick up items, pull items, and climb them. The gameplay consists of very easy problem solving like collecting 6 owls to weight down a sea saw/ teeter totter, or collecting a needed key for a lock, halfway through this 4 hour game if you take your time to explore and collect the drawings, you’ll start to notice a survival horror type creature that if it catches you you get a continue screen.
    These moments can be terrifying.
    All you can do is hide and sneak around it.
    Among The Sleep is more about its overall experience than it is it’s actually gameplay and that isn’t bad at all.
    The story is deep, the level design and immersion is near perfect.
    The friendship between you and your teddy is magical, and the horror elements are terrifying towards the end of the game, even after the pieces of the story all fall together.
    If you haven’t got enough of the story by time the credits roll, the console version of this game comes with the prologue dlc.
    If you’re not a trophy hunter you’ll likely miss it, because it’s buried in the chapter select, so make sure you play it, it will add about 30 minutes to your play time with equal quality of the main game.
    All in all there’s magic here, and you owe it to yourself to experience this game.

    For what it is
    Adventure Horror Game
    9/10
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    9/10
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  3. Jun 30, 2016
    8
    One of the best indie games I have played and one of the best horror games on the PS4. I genuinely felt uneasy with a tense increasedOne of the best indie games I have played and one of the best horror games on the PS4. I genuinely felt uneasy with a tense increased heartbeat throughout the game. The concept is unique and playing as an infant really makes you feel vulnerable to the terrors that surround you in the fantastically macabre game world.

    The story is brilliant with a dark twist at the end that leaves you thinking long after you completed the game.

    The one criticism is that I wish it was longer. I only paid 6.00 so can't complain but really wanted to spend more time in the game world.

    I'd highly recommend a night of gaming playing Among the sleep.
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  4. Feb 28, 2016
    8
    Very nice game i liked the story and the atmosphere although my only complaint was that it was alittle short under 3 hrs overall a nice indyVery nice game i liked the story and the atmosphere although my only complaint was that it was alittle short under 3 hrs overall a nice indy with a good intriguing story Expand
  5. Mar 1, 2016
    7
    great game, with good story, and more but the control small not good.
    not trash, your can try and buy this game no disapointing,
    good teddy
    great game, with good story, and more but the control small not good.
    not trash, your can try and buy this game no disapointing,
    good teddy helper when your not understand the game
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  6. Dec 15, 2015
    7
    Among The Sleep is one of the coolest ideas for a horror game I have seen in a long time. You play as a small child and along with your trustyAmong The Sleep is one of the coolest ideas for a horror game I have seen in a long time. You play as a small child and along with your trusty Teddy Bear side kick you must search for your mother, solve puzzles, and get through the horrors present in your own imagination.

    The game is fun, a lot of fun, but it isn't very scary honestly. I am quite a coward when it comes to games in the horror space, but I was able to get through this game without much wetting myself, so that's a good thing. I would definitely recommend this game for anyone like me who has troubles getting through horror games as all of the scares are quite manageable.

    I found the game to be just as much of a puzzle/collection game as I thought it was a horror game. You go through and must break through memories to move onto the next part of the game, and to do so you must collect things, such as brass owls, and set them in a certain location to collect this group of memory-linking objects that allow you to advance. It isn't a challenging puzzle game, which is why I might consider it horror/collection, but it could even be stretched into a creative way to just avoid the basic collection of paper, keys, or the like that has gotten pretty trope-y in horror games. Basically the collection just leads you to more scares and uncovers new parts of the story.

    The game features a good story overall, with a lot of deep and hidden things that have to be put together, as it isn't spelled out to the toddler protagonist. Loved figuring out the child's issues and real problems behind this Alice in Wonderland-type exploration.

    The controls and mechanics are a little weird. They make sense, with them being a toddler, but the game features a slow waddle in the up-right standing position and a faster crawl. I found myself almost bugging out the game switching back and forth too quickly so I could move around at a faster pace. If you just slow down the animations get laggy, but as long as you let yourself fall into the game this shouldn't be an issue for you. Other than that has pretty good overall controls and mechanics.

    In closing, I definitely enjoyed Among The Sleep and would recommend it to anyone to give a try to, but I found myself finding it just okay or just good more than I found situations or things about the game that blew me away. Good overall game.

    7.7/10
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  7. Feb 19, 2019
    0
    .............................................................................idont like it.......................................overrated crap

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