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  • Summary: Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.
    It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare
    Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.
    It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods

    Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.
    A STORY OF THE HUMAN DESCENT INTO DARKNESS
    From the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.
    FIND THE WAY THROUGH THE HAUNTED WOODS
    With just your loyal dog Bullet by your side, navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space.
    YOUR SANITY AGAINST HER CURSE
    Stand against the horrors of the Blair Witch and the decaying sanity of a man burdened by his past.
    HOW WILL YOU FACE YOUR FEARS?
    As you delve deeper into the woods, how you react to danger and behave under pressure will ultimately teach you more about yourself.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 29, 2020
    80
    Playably Blair Witch is a game that doesn't stand out, but still any lover of the horror genre will be delighted by the atmosphere the game achieves. Especially for those who have enjoyed the Blair Witch movies and want to live a new experience with the franchise, this title is a work that they will love.
  2. Dec 9, 2019
    80
    Blair Witch returns with its conversion on PlayStation 4, and it also has additional content for Bullet the dog.
  3. Dec 31, 2019
    75
    Blair Witch is a good homage to the film but stands on its own as a spooky, lost-in-the-woods, romp that doesn't go far enough with some of its story beats.
  4. Dec 19, 2019
    70
    It would be a worthy and truly scary successor to the original Blair Witch Project, if not for its lacklustre technical execution and uninspired confrontations. As it stands, Blair Witch is a mixed bag: at times truly great, but more often than not just not good enough.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 9, 2020
    60
    Good ideas are undermined by overuse and a lack of tension, but Blair Witch does leave you thinking ‘What if?’ and demands to be replayed . [Issue#171, p.97]
  6. 55
    Ultimately, Blair Witch is an intriguing story plagued by unsatisfactory gameplay, with a few neat ideas sprinkled throughout. Your canine companion presents some interesting mechanics, along with altering time through the camcorders, but in the end, even these features aren’t enough to save Blair Witch from being a chore to play. There’s still some to appreciate like the characters and story, which make Blair Witch almost enjoyable.
  7. Dec 9, 2019
    40
    Blair Witch's strongest aspect -- its eerie woodland setting -- is perfect for a focused, streamlined, horror experience. Unfortunately, that's not what this game is, and the superfluous, gimmicky gameplay mechanics that are thrown at you with reckless abandon only serve to make the game less effective as a whole. A disappointing story, frustrating level design, and precious few genuine scares leaves us hoping that this is one franchise that gets lost in the woods.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 4, 2019
    10
    Wonderful fun especially for fans of horror. The dog is great support in this game :)
  2. Dec 5, 2019
    8
    Awesome atmospheric horror game for any fans of the first and the third movie of the franchise (I mean, who liked Blair Witch 2 Books ofAwesome atmospheric horror game for any fans of the first and the third movie of the franchise (I mean, who liked Blair Witch 2 Books of Shadows). This is only an ambiant game, in the same way as a Silent Hill but more contemplative as an horror Firewatch / Everybody Gone to the Rapture. So if you didn't liked these kind of exploration slow paced gaming and you are more in a shooting Resident Evil mood it's probably not for you. In short if you like action games dissolve in a horror world you better have to be careful about about the game. But instead If you like atmospheric interactive horror story set in a Blair Witch world with occasional action horror sequence, that's definitely for you! Good game design, not state-of-the-art but still very effective, superb original score by Arkadiusz Reikowski that totally feet the Blair Witch universe. And the overall mechanism with the dog, the interaction and the items are more than correct. In my opinion a very nice new horror franchise from Lionsgate Games. Expand
  3. Jan 6, 2020
    8
    Blair Witch is a great Survival Horror as we like. The game mixes phases of exploration and horror, all complemented by elements that make usBlair Witch is a great Survival Horror as we like. The game mixes phases of exploration and horror, all complemented by elements that make us lose all notion of orientation and reality. The forest is beautifully modeled and the soundtrack immersive. A must have if you like the genre even if it is unfortunately a little too short. Especially since the game deserves an adaptation to VR! Expand