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  • Summary: Daymare: 1998 is a third person survival horror game with over the shoulder camera, developed in Unreal Engine 4 for Windows PC. The game features high-end graphics, original soundtrack, immersive atmosphere, hardcore survival mechanics and many connections with the beloved old schoolDaymare: 1998 is a third person survival horror game with over the shoulder camera, developed in Unreal Engine 4 for Windows PC. The game features high-end graphics, original soundtrack, immersive atmosphere, hardcore survival mechanics and many connections with the beloved old school survival horror games and '90s landmark brands. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 10 out of 28
  1. Apr 28, 2020
    77
    Daymare: 1998 is a game that, far from reaching the level of Resident Evil remakes, still deserves a chance from fans of the survival horror genre for the efforts of differentiation and depth of its created universe. A great debut for Invader Studios.
  2. May 2, 2020
    75
    Built upon the basis laid by the Resident Evil Franchise, Daymare adds its own new ideas to the mix to present a game that, despite some technical issues and bugs, fully catches the essence of Capcom's franchise and delivers a solid survival horror game.
  3. Apr 28, 2020
    70
    Invader Studios has more than paid tribute to the most classic survival horror with Daymare: 1998. Unfortunately, the story that you star as a player in this play is not as interesting as the background of it, which can easily go unnoticed. However, the game has gameplay and a series of mechanics and details that do great justice to the horror titles of the 90s and, especially, to the first Resident Evil.
  4. Apr 29, 2020
    60
    Daymare: 1998 is a low budget release with an ambition that outpaces its production values, but it's still a good attempt. There are stumbling blocks – hit detection, boss fights, animations – but the lighting is good, the soundtrack is great, and the exploration is satisfying.
  5. Apr 28, 2020
    50
    Daymare: 1998 is an ambitious game, but this homage can hardly please fans of the genre. Yet, its mundane scenario and old-school gameplay stand alongside clever puzzles and some true survival horror sensations. At a reduced price, its weaknesses might wear off a bit.
  6. May 11, 2020
    40
    Daymare 1998 is a commendable attempt at 90s horror nostalgia... though its excruciatingly slow controls, frustrating inventory system and problematic framerate make for a near unplayable experience. Shame, cause there's some promise beneath the misery.
  7. Jun 16, 2020
    20
    The broad and generic story is the least offensive aspect of Daymare: 1998. The rotten gameplay and ugly presentation that support this roof of mediocrity won't shelter even the most desperate horror fan. There is nothing classic about the gameplay or story; it is every bit as derivative as most of the soulless schlock that modern studios excrete from their focus group testing. There is no attempt at having any guts at trying to make something that is a throw-back, and the best Daymare: 1998 can offer are a few Easter Eggs and obvious nods to the games that inspired it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 8 out of 33
  1. May 7, 2020
    10
    I really liked it, the puzzles are fabulous and it's very 90s.
    I appreciate both an indie title and it has come this far. Fabulous music and
    I really liked it, the puzzles are fabulous and it's very 90s.
    I appreciate both an indie title and it has come this far. Fabulous music and thrilling atmospheres!
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  2. May 8, 2020
    10
    This game is far from perfect, but the passion that the developer had during the development was huge! I followed Invader Studios effort sinceThis game is far from perfect, but the passion that the developer had during the development was huge! I followed Invader Studios effort since the RE2 fan remake and they really are an amazing team. The game is still one of my favourite game of the last few years, try it you will not regret it. Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2020
    9
    A great game with a real "survival horror" feelings. The reloading system is an amazing game mechanics!
  4. May 3, 2020
    8
    En lo que llevo jugado se nota que con poco presupuesto han hecho un survival mas que decente.Tiene sus fallos pero no estamos puntuando un AAA
  5. May 8, 2020
    8
    This game presents a great atmosphere, a good story with an interesting ending, some nice mechanics (like the reloading system), and goodThis game presents a great atmosphere, a good story with an interesting ending, some nice mechanics (like the reloading system), and good survival horror elements. Also, if you take the time to read all the optional text files, it really give you an interesting lore behind everything happening in the game. Yes, the controls can feel clunky sometimes, the fluidity of the game is not always perfect, the boss fights are not amazing, but it really throws you back to the 90s with his gloomy atmosphere and countless references to pop culture. This is a great indie game, and you should take it for what it is, don't expect the level of polish you can see in RE2 remake or similar titles. Give it a try! Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2020
    6
    Another game I couldn't wait to play, as a fan of the 90s survival horror games! And in a way, it's exactly what I wanted, and what IAnother game I couldn't wait to play, as a fan of the 90s survival horror games! And in a way, it's exactly what I wanted, and what I expected. A game with a 90s feel and design. Creepy atmosphere, zombies and other mutants, limited ammo, puzzles, it has it all. But a few glitches (one bad one, had to restart the game, and my save was far away), a way to reload your weapons that is weird and unnecessary complicated, one very complex for nothing puzzle (damn Greek keyboard), and sometimes a very bad framerate (also an enemy that follows you in the sewer and with its gameplay, blah). Is it broken? Sometimes, definitely seems that way. Is it bad? No. Definitely worth a look if you like the genre. But definitely not a great game. There were better survival horror back then, and better now. Expand
  7. Aug 7, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Pure garbage fire! I've just spent the last hour attempting to complete the last boss section thinking, surely past the clunky, glitchy, badly designed, awful controls I would be able to complete the section AS I'M PLAYING ON EASY! No, there's always something that glitches out and the boss kills me in one hit. The elevator video playing whilst the boss is running towards you and when the camera flashes back I'm on the floor dead is just unacceptable! The normal enemies holding onto you and sometimes pressing X does nothing so you have to watch your character slowly die for a reload because the game hasn't been properly tested! The last straw was when shot a canister dead on and knocked down the boss, ran past him then his instant death animation suddenly plays and i'm dead, AGAIN!

    A truly awful way to end my dedicated perseverance due to this game having led the path of what I feel is one of the greatest genres of game, I stuck with it's clunkyness though out, yet to be totally insulted at the end just due to sheer incompetency gives this game it's well deserved ZERO out of 10! Simply AWFUL!
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