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  • Summary: Enter a dangerous and shadowy world of murder and cultists in this pioneering interactive thriller, exclusive to PS4, that asks you to reach into the game world and take control of the narrative.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Sep 9, 2019
    85
    Erica tells a boilerplate story—but tells it very well. With a fresh, intuitive interface and some of the best production values and acting ever seen in a video game, Erica feels very much like what it aspires to be—an interactive film. Erica is perhaps an odd experiment, but one well worth experiencing for gamers that enjoy trips off the beaten path.
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    80
    Whether Erica is a successful fluke or the start of a FMV renaissance is impossible to predict, but the game is a solid and beautifully crafted example of how the technique has evolved and just how effective great interactive storytelling can be.
  3. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    Erica has a strong, fleshed-out narrative full of twists and turns that each bring their own unique piece to the story. Its cryptic tone is carried through the audio, visuals, and writing; it never lets you relax. Sometimes weird controls jolt you out, but there is an abundance of enticing threads to follow, and it's a treat to be able to mold your own adventure out of it. Using a combination of crisp cinematography and FMV-specific game mechanics, Erica never fails to hook you into its haunting, mysterious world.
  4. Aug 22, 2019
    72
    Erica is difficult to judge. It has neither the tension of an Heavy Rain, nor the convoluted plot of other interactive dramas. Its choice of live-action makes it different from its genre but it also confines it within it, especially about interactivity and design. However, despite its low duration and hybrid nature, it’s evident the passion in every level (writing, background, actors). A courageous but also risky experiment.
  5. Sep 4, 2019
    70
    If you view Erica as an interactive movie, you'll have a great time. Flavourworks sure knows how to tell a compelling story. If you really desire a lot of gameplay, Erica is not your game.
  6. Aug 28, 2019
    65
    Erica is by far the best game to feature in the PlayLink category, but some of the ideas are unnecessary. The acting is great, but the story never really picks up until the final third of the game.
  7. Aug 23, 2019
    40
    There’s plenty of intrigue here, and in better circumstances you’d want to spend more time with the characters in order to understand their perspectives. But by the fifth time you’ve opened a lock that could have so easily have opened automatically, all you really want to do is find the quickest possible route to the exit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 131
  2. Negative: 24 out of 131
  1. Aug 19, 2019
    10
    Good interactive triller with cute actress. 2 hours for first playthrough..
  2. Aug 8, 2020
    10
    Клёвая игра! Когда раздали в прошлом месяце в плюсе все писали, что это кал. Сегодня решил установить. И не слез пока 3 раза не прошел.Клёвая игра! Когда раздали в прошлом месяце в плюсе все писали, что это кал. Сегодня решил установить. И не слез пока 3 раза не прошел. Впервые играю в такое кино. Интересный опыт. Советую. Тем более нахаляву) Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2019
    9
    One of the best interactive film ever made. Low price, good plot .
  4. Oct 16, 2021
    7
    Great acting and the story was interesting. Although the story is quite short and the pacing is off towards the end, it was still a funGreat acting and the story was interesting. Although the story is quite short and the pacing is off towards the end, it was still a fun experience for me. I enjoy these type of decision based games and gotta say it was worth it for the price I paid (a few bucks on a ps plus deal!). So if playing a game that feels like a movie is a dealbreaker for you, this is not for you Imo. Expand
  5. Oct 30, 2021
    6
    Короткая игра, хоть и любитель подобного жанра, однако игра для меня оказалась посредственная и порой непонятная в плане сюжета, точнееКороткая игра, хоть и любитель подобного жанра, однако игра для меня оказалась посредственная и порой непонятная в плане сюжета, точнее сказать не понимание, что двигало разработчиком, когда он эту игру делал. В целом на пару часов залипнуть можно, 6/10 Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2020
    5
    Rather classic interactive film (game), but with less gameplay compontnet.

    So, in such projects the main part is the story and characters,
    Rather classic interactive film (game), but with less gameplay compontnet.

    So, in such projects the main part is the story and characters, beacuse very often the gameplay is similar - choose the way of the plot's development by choosing the right question or right answer to the other person; push righ button as fast as possible and etc.

    In Erica the QTE part is reduced to a minimum, so the most time of the game, you jist need to pick the way you lead your version of the happening.

    The whole setting is not new. For the the players who like the mental hospitals theme and near occultism stuff it will be great, but for others - just normal.

    Summing up - short film for 2-3 times walkthrough to know another ending.
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  7. Jul 24, 2020
    0
    **** game and the most boring game I have ever played in my entire life. Sequences are repetitive and disappointed

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