Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Apr 27, 2018
    40
    Big expectations and even bigger disappointment.
  2. Mar 12, 2018
    35
    Some cute references to the original games and well executed cut scenes don't prevent this title from being overly simplistic and -even worse- broken in the gameplay department. The AI is absolutely horrible, voice acting is atrocious and we don't even want to talk about the barely functional stealth gameplay. All in all a game that should be avoided like the black plague.
  3. 30
    If you are an old school Fear Effect fan it’ll be obvious the developers are too, but despite the changes this is no better than either of the PlayStation originals.
  4. Mar 5, 2018
    30
    A tedious slog that sullies the legacy of its vaunted predecessors.
  5. Mar 5, 2018
    30
    Fear Effect Sedna represented an opportunity to bring a well-remembered series – albeit not always for the right reasons – back to life. As is the case with many games arriving via Kickstarter, though, the ambition of the project fails to translate into the final product. While in theory it ticks all the boxes you’d expect for a story-driven real-time strategy game, the woeful voice acting, rubbish combat encounters, and a cavalcade of other frustrations make this more of a real-time tragedy.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Mar 6, 2018
    9
    Can't understand reviews from several medias here, even if just few very low scores make the general score fall down.
    The game is far from
    Can't understand reviews from several medias here, even if just few very low scores make the general score fall down.
    The game is far from perfect, but the gameplay is very interesting, once you understand you don't need to use the tactical pause, except for few bosses. The story is GREAT and cutscenes really nice. The visual aspect is one of the strong point.
    Not to mention the little price, that makes a must-have so far for this year.
    Full Review »
  2. Mar 13, 2018
    3
    I used to play the first 2 parts of the Fear Effect Series and have very fond memories of it. I backed the Kickstarter and even though II used to play the first 2 parts of the Fear Effect Series and have very fond memories of it. I backed the Kickstarter and even though I wanted to like this, I found the setting disappointing. The originals were Resident Evil style survival games, this one is a mix of isometric strategy and puzzle elements. None of those are done in a way that I would keep me playing, it's just not fun. The best about this game are the cut scenes which are very much in the spirit of the old games, but the game itself spoils the experience. Dear Sushee, thanks for trying to bring a new game in the Fear Effect series and I don't regret backing that project, but an action adventure would have been more fitting. Full Review »
  3. Mar 7, 2018
    9
    Combat is a bit messy (but wasn't that also the charm of the original games?) and there is some occasionally lackluster voice-acting, but theCombat is a bit messy (but wasn't that also the charm of the original games?) and there is some occasionally lackluster voice-acting, but the general atmosphere, puzzles, music, characters, cutscenes are great! It carries the original vibe from the original PSX Fear Effect games and that's what's most important for me. Don't let the bad critic reviews keep you from buying the game, especially if you're a fan of the old games. In an age where we are spoiled by AAA games with budgets bigger than some Hollywood movies, keep in mind that the budget of this game is waaaay less than the budget for the original PSX games and they still managed to create a cool sequel representative of the qualities of the PSX Fear Effect games. Support the developer, so that we can see more great games in the Fear Effect universe! Full Review »