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Generally favorable reviews- based on 391 Ratings

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  • Summary: Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears. Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 52
  2. Negative: 2 out of 52
  1. 95
    Little Nightmares stands head and shoulders above its peers it terms of its true innovation, beautiful, atmospheric design, and a truly terrible tale. For any horror fan, Little Nightmares is the stuff of dreams.
  2. Apr 21, 2017
    90
    Little Nightmares is frightening, in a way that gets under your skin. A way that whispers in your ear that you won't sleep well tonight. Little Nightmares takes things you were afraid of when you were a kid, and reminds you you're still afraid now.
  3. Apr 22, 2017
    85
    Little Nightmares is a wonderful adventure, but unsettling and grotesque at the same time. If you like games like Limbo and Inside, you cannot miss it, even though this one has its own personality.
  4. Apr 21, 2017
    80
    A unique experience with an incredible atmosphere: it leaves too many unanswered questions, but the five hours of gameplay flow by quickly.
  5. Apr 28, 2017
    80
    The first multiplatform release from Tarsier is a taut grim fairytale of a puzzle-platformer that's perfect to explore on a rainy afternoon.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 14, 2017
    70
    Lacklustre puzzling, fiddly controls and a brief runtime disappoint slightly. [June 2017, p.90]
  7. Apr 30, 2017
    30
    Little Nightmares is the equivalent of wax fruit, beautiful to look at from a distance but disappointing up close and ultimately functionless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 94
  2. Negative: 3 out of 94
  1. Apr 28, 2017
    10
    this game is pretty good and kinda creepy but i am enjoying it so far. graphic is amazing, sound is pretty good.. gameplay is fine with run,this game is pretty good and kinda creepy but i am enjoying it so far. graphic is amazing, sound is pretty good.. gameplay is fine with run, jump, throw and climb. this game remind me of Inside and Limbo so i recommend this game to anyone who love Limbo and Inside Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2021
    10
    Очень крутая игра, мир и атмосфера топ, 10/10
  3. Apr 30, 2017
    10
    For me this is a perfect game. Story keeps you up all the time, I want more and more. Beautiful idea of nightmares. No blood, no words justFor me this is a perfect game. Story keeps you up all the time, I want more and more. Beautiful idea of nightmares. No blood, no words just good story. Amazing graphic and animations. Can't wait for more games like this. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2017
    9
    Little Nightmares
    one of the best 2d horror games of all time
    Little Nightmares is a puzzle platforming horror game where you play as a girl
    Little Nightmares
    one of the best 2d horror games of all time
    Little Nightmares is a puzzle platforming horror game where you play as a girl trying to escape the maw…
    And apparently you’re delicious because everyone here is trying to eat you…
    This is probably one of the coolest 2d platforming games I’ve ever played…
    The puzzles aren’t difficult here and the platforming isn’t really difficult either…
    At first you’re for the most part you’re just going forward.
    Going over obstacles, pulling items,
    throwing switches, and figuring out fairly simple environmental puzzles…
    and then you run into your first enemy... and this is where things get scary...
    Little Nightmares is hands down one of my favorite horror games of all time...
    Doing horror better than most first person games...
    You’re hiding in the shadows, sneaking around... under tables and beds praying you don’t get caught by the enemies walking around trying to eat you
    This is horror done right.. trying to find your way through rooms while dealing with a threat…
    trying to get to key items and back without being seen
    the trial and error stealth gameplay is satisfying,
    And the game mixes it up with just platforming or chase sequences, so the pacing is perfect..
    And gameplay feels varied...
    No 2 enemy encounters feel the same
    Though there are a few frustrating moments in the game where I felt I was getting by with luck...
    specifically an annoying table scene that I had to keep climbing on top of and running through over and over because of the games sometimes pretty awful checkpoints…
    and dying will be pretty frequent as this is sort of actually a 2.5 d platformer with layers…
    This sometimes makes it hard to tell if you’re going to jump at an item you’re trying to grab onto and fall behind it or not…
    But thankfully theme moments in my 4 hour journey were rare…
    Little Nightmares is terrifying at times...
    and the level design and character design is varied and memorable..
    Horror Games and Platformer fans alike owe it to themselves to pick this one up.
    I Give Little Nightmares
    an 8.5/10
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  5. Sep 3, 2020
    8
    A great little puzzle platformer horror game. I liked the music, the art, and the overall ambience very much—they added up to a memorableA great little puzzle platformer horror game. I liked the music, the art, and the overall ambience very much—they added up to a memorable experience worth recommending. The story was a little lacking in that they could have done a bit more with it, but the endings of the main game and the third DLC were strong enough that I didn’t detract any points for that.

    But I did subtract two points, and there were two reasons why: First, the controls were a bit floaty and hard to manage, and that was particularly noticeable when there was a big scary bad guy bearing down on me. I think if they had expanded the hitboxes of the movable items, it would have made for a better experience overall and given the illusion of tighter controls.

    Second, the game is pretty short for the price they’re asking. My comfort zone is around $1/hour of gameplay, and when a game goes north of that, it’s going to be a negative for me. That was the case here.

    All in all, a good experience.
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  6. May 13, 2017
    8
    Because its only 25 euros (in my country ) i bought it and because it looks awesome

    positive + great stealth levels + solid gameplay +
    Because its only 25 euros (in my country ) i bought it and because it looks awesome

    positive
    + great stealth levels
    + solid gameplay
    + great atmosphere
    + not all puzzlels where good but most of them are good
    + sometimes scary
    negative
    - to short
    - some frustrating moments

    conclusion:
    it is an amazing game that is almost perfect but because its so short i can't give it more then an 8
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  7. Feb 27, 2021
    0
    What the hell is this game, really. Controls are disaster no guide at the first of the game.

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