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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Dec 1, 2022
    90
    For several years rose-engine channeled their creative prowess to create it's own take on Resident Evil and Silent Hill. The results are weird, purposely uneven, while at the same time beautiful and ambiguous. Basically it's everything and more you could have hoped for by listening to this radio frequency.
  2. Nov 23, 2022
    90
    Signalis is a pleasant surprise explicitly inspired by the best-known survivor horrors of the 1990s. The title adopts typical 32-bit mechanics and aesthetics to build a sci-fi horror that manages to establish an immersive and thought-provoking identity.
  3. Nov 18, 2022
    90
    For those wondering where the great classic survival horrors have gone – Signalis is right here, ready to welcome you. Rose Engine have taken inspiration from the greats in the genre. In some ways it pushes the genre forward. You may not vibe with how it plays on occasion but beyond that is an incredible story, with a memorable dystopian sci-fi aesthetic you’ll find hard to let go.
  4. 90
    Signalis is a brooding, atmospheric slice of survival horror that unfurls its dread in a slow, tantalizing manner. Its bleak retrotech world is a fine backdrop for the disturbing mysteries that must be uncovered in the frozen wastes of an ice planet.
  5. Nov 9, 2022
    85
    Despite some frustrations, it conjures up a tense experience from start to finish with its compelling narrative, immaculate atmosphere, and beautiful pixel art.
  6. 81
    An engaging story and a disturbing atmosphere are the best features in this game that recalls the gameplay style of classics 90s survival horror. A repetitive combat and bland stealth elements drop its overall value.
  7. For some players, Signalis will summon to mind the halcyon days of playing the original PS1 version of “Resident Evil 2” in the late ’90s, or even its miraculously faithful replica on the Nintendo 64. Signalis is itself something of a faithful replica, an acolyte in thrall to an old — and supposedly antiquated — master. But the game finds the classic survival horror genre in fine health.
  8. Oct 25, 2022
    80
    A stylish replication of survival horror’s roots, which manages to capture and refresh the unsettling horrors of the genre’s 90s origins.
  9. Oct 25, 2022
    80
    All in all, this is an astoundingly stylish effort from such a small studio. Signalis is riveting in both the construction of its world and the tense survival horror gameplay it executes so well. Don’t overlook it because of its very late last-gen release: rose-engine’s effort has its feet firmly planted in the future.
  10. PLAY
    Nov 30, 2022
    70
    A homage to 1990s survival horror that recognises where improvement is needed, Signalis has its own issues, but it emerges as a mostly gripping adventure. [Issue#21, p.92]
  11. Oct 29, 2022
    60
    SIGNALIS does a decent job of offering a retro survival horror experience yet it doesn't do much to make it stand out from the crowd.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 47
  2. Negative: 8 out of 47
  1. Nov 4, 2022
    10
    Phenomenal Game, I enjoyed every part of it, From the story telling to the artwork. Signalis is a very touching game with its story of PromisePhenomenal Game, I enjoyed every part of it, From the story telling to the artwork. Signalis is a very touching game with its story of Promise and Love with the touch of vague and non linear story telling makes for one of the best solo game experiences I’ve ever had. Props to both developers for delivering one of the best games in the Survival Horror genre. Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2022
    1
    a port so bad it bricked my console
    a port so bad it bricked my console
    a port so bad it bricked my console
  3. Dec 25, 2022
    8
    Recommend for any 90s survival horror fan.

    Definitely hits the nail on the head replicating a PSX era Silent Hill/RE video game. Also some
    Recommend for any 90s survival horror fan.

    Definitely hits the nail on the head replicating a PSX era Silent Hill/RE video game. Also some similarities with Metal Gear Solid.

    The puzzles created are intuitive and fresh, although at the same time very typical. Combat is a little janky, but is to be expected with the genre.

    I really enjoy when a game doesn’t hold you hand, tell you what to do, where to go and make courtesy auto saves every minute so this goes down well in my book. There is a sense of pressure knowing that if you make a mistake it will bear a cost.

    Price point is fair at £15 for the game complexity and length.

    My only gripe is trying to enter rooms seems to be troublesome when being chased. Almost as if when in danger, the action button to open a door doesn’t register several times causing the player to take damage! I am not sure if this is ‘coded’ this way to create suspense, sheer coincidence, or due to frantic panic, but it is deeply annoying!

    I would love to see what the team could do with a bigger budget and larger scale game.
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