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  • Summary: Strange occurrences are disrupting the routines of the PATHOS-2 research facility. The radio is silent. Behavioral anomalies of the machines are increasingly dangerous, if not... malevolent. The facility is devolving into chaos. No weapons, and the only escape is practically unthinkable.Strange occurrences are disrupting the routines of the PATHOS-2 research facility. The radio is silent. Behavioral anomalies of the machines are increasingly dangerous, if not... malevolent. The facility is devolving into chaos. No weapons, and the only escape is practically unthinkable. From Frictional Games, creators of the Amnesia and Penumbra series, SOMA is an aberrant tale of scientific inquiry and survival; an entropic exploration of synapse and circuit that wades through the delusions of human consciousness.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Oct 19, 2015
    95
    Unsettling, confronting, and thought-provoking.
  2. Sep 21, 2015
    90
    It makes you think about what it means to be alive, and indeed how you classify life, and is a brilliant example of just how far video games have evolved.
  3. Sep 21, 2015
    85
    In a spectacularly immersive setting supported by masterful sound design, SOMA is solid evidence that the Friction Games is still in total control when it comes to horror.
  4. Sep 21, 2015
    80
    Almost five years of work well done in this playable nightmare. Frictional opens our eyes with this FPS survival horror. SOMA is conservative in all that Amnesia imposed, but it has new and great ideas and atmosphere so the player wants to cross each new door. Welcome to the depths... of your fear.
  5. Oct 1, 2015
    80
    It reveals itself as a metaphor for the human psyche reluctantly coming to terms with the realities of its own existence.
  6. Sep 25, 2015
    80
    The core of the Frictional Games horror recipe has not changed; just a few ingredients disappeared from the concept and were replaced by other - equally good. Soma is still scary and exhausting, but at the same time it constrains to deeper reflection. Maybe because of this it won't please everybody, especially fans of the previous games from FG; on the other hand, it opens the gate to new players who are already tired of banal titles, but are still attracted to fear.
  7. Nov 13, 2015
    65
    While SOMA never hits the highs of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, it's still largely decent in its own right. Some confused environment design and lackluster monster scenarios work against it, but as an atmospheric jaunt under the sea with a reasonable storyline behind it... well, it works pretty well. Faint praise perhaps, but praise nonetheless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 117
  2. Negative: 8 out of 117
  1. Feb 23, 2019
    10
    After the great Penumbra and Amnesia PC horror games, Frictional Games have at last released a game on consoles ! While not a particularlyAfter the great Penumbra and Amnesia PC horror games, Frictional Games have at last released a game on consoles ! While not a particularly scary game, Soma features one of the most mind blowing stories ever seen in a game ! That alone makes the game a must play! It features a lot of exploration, hiding from monsters and some puzzle solving, but the game’s core is getting immersed and discovering it’s dark and unforgettable story. Epic ! Expand
  2. Jun 26, 2016
    10
    Any score between a 7.5 and 10 for this game is fair. It was creepy, not scary. It has a slow start, the graphics were slightly underwhelming,Any score between a 7.5 and 10 for this game is fair. It was creepy, not scary. It has a slow start, the graphics were slightly underwhelming, and the acting was occasionally...subpar. That said, it is within my top 5 favorite PS4 games. The last thing I expected was to become some emotionally involved in the story. If you were ever obsessed with the writer Philip K. Dick, just get this game. Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2015
    10
    I love Frictional Games work. Amnesia was a classic, this game comes 5 years later and feels like a true successor to what they have beenI love Frictional Games work. Amnesia was a classic, this game comes 5 years later and feels like a true successor to what they have been working towards. It's an awesome game with a very mature, thought-provoking story that you'll wanna see through to the end. I won't spoil anything but you are in for a treat... Enjoy! 10/10 Expand
  4. Sep 21, 2019
    9
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  5. Nov 13, 2015
    8
    The best horror game you'll ever play. The story is amazing and will leave the most unique emotional impact on you. I was amazed by theThe best horror game you'll ever play. The story is amazing and will leave the most unique emotional impact on you. I was amazed by the sounds, the graphics, the character interaction and mostly the fear of what's going to happen next. The monster design is superb, maybe not as difficult as Amnesia but having to solve a puzzle while being chased by one is no laughing matter. Some bugs while exploring underwater sections were weird and little guidance to some easily miss-able keys is not present, which pull it away from a perfect score. Can't wait for more games from this studio. Expand
  6. Jul 7, 2017
    8
    Awesome indie game. Thought provoking, terrifying, tense, mysterious, emotional and incredibly involving. Will stick with me for many months IAwesome indie game. Thought provoking, terrifying, tense, mysterious, emotional and incredibly involving. Will stick with me for many months I suspect.... perfect amount of gameplay, story, difficulty, horror and length. I really do hope these guys make more and more and more games and focus more on the story side of things. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2017
    0
    Lame boring artsy game trying to be smart/philosophical with crap run-away-or-hide-from enemies mechanics. Its more frustrating than engaging.Lame boring artsy game trying to be smart/philosophical with crap run-away-or-hide-from enemies mechanics. Its more frustrating than engaging. Bioshock this is not and that game PULLED me in. Gone Home's story was intriguing. After reading so many glowing reviews of this game, I came away severely disappointed. Didn't finish this, stopped at Delta site where it just frustrated the heck out of me with the back and forth trying to find stuff. Argh, so annoyed. Hellblade was SOOOO good. SOMA WAS SOOOOOOOO MEH Expand

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