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  • Summary: Beware the shadows and the darkness which seem silent. Beware the closed doors, the whispering mirrors. Beware the Song of Horror that nests in the cracks of your mind.

    The famed writer Sebastian P. Husher has gone missing, along with his entire family. Worried, his editor sent an
    Beware the shadows and the darkness which seem silent. Beware the closed doors, the whispering mirrors. Beware the Song of Horror that nests in the cracks of your mind.

    The famed writer Sebastian P. Husher has gone missing, along with his entire family. Worried, his editor sent an assistant to his house in order to look for him but he never came back... These disappearances spark a set of events that will soon reveal something dreadful: a nameless, dark entity known only as The Presence seems to be responsible and it's still somewhere, out there, lurking in the shadows, waiting for you... You may die, but the horror continues others will pick the investigation up from where you left it until you all find out the origin of The Presence and put an end to this nightmare.
    A PARANORMAL ADVENTURE OF UNPREDICTABLE TERROR
    Song of Horror offers a truly dynamic terror experience: its antagonist, the supernatural entity known only as The Presence, is controlled by an advanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) that adapts to your actions and decisions. Experience unbearable fear as this otherworldly being responds to your way of playing and hunts you down in unexpected ways, offering a unique experience to every player and gameplay where tension builds up naturally instead of coming from scripted sequences.

    As a player, you will live this story through the eyes of a varied set of characters related to the story in their own way. Every character is different, and brings their unique point of view to the investigation, allowing them to approach clues and items differently. Their actions and decisions will shape the world: some of them will know more or less of certain aspects of the story; some will be more effective against supernatural manifestations, but all of them can die if the Presence gets to them and death is permanent. If they die, you will have to pick the story up with another one, and continue the investigation so their deaths are not in vain.

    SPOOKY CHARACTERISTICS:

    * Investigate a paranormal mystery in a thrilling story of psychological horror
    * Beware The Presence, an otherworldly entity with its own AI that reacts to your actions and decisions in a non-scripted, unpredictable horror experience
    * Choose between a group of unique characters: each one brings its own point of view and has a different relation to the story and other characters
    * You may die, but the horror continues: death is permanent when a character dies, it's gone...but the next one will follow the investigation from where the deceased left it. The world will be shaped by their previous actions.
    * Explore haunted, sinister locations to gather clues and items that will help you solve challenging puzzles while enduring the agonizing tension of the game's atmosphere
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Jun 4, 2021
    90
    Tapping into old school horror with several modern twists, Song of Horror is a surprise hit for fans of the genre. A few little face values issues do nothing to ruin the very well crafted filling, for fans and newcomers alike.
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    Jul 5, 2021
    80
    Eerie, with nice lighting – you’ll want to see what horrors lie in wait. Thanks to The Presence, even replaying brings brand-new frights. Worth a scare. [Issue#3, p.128]
  3. Jun 4, 2021
    79
    Some technical flaws are totally compensated by its absorbing atmosphere and its "no mercy" philosophy. If you are a diehard fan of the survival horror genre, you should try it.
  4. Jun 17, 2021
    70
    Song of Horror tries its best to be a swan song of survival horror and acts as a return to form. However, frustrating puzzles and random deaths cause unexpected hang-ups on the experience. Yes, I remember when saving was limited to Ink Ribbons, but at least there was a choice in that feature. Still, there’s a lot to enjoy about this episodic nightmare.
  5. 70
    Song of Horror does a great job of bringing back that classic survival horror feel. Certain mechanics that made sense when the game was episodic make less sense in this full release but it's still an enjoyable nod to a now less than common genre.
  6. Jul 5, 2021
    60
    Song of Horror has the potential to be a great game for fans of dark, gothic horrors. There’s a great story to be told and the ominous atmosphere, randomly generated scares, and some genius puzzles will keep you coming back time and again – providing you can overlook the janky controls, camera, and some technical issues.
  7. Jun 4, 2021
    40
    With limp scares, crummy puzzles, and a clumsy story, Song of Horror feels painfully out of tune

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Sep 8, 2021
    9
    I dont know what happens with sone reviews, it seems we are not playing the same game...In my oppinion a big applause to protocol games, itsI dont know what happens with sone reviews, it seems we are not playing the same game...In my oppinion a big applause to protocol games, its been some time that a game liked me so much, the only thing i dont like is the graphics in comparison with the pc version, i hope protocol makes a patch for ps5 that improves the textures, depth of field making the game like the pc version. So everyone that likes games like the the ones of old thats your game, and if you like to shoot this is not your game, no weapons juat puzzles, exploring and survival, so dont look at the bad ratings and give the game a chance. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2021
    8
    An old and nice old horror school game from Spain, really beautiful like alone in the dark/Silent hill but without battle action, justAn old and nice old horror school game from Spain, really beautiful like alone in the dark/Silent hill but without battle action, just explore, puzzle and narrative. Have some bugs, textures issues... But looks really great and i only have 1 crash in ps4 normal and a big bug in the library. Don't let the game started in the library because you can block the character. Expand
  3. Nov 23, 2021
    8
    Great game so far. Certainly for fans of the original 4 silent hill games, original resident evil, alone in the dark. Game includes a lot ofGreat game so far. Certainly for fans of the original 4 silent hill games, original resident evil, alone in the dark. Game includes a lot of puzzle solving and item finding. Slower paced so be warned if you prefer fast paced action. For me, its a love letter to late 90s playstation horror games. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2021
    7
    Si no le doy más nota a este título es simple y llanamente por un apartado técnico que nos deja algunos bugs que pueden entorpecer laSi no le doy más nota a este título es simple y llanamente por un apartado técnico que nos deja algunos bugs que pueden entorpecer la experiencia. Por lo demás, me parece un juego excelente y muy recomendable para los que vivimos la era de los Resident Evil o Silent Hill clásicos. A pesar de no existir el combate me pareció muy divertido, con unos puzzles muy complicados que te harán romperte el cerebro y momentos que te haran sudar alguna gora fría de terror. Expand
  5. Oct 9, 2021
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I was so hyped by the trailer of "Song Of Horror" that I decided to pre order the Deluxe Version.

    Unfortunately it did not deliver or at least not for me.

    The story was very lackluster..., but that didn't bother me at first.
    The game has a lot of technical issues though.

    Some smaller stuff, like objects that wouldn't load but also some game breaking bugs that wouldn't let you progress any further.

    I stopped my playthrough at chapter three where I discovered a game breaking bug that basically froze my character.
    After I restarted the chapter I came along a second bug that made it impossible to proceed any further.

    It really saddens me because the athmosphere and level design in the game is really solid.

    But it's just frustrating to play in its current state.
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  6. Jun 8, 2021
    0
    This game has a good story and some great puzzles. It also doesnt work, drops all game saves, and crashed my Ps4 over 10 times. Contacted psThis game has a good story and some great puzzles. It also doesnt work, drops all game saves, and crashed my Ps4 over 10 times. Contacted ps network for refund, they said ' trouble shoot or restart your ps pro in safe mode'. So after waiting months, waiting a delay, and spending $40... i am left with a console crashing pile of trash. Avoid. These studios give indy devs a bad name. You should all be ashamed to be charging for this unpolished garbage. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2021
    0
    Visuals glitches, blinkings and a big bug with the fuses that don't allow me to continue the game. It displays something like a line of code.Visuals glitches, blinkings and a big bug with the fuses that don't allow me to continue the game. It displays something like a line of code. That's a shame. Expand