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  • Summary: From the creators of Until Dawn

    Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make Each game
    From the creators of Until Dawn

    Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story

    Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode

    Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make

    Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is a complete and original story in its own right

    THREE WAYS TO PLAY
    Introducing multiplayer to The Dark Pictures Anthology!
    1. SOLO STORY
    The complete terrifying story as a single player experience
    2. MOVIE NIGHT MODE
    You and up to 4 friends will play the story together on the couch, each controlling a different character

    And:

    3. SHARED STORY
    2 player online co-operative mode. Play the whole story online with a friend, making choices that affect you both.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 21, 2021
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Oct 21, 2021
    80
    House of Ashes has its flaws, especially on a technical level, but it is clear that things happened since Man of Medan. More intriguing, richer and better staged than its predecessors, the third installment of the Dark Pictures Anthology easily manages to rise to the top. And we can say Supermassive Games is on the right track. We are already looking forward to discovering how they will manage to surprise us on the next episode.
  3. Nov 8, 2021
    80
    Overall if you’ve played a Dark Picture Anthology game, you know what to expect with House of Ashes. They seem to all play around the same but have different stories and gameplay circumstances. Whether the story is good or not, or characters are interesting or boring is all left up to opinion for the most part. One thing is for sure though – if you’re a horror fan, you really need to get into this series, because it has some great stories to tell and some nice moments of horror to share. House of Ashes is my personal favorite of the Dark Pictures games so far and it definitely rivals Until Dawn. It’s hard to say it’s better than Until Dawn, because they both have their ups and downs, but it’s definitely a contender.
  4. Oct 23, 2021
    75
    House of Ashes is the best episode in the Dark Pictures Anthology so far. Some adjustments and additions add more depth to the experience, and while some cons from previous episodes persist, the overall quality of the experience is higher.
  5. Oct 26, 2021
    70
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes has come to revolutionize the series with the gifts their predecessors gave them. Not only does it fill in the imperative requirements for a good horror game, it spreads the implicit message that it's only in reach of the bravest to conquer fear, in authentic tests of pressure and choices. In a scenario completely obscure, where you can see nothing but feel everything, the decisions must be made and the course of history changed... forever. House of Ashes is, without a doubt, the best game of the series so far.
  6. Oct 21, 2021
    70
    Easily the best of the Dark Pictures Anthology series, which finally manages to serve up some interesting characters and effective horror scenes, with an appealingly gothic atmosphere.
  7. Oct 21, 2021
    60
    If you enjoyed the first two games, there is some fun to be had in House of Ashes, but glitches, a predictable story structure and some boring jump scares holds it back from being a truly worthy sequel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Oct 25, 2021
    10
    Отличная часть трилогии интерактивного кинца, в стиле би муви хорроров, отличная графика, интересный сюжет, понравилась больше предыдущейОтличная часть трилогии интерактивного кинца, в стиле би муви хорроров, отличная графика, интересный сюжет, понравилась больше предыдущей части Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2021
    10
    Graphic looks so much better than previous games. Characters are really interesting unlike man of medan. Overall everythink improved. SalimGraphic looks so much better than previous games. Characters are really interesting unlike man of medan. Overall everythink improved. Salim and jason are THE BEST. Actually best of the best Expand
  3. Jan 8, 2022
    10
    Awesome game dude I love it so much its really amazing and it's a really incredible experience
  4. Oct 29, 2021
    8
    remember: filthy language in games is good, swearing is normal, After all, this is the military, this is such a setting where they constantlyremember: filthy language in games is good, swearing is normal, After all, this is the military, this is such a setting where they constantly swear, where they joke **** this is absolutely normal, this is how it should be in all games, and those brainless animals that squeal and say: 'how, there are a lot of bad jokes, there's so much filthy!', they are just a downright hypocritical biomass, just hammer on them. If we talk about the game itself: good QTE, good story, good characters and atmosphere, but what exactly pisses me off is that it is impossible to save all the characters. Eventually, I play for some of them, they are interesting, they are charismatic, and when, after a billion attempts to save them, to keep them alive, the game is like: 'oh, I'm sorry, they'll die anyway, you can't do anything here do'. It really spoiled the impression Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2022
    6
    Отличная игра,как всегда на высоте
    держит на приделе
  6. Nov 7, 2021
    5
    "The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes" is indeed a game full of horrors - unfortunately, you may just not find it where you´d really"The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes" is indeed a game full of horrors - unfortunately, you may just not find it where you´d really expect it. Mostly uninteresting characters and a boring story without any notable scares make the third entry in the series the weakest to date. It´s really hard to imagine how the franchise is attempting to survive another five years of sequels when it´s already suffering from a complete lack of new ideas right now. Expand
  7. Jan 31, 2022
    0
    Piece of **** quick time actions
    Piece of **** coop mode
    Piece of **** game, stay away from it

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