Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 95
    Nerve-wrackingly terrifying, highly polished and boasting one of the cleverest takes on the survival genre in years, The Forest is one of finest survival horror titles available.
  2. Nov 20, 2018
    85
    In a genre that is filled to the brim with many different titles all competing to be the best, The Forest certainly sets itself apart. It’s hard and terrifying but also rewarding in its own right. Each death taught me a new lesson. There’s a ton of customization and crafting to be done, and the areas that can be explored are very well made. The best part of this is that there is no single right way to play as you can tackle the game’s happenings in any way you want. Anyone who likes crafting, survival and possibly being eaten by cannibals (or eating the cannibals) should definitely give this game a whirl.
  3. Dec 11, 2018
    82
    The Forest is a true test for anyone playing. Thank goodness Eric is supplied with a guide book showing home how to effect craft, and show him just what is needed in the wilderness. Pay heed to this book as it is going to save your skin over and over again. I would contend that there are so many challenges in this title that gamers who do complete through to platinum (on PS4) can and should brag about it. It will be no small feat.
  4. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    An eerie open world filled with deadly AI enemies elevates The Forest above a good number of survival horror experiences out there. Don't let the lack of story and minor repetition turn you off this atmospheric title.
  5. 75
    The survival genre is so crowded that there’s little ground left to break, but The Forest has done it.
  6. Nov 23, 2018
    73
    The Forest is a very good surviving game, although now some of its mechanics feel a little bit updated. However, this PS4 version is a great way to enjoy one of our favorite survival games.
  7. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    A brutal, albeit familiar, survival game that’s thoughtfully designed and elegantly refined, and as a result easily the best game of its type on PlayStation 4.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41
  1. Nov 11, 2018
    9
    This game is hard but well worth the effort, there isn’t a better survival game on PS4. The amount of things to build, craft, defend against,This game is hard but well worth the effort, there isn’t a better survival game on PS4. The amount of things to build, craft, defend against, are enough to keep anyone busy. Full Review »
  2. Nov 11, 2018
    9
    The pc version obviously runs better than the Ps4 version but it defends itself very well despite some imperfections. The gameplay and all theThe pc version obviously runs better than the Ps4 version but it defends itself very well despite some imperfections. The gameplay and all the rest of the game on the other hand work very well and I'm really enjoying The Forest. It has a really interesting plot and the tension grows more and more ... Great game really that I recommend also seen the low cost. Full Review »
  3. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    Fun game. Excellent developer that doesn't bleed the customer dry. Good performance on the base PlayStation 4. Nice price.