The Inpatient Image
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 57 Critics What's this?

User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 83 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Discover who you are before it’s too late in The Inpatient; a PS VR Exclusive set in the Blackwood Sanatorium, over 60 years prior to the 2016 BAFTA award-winning Until Dawn. With deep immersion that places YOU in the game, you take on the role of an amnesiac inpatient who must find out whoDiscover who you are before it’s too late in The Inpatient; a PS VR Exclusive set in the Blackwood Sanatorium, over 60 years prior to the 2016 BAFTA award-winning Until Dawn. With deep immersion that places YOU in the game, you take on the role of an amnesiac inpatient who must find out who you are and why you are in the Sanatorium. With a branching narrative, and different endings; every choice you make can drastically affect the way the game plays out.
    Expand
Buy On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
The Inpatient - First 16 Minutes Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 57
  2. Negative: 5 out of 57
  1. Jan 26, 2018
    90
    It is chilling without being cheesy. Horrifying without being overt. Disturbing without being grotesque. I absolutely cannot wait to return to the Blackwood Sanatorium and make all the (right? wrong?) decisions this time around. The Inpatient is easily the most rewarding horror adventure to be had on the PSVR to date.
  2. The Inpatient is a good virtual reality game for the horror genre. If you are looking for a pure horror game you may be a bit upset, but if you like mysterious stories, where dialogue is important and you already have a Playstation VR, it would be an enjoyable adventure.
  3. Jan 24, 2018
    65
    Interesting yet limited VR game that puts you inside of an inmate in Blackwood Sanitorium, to experience a cinematic story that you can alter, but with little to no interactivity.
  4. 60
    An entertaining if ultimately shallow instalment in the Until Dawn series, being the most visually stunning PSVR title to date isn't quite enough for The Inpatient to overcome its sluggish pace and reductive game design.
  5. Feb 3, 2018
    60
    The Inpatient is very impressive at a few moments. Virtual reality, the sound effects and the voice controls make for an intense atmosphere, but the story feels a bit shattered.
  6. Jan 24, 2018
    55
    An incredible wasted opportunity.
  7. Jan 29, 2018
    20
    The Inpatient is one of the most disappointing games ever made. Even when detached from the excellent Until Dawn, on its own it's a shallow walking sim with glossy production values. This might be okay for a one and done play-through, if acquired for free, and even then it is hard to justify the cost of the time spent playing this husk of a game. This is at best a glorified and expensive demo reel for talented 3D artists and VR programmers - not really a game worth playing at all.

See all 57 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Jan 23, 2018
    10
    The Inpatient is an immersive and dynamic experience. A must play, especially for the PSVR! Great story and visuals, impactful decisions, andThe Inpatient is an immersive and dynamic experience. A must play, especially for the PSVR! Great story and visuals, impactful decisions, and lots of twists and turns. Expand
  2. Jan 24, 2018
    10
    This game is another victim of the recent illness, that’s plaguing so called “professional reviewers” lately. The unability to judge a game byThis game is another victim of the recent illness, that’s plaguing so called “professional reviewers” lately. The unability to judge a game by its own merits instead of comparing it to other, different games. Just like amazing GT Sport was judged as something it never wanted to be, this game should not be compared to Until Dawn, even though it serves as a kind of a prequel which lets you experience the events in the sanatorium from a unique perspective.
    It might not be for everyone and 40,- might be a tenner too much for some, but there is replay-ability and I’d definitely recommend the game to anyone.
    Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2018
    6
    Graphics: 8.8 Sound: 9.0 Gameplay: 5.0 Fun/Story: 6.5

    Despite its high technically quality (graphics and sound are really good, near
    Graphics: 8.8 Sound: 9.0 Gameplay: 5.0 Fun/Story: 6.5

    Despite its high technically quality (graphics and sound are really good, near resident evil 7), the gameplay is really bad with errors in controls that spoils the experience at all. Despite that, this game reinforces the VR capabilities to terror games.
    Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2019
    5
    Boring but thankfully short as everyone else has said. There are a few decent moments and the graphics are ok but nothing special. I hadBoring but thankfully short as everyone else has said. There are a few decent moments and the graphics are ok but nothing special. I had high hopes for this but it was not to be. Expand
  5. Apr 17, 2018
    5
    Great showcase of VR capabilities. The game itself is a sloooow burn. some cool scary moments but overall a bit boring and short. I did enjoyGreat showcase of VR capabilities. The game itself is a sloooow burn. some cool scary moments but overall a bit boring and short. I did enjoy Until Down but inpatient not so much. get this game on sale. Expand
  6. Jan 23, 2018
    4
    I enjoyed Until Dawn, it has a decent story, game play has good pace and intriguing mechanics. I was quite excited for this tittle and wasI enjoyed Until Dawn, it has a decent story, game play has good pace and intriguing mechanics. I was quite excited for this tittle and was looking forward to exploring the sanitarium since the first game. The Inpatient completely fell flat in my opinion. This tip toe simulator played out at an excruciating slow pace. Made worse by awe ful tracking and a terrible in game avatar (loading human was a psvr release title and has a far better in game body) no matter what i tried my hands and head would not mesh with my in game hand locations. Interactivity in game was basically non existence (minus chess boards and mugs) game was short and sadly very boring with easily forgettable characters. I was looking forward to some re-playability with the multiple endings, but i will not subject myself to that again. Was a good idea with a ton of potential, excellent visuals, a creepy atmosphere, amazing facials expressions and npcs looking you in the eyes made while talking was pretty neat. Sadly I do not recommend this game. Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2018
    1
    At first i thought it was overpriced for two hours long game. But I got it as used cheaper. My God, it wasn't about the duration after all, itAt first i thought it was overpriced for two hours long game. But I got it as used cheaper. My God, it wasn't about the duration after all, it was about that this short duration was boring and dull. Numerous dialogues when you are just standing, so much darkness (maybe 3/4 of the game duration is in the dark). You actually do nothing, it's almost like watching a boring vr video thats leaves you wishing it ended even sooner. Expand

See all 16 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. 2018 Videogame Preview: PlayStation 4 Games

    2018 Videogame Preview: PlayStation 4 Games Image
    Published: January 19, 2018
    Get details on 35 of the most-anticipated games headed to the PlayStation 4 console in 2018.