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  • Summary: Coming back to the family hotel after years, a young woman finds herself trapped with the ghosts from her past and an old cellular telephone as the only way to unveil a terrible truth.

    1993 - LEWIS & CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA, US Ten years ago, teenager Nicole and her mother left the family
    Coming back to the family hotel after years, a young woman finds herself trapped with the ghosts from her past and an old cellular telephone as the only way to unveil a terrible truth.

    1993 - LEWIS & CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA, US

    Ten years ago, teenager Nicole and her mother left the family hotel after discovering her father Leonard's affair with, and pregnancy of Rachel, a girl her own age who eventually committed suicide.

    Now that both of her parents have passed, Nicole hopes to fulfill her mother's last will to sell the hotel and make amends to Rachel's relatives. With the will and determination to put that chapter behind her, she returns to the hotel with the family's lawyer to audit the decaying structure.

    As the weather unexpectedly turns for the worst, Nicole has no way to leave the large mountain lodge, and finds support in Irving, a young FEMA agent, using one of the first radio telephones ever built.

    With his help, Nicole starts to investigate a mystery far deeper than what people in the valley thought. A story of love and death, where melancholy and nostalgia melt into a thrilling ghost tale.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Sep 18, 2020
    80
    A mystery thriller set in a deserted hotel. Interesting characters und tense dialogue make this first person adventure a trip worthwhile.
  2. Sep 21, 2020
    70
    A dark premise that, like most uncomfortable experiences, deserves to be told. A few technical issues knocked my pacing back slightly, but didn’t stop me from seeing this through.
  3. Sep 22, 2020
    70
    Overall, The Suicide of Rachel Foster does its best to get you in that uncomfortable gameplay horror structure it aspires to achieve, and it succeeds in engaging and pulling you into the experience. The game just falls short in the story and never really brings the actual horror you would expect to the table, which hurts the gameplay. The long journey to start the horror and the payoff by the end doesn’t match up. That’s not to say you won’t get something out of the game, at least some mystery and suspense, but your expectations of what you should get and what you want to get will never quite come to fruition.
  4. 60
    The Suicide of Rachel Foster offers up some wonderful environmental storytelling, creating palpable tension. Once everything starts to come together however, the game itself starts to fall apart. What could have been good ideas fall into thoughtless choices, and the strengths of the game as a whole are wasted on the finale. Outside of the gimmicky triggering ending, this game had the potential for something interesting.
  5. Sep 21, 2020
    60
    If you’re unsure whether you can handle some uncomfortable and disturbing topics, this is definitely not the game for you. If you’re looking for a creepy and dark mystery to get lost in for a couple of hours, or you’re curious who Rachel Foster is, this is worth a playthrough.
  6. Oct 1, 2020
    55
    While The Suicide of Rachel Foster has the environmental and graphical potential to be an incredibly spooky and mysterious horror game, it becomes a frustrating and uncomfortable story that never really gives a cathartic ending and therefore squanders its narrative and horror potential.
  7. Sep 16, 2020
    10
    While handsomely produced, the way the titular character is treated as an afterthought and the serious themes of child grooming are handled leaves a truly wretched taste in the mouth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 22, 2021
    8
    Review are slightly hypocritical in a way...I mean sure, let's support AAA games that basically let you murder anyone for wtv reason...godReview are slightly hypocritical in a way...I mean sure, let's support AAA games that basically let you murder anyone for wtv reason...god forbid though, indie games with edgy topics are bad. It's kind of unfair to make this personal when it's basically a game. I think this scenario even though very uncomfortable is realistic since this is a side of a story that needs to be told. Basically showing that life is unfair and cruel. That unfortunately victims can be an afterthought...in most stories or abuse and deception. Giving this a low score just because it makes reviewers "uncomfortable"...that's the point of this game. This is the truth of the story and how the cast chose to handle the situation. Expand
  2. Mar 14, 2021
    7
    Spooky little walking simulator. If you liked Gone Home, Editch Finch, or Firewatch, this is pretty much the same game so give it a try. TheSpooky little walking simulator. If you liked Gone Home, Editch Finch, or Firewatch, this is pretty much the same game so give it a try. The sprint is a little slow and it's far more mission based than it seems, so there's no incentive to explore the hotel before the game takes you there. But the characters were investing and the acting is strong. +Looks good
    +Runs in 60fps
    +Spooky without jumpscares
    +Solid story
    -Ending doesn't make a ton of sense
    -Traversing hotel can be laborous and its's easy to get lost
    -19.99 is a lot for 3 hours
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