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  • Summary: Those Who Remain is a psychological thriller game that takes place in Dormont, a small town in the US. Dormont appears to be a regular and typical American town at first glance, however it is cursed by a demon who shrouded everything in darkness. Most of the town's population has beenThose Who Remain is a psychological thriller game that takes place in Dormont, a small town in the US. Dormont appears to be a regular and typical American town at first glance, however it is cursed by a demon who shrouded everything in darkness. Most of the town's population has been trapped inside the darkness, with no means of escape. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 12 out of 27
  1. Jun 2, 2020
    65
    It’s easy to see what Camel 101 was going for as it constructed Those Who Remain’s dark and foreboding world, but while the intent was noble, the execution leaves much to be desired. The game’s low price point might appeal to someone who’s desperate for a new game to play, but any wayward souls who come across the exit for Dormont while cruising the horror game highway should just keep on driving.
  2. Jun 3, 2020
    60
    Apart from its frightful visuals and clanky controls, Those Who Remain is a somewhat interesting experience. The protagonist is literally asked to shed the light on its past as he plods through the ominous city of Dormont. Quite short though, the journey of Edward might give some cold sweats to the most fearless players.
  3. 55
    Those who remain to the end of this game might find some tidbits of enjoyment in the puzzles, or weighing up some pretty heavy narrative decisions. But Those Who Remain too often forgoes its better ideas, for ones derived from better, more well-executed horror games and doesn't execute those very well.
  4. May 28, 2020
    50
    With two different endings, Those Who Remain is worth playing through all the way at least once to find out how the story ends. But with so many issues, it’s hard to find the motivation to jump back in to reveal that second ending. There’s a small bit of horror and well-crafted atmosphere on offer, but it’s short lived – and there’s definitely better games to play in the genre. Maybe give it a miss, at least until the technical issues have been (hopefully) fixed.
  5. Jun 5, 2020
    45
    Those Who Remain can work if you are looking for simple scares.The atmosphere works well and puzzles are based on some very good concepts. But the rest of the elements simple ruin the experience, even when the game tries it hard to include story choices to be more complex. With so many other similar and better games out there, there is no reason to recommend it.
  6. Aug 10, 2020
    42
    It’s really all kind of shame that Those Who Remain is so flawed, because it’s got such a good idea at its core. In better hands, this probably could’ve been a much better game, but as it stands you’re safe avoiding it entirely.
  7. Jun 1, 2020
    30
    David Lynch isn't afraid to make art that is impenetrable, hard to interpret. That's part of his genius: the absurdity of horror, the natural beauty of the uncanny. Those Who Remain draws inspiration from him in surface alone. There's the diner, the winding road. But Edward's internal journey is afraid to say anything new or original. And as a result, the player isn't afraid at all.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 29, 2021
    10
    Those Who Remain has a lot of merit because it is made by an independent studio with modest means. It seems to me that it is mysterious andThose Who Remain has a lot of merit because it is made by an independent studio with modest means. It seems to me that it is mysterious and disturbing. Who are those shadows? What do they want?. If you are a fan of twisted horror video games you should play it. Expand
  2. Jun 5, 2020
    10
    Those who remain is not the standard blockbuster popcorn game. This game is meant for the real folks who enjoy a good psychological horrorThose who remain is not the standard blockbuster popcorn game. This game is meant for the real folks who enjoy a good psychological horror story. Set in a foggy and almost mystic atmosphere, you will need to handle some pretty tense and scary moments during gameplay. This is not a predictable story. The game puts you to think how to survive to all the horror experience. Great concept, storytelling and graphics for an Indie game. Forget about what you read in other reviews. This game is meant for real horror fians and connoisseurs so give it a try. Expand
  3. Jun 22, 2020
    8
    Для инди проекта выглядит очень прилично) Игра не пугает, задумка в общем то ясна, но мне понравилась идея проекта)Для инди проекта выглядит очень прилично) Игра не пугает, задумка в общем то ясна, но мне понравилась идея проекта)
  4. Sep 10, 2020
    8
    I think this game is an interesting, if not a little clunky, tribute to Silent Hill. It's got the themes of forgiveness and condemnation andI think this game is an interesting, if not a little clunky, tribute to Silent Hill. It's got the themes of forgiveness and condemnation and being trapped in your own personal hell, which I thought was interesting.

    And it was definitely creepy, and terrifying at parts: The constant presence of the figures in the dark keeps you on edge, especially if you have to edge into a room to turn on a light. The stalker monster in the game presented a challenge as well.

    That being said, the game's interactivity can be limited, and sometimes you end up spinning your wheels trying to figure out what to do next. There's a LOT of searching for clues/information in this game, and when the developers have made every locker, drawer, and box openable, it can be a daunting task.

    Not an A+ game, but I thought it was a pretty good one otherwise.
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  5. Jun 7, 2020
    7
    Thus "Those Who Remain" shows itself to be rather double-edged. You get a solid story, which becomes really intense and thrilling at the end.Thus "Those Who Remain" shows itself to be rather double-edged. You get a solid story, which becomes really intense and thrilling at the end. Unfortunately, the design doesn't really go fair in some parts and therefore there is a bit of frustration. The atmosphere and the controls do a good job. Also the graphical presentation is neat, especially when you consider that the title was developed by only three people. If you like to experience an entertaining mystery game, you can take a look at "Those Who Remain".

    (https://www.playmoregames.de/post/those-who-remain-ps4--nsw--xb1--pc-im-test)
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  6. Sep 17, 2020
    6
    for the most part this is your standard ps4 era first person horror game. mostly sneak and hide (no combat) some puzzles, some decisionfor the most part this is your standard ps4 era first person horror game. mostly sneak and hide (no combat) some puzzles, some decision making, etc. The atmosphere is a trip though and the story is fairly engaging. the main drawback is there is no manual save, so at times if you get dead, you may have to replay entire chapters until you figure out the plan. it's also a bit short. will be doing my third play through tonight, and hopefully the platinum will be mine !!!!! Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2020
    0
    Very bad and boring game. I almost fell asleep playing this damn game. Just don't buy it.