Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 11 out of 25
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  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. May 28, 2020
    65
    Those Who Remain leaves much to be desired and never pays off, no matter how many notes you read. Sure, there’s a decent narrative to discover within the game’s dark themes, but that is overshadowed by the sloppy structure and poor control scheme. It’s a shame because I really felt like there would be some kind of pay off at the end of this supernatural mystery, but I was left in the dark.
  3. May 27, 2020
    65
    Those Who Remain is a good horror experience in a genre filled by many similar games. It offers good story and interesting puzzles, and throws some decision making your way, but also suffers from many technical and design issues that prevent it from being good enough for all tastes.
  4. 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.
  5. Jun 1, 2020
    60
    There is an awful lot to like about Those Who Remain, but unfortunately, there is also a lot which will leave players deeply frustrated. Its most fundamental problem is that it tries to do too much. The atmosphere and storytelling, particularly at the start of the game is a great start, but the developers felt the need to add elements of survival horror, which ultimately exacerbate rather than scare.
  6. May 28, 2020
    60
    Those Who Remain features an eerie atmosphere, inventive puzzles, and some moments of genuine tension via its shape-shifting world, but fussy controls, one-dimensional stealth, and a narrative that lacks cohesion prevent it from stepping completely out of the darkness and into the spotlight.
  7. 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.
  8. May 28, 2020
    52
    Those Who Remain is a puzzle game disguised as a survival horror. It fails to deliver a memorable and thrilling game experience and is based on an old game structure with very few interesting moments.
  9. Jul 8, 2020
    50
    Those Who Remain is difficult to recommend, but there is an interesting meditation on guilt, redemption, and judgement hidden amongst an unfortunate mass of clunky design and gameplay. It might even be that watching someone else play the game is the best way to enjoy it, so you won't have to fight the controls and frustrating checkpoints. Ultimately, the game itself fails to live up to the potential of its ideas. This is one that should remain on the shelf.
  10. 50
    Although it had some good ideas at the start, Those Who Remain feels like the most cookie cutter horror game possible that barely manages to present anything fresh enough to keep you interested across the six hour playtime.
  11. Jun 2, 2020
    50
    Those Who Remain doesn't add anything relevant to the horror genre.
  12. May 29, 2020
    50
    If you're simply looking for some quick jump-scares, then Those Who Remain is an adequate choice, but there are likely dozens of games on Steam or Itch.io that are better and less expensive than this.
  13. 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.
  14. May 28, 2020
    50
    There’s an intriguing and intelligent story to Those Who Remain, but poor checkpointing and awkward chase scenes often spoil the experience.
  15. Jun 29, 2020
    45
    Through the eyes of an exasperated protagonist, Those Who Remain borrows from better games to tell a by-the-numbers horror story with the illusion of morality. Rife with puzzles so simplistic they become tedious, its delivery may leave players in the dark.
  16. 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.
  17. 45
    A mediocre experience that’s less psychological horror than it is torture. There are better horror experiences out there.
  18. Jun 4, 2020
    45
    Those Who Remain is way to shaky to bring the players in a world of horror, or even have the slightest feel of fear. If you seek thrills, you can find much better elsewhere, and probably for cheaper.
  19. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 26, 2020
    40
    Poor signposting is a problem throughout, compounding frustration in by-the-numbers stealth/chase sequences (though each of these is mercifully to the point once you figure out what you’re supposed to do). Bright spots, such as the early story’s compassionate portrayal of childhood bereavement and some genuinely unsettling sound design, are too often overshadowed. We’re not leaving the light on for this. [Issue#177, p.156]
  20. Jun 17, 2020
    40
    Those Who Remain looks and plays like it come through a time portal from the mid-90s. The graphics are washed-out, plain, and badly angular. The frame rate is choppy despite the simplicity of visuals and jerks horribly when turning the viewpoint. There is no cohesion to the production design; nonspecific props are just scattered all over the place and random images from the web are plastered into frames that decorate walls. The main character’s sedated delivery kills off the rest of the atmosphere. And no, being indie isn’t a plausible excuse because there are plenty of similar but better-done indie horror games out there. All in all, Those Who Remain is an unfortunate attempt at psychological horror that goes on to show it’s a hard genre to get it right.
  21. Jun 5, 2020
    40
    Although it has a clever premise and features nifty abstract scenarios, Those Who Remain is little more than an annoying adventure.
  22. May 28, 2020
    40
    Those Who Remain is a psychological horror experience completely lacking in scares and atmosphere. Its uninspired gameplay loop has already been done better time and time again, resulting in a dull, unnecessary title.
  23. Jul 7, 2020
    35
    Those Who Remain is a morally shallow experience with a repetitive plot. A few decent puzzles can’t rescue this otherwise-flat experience, and I was glad to be done with it when the credits rolled.
  24. Jun 9, 2020
    35
    From storytelling to game design, Those Who Remain's tepid approach to its overabundant tropes made me want to leave Dormont as soon as I arrived. My best advice to horror fans: ignore the exit—even if your tank is running low.
  25. 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. May 28, 2020
    A couple of nifty concepts can't save this uninspired genre piece from its shortage of character or fear. [Eurogamer Avoid]
User Score
4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23
  1. 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".

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  2. Jun 30, 2020
    0
    Very bad and boring game. I almost fell asleep playing this damn game. Just don't buy it.
  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)