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  • Summary: Set on the coast of Norway, Through the Woods tells the story of the extremes a mother would go to in order to save her child. The narrative begins with the mother, Karen, who is being interrogated regarding the mysterious disappearance of her son. Gameplay starts as she recounts theSet on the coast of Norway, Through the Woods tells the story of the extremes a mother would go to in order to save her child. The narrative begins with the mother, Karen, who is being interrogated regarding the mysterious disappearance of her son. Gameplay starts as she recounts the terrible events surrounding this tragedy. Expand

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  1. Jun 21, 2018
    70
    I enjoyed Through the Woods even though I’m sure there are quite a few people who won’t. This short adventure is driven by a neat narrative and great atmosphere even if the delivery isn’t always perfect and the graphics could use improvement. But the inclusion of Norse lore and interesting creatures made for a game that is very unique in its own right.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 5, 2018
    60
    A half-baked novelty. One for the curious but certainly not the powerful story that it could have been. [Issue#150, p.88]
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  1. Jun 20, 2020
    8
    I enjoyed playing this game. I love Nordic stories. Old graphics but it's not a problem, a little poor quality for voice acting.
  2. May 11, 2018
    7
    Through The Woods is one of those games I feel any fan of horror should at least give a play through. The game holds up exceptionally wellThrough The Woods is one of those games I feel any fan of horror should at least give a play through. The game holds up exceptionally well even though it does have the odd performance flaw here and there, but even the best of games have this issue if you look hard enough for them. The atmosphere brings the game to life and I think the idea of Norse mythology playing a part in the story is a great addition, even if I still can’t get the scream of that sodding huldra out of my head. Expand
  3. Apr 17, 2019
    7
    I bought this game for $10 and felt I got my money's worth out of it. Yes the graphics look dated but what you come for is the story, whichI bought this game for $10 and felt I got my money's worth out of it. Yes the graphics look dated but what you come for is the story, which has some nice twists and turns. I enjoyed learning some more obscure Norse mythology, and the soundtrack helps with the creepy atmosphere. Overall if you love horror games like I do it is worth a try. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2019
    7
    The story is very good and the woods are indeed intense. The only thing that really annoyed me was the enemies that kill you with a singleThe story is very good and the woods are indeed intense. The only thing that really annoyed me was the enemies that kill you with a single attack. Developers should have given the player the option to survive and at least try to react after being attacked by these enemies. Expand
  5. May 10, 2018
    6
    Through the Woods
    The Room of Horror Games
    Through the Woods is a Horror adventure game set in Norway. You play as a woman named Karen.
    Through the Woods
    The Room of Horror Games
    Through the Woods is a Horror adventure game set in Norway.
    You play as a woman named Karen. Your son Espen gets snatched up by a Viking man cause he doesn’t wanna listen to you about not going near the pier.. and you spend the rest of this 3hr game trying to rescue him.
    This game is ridiculous.
    This is the room of horror games in almost everyway.. from the voice acting to the delivery of the story..
    It tries so hard to deliver something serious and I was laughing so hard during the moments in the beginning and towards the end where the majority of the story is delivered…
    The middle sections of this game is a bit more mysterious.. I took it more serious as you’ll be finding your way through this woods full of Viking villages, dead bodies, old letters and passages to help you uncover the truth behind this mystery Viking man that stole your child from you.
    By the way.. you’re a pretty neglectful mom… there’s a part of you that’s probably happy he was kidnapped…
    and naturally the story telling tackles this as your mom instincts kick in..
    gameplay wise and atmosphere wise this game is pretty all over the place.. there are a few creepy moments… there are giants and wolves you’ll be dealing with, but I never felt the game was spooky or scary aside from getting startled seeing an enemy through the trees knowing somethings about to go down…
    leading to some thrilling chase sequences..
    but the game is mostly just finding the right path to go down and explore cabins along your way for more story..
    pe3rformance wise, no huge issues aside from getting stick in between a rock and a giants foot having to exit out of the game and come back in.. thankfully checkpoints are pretty frequent here.. and the audio in the final sequence was a bit staticky and choppy.. really hurting whats meant to be an impactful moment..
    but again thanks to the delivery and ridiculousness of this story I was laughing through most of it anyway…
    I enjoyed playing Through the Woods..
    But like the room.. I enjoyed it for unintended reasons…
    you can tell this game was made with a budget.. they tried..
    And I appreciate it.
    I give Through the Woods
    a 6/10
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  6. Dec 1, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. There is some critiques of good and bad but one thing makes it down to 0 its a walking simulator you can just avoid everything by running and looking at papers the whole game . I understand some people like to try bad game this game is not worth it Expand