• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2015
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  • Summary: When 8 friends become trapped on a remote mountain getaway gone wrong, things quickly turn sinister and they start to suspect they aren’t alone. Gripped by fear and with tensions in the group running high, you’ll be forced to make snap decisions that could mean life or death for everyoneWhen 8 friends become trapped on a remote mountain getaway gone wrong, things quickly turn sinister and they start to suspect they aren’t alone. Gripped by fear and with tensions in the group running high, you’ll be forced to make snap decisions that could mean life or death for everyone involved. Every choice you make while playing as each of the eight friends – even the seemingly trivial ones – will carve out your own unique story. Expand
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  • Developer: SuperMassive Games
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Horror, Survival, Adventure, 3D, Third-Person
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 103
  2. Negative: 1 out of 103
  1. Aug 24, 2015
    98
    Until Dawn is a damn near perfect game, which just breathes horror on every level. The game puts you in control of a group of teens and terrifies you while doing so. This is a must have if you own a PlayStation 4.
  2. Aug 24, 2015
    90
    The script kept me entertained and feeling like my decisions mattered throughout my 10-hour playthrough. Thanks to some good twists, a few fake-outs, and limitless jump scares, Until Dawn would make a solid horror film. As a piece of interactive fiction, however, it's a remarkable experience that horror fans shouldn't miss.
  3. Sep 1, 2015
    85
    Ultimately, Until Dawn is a bold experiment that pays off far more than it doesn’t.
  4. Aug 24, 2015
    80
    Until Dawn doesn’t always live up to the potential Supermassive Games envisioned for its ambitious PS4 project, but the game succeeds in enough ways to make it a fascinating and engrossing twist on the horror genre.
  5. Aug 31, 2015
    80
    At first glance, a good video game adaptation of the classic horror slasher with outstanding performances, graphic design, and especially huge number of options to help you experience a different story every time you play.
  6. Aug 24, 2015
    80
    Despite the stereotypical characters and some uninspired phases, Until Dawn offers an engaging and tense experience, thanks to the good atmosphere and to the moral choices related to the butterfly effect.
  7. Aug 24, 2015
    40
    Despite the butterfly effect's premise, a ham-fisted story means you won't care about who might live and who might die. It's not enough to save the game from disappointment, and in the end, Until Dawn is its own self-inflicted nightmare.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 428
  1. Aug 7, 2016
    10
    Masterpiece. 10/10 Great tribute to the films of the 80's. It's more than a game, it's a fabulous experience. We need more games like this.Masterpiece. 10/10 Great tribute to the films of the 80's. It's more than a game, it's a fabulous experience. We need more games like this.

    Awesome game, Supermassive Games!
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  2. Aug 28, 2015
    10
    I'm in the third play trough this game and stil got surprises!. As a letter love to horror movies it is full of cliche scenes, but the fun andI'm in the third play trough this game and stil got surprises!. As a letter love to horror movies it is full of cliche scenes, but the fun and execution is perfect! A real masterpiece with gorgeous graphics and animation, terrific atmosphere and sound, fun gameplay. The choices you made really are important to the story. In spite of I didn't care about some characters, I still care about to achieve different endings and it push me to choice different paths, that didn't match my own morals or taste! It is for horror games what the first Scary movie was for horror movies at its time, a new breath of air! It worth buying a PS4 to play it and you can have so much fun until Uncharted4 arrives!!! Expand
  3. Aug 25, 2015
    10
    One of the best Games on ps4.
    PROS:
    Simply amazing. The graphics are phenomenal and the gore and horror is brilliant. The actual game is
    One of the best Games on ps4.
    PROS:
    Simply amazing. The graphics are phenomenal and the gore and horror is brilliant. The actual game is not about what you think. Also the butterfly effect is fantastic.
    CONS: Dr Hill I just don't understand his role?
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  4. Sep 18, 2016
    9
    Until Dawn is a cinematic horror game published by Playstation. It is heavily based off of teenage slasher movies like Friday the 13th andUntil Dawn is a cinematic horror game published by Playstation. It is heavily based off of teenage slasher movies like Friday the 13th and Scream yet it gives its own twist. I found that the graphics were very well done. I found the character models expressive and realistic making me feel more immersed in the story. I found the story basic and entertaining but not amazing. I found the plot twist at the end very unsatisfactory. I found some of the character obnoxious and annoying at first but I learned care for them due to the tense gameplay. The game has exploration sections through tank controls, quicktime event sections, and shooter segments at the end. I found the introduction of gunplay at the end of the game unnecessary but it still kept me at the edge of seat while I was playing. I found the gameplay simple and easy to play. I liked the player choice system and the “Butterfly Effect” system making each playthrough unique. The game features well crafted jumpscares that the keep game entense all the way through. People have told me they did not enjoy the parts where you are asked in between chapter sections by the creepy psychiatrist Dr. Hill on how you want the game to play. I actually enjoyed and I found them fun they helped with game’s funny cheesy horror atmosphere. I found some quicktime events annoying because they would sometimes pop out of nowhere but overall I enjoyed every minute of Until Dawn. Until Dawn gets a 9/10. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2015
    8
    Until Dawn plays like you'd expect from an interactive game that boast 'huge' decisions in it's story. It's stiff, with a bunch of quick timeUntil Dawn plays like you'd expect from an interactive game that boast 'huge' decisions in it's story. It's stiff, with a bunch of quick time events and mediocre characters. Somehow though, Until Dawn gives just enough camp and an interesting enough plot that actually tailors to your choices to make it worth a playthrough or two. It's also one of the best looking games on the Playstation 4. Expand
  6. Feb 1, 2016
    8
    I wasn't sure I was going to like Until Dawn or the interactive movie genre in general because I'm not a fan of games that are more likeI wasn't sure I was going to like Until Dawn or the interactive movie genre in general because I'm not a fan of games that are more like movies then games. The slow first couple of hours didn't exactly fill me with confidence either but it's one of those games that gets better as you progress. Genuinely surprising yet logical plot twists and characters that reveal more depth to their personalities then I thought possible in the beginning make Until Dawn (eventually) a game where you genuinely care about the choices you make. Expand
  7. Mar 7, 2016
    0
    game is stupid... admit the graphics are pretty awesome, the controls suck nothing about this game is good..hardly move at all and can losegame is stupid... admit the graphics are pretty awesome, the controls suck nothing about this game is good..hardly move at all and can lose people what a joke of a game they need to fix it or just take it off the self..i would not tell anyone about this game unless they want a short story and to lose money my score is a 1 and that is being nice ..never make a game like this again not worth time time Expand

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