• 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: 32 out of 453
  1. Sep 4, 2019
    10
    Great game, a must play for everyone that likes horror movies. Great work by Supermassive games as always
  2. Aug 29, 2015
    10
    Until dawn is an interactive game/experience that takes any of David Cages drivel and **** to task, even out-'consequences' telltales "thisUntil dawn is an interactive game/experience that takes any of David Cages drivel and **** to task, even out-'consequences' telltales "this character will remember that".

    Probably the biggest sleeper hit of 2015.
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  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. Apr 26, 2016
    9
    I think this game is really good; the real question here is if you like this kind of games. I mean this game feels a bit like an interactiveI think this game is really good; the real question here is if you like this kind of games. I mean this game feels a bit like an interactive movie (very similar to Fahrenheit, heavy rain etc.), I don’t think this is bad if you enjoy this kind of games. Personally, I like this and the point and click adventures a lot and if you are like me you’ll like it quite a lot I think. However, if you’re more a fast, action, highly interactive kind of player…well…you might want to look at buying something else.

    Good things!, well the graphics are quite good and they make an awesome work at making the experience immersive, so good work here. And the story it is quite good as well, this game has been sold to have a slasher movie kind of plot. This true in principle, but the game feels like a very well-made with good direction slasher movie. The story is really interesting and makes you want to see what’s going to happen next, with some lovable characters. If you’re wondering, I don’t think the game is very scary, just some occasional jump scares. Although I think the game is good at making you feel tense because you know your decisions have real impact in the story. I mean, you can finish the game from saving all the guys to saving nobody or just some…so…be careful and think twice before acting or you might get somebody killed.

    I don’t think the game has any particular negative things, I’d just say be aware of the kind of game this is…basically an interactive movie…this isn’t call of duty or gears of war…and obviously if you walk in here expecting that, you’ll go “what is this…?”
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  5. Sep 23, 2015
    8
    I've been playing the game for about three hours now and I've sincerely been enjoying the heck out of it. It's reminiscent of the manyI've been playing the game for about three hours now and I've sincerely been enjoying the heck out of it. It's reminiscent of the many Telltale games, and maybe a little bit Heavy Rain, insofar as the gameplay is a bit secondary to the story. If you are not a fan of those games or the interactive story genre, I might recommend skipping this one. Otherwise, if you're a big fan of that noise, you'll be as pleased as I am.

    I have only a few minor criticisms. First is the sound design. While the atmosphere and the music and ambient noise are all spot on, all the dialogue sounds like it's been recorded with an iPhone, all tinny and far away. Whether or not this is intentional (to maybe conjure feelings about old slasher films or to force you to turn the volume way up so as to be more startled by jump scares) is beside the point, as I found it difficult to hear what the characters were saying. I would have preferred to play the game without subtitles but had little choice.

    The other big issue is the character control. As I'm sure many others have pointed out, controlling the character was a bit difficult due to the fixed camera being switched about on its own. While I understand that they are strategically placing the camera as they would in a film (which is something I actually quite like) it made reorienting the character a little less fluid after each camera change. This in turn affects where your character points their flashlight/phone, which was never quite where I meant to point it. I also VASTLY prefer an inverted Y-axis, and this game gave you no option to adjust this.

    Besides these few criticisms, the game is stellar. It's gorgeous, well acted, exciting, and infuriating; I've found myself yelling at the dumb teenagers BEGGING them not to do the stupid thing they're about to do. Play with a friend so you don't scream by yourself!
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  6. Feb 8, 2016
    8
    If the controversial cancellation of Silent Hills, and P.T getting pulled from the PlayStation store left a bad taste in your mouth, thenIf the controversial cancellation of Silent Hills, and P.T getting pulled from the PlayStation store left a bad taste in your mouth, then Until Dawn will be a good palette cleanser. The story follows a bunch of cocky teenagers who end up in an abandoned Ski field. Throughout the game, the teenagers will be attacked and chased by: a murderer, a ghost, and a creepy monster-thing. And it will be your choices that determine whether this group of cocky teenagers live or die, and your choices actually have a meaningful effect on the story! (looking at you, Beyond Two Souls) Another thing Until Dawn does right is the amazing graphics, there is a heap of detail in every environment, so that really enhances the experience. Another thing that makes Until Dawn great is that the story behind why the ghost is attacking you, or why the ghost is haunting you, these facts are not handed to you, you have to search for clues in the environment that explain what's going on. Overall, Until Dawn is a solid horror game and a solid interactive game, buy It if you loved P.T Expand
  7. Aug 29, 2019
    0
    Tipica película interactiva a la que nos tiene acostumbrados Sony. Al menos el argumento es mejor que las películas de David Cage.

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