Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Mar 19, 2015
    80
    A very special horror game that will leave something inside you after you play it. The attractive visuals, intelligent use of light and morbid story behind it are its greatest assets.
  2. Mar 19, 2015
    80
    White Night is a beautiful mix of noir and old-school survival horror and adventure.
  3. Mar 14, 2015
    80
    Overall the game does a really good job of creating a tense atmosphere without needing to rely on jump scares.
  4. Mar 12, 2015
    80
    There are issues with the playability and the game design, and it can become really frustrating, so be warned. On the other hand, despite the lackluster control system, there's something in the aesthetics and in the way design and gameplay relate to each other that drags the player along the way.
  5. Mar 10, 2015
    80
    It has some aspects that should have been polished, but it's unique and interesting, and definitely recommended.
  6. Mar 9, 2015
    80
    White Night is a good example of how an indie should be. More frightening that many survival horror games of, supposedly, more quality, enjoyable and challenging, without resorting to firearms. It won't disappoint fans of the mystery genre.
  7. Mar 7, 2015
    80
    A noir art style, terrifying atmosphere, and an enjoyable narrative lead White Night towards success only marred by a few irritating mechanics here and there.
  8. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 26, 2015
    75
    Alone in the Dark and Sin City collide to shine a light for imperfect (yet mesmerising) adventuring. [May 2015, p79]
  9. Mar 11, 2015
    75
    Just enough obstacles exist to make that story feel as though it was earned, that the player participated in the telling, but conveying the story is the priority.
  10. Mar 10, 2015
    75
    White Night adeptly merges survival horror with noir to create an alluring visual style and atmosphere. However, neither the story nor the puzzles are exceptional, and the game comes up just short. It has substance to its style, but it also doesn't satisfactorily build off its base components – as well done as they are. In the end, like many noir stories, this game exists in the grey.
  11. 75
    I love a well done noir film styled game. This one has perfect sound design, shocking and unique visuals, and integrates the gameplay with those visuals.
  12. Mar 5, 2015
    75
    A graphical adventure unbalanced in its puzzles, a Survival horror that is not scary. Ok, maybe White Night is not perfect, but just for that mix between Raymond Chandler, Noir style and Alone in the Dark really truly deserves a trial. One of the most atmospheric games in the genre we have seen recently. And for that alone, White Night deserves some credit.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 57
  2. Negative: 10 out of 57
  1. Mar 18, 2015
    6
    White Night is a stylish and nicely told haunting story, played out in a light-based puzzler.

    The positives are the voice acting, the art
    White Night is a stylish and nicely told haunting story, played out in a light-based puzzler.

    The positives are the voice acting, the art style and the story. It really does create an awesome little atmosphere. Unfortunately, as a horror fan, it fails to take that final step into actual scaring me. In comparison on the PS4, the Playable Trailer demo for Silent Hill had me leaping out of my armchair and I think some of my hair turned white it was so eerie and damn scary, White Night has a few cheeky appearances that'll get your attention, but never to the level where you'll fill your pants.

    The only other downfall is in its pace. It's a very slow moving game with mostly obvious puzzles that require you to find keys and pick up odd items and use them in the room you previously visited. I'm near completing the game now and its been fun, worth it for the price - especially if you're a puzzler fan, and especially if it comes in a PSN sale.
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  2. Mar 8, 2015
    10
    White Night is a great survival-horror game, with an awesome story and sound design. The gameplay mechanics can be frustrating from time toWhite Night is a great survival-horror game, with an awesome story and sound design. The gameplay mechanics can be frustrating from time to time, but the depth of the story kept me going.
    I highly recommend this game to fans of very dark stories, and of fans of games where not everything is spelled for you.
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  3. Aug 12, 2015
    9
    White Night is a macabre survival horror game set in the 1930's. Its a puzzle game with a chilling and yet engrossing story which makes youWhite Night is a macabre survival horror game set in the 1930's. Its a puzzle game with a chilling and yet engrossing story which makes you want to play to the end to find out the fates of certain characters. The story is laid out across the game by a series of photos, diaries, newspaper clippings and ghostly encounters. Osome Studios can hold their heads up high with this game as it was something different and has given horror game developers a new direction Full Review »