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  • Summary: From the creators of Until Dawn

    Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make Each game in The
    From the creators of Until Dawn

    Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story

    Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode

    Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make

    Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is a complete and original story in its own right

    3 ways to play!

    Introducing multiplayer to The Dark Pictures Anthology!

    1. Solo story
    The complete terrifying story as a single player experience

    2. Movie night mode
    You and up to 4 friends will play the story together on the couch, each controlling a different character

    And:
    3. Shared story
    2 player online co-operative mode. Play the whole story online with a friend, making choices that affect you both.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. Nov 20, 2022
    91
    If you’re a true crime fan, this is going to be the one for you, while also showing you the dangers of letting a true crime obsession go too far. Sometimes, I guess we all need a reminder that going to an exact replica of a place where gruesome murders happened is a terrible idea, even if it is in the name of ‘art’.
  2. Nov 17, 2022
    80
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me is one of the most interesting horror games of the year, even if its stupendous premise doesn't hold up to the end. A fun and terrifying title that introduces very grateful novelties to a well-known formula.
  3. Dec 3, 2022
    80
    Supermassive Games' formula is crying out for renewal, but they always manage to engage fans, who enjoy these adventures like a good horror movie night. The Devil In Me has technical issues that we can't ignore, however, it is The Dark Pictures' highest point to date.
  4. Nov 28, 2022
    72
    While I found The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me much more engaging than the previous installment and with a better premise than most, it didn't do much else to distinguish itself from other installments narratively.
  5. Nov 17, 2022
    70
    The Devil in Me is an enjoyable horror experience, particularly with friends, but definitely not a step forward in the series.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Dec 29, 2022
    60
    By tentatively introducing new concepts, The Devil In Me at least sets up an exciting cliffhanger for a second two, where we hope to see their potential fulfilled. [Issue#380, p.118]
  7. Nov 24, 2022
    40
    With so much potential under their belt after their last successful release, Supermassive dropped the ball with The Devil in Me, leaving players with crappy graphics, crappier mechanics and the crappiest of characters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 42
  2. Negative: 17 out of 42
  1. Nov 20, 2022
    10
    This game was a massive improvement over the previous games and took it in different direction and it pulled off
  2. Dec 18, 2022
    10
    I absolutely adored playing this game it had great story and great characters
  3. Jan 17, 2023
    8
    Another solid game from supermassive games. As a fan of these series, I recommend to play it. It’s not as good as House of Ashes to me , butAnother solid game from supermassive games. As a fan of these series, I recommend to play it. It’s not as good as House of Ashes to me , but still it is really good and we enjoyed our playthrough Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2023
    5
    Okay entry to a series regularly suffering from technical issues and slightly goofy storytelling

    Introduction is very slow and the villan
    Okay entry to a series regularly suffering from technical issues and slightly goofy storytelling

    Introduction is very slow and the villan is probably the weakest in the story so far. Also the game more than ever feels like the devs are experimenting with mechanics, there is a massive amount of little things to remember which adds very little to the game itself

    However I will say choices are quite interesting and the second half of the story picks up a lot more. A nice game to just chill out and enjoy
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  5. Nov 22, 2022
    4
    The Devil In Me is probably one of the worse games in the Dark Pictures Anthology, from the introduction of the main characters, to the veryThe Devil In Me is probably one of the worse games in the Dark Pictures Anthology, from the introduction of the main characters, to the very first death scene, the structure just falls completely flat.
    Never in a DPA game have I been so underwhelmed and uninterested in a single character that I even feel compelled to at least save a single person.

    The Story is as bland as the characters, and the voice acting is so, so bad.... I didn't think it was possible for the VA to get worse in a Supermassive Games project, but low and behold they managed to find a group of uninspired voice actors along with directors and writers less uninspired.

    I normally long for the goofy "doesn't take itself too serious" Supermassive Games titles in the Dark Pictures Anthology such as Man of Medan, Little Hope and House of Ashes all which I enjoyed playfully.... Even The Quarry with it's goofy dialogue and bad voice acting had a bit of "so bad, it's good" charm to it.

    I'm currently about 3 hours into the game and literally from the first hour, every time I pick it up I find myself thinking about putting it back down again almost 5 minutes later.
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  6. Nov 21, 2022
    2
    Сюжет не оправдал ожиданий Озвучка сырая, как и управление
  7. Nov 20, 2022
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Another **** game from supermassive, who would've thought that rushing games doesn't deliver success. But anyways, to the points.
    Good things:
    -The idea of moving walls is great, but you aren't actually in control of anything so the concept isn't played out really. Seeing that in cutscenes only doesn't really add anything to the feeling, game still feels the same as there weren't any moving walls and you were just running along the same hallways.
    Bad things:
    -Character models are awful, even worse than in The Quarry, bad lipsync, neck just turns 180 degrees, terrible animations, etc.
    -Breathing mechanic, it's so cheap
    -Lack of gameplay. Walking the only way there is isn't really gameplay, but that's the most you'll get. A couple random boxes you can move around to reach one place, again not really gameplay. Tried to implement the puzzles, but if they were made for 5 year olds. Up to 5 times per game you'll get a control your character while crossing something on a log or plank, 25 times you'll climb some object and you'll just pickup random items revealing you the story, to which I'll get later. Oh and the leaning mechanic, which you'll encounter like 10 times per game. Other than that just walking and doing pointless QTEs.
    -QTEs. As an example, an episode where Jamie and Charlie are in a room with an animatronic in yellow suit and with head covered, when Charlie unknowingly steps on the pressure plate, he's approached by the killer with a knife and you are given 2 options: stay on the plate or step back. If you stay on the plate the killer cuts your nostril with the knife and as a result Charlie screams and steps away from the plate. And then the cutscene plays and his nostril isn't cut and stays normal for the rest of the game. Literally the same would happen if I chose the option of stepping back, they even use 1 cutscene for either choice because this choice in particular doesn't matter. Given the fact this game is so bad I haven't replayed it to check other choices, but it should be pretty obvious that they didn't put much effort into them. As another prime example is Erin's death in the dark room. I was shown the premonition of her dying in that room, so when killer showed up I chose to stab him, but of course the character stabs into the shoulder and eventually I die. Hmm, surely if I choose to take the inhaler from his hands he won't kill me.
    -Writing
    -Dialogues are so cringe, like they were written by 12 year olds for 12 year olds. All while all the
    characters look adult.
    -The title of the game says "The devli in me", but the only time the devil is mentioned is in the very
    beginning of the game, in the intro to the whole story. Might've called it the murder house or
    offbrand Saw, because devil is nowhere to be seen.
    -The story. Never got to understand it fully, the game leaves so many questions unanswered, am I
    really supposed to understand the whole ****show only from random pictures in the hallways and
    a couple of random audio biographies or whatever they are. Is the killer Agent Munday or
    Du'Met? I don't know. Game constantly points to Agent Munday, even showing FBI uniform and
    badge in the basement somewhere, but the characters only talk about Du'Met. So many
    questions, yet no answers.
    -Killer. Is he superhero or what? How can he just teleport from 1 character to another and survive
    everything? But the most bizarre thing is in the last scene, assuming there is only one good
    ending and the only difference is how many people survived. I am escaping on a boat going solid
    30 kmph on water, and this prick just jumps out of water with an axe and starts his usual killing. Is
    this Friday 13th ripoff? Very much looks like it. Has dead mother sitting with audio tapes replaying
    some lines, invencible, wears mask, walks exactly the same way. So **** lame.
    The game really goes downhill as you progress through the story. Starts off solid in the prologue, and ends up as a ****ty indie ripoff with no story integrity, no character likeability and no logical explanations to anything.

    When I myself was playing the game most of the time I was like shocked by what in the actual **** just happened, the devs can't be serious, this is so bad. However that's an amazing game to watch somebody play it, because then it's not you who have spent 40 euros on this **** and not you who have to play that **** Laughed my ass off watching the game on stream, was dissapointed playing it myself. Solid 0/10 game, following The Quarry steps as I see.
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