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  • Summary: Become a medium living in two different worlds: the real one and the spirit one. Haunted by the vision of a child's murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers. As a mediumBecome a medium living in two different worlds: the real one and the spirit one. Haunted by the vision of a child's murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers. As a medium with access to both worlds, you have a wider perspective and can see more clearly that there's no one simple truth to what others perceive. Nothing is what it seems, everything has another side.

    The Medium features a "dual" soundtrack by Bloober Team's Arkadiusz Reikowski and legendary composer Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Sep 2, 2021
    90
    The Medium on PS5 is as good as it was on Xbox Series X, however, with DualSense support it becomes a much more immersive game.
  2. 84
    The Medium on PS5 is pretty much as good as it was on Xbox Series X, despite some graphic flaws and loading issues. Luckily, the DualSense features manage to fill the gap.
  3. Sep 7, 2021
    80
    Bloober Team meshes all of these elements together to draw players further into The Medium's world than the Xbox/PC versions were capable of, elevating an already enjoyable experience to new heights. It stands to reason that the PS5 version of The Medium is the ideal way to experience Marianne's dual-reality adventures, and PlayStation 5 owners that enjoy horror games should definitely check the game out.
  4. Sep 3, 2021
    77
    This is the same experience that we know, now with a correct implementation of the DualSense that doesn’t really add anything too exciting.
  5. Sep 2, 2021
    72
    The way that The Medium brings trauma to life in various ways is awe-inspiring. At the same time, it's not all that good of a video game.
  6. Sep 14, 2021
    70
    This edition of The Medium is suitable for those who have not had, in the past, the chance of recovering the title in the Microsoft or PC ecosystem. This is perhaps not the best of the ports, but the new features related to DualSense and the generic good quality of the product can fully justify the purchase.
  7. 60
    The Medium shines when it’s letting you soak in its beautifully crafted dual worlds and melancholic soundtrack, but early promise of a quietly effective ghost story unravels as the story staggers clumsily to a point where it becomes almost unbearable in its attempt to tackle a tough subject.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Sep 13, 2021
    10
    this amazing game or game is great in terms of the show and steph on a couple
  2. Mar 3, 2022
    9
    I adored this game. The artistry of it is fantastic, truly a stunning game, and with the soundtrack and use of dual-shock it takes it to aI adored this game. The artistry of it is fantastic, truly a stunning game, and with the soundtrack and use of dual-shock it takes it to a whole new level. The story got a tad convoluted at the end and I think they could have foreshadowed the pre-game events a little more throughout the the early story, but the game was really fun, the puzzles were engaging, the world crafting great (post-soviet 90s is undertapped for horror) and the monster as well as the overall atmsophere was properly creepy. For some the story might be a slow burn, but I really loved it. I hope there's a sequal. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2021
    9
    The Medium on PS5 I would say that it is the definitive version of the game, since Bloober Team dedicated more time to the game and it has allThe Medium on PS5 I would say that it is the definitive version of the game, since Bloober Team dedicated more time to the game and it has all updates included. The first time I played, was on the Xbox Series X and since then, the game has been updated. But I did not replay it, instead I jumped on the PS5 Version.

    As soon as I started playing the game, I noticed many differences, especially the movement of the protagonist and the camera angles. I could also appreciate that the textures looked better than when I played it (Series X version and it was before the updates
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  4. Sep 6, 2021
    9
    I really enjoyed this game. I’ve been a fan of the developers ever since I played The Observer, which I really, really enjoyed. They know howI really enjoyed this game. I’ve been a fan of the developers ever since I played The Observer, which I really, really enjoyed. They know how to do great, mature story telling and they nailed it again with ‘The Medium’. The fact I’ve seen other reviews trash it for being boring and having no multiplayer is an absolute joke. Maybe do some research before buying the game, which is obviously a narrative driven, horror game with a nice little twist. The dual worlds mechanic is done great here, and at times the world(especially the dark side), looks fantastic. I was really impressed with the sound in all departments with this game. Great voice acting. Awesome ambient soundtrack. Beautiful sound design. I’m a huge fan of the amazing artist Beksiński which you can tell they are very inspired by, so I became an even bigger fan of this game. My complete unbiased review of this game is an 8.5. I love these developers. Support them! Always support great developers! Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2021
    6
    I wanted to give this a 7, but by the time the game finished I still didn't quite understand the whole story and had to look up up onI wanted to give this a 7, but by the time the game finished I still didn't quite understand the whole story and had to look up up on Wikipedia. The game is very slow and boring but I kept playing in order to watch the story unfold. Ultimately I was disappointed since I kept playing for something I never reached. I basically agree with all of the other bad reviews: character is super slow, game randomly decides when you can and can't run, "puzzles" aren't even really puzzles because they are so easy until maybe a couple at the very end, voice acting is pretty terrible, frame rate is too low and is jerky at times and you can see the screen tearing, camera angles and character control are atrocious and old-school, etc. I rented the game but I would have been disappointed had I actually paid money for this. Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2021
    5
    A decent little game with some enjoyable early installment Resident Evil puzzles and a fixed camera. It definitely got the eerie tone a gameA decent little game with some enjoyable early installment Resident Evil puzzles and a fixed camera. It definitely got the eerie tone a game such as this needs but never lives up to the old classics. The pacing suffers a lot from time to time and the mechanics can feel clunky and just game breaking/disruptive. It can be frustratingly difficult to keep playing when a death feels as cheap as it does in the medium. For a PS5 release the loading times is atrocious and really makes you not miss last gen. Also not having the option to turn off/toggle the sound coming out of the dualsense is a poorly made decision by the developers. The game has its moments when it truly shines, but they’re few and far between Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2022
    0
    Всегда считал, что игры вне политики! Не ожидал от игровой студии, которая должна ориентироваться на обычных игроков и то, чтобы дарить людямВсегда считал, что игры вне политики! Не ожидал от игровой студии, которая должна ориентироваться на обычных игроков и то, чтобы дарить людям хорошие эмоции…что студия будет наказывать обычных людей за решения принятые правительством! Раз игровая студия решила вмешаться в политику, то и оценку она получит не за игру! Expand

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