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Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Aug 26, 2021
    90
    If you love classic survival horror titles, Tormented Souls needs to be on your radar. It’s a terrifically terrifying love letter to Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Alone in the Dark. With brilliant puzzles, a genuinely scary setting to explore, and unsettling monsters to face, it’s the kind of game that will shock you to your core and stick with you long after the credits roll. While it undoubtedly wears its old-school inspiration on its bloodied sleeve, make no mistake: Tormented Souls is a modern survival horror masterpiece.
  2. 90
    Tormented Souls isn't trying to be a necessarily accessible horror game. It embraces the retro heroes of the genre, and throws challenging puzzles and combat at players. More than that, though, the game has a nasty, hard edge, and ends up sitting at the loud and extreme end of the horror genre. If you enjoy your cathartic horror experiences, however (as I do), then you'll love the gauntlet of pain and torn flesh that this one throws at you.
  3. Oct 7, 2021
    85
    Tormented Souls is a great addition to your Halloween lineup by appealing to the new generation with good music and good graphics but catering to the older gamers with nostalgic gameplay, storyline and mechanics. It’s not perfect but it’s a good time.
  4. Sep 1, 2021
    82
    Tormented Souls is a great tribute to the old school survival horror genre. The Chilean studio, Dual Effect Games, demonstrates great mastery and knowledge of the elements that made horror games great back in the day. Although graphically it is not very impressive and the presentation is kind of cheesy, the setting, the atmosphere and the monsters are so well designed that the resulting experience is particularly immersive. Tormented Souls strengths definitely outweigh its weaknesses. If you are looking for a typical horror experience from the late 90s and early 2000s, Tormented Souls is a must.
  5. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    80
    Tormented Souls is a melancholic love letter to the fans of classic survival horrors. You need to play it if the phrases “fixed camera angles”, “tank controls” and “backtracking” give you goosebumps. [11/2021, p.32]
  6. Nov 5, 2021
    80
    Tormented Souls ticks all the right boxes in regards to old school survival horror. It’s paying respect to those that came before, but unfortunately also highlights the frustrations and nonsensical plot-driving puzzles that we’d left behind. Think less critically, however, and there’s a new experience in the genre. Survival horror is still surviving.
  7. Nov 2, 2021
    80
    Tormented Souls is a survival horror in the style of classic Resident Evil and Silent Hill games, that manages to have an interesting plot and good puzzles, while giving you a very fun time.
  8. Sep 3, 2021
    80
    There are too many aspects of Tormented Souls to appreciate for any fan of original survival horror titles to pass up.
  9. 80
    Tormented Souls is an excellent love letter to survival horror games of old. With that comes limited saving, dodgy voice acting and clunky combat but that doesn't detract enough from the exploration and puzzle solving to sour the experience. Fans of the genre absolutely must give this a try.
  10. Aug 20, 2021
    80
    Tormented Souls knows what it wants to be during each moment of gameplay, and that’s shown in its puzzles and deadly enemies. The developers prove they are fans of the genre as the game feels like it was created to even test their skills. The lack of direction works for what they are going for, but some elements just feel like they unnecessarily pad on the game’s runtime. Still, this game is gorgeous with genuine moments of survival horror. Caroline has what it takes to become a recognizable face in this beloved genre.
  11. Aug 27, 2021
    78
    An homage to classic survival horror games, sometimes clunky, sometimes terrifying. But above all, with some of the best puzzles in last years.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 110 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 110
  2. Negative: 12 out of 110
  1. Aug 30, 2021
    10
    Real classic horror game like Resident Evil.
    Atmosfere is amazing and the sound gives you the right anxiety.

    Very Nice Game!!
  2. Aug 28, 2021
    9
    The game is a beautiful throwback to classic survival horror such as Resident Evil and silent hill. The inspiration for this game is clearThe game is a beautiful throwback to classic survival horror such as Resident Evil and silent hill. The inspiration for this game is clear with the pre rendered backgrounds and fixed camera angles. The cut scenes and dialogue are a bit campy but overall the game plays well and ha excellent graphic quality. The sound effects and music fit the atmosphere of the game. The game seems to lack major glitches or gameplay flaws. A must play for anyone who enjoyed classic resident evil and silent hill. The enemy design wasn't creepy enough for me personally as I prefer the grotesque enemy design of silent hill 3./ Silent hill homecoming where you can't tell the monsters were human. If it wasn't for the bad dialogue and cut scenes, and if the monsters were scarier this would be getting a 10. Full Review »
  3. Aug 28, 2021
    9
    this game is solid and kinda scry in haunted manison.. story is ok, graphic look good despite character models look little bad..this game is solid and kinda scry in haunted manison.. story is ok, graphic look good despite character models look little bad.. gameplay/combat is decent.. framerate is not bad Full Review »