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  • Summary: Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.
    It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare
    Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.
    It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods

    Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.
    A STORY OF THE HUMAN DESCENT INTO DARKNESS
    From the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.
    FIND THE WAY THROUGH THE HAUNTED WOODS
    With just your loyal dog Bullet by your side, navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space.
    YOUR SANITY AGAINST HER CURSE
    Stand against the horrors of the Blair Witch and the decaying sanity of a man burdened by his past.
    HOW WILL YOU FACE YOUR FEARS?
    As you delve deeper into the woods, how you react to danger and behave under pressure will ultimately teach you more about yourself.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jul 2, 2020
    80
    An atmospheric horror that remains faithful to the groundbreaking original movie, Blair Witch works well on Switch, though not without one or two technical issues.
  2. Jul 13, 2020
    75
    Blair Witch is, above everything else, an adventure full of good ideas. Despite some technical issues, it is a breath of fresh air, a first-person experience that does not fall into the cliché of being a jumpscare roller coaster or a simple horror walking simulator.
  3. Aug 6, 2020
    70
    Whilst a bit janky on the Switch, Blair Witch offers a decent first-person horror title based on an established mythos. And a dog!
  4. Jun 26, 2020
    60
    At its core, Blair Witch is a great horror game. A slow burn experience, it’s far from perfect but it has some nice ideas and an oppressive atmosphere that just grows and grows. The downgraded visuals on Switch take much of that atmosphere away, however, and also get in the way of the gameplay. If you have a lot of patience there’s some joy to be found playing in handheld mode, but otherwise you’re best giving it a wide berth or playing it on another format if possible.
  5. 60
    More than anything, the biggest disappointment with Blair Witch is that it somehow feels more like a game that had been made before having the IP applied to it. In the end, the story ends up being incredibly cliche and uninteresting, the setting is not all that fun or even all that frightening to walk around in, and the graphical downgrade is just another unfortunate brick in the wall that kept me from really enjoying my time with the game. If these things don’t sound like deal breakers to you, Blair Witch may still be worth your time to at least try out. Even then I don’t think I’d recommend the Switch be where you do so.
  6. Jun 29, 2020
    60
    Blair Witch starts off strong, throwing its players into a setting that comes with some pretty terrifying baggage for anyone who's familiar with the film upon which it is based. It's got a handful of fun mechanics, including the absolute star of the show, Bullet, and its story comes on strong towards the end, injecting the final third with some real tension. However, this is also a game that plods along for the most part, making no real use of its spooky setting, instead hemming players into small areas and forcing them to partake in a string of simplistic and rather hackneyed puzzles and busywork at the expense of any real tension. Overall then, Blair Witch is something of a mixed bag; it's not the worst horror game we've played recently, but it also doesn't do enough to earn a hearty recommendation.
  7. Jul 2, 2020
    40
    Wanting to bring something new to the Blair Witch lore, the game took a giant swing at a story it had no business trying to tell. Though it has some decent scares and mechanics, strip the “yikes” of a story away and you’re left with a basic linear game full up with bugs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jun 25, 2020
    10
    Gran juego y se ve y corre bien la verdad tiene una gran atmósfera igual a la peli
  2. May 1, 2021
    2
    Poor port with poor graphics even in handheld it plays poor. A game of this kind should not have been hard to port with all its good looks
  3. Jul 6, 2020
    0
    The performance is soo bad its unplayable. The screenshots on the eshop are not from the switch. Don't waste your money!