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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37

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Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 18, 2018
    80
    Detention has a flair of the first horror-themed videogames and with its emphasis on the plot, along with its involving visual and sound effects creates an unforgettable setting for the players. Overall, this is one of the best experiences of the kind that can be found in the Nintendo Switch eShop, thanks to its well-crafted plot, art style, simple but effective gameplay mechanics and involving audiovisual component.
  2. Mar 23, 2018
    70
    A horror game that is not as deep as we would have liked, but manages to scare you while it lasts.
  3. Mar 14, 2018
    90
    Detention is a perfect example of how the video games medium can be utilised to tell unfamiliar, but important, stories in a novel and impactful way. That by no means takes away from its credibility as a horror game and instead strengthens it.