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  • Summary: From Frédérick Raynal, the creator of Alone in the Dark and pioneer of survival-horror, 2Dark is a grim journey of stealth and courage into the heart of corruption. Use your cunning to infiltrate Gloomywood’s bastions of cruelty. Investigate to uncover the secrets of the deranged psychopathsFrom Frédérick Raynal, the creator of Alone in the Dark and pioneer of survival-horror, 2Dark is a grim journey of stealth and courage into the heart of corruption. Use your cunning to infiltrate Gloomywood’s bastions of cruelty. Investigate to uncover the secrets of the deranged psychopaths within, seek retribution for their crimes, and bring the children to safety.A NEW STEALTH-HORROR ADVENTURE- A nerve-wracking experience of ruthless consequences with only your wits to guide you.- Perfect your plan to infiltrate intricately handcrafted levels and escape with the children.- Stick to the shadows and step carefully. Light and sound can be your allies, and your undoing.- Supplies are limited. From flashlight batteries to bullets, make every item count.- Investigate every nook and cranny to expose the sinister secrets behind the abductions.- Kids will be kids. Stop for too long and they'll fidget and cry, putting both of you in harm's way. [Microsoft.com] Expand

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  1. Mar 10, 2017
    80
    2Dark relegates the flatless only on the artistic side, hiding behind its style a deep and satisfying game. Unfortunately in that depth there are some bugs capable of breaking up the game.
  2. Mar 10, 2017
    74
    2Dark is a two-sided experience. On one side we get a thrilling atmosphere and a satisfying and compelling stealth-oriented gameplay, while on the other side we get frustrating kid babysitting missions where anything can go wrong. All in all, however, it's an experience every horror stealth games lover should give a chance.
  3. Mar 20, 2017
    70
    So 2Dark is really a story with two sides; it’s either excelling from its attention to detail, or failing because of its heavy-handedness. I’d love to say that this is a nuanced story that explores the depths and complexities of its subject matter. But really it’s a calloused story surrounded by nuanced and sophisticated gameplay. All in all, 2Dark is a rewarding experience, so long as your leave your sensitivities behind.
  4. Mar 31, 2017
    70
    2Dark brings a gore setting like we have never seen. A unique game that will captivate a lot of fans of the horror adventures but unfortunately it makes us feel that comes 20 years late.
  5. Mar 12, 2017
    60
    2Dark is a mildly interesting stealth-horror fusion sadly dragged down by some bizarre narrative and visual decisions.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Apr 15, 2017
    60
    Simple stealth with a theme you're not likely to forget, but it lacks cohesion and polish. [May 2017, p.90]
  7. Apr 21, 2017
    50
    In order to improve the experience, 2Dark needs a complete rewrite and significant work on its mechanics. There are way too many distractions in the game for it to stand out. Currently it’s poorly designed, narratively shallow, and relies upon cheap shocks instead of crafting a truly compelling game. It’s a shame that a game with so much potential is let down by gimmicks.

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  1. Mar 10, 2017
    5
    2Dark
    More frustrating than fun.
    In 2dark you play as a father who’s kids are kidnapped while camping... you spend the game searching for
    2Dark
    More frustrating than fun.
    In 2dark you play as a father who’s kids are kidnapped while camping...
    you spend the game searching for them…
    This is a top down survival adventure stealth game…
    you search the environment for clues and items to proceed through the levels..
    Find keys and weapons... take out enemies... take their weapons... rescue children in the levels
    and deal with a boss at the end…
    Its decently fun trying to figure everything, set things up and look for the items you need and just set up a domino effect of figuring the levels out…
    you have guns and melee weapons…
    you can even sneak up behind enemies for an insta kill…
    but if they see you you’re practically dead…. The melee is slow and beyond level 1 they usually have guns that kill you in one hit despite enemies needing around 3 to die...
    and ammo is scarce here, so you can’t just run through and shoot everyone…
    The stealth play is very difficult and rewarding once you finally pull a section off…
    and you can save at any time to make sure you don’t lose progress of a tough section…
    I spent around 3 and a half hrs. with this game but I never beat… and that’s because I’m almost certain its bugged…
    I ran into a bug at the end of level 2 where the buttons in the elevator completely disappeared… so I had to reload my save to get them back…
    after I got them back I ran into a frustrating decision that stopped all progression for me…
    Not only do you have to save the children in these levels by grabbing them or luring them away with candy… you also have to find clues…
    which I was doing pretty naturally.. I had no issue with it…
    but level 2 either has a ridiculously hidden clue or there’s a game stopping and game breaking bug much like the elevator glitch in the same level…
    I covered every inch of every floor of this level multiple times…
    every room telling me there was nothing else here…
    and the game would not let me progress because I didn’t have enough clues…
    so this is where it stopped for me…
    After the 5th sweep of the level… I was done.
    Any ounce of fun I was having was gone, all because of the idea of having mandatory collectables and making them nearly impossible to find... unless this was indeed a bug…
    This is a frustrating game…
    once I suggest you stay away from unless looking for stuff while things shoot at your is your favorite thing to do
    I give 2Dark
    a 5/10
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