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  • Summary: Fade to Silence is a Survival-RPG set in the cold and deadly world of a post-apocalyptic winter. You assume the role of Ash, a natural but tormented leader, exploring a post-apocalyptic frozen wasteland, gathering the resources necessary to establish a refuge for survival. With dwindlingFade to Silence is a Survival-RPG set in the cold and deadly world of a post-apocalyptic winter. You assume the role of Ash, a natural but tormented leader, exploring a post-apocalyptic frozen wasteland, gathering the resources necessary to establish a refuge for survival. With dwindling supplies, simple tasks like upgrading equipment and collecting materials require an immediate expedition to scavenge the necessary items. In the search for survival materials, players must navigate a vast territory, in which they will encounter Eldritch monsters and an even greater foe; the unrelenting winter. While freezing temperatures constantly take their toll on Ash, the deadliest event is a constant threat – a blizzard. If caught by surprise, it takes every ounce of skill, determination and luck to survive.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jun 17, 2019
    70
    There was something enticing there, and the exploration and the mood made it stand out beyond anything I’ve experienced recently. It’s glitchy, bewildering, addictive, and strives for greatness. I strongly recommend it, even though I’m sure it will infuriate almost as many as it enraptures.
  2. Apr 30, 2019
    70
    Fade to Silence‘s strengths definitely outweigh its weaknesses, though. Its unique setting makes you want to go out and discover its secrets. Its camp building elements reward you for seeking out other survivors and building bonds with them. And the survival aspects give the game depth and added challenge. It isn’t just a bog-standard adventure game with a frosty backdrop; in Fade to Silence, the weather is your biggest foe.
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    65
    A game with interesting ideas but a bad realization that makes this game fun for a while, but boring in the long run. Also it's ugly and unpolished.
  4. May 1, 2019
    60
    Fade to Silence offers quite an accessible survival adventure that knows exactly when to push your buttons. The game’s seemingly interesting world is full of possibilities and dangers of equal measure, ensuring that there’s always some event to take on throughout. The drawback, however, is that of its lack of polish and mechanical depth, together with its awkward combat. Shame really, with more time in the oven, this could have been a big hit.
  5. May 13, 2019
    55
    Fade to Silence tries to mix many different elements like survival, management and souls-like combat, but it fails in doing it in a cohesive and satisfying way, resulting in a frustratingly difficult and often boring gameplay, with several technical problems too.
  6. Apr 29, 2019
    55
    Immersive, sometimes beautiful and pleasant in co-op, Fade to Silence is a game that unfortunately fails to bring a polished combat system, a good narrative experience, or even a correct technical side (bugs, crash, AI issues).
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jun 5, 2019
    40
    A handful of clever ideas hamstrung by poor execution that leaves the game a tedious grind. [Issue#178, p.86]

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  1. May 1, 2019
    10
    I recommend playing it on the Xbox One X for maximum graphics. Fade to silence is a good survival/horror game with good atmosphere and story.I recommend playing it on the Xbox One X for maximum graphics. Fade to silence is a good survival/horror game with good atmosphere and story. It has also co-op. Even if you are not a survival or a horror fan it is highly likely that you are going to like this game. Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2019
    9
    Love this game. Harsh, unforgiving and difficult. Dark misery. The limitations of the character regarding resources and life is in it self notLove this game. Harsh, unforgiving and difficult. Dark misery. The limitations of the character regarding resources and life is in it self not a lilit, but a rewarding adventure. The only thing not making it a 10 is the lack of female character. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    8
    Fade to Silence is quite an interesting affair, and I found the survival elements in the game to be done quite well as you feel the harshnessFade to Silence is quite an interesting affair, and I found the survival elements in the game to be done quite well as you feel the harshness of the elements truly made me feel immersed and a need to survive within. The survival genre has seen its share of games in recent years ,and I personally find this genre to be rather enjoyable. Fade to Silence gets this genre correct in so many ways. The presentation of the game is excellent and perservering through the imaginative world always feels dangerous and rewarding thanks to the excellent visual and sound design. The games not perfect and a few technical issues do come along with the excellence within, but it's nothing game breaking. The gameplay in Fade to Silence is your typical survival genre game with survival elements have been implemented well, because as I said earlier you always feel like you are in some sense of danger or slight safety while playing. The elements can be very difficult from time to time so expect a little frustration until you overcome the obstacles the game throws at you. When you do get more experience under your belt, you’ll find this game to feature some decent combat and a solid amount of crafting options available for you. Fade to Silence is full of immersion and always feels like it keeps you on your toes. So if you're looking for a beautiful game that presents a real challenge of survival, look no further. Expand
  4. May 12, 2019
    7
    "Fade to Silence"
    Reviewed By: Carless Yen
    Developer: THQ Nordic Published By: Black Forest Games Platforms: Steam, Xbox, PS4 I hope
    "Fade to Silence"
    Reviewed By: Carless Yen
    Developer: THQ Nordic
    Published By: Black Forest Games
    Platforms: Steam, Xbox, PS4

    I hope the quality of this review is as good as the first, because i had typed out a huge great review then hit the paste button while trying to copy it and deleted the entire thing lol. So hopefully i can pull it back from the dead like the enemy does to Ash in this game. Ash is the main character in this game, he is battling a demonic type entity that haunts his mind while also battling his environment. A post-apocalyptic winter wasteland. You must gather resources to survive, while battling the Eldritch monsters. Food, Weapons, Shelter must be found to stay alive. Your also on the hunt for survivors as well, to bring them back to your shelter and even aid you on your quest. So let's get into these aspects of the game.
    Where the quality is found in Fade to Silence is in the Survival RPG elements.You have to gather resources like firewood, food , and metals. You use them to make fires, shelter, weapons, and armors. There isn't as many items to be crafted as I would have liked , but it's by far where the game stands out. Especially on console where survival games are slim pickings. Don't Starve, Conan Exiles, and 7 Days to Die are the only decent ones I can think of. Fade to Silence is better then those in that aspect though.
    Combat in Fade to Silence comes up a little short. The attack you can do, and the enemy can do in return are really repetitive. I was hoping for a Dark Souls type combat system where there is plenty of weapons and attacks. Fade to Silence is just quick and heavy attack and it never really changes up much. So with that and the bad AI that gets stuck on about everything the combat system just comes off weak and uninspiring.
    There is Coop mode when you rescue the survivors,as well as they can lend you aid. Both these aspects come up short as well. The AI for them is really bad to , and they get stuck on a lot of things. The Coop really needs a lot of work, because there is really no reason to help someone as your progress isn't saved, and neither are your items. You'd really just want to want to play with some one to take part in this, and really don't see many people helping strangers unless they are just really nice people. The survivors are Jin, Rhys, Vic, Rhyme, Ezra, Gani. Issa, Alice, and Tua which looks like Roman Reigns lol. There roles are as short as their names though. They have their own stories, and goals but they aren't much help.
    The story is really bland as well which kind of let me down as well. It is delivered in small little cut scenes where there isn't much to see but darkness, but there is some really fine voice acting. I wish more time went into the cut scenes and story, but like I said it still holds up as a survival game.
    The world is very large, but it all pretty much looks the same.. The only major difference is when you are in a blizzard, and the snow piles up and covers everything. That is very cool part of the game. I love battling weather conditions, and seeing how the map changes as the snow piles on. When it's not a blizzard though it all looks the same snow covered areas with red evil vines every where that you can purify , and make go away.
    Well i don't think this review was as good as the original, but things happen. Should you buy it? If you like survival games, and your on console I definitely think so. It has a ton of replay value because your going to die a lot when you play it on normal mode. You will have to restart, so therefore your going to play it over and over. This is the only way to get Achievements. There is also a easy mode if you just want the experience, or to learn but Achievements won't be rewarded for this. So give it a try and let us know what you think of it.

    Pros: Fun Survival Mode with easy option to experience it all
    Nice voice acting and music
    Challenging
    Weather/Blizzards look awesome

    Cons: Weak Story
    Weak Combat
    Coop needs work
    Area doesn't change much
    AI not so great at times

    Overall: 6.9 The game is one of the better survival games on console, but a lot of things come up short and need work from making it a can't miss survival title.
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