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  • Summary: Past Cure is a dark psychological thriller that blurs the lines between dreams and reality. An intense, cinematic, story driven experience, blending stealth and combat gameplay. Players are challenged to use an array of skills varying from powerful time bending mental abilities to brutalPast Cure is a dark psychological thriller that blurs the lines between dreams and reality. An intense, cinematic, story driven experience, blending stealth and combat gameplay. Players are challenged to use an array of skills varying from powerful time bending mental abilities to brutal melee combat and stealth kills.

    After his years of torture, ex elite soldier Ian lives in the safehouse of his brother, struggling with the consequences of the military experiments he was put through. They twisted his mind, imbuedhim with preternatural mental abilities such as time control and telekinesis. Driven by hallucinations and his thirst for revenge, Ian enlists his brother's help as he sets out on a thrilling hunt for the perpetrators of the conspiracy against him, and for the truth underlying his torment. On his missions Ian experiments with his new powers, quickly coming to realize their inherent danger: with each use, his sanity frays a little more, inviting the nightmarish attention of something beyond reality.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 6 out of 8
  1. Mar 5, 2018
    60
    It's not the worst game of the year because it's not broken, it all works fine and there is an interesting concept of a show here, even though we may have trodden these boards before. I found the combat sluggish and uninspiring, and some of the nightmare levels can be very generic compared to other games in these genres. But I think Past Cure is probably worth a punt as long as you can grab it in a sale and fancy trying something a bit unusual.
  2. Feb 25, 2018
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Feb 25, 2018
    45
    Past Cure offers an interesting story, one that’s buried deep underneath a plethora of technical issues and poor execution. Despite a few intriguing moments within, this game is nowhere near as exciting as it makes out to be. It’s over-priced and over-hyped.
  4. Feb 25, 2018
    40
    Past Cure shows a lot of love for specific video games and movies with a huge ambition to emulate them, but the developers fell incredibly short of their target, producing a very troubled game in pretty much every aspect except for the soundtrack.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 5, 2018
    30
    It's a genuinely bad game in every respect. [May 2018, p.82]
  6. Feb 23, 2018
    20
    If the goal was to demonstrate what can go wrong in terms of game design, presentation and visual quality: Congratulations, you passed with flying colors! Nothing in this game is appealing or entertaining.
  7. Mar 5, 2018
    20
    Past Cure wants to be something great, and that ambition is the only thing it has on its side. This is a game that is flawed to its core. The mangled story and shoddy design prevent any single aspect from ever sticking out as something special. Don't even risk taking a bargain bin flier on this one. You'll only end up frustrating yourself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jul 30, 2018
    10
    I've played through the game, do not understand why the game is rated so bad? I thought it was pretty nice for a little money. Only 15 eurosI've played through the game, do not understand why the game is rated so bad? I thought it was pretty nice for a little money. Only 15 euros was paid in the offer, with the new big patch played Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2018
    7
    Past Cure
    All over the place
    Pasture Cure is a 6 hour long game about a former soldier named Ian.. youre dealing with memory loss due to an
    Past Cure
    All over the place
    Pasture Cure is a 6 hour long game about a former soldier named Ian.. youre dealing with memory loss due to an experiment that was done to you…
    The game starts in a dream, where youre introduced to woman.. and the game is set around trying to understand this dream and the different figures in this dream, and government projects, and pills, and mind powers.. but assigning a single genre to this game just isn’t possible.
    Past cure is all over the place with what it is.. and some of these things are good.. some not so good..
    And depending on the type of player you are you may actually end up really hating certain parts of this game and loving others…
    Theres a great focus on narrative which is perfect for a game delivered in the way that it is..
    Theres an interesting story full of intrigue to pull you through the section of the game you may not like.. as really there are no repeating sections here..
    The game at first is a resident evil styled horror game as youre learning the shooting mechanics…
    It feels like a quantic dream styled game while youre running around your home, and then all of a sudden it’s back to dream land where youre doing puzzles with your telekensis and time manipulation powers.. but this is really just the game using a clever tutorial to teach you how to manipulate later sections of the game…
    As youre then in a 3rd person shooter, health pickups and blue pills are important here as youll be using your powers and taking damage as youre taking out enemies from behind, grabbing their guns and getting into gun fights.. using your telekinesis to take out cameras to not alert more..
    But now all of a sudden it’s a hitman feeling stealth game which was my personal least favorite chapter of the game where time manipulation is now important are being detected fails the mission sending you back to the last autosave
    and then bits feel like dishonored while youre trying to crack safes, then youre in a horror outlast feeling chapter with puzzles and stealthy sections with monsters you cant attack
    The game is non stop changing things up which is really great if youre into variety..
    Its also great because it stop the game from feeling boring or like a drag to get through
    Its bad however because none of these chapters feel like quality chapters indevidually, it’s a bunch of mediocre versions of really great games and genres stapled together, though the sum ends up being greater than its parts…
    As an experience its an overall enjoyable one
    The 3rd person shooting is probably what will stand out as the worst aspect of this game..
    The hit detection is just awful.. you feel like youre getting lucky everytime you finally take out an enemy… but these moments are spaced out and checkpoints are frequent enough for them to not feel like too much of a hastle
    Past Cure is a hard game to describe, but if its anything its like nothing you’ve experienced before and everything you’ve experienced before all at the same time.
    Sometimes this is a 3rd person shooter, sometimes this is a horror games, and sometimes this is a stealth game.
    Its unique and worth checking out.
    I give Past Cure
    a 6.5/10
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  3. Feb 24, 2018
    5
    Past Cure was a game that interested me quite a bit because what I saw of the game before I reviewed it looked interesting and in a wayPast Cure was a game that interested me quite a bit because what I saw of the game before I reviewed it looked interesting and in a way unique. Unfortunately when it came to reviewing the game Past Cure is littered with problems throughout and this without a doubt stifles any enjoyment you might have with the game. Don’t get me wrong it’s not all doom and gloom though because the story that’s present in the game is actually pretty good and they did a very good job of creating a number of different emotions here. Unfortunately the gameplay isn’t as good and it really does lack any fun factor and in the end it just felt like a chore, which is a shame because they do have a few interesting and somewhat unique mechanics in play at times. There are a number of different sections for you to undertake throughout your time with the game and unfortunately these fall short as well. The shooting sections in the game are very drab indeed and they seem to go on forever which limits the game’s appeal somewhat. Unfortunately the puzzle sections of the game don’t do any better and you find them to lack in variety and ultimately this makes them tedious with none of the puzzles really standing out. Another problem I had with the game was the linear level design. Each level basically plays out the same way and at times they don’t make any sense which again makes things a chore. If that wasn’t bad enough the game also suffers with quite a few technichal issues and these issues range from big to small with each one holding the game back even more. Despite the game suffering with quite a few technichal issues I did find myself enjoying the presentation side of the game. Visually the game has nice look to it and I thought the sound design was done very well even if the voice actors didn’t always sound on point. At the end of the day I was pretty disappointed with Past Cure and I must admit that I was expecting a lot more from this game. The biggest problem with Past Cure is that it lacks big time when it comes to the fun factor and when you combine that with the myriad of problems it has you do find it difficult to continue playing. Good story aside there isn’t much that really saves this game and in the end I can’t recommend this game to you, which is a shame. Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2020
    4
    Oh no, this was probably one of the worst game I experienced on the Xbox, and I'm sad about it. The game is just bad. Don't bother playing it
  5. Aug 9, 2020
    1
    Um belo lixo, era melhor nem ter feito essa porcaria, que mania chata de enfiar jogo mal feito na galera para arranjar dinheiro.
  6. Sep 21, 2020
    1
    Oh...This is just sad that this game was able to see the light. There is absolutely nothing in this game that deserves a positive mention.Oh...This is just sad that this game was able to see the light. There is absolutely nothing in this game that deserves a positive mention. There is no excuse by saying that the developing team was small. There are plenty of games done by small teams.

    Just sad...
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