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  • Summary: Coming back to the family hotel after years, a young woman finds herself trapped with the ghosts from her past and an old cellular telephone as the only way to unveil a terrible truth.

    1993 - LEWIS & CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA, US Ten years ago, teenager Nicole and her mother left the family
    Coming back to the family hotel after years, a young woman finds herself trapped with the ghosts from her past and an old cellular telephone as the only way to unveil a terrible truth.

    1993 - LEWIS & CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA, US

    Ten years ago, teenager Nicole and her mother left the family hotel after discovering her father Leonard's affair with, and pregnancy of Rachel, a girl her own age who eventually committed suicide.

    Now that both of her parents have passed, Nicole hopes to fulfill her mother's last will to sell the hotel and make amends to Rachel's relatives. With the will and determination to put that chapter behind her, she returns to the hotel with the family's lawyer to audit the decaying structure.

    As the weather unexpectedly turns for the worst, Nicole has no way to leave the large mountain lodge, and finds support in Irving, a young FEMA agent, using one of the first radio telephones ever built.

    With his help, Nicole starts to investigate a mystery far deeper than what people in the valley thought. A story of love and death, where melancholy and nostalgia melt into a thrilling ghost tale.
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  1. Sep 18, 2020
    79
    The fact of the matter is, this is a great game, purely because the story and sense of emotional resonance this game produces – far outstrips and eclipse any of the games shortcomings.
  2. Sep 21, 2020
    70
    The Suicide of Rachel Foster on Xbox One is a bit of an odd one because the story is decent enough and certainly very intriguing. But I’ve never really been sure what the team behind it have been trying to accomplish or whether it quite hits the points it needs to make. The themes feel a bit rushed at times too, and it needs a bit more work after the main twist.
  3. Sep 23, 2020
    62
    The Suicide of Rachel Foster is a great walking simulator, one of the best in recent years. However, it has a big downside: an unacceptable message.
  4. Sep 22, 2020
    60
    Excellent atmosphere and horror tricks and an initially intriguing tale can’t make up for the lacklustre pay off and slow, tedious plodding back and forth around the hotel. Fans of titles such as Gone Home will likely get the most enjoyment out of it, but it also falls far short of that high bar unfortunately.
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  1. Sep 14, 2020
    8
    The Suicide Of Rachael Foster First launched this year on Steam, publisher Daedalic Entertainment and developer ONE-O-ONE Games have announcedThe Suicide Of Rachael Foster First launched this year on Steam, publisher Daedalic Entertainment and developer ONE-O-ONE Games have announced that their first-person adventure thriller The Suicide of Rachel Foster will launched for the Xbox One on August 26. To commemorate the announcement, the devs released individual trailers for the respective console. The Suicide of Rachel Foster centres on Nicole, who ten years ago, left with her mother the family hotel after discovering her father Leonard’s affair with, and pregnancy of Rachel, a girl her own age who eventually committed suicide. Now that both of her parents have passed, Nicole hopes to fulfil her mother’s last wish to sell the hotel and make amends to Rachel’s relatives. However, upon returning to the hotel, Nicole unexpectedly descends into a mystery involving dark family secrets. The only downfall is the game is a little short in the end and leaves you wanting more story for your Xbox. Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2020
    8
    ’m always excited to see games like this released and look forward to reviewing them. The FPS exploration of creepy places can really pull you’m always excited to see games like this released and look forward to reviewing them. The FPS exploration of creepy places can really pull you in, and give you that uneasy feeling. Unfortunately this title doesn’t do that very much. It really fails to give you that vibe. There is a few times though, and when it does they are quality scares. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a quality experience though. It is a quite well delivered Mystery in my opinion. The quality of voice acting is stellar. It took me back to “FireWatch” and how I felt about that games voice acting talent. Even if I wasn’t scared as I would like to be playing a game like this. I was drawn in by the story, and the dialogue was so enjoyable. It’s full of moments that made me laugh, or took me back to the time period. Both voice actors did an outstanding job making you feel exactly what the story wanted you to in the moment. The story is entertaining, and you will enjoy it for most parts. It is kind of predictable, but still intriguing. You may figure it out early, but you will still want to wait around to be sure. It really gave me that “When a Stranger Calls” vibe. That is probably a reference to old for some of you, but if you haven’t seen it check it out. It’s a really excellent horror film.

    You play as a woman returning to a hotel she grew up right after the death of her father. She returns there with bad memories from 10 years earlier when she left it after discovering her father had an affair with a girl the same age as her named Rachel Foster. Her and her mother rushed out of there, and she never returned. So after the death she returns to look the place over for her lawyer before putting it up on the market. The only thing is a horrible snow storm rolls in leaving her stuck there for awhile. This is where, and why the mystery begins as you discover people who say Rachel Foster is alive, and still inside the hotel. The story takes place in Lewis and Clark County in Helena Montana. I just love the loading screens with the post cards showing the area, and the opening scene traveling there in the snow. It really gives you a sense of the area, and location site. The hotel is huge, and even though you may not be able to explore every inch of it the size of it will keep you entertained for hours. You have a map, but it never really feels like it’s needed as the layout is pretty easy to learn. You will almost feel like you’ve been here before as you start to make your way around it with ease. there was times I really just felt I knew exactly where, and what I had to do next. Like I was actually a part of the story.

    The game offers different dialogue choices, and options of ways to carry out your objective so i could see you playing this a couple times. i was happy enough with one play through though. Mainly because I had played the first several days over a couple times as my game didn’t save properly. I just finally left it up and running until I could return to be safe. That wasn’t the only issue i ran into either unfortunately. I noticed I wasn’t getting Achievements so I uninstalled and reinstalled still nothing. So I looked at stats and 0% of people had them so week after release , and still isn’t fixed. That is kind of a letdown, because after you spend that much time completing a game you really don’t want to have to go back through it just to get what you should have got the first time. Even if you enjoyed it there is a lot of new games coming out, and you hate to replay it as soon as you finished it. I’m sure this will be fixed, and I’ll return to it at a later date to collect them. This type of thing is usually fixed pretty quick though surprised to see it’s still a issue today.

    I think it’s still worth your time though. At 19.99 I don’t mind a game that I only play a couple of times if it delivers a story I enjoy. I really enjoyed this story a lot. The characters and the location just really felt like I was a part of it. That is when you know the voice acting, story, and setting is quality when you feel like you are really there? When you get invested in it. I couldn’t wait to figure how it all played out, even if I had kind of figured it all out early. You want start to feel for the main character, and want things to turn out well for her. You really start to feel like it’s you, and this is your hotel. What else can you really ask for in a game like this? To be entertained, and pulled into it is a really successful outcome for a game in this genre. I recommend this to fans of what a lot of people call walking sims. Maybe not so much horror fans. It has it’s moments, but in the end it really satisfies the mystery and story lovers more.
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  3. Dec 18, 2020
    7
    I like it, it's different...way too short unfortunately, but I had pleasure playing it. I really felt immersed. I wouldn't say that this gameI like it, it's different...way too short unfortunately, but I had pleasure playing it. I really felt immersed. I wouldn't say that this game is for everybody though. Expand