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  • Summary: As the lights go out, the embers of darkness are stoked in the sleepy town of Dormont.

    Whispers of disappearances carry through the town as a burgeoning, uneasy and irrational fear begins to spread and darkness comes to be an unwelcome reflection to Those Who Remain. Some mistakes
    As the lights go out, the embers of darkness are stoked in the sleepy town of Dormont.

    Whispers of disappearances carry through the town as a burgeoning, uneasy and irrational fear begins to spread and darkness comes to be an unwelcome reflection to Those Who Remain.

    Some mistakes should never happen, not when your life is complete – and yet they do. Edward had the good life, a beautiful wife and the perfect little girl, yet finds himself several whiskeys down and driving through the night of Dormont to end his secret affair – in a bid to fix his mistakes.

    As Edward pulls into the Golden Oak Motel, he is unaware just how much this night will change his life…

    The horrors and darkness that thrive in the corner of every eye are torn loose…

    Those Who Remain places you in an up-close, psychological horror story set in the sleepy town of Dormont – a town in a spiralling split from the fabric of reality, warped by darkness and the deeds of the Citizens who reside.

    Confront the uncomfortable horrors reflected by the darkness and survive the night of Dormont as Edward is confronted with a test of his sanity, morality and the shadows of evil that lurks below.
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13 Minutes Of Upcoming Horror Game Those Who Remain | PAX East 2020
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jun 15, 2020
    80
    Those Who Remain, in particular, is about self-reflection in forgiveness and makes you realize you can judge someone on their mistakes yet never seem to consider the sins you’ve carried out. Don’t like all that psychology? The good news is, that ideology is placed in the background and at the core is a great creepy adventure with interesting monsters and clever puzzles.
  2. Jun 20, 2020
    75
    Under the appearance of a game of terror as the canons command, there is an experience that promises to test our capacity for judgment while bringing out our greatest fears.
  3. Jun 4, 2020
    60
    Those Who Remain on Xbox One is a decent exploration horror that will take you around seven hours to complete. I enjoyed the story, the characters, and what the game was trying to achieve through the narrative. The gameplay - with its focus on light and the alternate reality - has a unique selling point that is intriguing enough to delve into. But the stealth sections and the overriding motion sickness let the whole thing down.
  4. Jun 2, 2020
    55
    There’s a good game buried within Those Who Remain’s many shortcomings, but it blunders the final hundred meters of its dash for survival like a sorority girl outrunning a slasher in a forest filled with tree roots. Repetitive scenarios of item-hunting tarnish the more ingenious puzzles you’re presented with, horror clichés sour an otherwise wonderfully tense atmosphere and a control scheme from hell drags a promising game back into the shadows, never to be seen again.
  5. Jun 29, 2020
    50
    On the technical side, Those Who Remain is a disaster. An unplayable game that must be updated as soon as possible to enjoy it at all. In the other hand, we find a proposal that does not create anything, but proves to be interesting
  6. Jun 4, 2020
    50
    Those Who Remain won't stay with you for long, but with some good scares and a story that twists more than I expected, it's a decent horror story for an evening.
  7. May 29, 2020
    48
    Those Who Remain puts on a passable front, but once we get past that there’s nothing here that’s worth getting worked up over. With a dull story, tedious searching of areas using unresponsive inputs, scares that never really come and some technical hiccups that make it feel like a last gen title, you’re best off looking elsewhere for your pulse racing thrills.

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  1. Jun 1, 2020
    6
    Those Who Remain is a First-Person Horror Adventure. You are Edward, and you've come to this ramshackle motel near the town of Dormont toThose Who Remain is a First-Person Horror Adventure. You are Edward, and you've come to this ramshackle motel near the town of Dormont to break it off with your mistress and try to make right the life you're destroying with your family. You arrive to find her bags in the room, and the shower running, but she's nowhere to be found. Edward now sets out on foot to the nearby town to find everything is all wrong. Figures with glowing blue eyes linger in the darkness, greeting you with long knives if you dare enter their shadows. Seriously, walking into a place that's just a bit too dark is rewarded with instant death. With your checkpoints few and far between, this can make gameplay frustrating as you could be sent back to have to replay quite a bit, and you sidestep one time into a shadow and have to do it all again. The game plays hard on this darkness, as a lot of the game's puzzles will have you dealing with it, like knocking things out of the way to let light pass or finding a small object in a darkened room. The reticle has it's tricky moments, and you will be digging through a lot of drawers, that if you aren't pointing precisely at the object, you'll likely close the drawer. There is a ton of fun and inspiring concepts that are unfortunately lost in the frustration the game can induce. The game has multiple endings based on the decisions you make along the way. A decent horror game can be found here beneath the frustrations that fans of the genre should appreciate. Expand