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SOMA

Rating Summary

Based on 86 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 86 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 22, 2015
Xbox OneDec 1, 2017
PCSep 22, 2015

Developer: Frictional Games

Genre: Horror

SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is an unsettling story about identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human.

The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we’re going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for?

Enter the world of SOMA and face horrors buried deep beneath the ocean waves. Delve through locked terminals and secret documents to uncover the truth behind the chaos. Seek out the last remaining inhabitants and take part in the events that will ultimately shape the fate of the station. But be careful, danger lurks in every corner: corrupted humans, twisted creatures, insane robots, and even an inscrutable omnipresent A.I.

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Strong Head
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Fair Head
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Weak Head
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PC Gamer

80 / 100
Andy Kelly

A masterpiece of audio and visual design, SOMA is atmospheric, cerebral, and occasionally frustrating.

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IGN

8.1 / 10.0
Daniel Krupa

SOMA is smart and scary science fiction. Not all of its ideas work, but it's worth playing for the story alone.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

The makers of Amnesia ease back on the horror, ramp up the philosophy and strike a satisfying balance between narrative and gameplay.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A gripping mix of survival horror and existential science fiction storytelling, which is notably improved by an optional new safe mode.

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