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Layers of Fear

Rating Summary

Based on 74 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

51%

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Based on 74 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 16, 2016
Xbox OneFeb 16, 2016
PCFeb 16, 2016

Developer: Bloober Team SA

Publisher: Aspyr Media

Genre: Horror

Layers of Fear is a psychedelic horror that will keep you on-edge for the reminder of the game. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a constantly shifting house.

Heavily inspired by the masterpiece paintings from the past centuries, and the architecture and décor from the XIX century. Layers of Fear is a truly unique experience, where each move of the camera can change your surroundings.

Layer by layer uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the protagonist and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A gloriously ghoulish horror game with some trippy transformations, held back by what it borrows from other releases.

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IGN

5.8 / 10.0
IGN

Layers of Fear lacks the surprises and subtlety needed to keep things interesting all the way through. It makes a strong first impression, but quickly exhausts its best ideas, making it hard for them to really shine as scary or meaningful moments. It's hard to be terrified when you can see what's coming at the end of every long dark hallway.

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PC Gamer

64 / 100
James Davenport

Layers of Fear is an intriguing experimental haunted house, but without a proper sense of pacing, it fails to scare.

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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

One of the best horror games ever made, this will scare you in incredibly clever ways and make you question everything you see.

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