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Darq

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

40%

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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 15, 2019

Developer: Unfold Games

Genres: Action, Adventure

HELP LLOYD WAKE UP!

DARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. To Lloyd's misfortune, the dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world.

WALL WALK, STEALTH, PUZZLES

Apart from gravity-defying puzzles, Lloyd will have to use stealth when nearby enemies. He has no chance of winning in an open confrontation, since the creatures he will encounter are much more powerful and faster than him. Instead, he has to rely on careful planning to avoid getting detected.

FEATURES

Psychological horror set in a lucid dream, relying on slow build and creepy atmosphere rather than gore and violence.

Unique artstyle and detailed environment to explore

Sound design by Bjørn Jacobsen, known for his work on such games as Cyberpunk 2077 and Hitman.

Puzzles that involve bending the laws of physics (walking on walls and ceilings) , manipulating the dream world (moving things, rotating rooms), collecting and using found objects, and avoiding enemies.

Hidden secrets to find (optional, for hardcore players only)

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IGN

7.5 / 10.0
Kyle Campbell

Darq has some frustrating stealth encounters and an overabundance of jump scares, but those small blunders aren't enough to take away from the sense of wonder that comes from helping Lloyd navigate his nightmares.

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GameSpot

7 / 10
Alessandro Barbosa

Darq is an intelligent puzzle game with a delightfully dreary setting that is over far quicker than you want it to be.

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GameWatcher

5.5 / 10.0
GameWatcher

While there are moments where the spookiness clicks, like its hectic climax, the rest is forgettable. It will give a fright once in a while, but that shock quickly disappears.

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TechRaptor

7 / 10.0
TechRaptor

Darq is a beautifully stylish, Tim Burton-esque romp through the subconscious dream-world of a young boy which manages to be spectacular even with a very short length. The minor niggles here and there are easily ignored thanks to a great tone and a great amount of polish for the first effort from an indie studio.

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