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AI: The Somnium Files

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 17, 2019
PCSep 17, 2019
Nintendo SwitchSep 24, 2019

Publisher: Spike Chunsoft Co.

Genre: Adventure

One rainy night in November, a woman's body is found at an abandoned theme park, mounted on a merry-go-round horse. Kaname Date of the Metropolitan Police Department arrives on the scene. He recognizes the woman. Suddenly, he hears a noise from inside the merry-go-round.

He breaks into the merry-go-round's central column to find a young girl. And in her hands, she grips a bloody ice pick...

Hone your detective skills in this thrilling sci-fi murder mystery with 30+ hours of gameplay and multiple endings.

Enter dreams to solve puzzles and learn clues. With multiple outcomes and a 6 minute time limit, every second counts.

Discover the truth by interrogating suspects and using 3 special vision modes to investigate crime scenes.

Where to Buy

Amazon

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Mighty Head
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Strong Head
8
Fair Head
2
Weak Head
2

Trailers

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AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES Investigation Trailer | PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam) thumbnail

AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES Investigation Trailer | PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam)

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AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES Character Trailer | Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam (PC) English Dub

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AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - GDC 2019 Trailer | PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam (PC)

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

Equal parts tense and unpredictable, this serves the kind of memorable experience that makes exploring branching storylines a joy.

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GameSpot

8 / 10
GameSpot

The various twists and turns of AI's wild sci-fi, dream-exploring detective tale will keep you engaged and intrigued until the very end.

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ZTGD

6.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Ultimately, AI: The Somnium Files is a game that has moments of brilliance that are obscured by a disjointed narrative and investigative process. Aside from the Somnium sequences – which are, admittedly, very cool – the game failed to motivate me to truly engage with its overarching story. I just didn’t find it appealing.

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Push Square

7 / 10
Push Square

AI: The Somnium Files tells an often engrossing tale. It takes a couple of hours to really get going, but when it does, it blossoms into one of the most impressively executed visual novels on PS4. A range of characters, both surprisingly deep and brilliantly stupid, elevate an already intriguing and smartly paced story. It's just a shame that the dream sequences, with their frustratingly obscure puzzle solving, can really put a dampener on the experience.

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