Home is a unique horror adventure set in a beautifully-realized pixel world. It’s a murder mystery with a twist—because you decide what ultimately happens. Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.
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Mixed (18 reviews) - 55% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,329 reviews) - 69% of the 1,329 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2012

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February 4

v1.5.2 should fix Windows launch issues

So sorry to everyone who experienced this nasty bug!

Installing the 1.5.2 update on Windows should solve the issue where the game crashed on launch.

Please note that there is an issue with Windows 10 throwing up an error when you quit the game. Nothing is lost, and everything quits fine -- we're trying to track down why this error appears, and will get another update out ASAP.

-B

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November 6, 2015

Home v1.5.1 brings Steam Achievements (finally!)

I know it's been a (much too) long time coming, but Home for Steam finally gets achievements today.

These are available on both PC and Mac, and should give you some fun incentive to explore some alternate routes throughout the game.

As well, v1.5.1 delivers:

- improved windowed mode support on PC
- working windowed mode for Windows 10
- a few GUI tweaks here and there

Thanks for continuing to play the game. :-)

B.

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Reviews

“A sophisticated, horrifying narrative experiment.”
8/10 – The Verge

“[Home] serves as a great reminder of what older games once taught us.”
Joystiq

“A creative developer demonstrates how much atmospheric force can be put into one pixel.”
82/100 – http://www.4players.de/4players.php/dispbericht/PC-CDROM/Test/32827/77697/0/Home.html

About This Game

Home is a unique horror adventure set in a beautifully-realized pixel world. It’s a murder mystery with a twist—because you decide what ultimately happens.

Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.

As you play the game, it changes—subtly, almost imperceptibly—to reflect your perspective. It's a horror game unlike any other, and as you'll discover, its truths are entirely subjective.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB HD space
    • Sound: Soundblaster or equivalent
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
    • Sound: Soundblaster or equivalent
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS 10.7 Lion or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS 10.7 Lion or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
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Lacie
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
A good point and click game and with what I feel as a semi-choice dependant game. The description of what "you decide" changing the outcome of the game makes it sound like all your little choices make huge differences. They don't. However, depending on what you choose to see/pick up/to do does effect the ending slightly, which is pretty neat. I did like that your choices effected what your character thought of what happened. The game is really short (I fall into the habit of leaving my game running, so ignore my total hours played). I'd say about 2-3 hours tops to get all the achievements. This isn't really a horror game so much as suspense. So, don't expect to be getting scared while playing this game. I'd say the $2.99 is a reasonable price for this game, but if you have other games you'd rather play, I'd wait until this one goes on sale to snag it.
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James
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Don't like horror 7/15
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Corona Radiata
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Home tells an interesting story that you can directly influence, fit for fans of sleuthing, mysteries and tense, lonely atmospheres. Were it any more expensive, I would not reccomend it, as it is only worth playing more than once for the achievements, because it can feel slow, progressing through it, even though it's a short game.
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Wirdjos
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Home is a choose-your-own-adventure visual novel more than it is a horror game, though it does still contain a few jump scares. The details of this pixel-art world are told through title card screens that evoke a silent movie. It's hard to decide if the terror would have been heightened by a lack of sound or if the occasional creaks and crunches better set the mood. Home offers no certainty and that seems to be the point. It asks questions and provides clues, but never weighs in on the speculation, never declares anything as true or not. This open-endedness can feel very anticlimactic or it can be far more satisfying than knowing.
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Angrycheese
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
The game is short so I will make this review short.
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Alright game. I got my 70 minute bang for my buck, then played it one more time to show it to a friend. Graphics were a bit too pixely but showed the important things and the game sometimes benefited from simplicity, gameplay and story don't really go anywhere, however they do not drag or end too early and last of all, the sound design for this game is really good, without the soothing sounds of creaking doors, this would not be half as scary/cute.
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Overall a 6/10, if it's on sale and you're really bored, get it.
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Hannie Bananie
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
This game had me going back and forth between thumbs up and thumbs down, but ultimately, the fact that I was so on the fence makes me think that it shouldn't get a recommended rating. The story was interesting and there was a little tension, but my biggest complaint was that the story was simply too slow. Even as someone who enjoys walking simulators (as this is effectively what this game is), a genre not known for its fast-paced actions, this game felt like it went on forever with no really interesting moments to bring everything together. It wasn't bad, so for a good sale, I'd still maybe recommend giving it a try, but it also really isn't anything phenomenal.
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CorvusCorax
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Home is an interesting little adventure game - its pixelated approach reminds us of the old days of point-and-click games. Many may just find it very ugly, still, it serves its purpose and it is nice to see that with such simplistic graphics comes a great atmospheric game that belongs to the horror genre.

It is not a long adventure - the game tells its tale in an hour or so. This is a tale of an unnamed protagonist who finds himself alone in a house with just a flashlight beside him. Without the recollection of how he got there, of course. Then his journey begins and continues in the sewers, a dark forest and a few abandoned places only for him to be able to find his way - you guessed it - home.

The game is really about immersion - we only interact with highlighted objects and make decisions as to whether or not a certain item should be picked up and / or used. I especially liked how most of the highlighted objects can be looked at twice (resulting in more than one monologue). I did not notice this during my first walkthrough then I was eager to hear what our hero has to say. He might just mention something for the 2nd time that brings us closer to the big picture.

And what this big picture is? Naturally, I avoid spoilers here but I have to admit the ending is a bit vague - perhaps that is the intention of the developer. To provoke people into sharing their ideas and discussions on the story. And this is also the reason why this game is a great purchase.
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Rico
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Sounds are scarier than a story. Good indie game though, I had few spooky feels.
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Mean Mr. Mustard
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Mean Mr. Mustard's short Home review

1) Essential - buy it NOW
2) Recommended - buy it on sale
3) Avoid

Time to complete – 1 hour
Played multiplayer? N/A
Worth revisiting? No

Best part – Initial intrigue soon devolves into boredom resulting in an overall underwhelming experience
Worst part – The pixel art style just doesn't work for this type of game, it's not scary or creepy at all
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Tantalus of North America
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
This pixelated throwback vaguely reminds me of Atari Haunted House on the 2600 mostly because of its reliance on sound design to create a creepy atmosphere. This was barely worth the $1 I spent on it. It's one of those "arty" indy games like Dear Ether or Photopia and I wasn't really in the mood for it. Boring.
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Rextor
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Enchanting and leaves you beyond the end to wonder what really happned, or whether it happened at all.
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4444
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Another waste of time, at least it was inexpensive.
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Raid
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Home is choice-driven, ambiguous, narrative-delivery experience that isn't really a game, but more a choose-your-own adventure that you're allowed to walk around in. I'd recommend it only for those who are interested in playing through what is essentially a short story where they are allowed to choose how the narrative develops. There is a generally spooky atmosphere, and the graphics are minimalist in their presentation. The story itself plays out slowly and the player is left to figure out, through interpretation and choice, how the events presented unfold.

Ultimately it sets out to do what it tries to, and doesn't purport itself as much more, which is good because there really isn't a lot to it. There aren't any challenges to speak of, and the game is only enjoyable for one or two playthroughs, which are also very short. I recommend it only for those who want to experience a short story with a slight horror vibe.
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rjazz2
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
Not bad. I like the ambigousness of it. I could see myself having this adventure while blackout drunk. Shudder.
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EasyGingeR
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
I think you need to be on drugs to play this one!
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Kral Sumavy
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
What an underappreciated little gem of a game! This is a dark, atmospheric horror story that makes you wonder what is happening as you go through it. The playtime is short, but seems adequate to the overall scope of the game. Home tries to tell you a story while making you involved in it, rather than being just a passive recipient. A part of the story is being left to your own judgment and imagination and I like it just the way it is. Definitely a must play for fans of mystery/horror games and literature. A pleasant way to spend an evening.

Similar games: Dear Ester, Gone home, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Last Door, and The Charnel House Trilogy.
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Quick the Kid
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
Honestly. It's an OK game. Atmospheric and creepy. Can't go wrong for the price.
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LyroxIsSuchADick
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
It's like something should happen but nothing happens.
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Kalypto
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
Respecting Your Intellect

Is this game great?

I'd answer that with, it's what you make of it. Most have played games that have multiple endings, and this one tries to have a story-line that jumps from the screen to your mind.

What would be a short description of Home?

A game that respects your intellect developed by an independent creator, that is a BIT weird and creepy, ahem, not the creator, the game. It shows creativity and atmosphere, but I'm not willing to play it multiple times; I take the ending I get with the choices I would've made had it been real life.

If you lack an imaginative mind, which many games cater to these days, you will find the storyline isn't that deep. You NEED to use your imagination to fill the gaps. Games that are so dark you need to squint your eyes to make things out do not appeal to me. Short sequences yes; but the whole game no. If you take the advice on the opening screens, you will find the game is somewhat hard on the eyes.

Nice sound effects and concept, but at the end I wasn't sure if I had finished the game. To put it mildly, throughout the entire game I was left wondering what it was all about.

New things are good, and this game is GOOD. However, it needs bigger doses of strangeness, interaction with consequences, scary moments, and a decent voiceover (instead of all the text).

If you're looking for a game with a big story you will be disappointed. If you're expecting a horror game you'll be horribly deluded. At first there's some fear but after 10 minutes the dial goes to zero. At the end I felt it was a game just to get me onto the designer's website.

So although it is a nugget you'd be pleased to find, as you examine it closely you'll find it's not pure gold; at least not as pure as it could be.
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Jasalynja
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
A somewhat good story, a guy wakes up in some random guys house cant remember how he got there. Then you spend the rest of the game trying to figured out what happened that night. Takes about 3-4 play throughs to get all of the achievements. Creaking pipes are supposed to scare you somehow, other than that, zero horror. I recommend only buying this game on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Home is an interesting little adventure game - its pixelated approach reminds us of the old days of point-and-click games. Many may just find it very ugly, still, it serves its purpose and it is nice to see that with such simplistic graphics comes a great atmospheric game that belongs to the horror genre.

It is not a long adventure - the game tells its tale in an hour or so. This is a tale of an unnamed protagonist who finds himself alone in a house with just a flashlight beside him. Without the recollection of how he got there, of course. Then his journey begins and continues in the sewers, a dark forest and a few abandoned places only for him to be able to find his way - you guessed it - home.

The game is really about immersion - we only interact with highlighted objects and make decisions as to whether or not a certain item should be picked up and / or used. I especially liked how most of the highlighted objects can be looked at twice (resulting in more than one monologue). I did not notice this during my first walkthrough then I was eager to hear what our hero has to say. He might just mention something for the 2nd time that brings us closer to the big picture.

And what this big picture is? Naturally, I avoid spoilers here but I have to admit the ending is a bit vague - perhaps that is the intention of the developer. To provoke people into sharing their ideas and discussions on the story. And this is also the reason why this game is a great purchase.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
The game is short so I will make this review short.
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Alright game. I got my 70 minute bang for my buck, then played it one more time to show it to a friend. Graphics were a bit too pixely but showed the important things and the game sometimes benefited from simplicity, gameplay and story don't really go anywhere, however they do not drag or end too early and last of all, the sound design for this game is really good, without the soothing sounds of creaking doors, this would not be half as scary/cute.
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Overall a 6/10, if it's on sale and you're really bored, get it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
What an underappreciated little gem of a game! This is a dark, atmospheric horror story that makes you wonder what is happening as you go through it. The playtime is short, but seems adequate to the overall scope of the game. Home tries to tell you a story while making you involved in it, rather than being just a passive recipient. A part of the story is being left to your own judgment and imagination and I like it just the way it is. Definitely a must play for fans of mystery/horror games and literature. A pleasant way to spend an evening.

Similar games: Dear Ester, Gone home, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Last Door, and The Charnel House Trilogy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
It's like something should happen but nothing happens.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Enchanting and leaves you beyond the end to wonder what really happned, or whether it happened at all.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Home is choice-driven, ambiguous, narrative-delivery experience that isn't really a game, but more a choose-your-own adventure that you're allowed to walk around in. I'd recommend it only for those who are interested in playing through what is essentially a short story where they are allowed to choose how the narrative develops. There is a generally spooky atmosphere, and the graphics are minimalist in their presentation. The story itself plays out slowly and the player is left to figure out, through interpretation and choice, how the events presented unfold.

Ultimately it sets out to do what it tries to, and doesn't purport itself as much more, which is good because there really isn't a lot to it. There aren't any challenges to speak of, and the game is only enjoyable for one or two playthroughs, which are also very short. I recommend it only for those who want to experience a short story with a slight horror vibe.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
It's a bit hard for me to form a certain opinion on Home, while certainly being a very interesting adventure, there's flaws that I can't seem to ignore.

You wake up in someplace, and all you find is a flashlight. From here it's up to you to find out what happened. This is the first problem, I surely like games that based themselves in mystery and even those that leave some of the story open to interpretation, but Home relies HEAVILY on that certain aspect. While some people may like that, it sort of irritates me that I cannot find the true explanation of this game. There's 2 ways the story can go, it all depends on what you decide in the basement part of the game, but you have the same 3 endings if you choose one or another because in the end, they're both tragic as hell.

The graphical setting of this game, while not being my favorite, it fits Home very well. What I liked about Home is that is relies a lot in describing what's happening with accurate words like when you're reading a book, and that really helps to set the seriously dark atmosphere of the game. And oh boy, what an atmosphere it is! The sounds are great overall (whose may scare if you if you're not expecting them!) and the music is almost non-existant but in the last sections it is creepy as hell, which fits the whole situation.

Don't play Home if you're expecting the typical jump scares that seem to be what everyone cares about these days. Home's horror is entirely psychological, with a loud sound here and there but that's it. It's more about exploration than horror really, I wasn't playing this for the horror, but to reveal the truth in the whole plot. This is what led me to be a bit disappointed towards the end, because while being a very good story and all, it doesn't have a real ending. You're the one who makes up the ending, and I'm terrible at that to be honest. Now there is something that I think it MAY reveal which of the "ways" the game goes for the endings is the real one, based on the letter that is inside the safe located in the character's house. Again, it's really hard to talk about this without any spoilers so... moving on...

Yes, I was going I bit off-topic with the whole non-conclusive story, Home offers a great hour and a half of mystery and lots of blood and death. It may be worth the price of 2 euro, I'd say yes if you're gonna hunt the achievements (they help you discover the ways the story may go, which I missed on my very first playthrough since there were no 'guidelines').

Although being very good, it's lacking some things, maybe a bit more story development, and not being so vague about it. Again I do say, it's one of those 'games', there's not much to it than walking around, inspecting objects and saying Yes / No to certain things, some people hate that, but I like it when a game is interesting enough, in whice Home did not fail me at all.

Final Rating: 7/10
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
When I played Home for the first time, I was intrigued by this little game where you have no memory of the hours that preceded your waking up and where you're trying to recontitue the story. In the end, depending on what you uncovered, your character recalled all your path. Between several bodies, an apparent serial killer lurking around and strolls through sewers, cave, forest or the plant where you worked, Home was made to experience several stories in an atmosphere of horror.

Indeed, the goal isn't really to scare the player (though some sounds are unexpected) but to let him imagine the worst and to wait for something or someone appearing suddenly. It's kinda psychological: will you look under rags and decide if it's your wife or not? Do you want to see the reality or not?

Home is mainly going from a room to another to collect things (or not if you don't want to include some parts in the story). You can also jump down or find another way around: in that case, you will advance at the same speed than with a leg that hurts. There are some occasional puzzles: find a switch to open a door, turn valves or restablish some power for example.

The game is made to look like a retro one, which is something that I like because it's giving also a particular ambiance and less scary than 3D stuff. The soundtrack is composed of only ambient sounds: winds, cave echoes, doors, etc... It is sufficient.

Why did I play it again so as I've played it in 2014? When I was looking at my library, I kinda thought that I didn't play it. I saw achievements not unlocked with 79 minutes of playing and looked at the news. They were added the 6th november 2015. Well, it's a nice discovering, prompting me to reinstall the game and to play it again.... with the controller too. The commands are smooth with it....

In the end, Home gained a new interest with achievements, even if I reviewed it earlier, it would have still been a thumb up. If you like games like that (not many scares, ambiance leading you to ask if your character is sane, retro graphics), go for it. It's really a little gem.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Home is a difficult game to evaluate and I'm struggling to decide if I would recommend it or not. For what it's worth, it has a really pleasing visual style. I didn't come across any bugs while playing - the whole thing functioned pretty smoothly. It was atmospheric enough, sound design was okay, controls were intuitive despite minimal instruction. I really wanted to like this game and I was excited to play it.

But - and this is a big but - the game was predictable and unchallenging to the point of being boring. The (potential?) twist was apparent early on, and the level of control over the outcome that was promised honestly amounted to little more than some contrived yes or no questions at the very end of the game, and a resulting pretty vague text summary. I wouldn't have minded this so much if the gameplay was interesting but it really wasn't much more than just walking from room to room. The puzzles were hardly puzzles at all, no critical thinking (or even just plain old trial and error) required. I spent the entire time feeling a little bit like I was playing a tutorial, just waiting for the game to start.

Ultimately, it's an interesting idea, with great visual design, but the story needed more time to incubate and mature. I just didn't care about any of the characters. I didn't feel engaged at all; I didn't feel like the story was even really trying to engage me. Though I appreciate that this game wasn't aiming to be an amazing platformer or adventure game or anything, I still feel that better gameplay elements were needed to justify using this platform to deliver this story. I don't particularly understand why it had to be a game as opposed to perhaps a visual novel or a short story. I don't understand why the only thing I was given to do between tiny dribs and drabs of story was slowly walking through often repetitive environments.

This game was purchased for me as a gift during a steam sale, and while I don't regret playing it, I'd hesitate to push anyone to spend money on it.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
A boring and linear story-driven game where you walk a guy. Unfortunately doesn't have much of horror. While I knew the gameplay won't be great, I at least expected a decent atmosphere in the game as I love horrors, unfortunately it wasn't unsettling and the game quickly became boring. Do not waste time on it.
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23 of 43 people (53%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
My opinion about this game; "It is horror game i need to volume down and play sneaky." but this game not horror game.

Kind a walking simulator story.But at the and you can decide what gonna do.

Good but not enough.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
A short, simple adventure game with mildly clunky controls, although that also makes them simple and straightforward. There's a mystery to unravel, but it's not a challenge to figure it out and it adds up to a rather banal and unintersting story. It's cheap, but you're getting what you pay for here.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Somewhat spooky, but really really really DISAPPOINTING ENDING
Way to miss the point of a game with a hidden plot.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Would not play again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Решил перепройти спустя пару лет ради ачивок и получил совершенно другую концовку 80

Хороший триллер, но четкого ответа на все вопросы не по лучите 9/13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
i got this game from a bundle and i am so heavily suprised.

its atmospheric and has nice story telling, choices matter, different endings
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Pro:
Great concept
I like the graphics
Low price
Now with achieves (?)
Devs seem to still be working on the game
Low system specs
OK audio

Con:
BORING
No horror, horror game
This game needs a serious guide/walkthough

Overall:
5/10 +1 price, +1 audio, +1 concept, -1 needs a guide, -2 gets boring really fast = 5/10
Not a bad game, not a great one. For $3 give it a try or better yet, wait till its on sale and grab it.

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122 of 154 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Home is an intensely unsatisfying experience, because at the end it feels like the developer didn't actually have any idea what the plot was about himself.

The gameplay mostly consists of walking around and finding vague, uninteresting clues to hint towards what's actually going on, as well as some very simple, very easily solvable puzzles. The focal point of the game comes at the end, wherein you're brought to a place where the clues of the game start adding up, forming the hints that start showing the big picture of what has happened.

The problem with this is that the game's ending clues are determined by your seemingly arbitrary actions and choices. Even worse, the changes that are possible barely even change what the game's purported ending is supposed to be. To top it off, at the end, you're actually directed to an online forum where you're encouraged to share your ending and what you think it meant.

This makes it feel like the game doesn't actually have any story at all. Nothing is resolved, nothing is explained, the game literally just gives you a few hints and goes "hey you figure out the plot, because I sure as hell am not." It doesn't feel smart or creative at all, it just feels lazy, like the dev wanted to make a game that has lots of interesting symbolism but isn't nearly creative enough to write anything interesting. If I'm just supposed to use my head and think up something myself, I see no reason to pay some pretentious dev money to do so.
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95 of 119 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Starts out promising and goes downhill rather fast. Also there's no saving so you got to complete it in one sitting or you got to restart from the start and that gets tedious from the get go (game is about an hour to an hour and a half long). You basically get at the end of the game and decide what you want to believe happened which is just BS and leaves you feeling like its all a waste of time.

Check it out if you already own it but with far better adventure games with an actual coherent plot on steam, don't bother picking this one up.
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