I really dislike horror games. They tend to have a very weak or pointless story (if they even bother to have a story at all) and the settings in which they take place are pretty over done (stone castle/old mansion or science lab/hospital). Then there are monsters like "unknown killer monster x" which have very little reason to exist in the game's world other than to walk around and make you hide. Then there are stupid level design choices and puzzles that don't really work or are far to complicated when your character can just use that freaking axe its carrying and break a damn window to get out. But enough about annoying horror tropes, lets talk about Among The Sleep.
This is one of the best horror games I've played. Its not something I say ever find easy to say since I dislike horror games in general but Among The Sleep is just that good. The art and level design of the game really stands out overall. Twisted but familiar the levels of the game never feel like they are repeating and the developers took great care in crafting each and every part of them. It was fun just exploring the levels (like a child) just to see what little bits they had hidden around.
The puzzles aren't hard at all and or pretty much "Find item X to open door" but the search for the key never feels tedious or repetitive since there is always new places to explore. I often ended up finding a key to a door before finding the door due to me having fun wandering around.
The monsters feels very much like part of the world. It is familiar but also very twisted. Throughout the game you start to discover what the creatures are but that doesn't make it less scary and only enroots it to the world the developers have made.
The game is about 3 hours long, shorter if you just run around as fast as you can without taking the time to look around but its a great 3 hours. This game does not need to be 12 or 20 hours long since there is barely any back tracking or filler content trying to push that gameplay timer just a bit further. During those 3 hours though you get a strong sense that they kept everything that worked well and weren't afraid to remove what wasn't working. This is a quality game that deserves to be in everyone's library even for people like me who are not fans of horror.