A fully cooperative horror experience like never before! On White Noise Online, a team of up to 4 investigators has to explore an area looking for clues, while avoiding being devoured by a supernatural creature. Will you be able to uncover the truth behind the mysterious events?
User reviews: Mixed (259 reviews)
Release Date: May 22, 2014

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"Underrated. Slender-clone with co-op. Collect recorders, when die become a ghost. Nice touches, like a path-map at the end. Better in short bursts."
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A fully cooperative horror experience like never before!


On White Noise Online, a team of up to 4 investigators has to explore an area looking for clues, while avoiding being devoured by a supernatural creature. Will you be able to uncover the truth behind the mysterious events?

The game takes the idea of simple, accesible horror behind Slender and evolves it further to adapt it to a cooperative environemnt.

Designed from scratch to offer a shared horror experience, White Noise Online lets you live new situations, never seen before on a videogame. You'll need teamwork and trust on your partners to take the right choices and overcome the challenges you'll face.

White Noise Online can be played solo or online, in a cooperative game for up to 4 players. It features over 15 playable characters, each one with their own perks and skills, and 6 different scenarios to explore.

Another interesting feature of WNO is the replay screen, where you can check the path you and your friends followed. Once the thrilling game session is over, have a laugh while seeing how you kept walking in circles!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 capable hardware
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Quad core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 460 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2 Graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Quad core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2 Graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game has been tested mostly on Ubuntu distributions
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Quad core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 460 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Treat this as a mixed review. I'm 50/50 towards this game.

Considering the price and the fact that I got this game in a pretty cheap bundle, I'd say it's worth a shot. Slenderman-like game with co-op. It's not really scare, the monster design is lacking severely, the sound design is not really frightening and the environment looks cheaply made, the character animation is choppy, but it's not even a AA title, so no reason to complain. It seems more like a Scooby Doo game than anything else. I will complain, however, that most achievements can only be unlocked by playing 4 player co-op. So if you're in an online game with one other person, you won't get the achievements. And since there aren't that many people playing, you'll probably going to have to buy the game for some people to help you get the achievement, or look into the forums.
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13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Wander around on a generic map looking for "tape recorders" that contain random gibberish. Every once in a while you see a really stupid looking monster that just stands there when you see him and poses no threat. Not scary at all. Really just completely boring.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Dear Slender, please kill me sooner, 'cause I get so bored crawling these barren areas with no chance of getting scared or finding something of value...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I really like this horror/co-op game! It has n eerie mood to it and even though it looks and ounds like a multiplayer Slender there is alot more than just collect 8 pages (or in this case tapes). It rely's mainly on sticking together and making sure you know what is going on and where you are. It is really fun and it keeps you on your toes I truly recommend it!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Good:
Cheap ($2 on sale)
Can use keyboard and not just gamepad
Good concept
Co-op
Has steam cards
Ummmmm .... ?

Bad:
More of a walking simulator than a game.
As other have said, like Slender but sucks even more.
You could have an 8 core liquid cooled 5GHz core CPU and you would still be walking around a 1 Mph or run at 1.5.

Game:
You walk around with a flashlight looking for tapes.
You run but the flashlight drops from in front of you to your feet.
Bad guy jumps out at you and you die
Repeat until you realize you have other games to play.
This may be fun if your stoned / drunk and are playing co-op.
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9 of 18 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
White Noise Online is basically like the Slenderman game except this time you're able to play with some friends.
I don't mind games not being original IF they improve the overall experience, sadly that can't be said of White Noise Online. Ofcourse playing with friends can be fun but in a horror game this decreases the scariness dramatically, but even without friends this game will probably not make you tremble in fear.

The worst part of this game must be the speed you're characters are walking, even running only increases your speed slightly and you can also run out of stamina. The maps are boring and there's no one playing online so you better find some other people to play this game with.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
similar to slender 8 pages. Slightly frightening but good none the less
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108 of 124 people (87%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
White Noise Online is multiplayer-based Slender-type game, by which I mean it's a horror game where you go around collecting eight randomly placed objects while avoiding a monster that's hunting you. Slenderman isn't actually involved here, and there's some twists to the formula here to keep it interesting, but the baseline is that this is an online co-op Slender-type game, and that fact will either sell you or turn you away from the game.

You play as one of over 20 characters in some very dark environment collecting cassettes. Strange statues line the environments, and a strange glowing monster chases you through the depths of darkness, with an intent to kill. However, the story here is rather non-existent, with the only narrative coming from an opening scene before the title screen, and the audio content that plays on the cassettes themselves when you pick them up.

The cassettes emit a static sound to alert you that they're nearby, which is helpful to the formula as the stages in this game are bigger than most Slender-type games and the monster is notably more aggressive. One feature kind of cool and creepy about the monster is that he makes appropriately unnerving sounds to both sort of alert you where he is, and unnerve you. It can be creepy to be in a tight-corridor area and not see him, but it sounds like he's right next to you. Staring at the monster will slowly deplete your 'health', and he'll kill you if you let him get too close to you. There are also green-glowing statues placed around the environment randomly, and staring at them or getting too close will have the same effects the monster has (though of course the statues can't move). The statues emit a static-sound similar to the cassettes (though different enough to tell) to lead players to a tricky end.

There are four difficulty levels, which mostly determine the difficulty of the monster, how many statues there are, and cassette placement possibility.

The game also has a panic-system that's kind of similar to what you'll find in Clock Tower 3 or Haunting Ground. When you are isolated and alone, your character will start panicking (which can be noted when the character starts making panicked sounds and the screen starts acting up), and eventually starts tripping all over the place and making a lot of noise, which attracts the monster. This can be settled by either collecting cassettes, or finding other people.

How prone they are to this depends on what character you play as. There are over 20 different characters, and they all have different stats. These are represented by an image for each 'category' (the images can be confusing at first, can read up on what each one means in the How to Play section on the options menu), with a notice of if they're stronger or weaker in this area than other characters (represented by a +1 to +3, or a -1 to -3, if not shown then they are neutral, or default, in that area). Areas effected include sanity (take less damage from the monsters attacks), flashlight battery life (the longer you keep your flashlight on, the more it will flicker and start becoming dimmer and dimmer), movement speed, stamina (for running), scout (the further distance you can get from characters before panicking), evasion (how high you are on the monsters priority list), and more. You only start with four characters, while the other ones are unlocked by playing the game and accomplishing tasks.

There's also some fun multiplayer mechanics that are rather well thought-out. Firstly, death. When a player dies, they then become a ghost, which is visible to the living players as a blue silhouette of the character that died. The ghosts can stick around the living players to help prevent them from panicking, or they can go out and scout for cassettes. The ghosts see the level much more brightly than the living do, and they also move a lot faster around the level. However, they cannot see the monster, but can spot cassettes. This can be helpful in downtime and to be helpful even after death. The second feature cool for multiplayer is the results screen, which displays fun information like the total distance each person walked, number of cassettes each individual collected, how many times they were hit by a scare attack and 'screamed', how long they survived, etc., along with a map that shows the routes that each player took during the course of the game.

The game currently has six maps, though the devs have noted if it does well they plan to add more. The maps are fairly varied, with themes like tropical island, government base, museum, snowy forest, and the like. There are three different map 'styles', with two maps under each style. The first is big-open levels that have monuments, like the original Slender. The second are closed-spaces interior maps with twisting corridors, rooms, and labyrinth-like structures. The final are 'island' stages, which has parts of levels connected with tunnels, bridges, and the like, with the level segments being separated like islands.

This game was an Xbox Live release originally, the main difference in the Steam version right now is that all characters are now unlockable (as opposed to some characters only obtainable by owning other games), achievements, and they've updated the graphics some. This said, more updates may arise in the future to further differentiate it.

In short, it's a very confident Slender game, actually one of my favorites. The online multiplayer is fun and well-thought out, and the game still manages to be tense and scary at times. If you like Slender-based games and have wanted or are interested in trying a multiplayer-based version of that type of game, this is it. There really isn't any better, and the game does very well at what it sets out to do. However, if you don't enjoy Slender-type games, or the multiplayer focus doesn't interest you, this probably won't interest you. The game maybe works better in short bursts than long marathons, but it's still a fun little multiplayer horror game.
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115 of 147 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
This is what happens when Scooby Doo and Slender have a baby, I am just disappointed by the lack of creepy janitors dressing up as ghosts and saying wonderfully outdated things like "I would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for yer hats"
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75 of 104 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
Ever wondered how slow a human being could possibly move?
Then this is a game for you!

You play as the Usain Bolt of a parallel universe, and collect a bunch of tape recorders. Why you ask ? No idea .
Also all the monsters/ghost aren't even scary.

If you don't look at the monster you can't die.

I give this game 4 spooky out of a possible 232 spookies.
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50 of 65 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
Do you like slender? Of course you don't. Slender is boring. You walk around slowly, then slenderguy pops out and goes "A BLOOGY WOOGY WOO" and you die. Now, take slender, and imagine it WORSE. Instead of walking slowly, you waddle like you've just wet the bed. There's no strafing or backwards walk animations either, since your character is always the king of pop. But wait, there's more! Instead of walking at a (somewhat) reasonable pace like in slender, you now walk at a maximum of 1 mile per hour! Oh, but I hear you say, why not sprint? Because sprinting makes you go TWO MPH, and more than quintuples the chance of the monster coming out and going a bloogy woogy woo. Speaking of the monster, the devs really didn't try with this. The monster's always this fullbright hulk-with-a-no-face thing that just kind of stares at you until you look away and walk like a geriatric patient somewhere else. Oh, but the monster comes after you if you look away, just like slender! if you look at the spooky monster too long, you'll start getting really fuzzy things around your screen then the monster pops up and goes a bloogy woogy to your face, then you die. Bonus for dying: You can actually SEE what's going on. The entire game is literal pitch-black. That's not scary, that's just inconvenient, like the limited sprint and limited flashlight which is already poor as dirt. Oh, but there's multiple characters you can't unlock until you've already gotten horribly bored with this travesty, so don't worry about it. There's no real gameplay change between characters except some can run a bit longer and some can look at weird cthulu statues or the monster without going "aghhfhf" and turning into stone. Oh. And if the other points weren't enough to put you off this game, allow me to make 2 more. One. This game is a unity game, and BOY does it show. The models are decently done enough, but everything feels just slopped in. Hell, in one map you can even see the edge of the map through a gate and just stop into a black skybox. And two, if you really REALLY want this game for god knows why, you're better off just googling the original unity slender and playing that. It's the same damn game only with better gameplay and less 3.00 xbox indie game crap port. If you are a guy who enjoys poking fun at really godawful and not spooky at all games, by all means. Playing as spaghetti-noodles velma will offer you and your friends a good laugh. If you're looking for an engaging time waster, then go buy something else worthwhile. Hell, even the new slender that just came out is better than this, and it's made on the same engine. In less time!
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51 of 71 people (72%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
With the popularity of Slender and its many clones, it was only a matter of time before some developer stepped up and attempted to add multiplayer to the formula. White Noise Online is essentially Slender with coop: wander around a map with only your flashlight for guidance, looking for the eight tape recorders while avoiding the monster stalking you. It's a notable idea to shake up a style of game that's become rather routine, but White Noise fails to realize that the addition of other players completely destroys everything the original Slender did so well, and the few things it does new aren't enough to compensate.

The most instantly apparent of these is the complete absence of any tension, with the presence of other players turning a horrific experience into a placid walking exercise. This also negatively effects the atmosphere, losing the thick dread of ever present danger and replacing it with a comically lazy monster that does little to impede your progress. This culminates in a dull, monotonous game, that sees you spending the bulk of your time walking in circles through the nondescript environments that make it near impossible to make any progress and becomes incredibly tedious as you constantly retrace your steps.

White Noise Online is a developer failing to realize what makes a genre compelling. Slender succeeds because it excels at making you feel isolated and vulnerable, and keeps you engaged by the terror of the monster hunting you. All of these aspects are lost on White Noise, which really leaves you with nothing but a shell of a game that serves no purpose but to bore and annoy the player.

Don't waste your time with White Noise, and for Pete's sake don't drag your friends in with you.
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30 of 44 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
There's not much of a story to this game, put simply you and three others investigate different locations in order to discover the truth by collecting tape recorders which contain information. The recording itself is not important, it does add some back story but not needed for gameplay, you must collect 8 recorders while avoiding the evil manifestation that slowly pursues you.

Sound familiar? I bet you have. Its very similar to how a slender game plays with the addition to having coop, that said it doesn't mean the game isn't fun, the opposite if for a short while. I would suggest not binging, as you will exhaust all the fun in one play-through. Decent quality graphics and atmosphere, its recommended playing in the dark with headphones and no voice enabled, especially if you are playing with others, you don't want to ruin the experience the first time.

I was disappointed that it was another clone of a slender game, I honestly expected something like a polished version of Damned with clue searching and puzzle elements. I do like that tape recorders are randomly placed, so the game stays fresh. The developer missed out with only one monster model, that should have changed it to have a different monster (with different abilities) tailored to a scenario. There's few scenarios but that balances with options to allow you to change how the map is played like difficulty. You have a choice to choose characters each with strengths and weaknesses, that can change the play style, which once again I was hoping the monster would use your weakness against you.

Overall, it's a cool coop game but I would preferred a little more content, it gets a pass from me because its five dollars, less with a fourpack.

3/5 Add more puzzles like keys to find for locked areas, hidden chambers, etc. More coop elements like requiring people to work together to progress and more locations to play through (No manor/mansion scenario!? Really?) but the core gameplay and the rest of the game is fine.

EDIT: NOW WITH LESS TYPOS!
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31 of 46 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
I always used to love to play this game with my friends on xbox but i just hope in the future they add more content because as someone who has played whitenoise since it was first released on xbox 360, this is pretty much the same thing.Though i love how they have updated the graphics and i have always been hoping that this game was updated to pc.I am hoping however that they can also lower the price in time, The reason why most of my friends had this game on xbox was because the price was only $1 which was great. This slenderman type game is not your typical slenderman game, Most slenderman games that i had played in the past are more of "creepy" than anything else, But this game has more jumpscares and "scary" more than anything else.

I have also tested this game on my macbook pro 2012 and the results werent good at first, the game kept crashing and it didnt work at all.As suggested by WaaghMan [developer] , updated my mono framework @ http://www.go-mono.com/mono-downloads/download.html and the game began to even run on ultra graphics.

It still has the 6 original maps but as i said before i hope that they can add more maps and a few more characters in the future and possibly even new gamemodes.I Cant wait to see where this game goes from here.Anyway This release is Amazing and they have done a good job porting it over to pc, also this game runs great on mac computers. I highly recommend this game to people who want to play an affordable,fun, co-op, Mac Compatible, horror game.
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
White Noise Online was an XBL Indie game that released around the time the "Slender" game was taking over and was very popular amoung PC gamers, for the poor souls who did not have a PC and had an Xbox this was the next best thing.
But the White Noise is its own game with its own mechanics and its own unique feel, It also features a 4 player online experiance which i enjoyed playing with friends when it released back on XBL.

The game is good, But it is not slender. It is in some ways better, It is not too scary for those who dont like horror and of course the multiplayer. This time the moster hunting you down is a hulking white creature that is always following your every step. I like the games creepy feel and the graphic style, It makes you feel uncomfortable.

Overall i recommend this game as it is a fun co-op experiance for you and your friends, It also features a solo mode if you thing you are too mainstream for friends and multiplayer.
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42 of 69 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
A simple but fun game to play with friends. Always a few laughs when someone gets scared. Similar to Slender Man but in a multiplayer format.
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29 of 46 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
"A fully cooperative horror experience"

As in what, you can all flash your flashlights at the same time?

There are only 2 buttons outside of movement.

The only reason they don't sell a physical copy is for fear people may eat the disc and poop out a better game.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
TL;DR: For the price, why not? It's fun if you're playing with friends and actually scary depending on the level.

Played two games with 2 other friends. The first map we played was, I believe, the Chateau? The second was the Area51 type zone.

At first I was a little disappointed, we all were. It didn't seem _that_scary to us. Once we quit griping and actually ventured out to find the tapes it started to become a LOT more fun. By far, the most fun came from the closed up, almost labyrinthine, design of the second map. Panicking and losing each other, watching your friends die, having to continue on with their ghosts in tow, it was all so much fun.

PROS:
The ambient sound is really creepy and lends itself perfectly to the atmosphere.
The graphics were decent and definitely worked in favor of the game's target atmosphere. Dark, creepy, and lots of fog so your rendering times are fast and everything runs smooth.
The built-in voice chat worked fine and helped out a lot. Usually we use Skype but we decided to let the game do it's thing.
The price. I mean come on, 6$? You can't beat that!
Being able to continue playing as a ghost after you die was fun. Helped the search.

CONS: All very MINOR complaints.
There are NO subtitles. Nobody in my group could hear almost anything the people on the tape recorders said. It sounded like it might have been interesting too. :(
Not being able to see the actual lit up areas from other people's flashlights. It would be nice to let your friends flashlights light up the hallway you're walking down too.
Collision was sometimes irritating, getting stuck on some boxes while you're running away. Not much to be done about that, just try to steer while you panic?
Tension was slow to build depending the maps. I mean, yeah, a creepy forest is creepy and all, but being trapped down in a bunch of confined hallways is infinitely worse.
For first time players, picking a character is irritating because you don't know what the modifier symbols for them do exactly. (Increase speed, decrease sanity) Once you play a game or two, you get it, but at first glance as a beginner it's a tad much.
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29 of 47 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
This game is awful. Basically you run around with flashlight in darkness looking for tapes with other people. All the while avoiding baddies. Thats essentially what this game is about. Repeat ad nauseam. Gets old really fast.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
Good game like Slender The 8 Pages
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