All stories must come to an end, even twisted and eerie ones. The canvas. The stage. The novel. This narrative-focused psychological horror experience is ready for its final brushstrokes, its curtain call, its final chapter. Are you ready to return and face your fears one last time?
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Jun 15, 2023
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“Still, with Layers of Fear, Bloober Team and Ansher Studios fully delivered on their promises, creating the definitive way to experience these journeys into madness. There's no denying that there isn't a more immersive horror experience to be had in 2023.”
8/10 – Wccftech

“This is easily the best game Bloober Team have put out yet, and its existence serves to show everyone why they believe they're the right people to helm the Silent Hill 2 remake—and I have to admit, they've convinced me. Just like that, I've gone from being ambivalent about Silent Hill 2, to cautiously optimistic.”
9/10 – PC Gamer

“Bloober Team and Anshar Studios take what strong foundation had already been laid with the first three titles, and improves upon it substantially with fresh, impactful mechanics, excellent visuals, and a brand-new, overarching tale that spans the length of all artists' stories. For both new and loyal fans alike, Layers of Fear is a worthwhile venture back down the rabbit hole.”
9/10 – Screenrant

About This Game

The canvas awaits its final brushstrokes. The stage calls for its lead actor. The novel needs its final chapter. It’s time to face your fears. One. Last. Time.

The series, which has left a mark on narrative-driven first-person psychological horror games, returns to tell its final spine-chilling story in Layers of Fear.. The series’ crowning work is the definitive way to experience the critically acclaimed franchise as it features Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2, as well as all DLCs (including the new ‘The Final Note’ DLC that will give you a new perspective on the Layers of Fear storyline) and the never-before-told story of The Writer, which will tie everything together. Built on Unreal Engine 5, Layers of Fear supports Ray Tracing, HDR and 4K resolution to make the stunning visuals, and your nightmarish experience, as immersive and realistic as possible.



Layers of Fear: Create Your Magnum Opus
“The one precious thing you ever truly desired… FINISH IT.”

Explore a Victorian mansion covered in artwork as The Painter, whose sanity crumbles and cracks just like old oil paint on canvas. Trawl through the ever-changing house to find the supplies needed for your greatest masterpiece, all while trying to outrun your past.
Inheritance DLC: Face Your Past

“I was once told insanity runs in my family… It’s time to make it stop.”

Told from the perspective of The Painter’s Daughter, you come seeking answers. What secrets does this homestead hold? Will you ever truly understand the madness that bestowed your father? Can you ever forgive him? The house may hold everything you need to know... if you can face reliving your past.



The Final Note DLC: Delve Even Deeper

A brand new DLC which aims to shed more light on The Painter, his muse and the family’s backstory, The Final Note is told from the perspective of The Painter’s Wife. This additional narrative may change how you see the characters of the first game, as well as their actions.

Layers of Fear 2: Hit Your Marks

“Time waits for no one, actor. Do not waste ours.”

You are the lead actor in a production being filmed aboard an ocean liner, but all is not what it seems. Explore the ship and discover why you were perfect for The Director’s (voiced by Tony Todd) latest film. You awake and are told one simple command “Act.” But will you?

The Final Prologue

The first expansion to Layers of Fear 2’s storyline allows you to step into the director’s seat and take the reins of a troubled Hollywood production. Immerse yourself into the psyche of the movie’s creator as you seek to complete your final masterpiece, even as the set around you descends into chaos.

It’s up to you to direct the action and make sure that what’s in the script makes it onto the silver screen. Experiment with different takes and try to fulfill your vision of the ultimate horror movie, all while battling inner demons and external forces that threaten to derail the whole production.

This latest chapter in the Layers of Fear anthology is available as a FREE UPDATE for all current Layers of Fear owners. The Final Prologue is playable as a separate chapter within the game’s menu.

The Lighthouse Chapter: Link the Layers

Enter a lone and ghastly lighthouse as the newest protagonist, The Writer, and discover a never-before-told tale which will tie the entire series together. What awaits you there? You’ll just have to find out.



Game Features:
  • Explore unsettling environments and solve strange puzzles to unveil the narrative at the heart of this first-person psychological horror experience.
  • Three different stories of craft-obsessed protagonists (The Painter, The Actor and The Writer) which are interwoven to create a truly immersive experience and gripping storyline.
  • Everything in the Layers of Fear series, including all DLCs, so you can find the answers you want.
  • New brand-new core mechanics that will be introduced to Layers of Fear and its sequel, as well as additional features, so all the chapters and stories will blend seamlessly.
  • Rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5, Layers of Fear supports Ray Tracing, HDR and 4K resolution to make the visuals as realistic as possible.
  • The new Lumen system offers the most immersive and visceral horror experience.
  • A hauntingly beautiful soundtrack by the highly acclaimed and award-winning composer, Arek Reikowski. He has composed a hypnotic score that adds an extra layer of tension to the game and will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work.
Frequent emotional violence and general mature content like psychological diseases (depression, anxiety) is present.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Win 10 with support for DirectX 12 Agility SDK
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4690/ AMD Ryzen 3 1200
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB/ AMD RX 580 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Win 10 with support for DirectX 12 Agility SDK
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 8700K/ AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires an Apple processor
    • OS: macOS Ventura 13.0 or newer
    • Processor: Devices with Apple silicon
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires an Apple processor
    • OS: macOS Ventura 13.0 or newer
    • Processor: Devices with Apple silicon
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

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