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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

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Total Reviews: 89
VSG Recommendation: Skip It
Critics Consensus: House of Ashes is another step forward for The Dark Pictures Anthology, but the series still feels like it has unmet potential. This latest entry remains plagued by the same technical and design issues facing other entries, and the narrative is too cliché and over the top to be effective.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
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Critic Reviews: 89
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 89

House of Ashes is another step forward for The Dark Pictures Anthology, but the series still feels like it has unmet potential. This latest entry remains plagued by the same technical and design issues facing other entries, and the narrative is too cliché and over the top to be effective.

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89

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High Score - 90/100
90%
Average Score - 73/100
73%
Low Score - 20/100
20%

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7/10
John Cal McCormick (Push Square)

Gameplay-wise, not much has changed since Little Hope. You’ll spend much of your time walking about, inspecting objects, talking to people, making decisions, and taking part in quick-time events. The formula works, and the six or seven hour running time means that the rudimentary controls don’t outstay their welcome.

October 25, 2021 |

Knife-edge thrills delivered by a compelling cast for a truly impressive horror.

October 21, 2021 |
Recommended
Ian Higton (Eurogamer)
3/5 stars
Rachel Weber (GamesRadar+)

A lackluster military versus monsters soap opera that just about redeems itself with an extravagant final third and unmatched co-op mechanics.

October 21, 2021 |

John Cal McCormick (Push Square)

7/10 - (Read Review)

Gameplay-wise, not much has changed since Little Hope. You’ll spend much of your time walking about, inspecting objects, talking to people, making decisions, and taking part in quick-time events. The formula works, and the six or seven hour running time means that the rudimentary controls don’t outstay their welcome.

Ian Higton (Eurogamer)

Recommended - (Read Review)

Knife-edge thrills delivered by a compelling cast for a truly impressive horror.

Rachel Weber (GamesRadar+)

3/5 stars - (Read Review)

A lackluster military versus monsters soap opera that just about redeems itself with an extravagant final third and unmatched co-op mechanics.

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The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of standalone, cinematic branching horror games where the decisions you make in the game determine the story you receive. House of Ashes is the third game in the series. At the end of the Iraq War, Special Forces hunting for weapons of mass destruction unearth something far deadlier. To survive the night below they must forge a brotherhood with their enemies from the world above. Navigate a subterranean labyrinth and escape the starving creatures that found their new prey to hunt. Play online with a friend or up to 5 friends offline, share your story and cooperate wisely to save your cast.

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