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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

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.

Game Info

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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RATING & REVIEWS

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89

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John Cal McCormick (Push Square)
October 25, 2021
7/10

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)
October 21, 2021
Recommended

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

Rachel Weber (GamesRadar+)
October 21, 2021
3/5 stars

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: House of Ashes Credits

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DIRECTOR(S):

Will Doyle

PRODUCER(S):

Dan McDonald

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COMPOSER(S):

Jason Graves

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