Soma (Windows)

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Description

The Swedish game studio Frictional Games continues its tradition in the horror genre (Amnesia, Penumbra series) with SOMA. This time, the player is presented with a science fiction story in which the protagonist, Simon Jarret, is suddenly transported to an abandoned facility the moment he goes through a brain scan. After surviving a car accident with severe brain injuries as a result, Simon accepts to have his brain scanned with a new, experimental technology. While he starts the day in his apartment in Toronto, the scan takes him to the mysterious PATHOS-II facility mere hours later.

Much like its predecessors, SOMA's gameplay is built from monster encounters, puzzle solving and the exploration of mysterious game world and plot. Similar to Amnesia or the last two Penumbra games, Simon in unarmed and every encounter requires the player to avoid direct contact with the hostile creatures of PATHOS-II. As for the puzzles, Frictional reuses in part the capabilities of its in-house engine, the HPL engine (on its third main version), to manipulate every object in the world as if the mouse were a virtual hand that the player inserts in the game world. However, this time around puzzles are mainly about interacting with computer terminals, leaving object manipulation more for world exploration.

Screenshots

Soma Windows Title screen and main menu
Soma Windows What has happened to you?
Soma Windows What? You're one crazy robot, you know that?
Soma Windows A short intro told with still pictures

Promo Images

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Critic Reviews

Adventure Gamers Oct 19, 2015 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Destructoid Sep 21, 2015 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Sep 21, 2015 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Sep 21, 2015 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Oct 02, 2015 84 out of 100 84
Riot Pixels Sep 29, 2015 83 out of 100 83
IGN Sep 21, 2015 8.1 out of 10 81
GameStar (Germany) Sep 21, 2015 80 out of 100 80
The Jimquisition Sep 21, 2015 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Sep 20, 2015 80 out of 100 80

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MichaelPalin (1421) added Soma (Windows) on Oct 30, 2015
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