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The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 5 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents.
How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.
The visual quality of the game
Personal Slant
A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.
Overall User Score (171 votes)3.9

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
3DO 14 3.8
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 3.9
      Graphics 3.5
      Personal Slant 3.9
      Sound / Music 3.8
      Story / Presentation 3.9
Acorn 32-bit Awaiting 5 votes...
DOS 147 3.9
      AI 3.1
      Gameplay 3.7
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 3.9
      Story / Presentation 4.2
FM Towns Awaiting 5 votes...
iPad Awaiting 5 votes...
iPhone Awaiting 5 votes...
Macintosh 10 4.1
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.3
      Sound / Music 4.0
      Story / Presentation 4.1
PC-98 Awaiting 5 votes...

User Reviews

Truly a remarkable game DOS Zovni (10629)
The original and best. 3DO Melvin Raeynes (26)
An excellent classic game. Period. DOS Yeba (65)
The grand-daddy of survival horror DOS Alan Chan (3618)
A landmark arcade adventure which started the survival horror genre. DOS Sycada (191)
Horror, Cthulhiana and great fun DOS Christian Svindseth (2)
What can I say? A game genre in itself! DOS James1 (244)
A fantastic game, better than the remake DOS BlaringCoder (171)
The grand-daddy of survival horror - it's just not very scary. DOS RussS (819)
The House the Lovecraft Built DOS Terrence Bosky (5459)