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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

How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
Personal Slant
How much you personally like 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're executed
Overall User Score (164 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 140 4.0
      AI 3.2
      Gameplay 3.8
      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 (10646)
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 (247)
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 (5463)