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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
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. 3.8
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Freak (May, 1995)
סיירה בת 15. זו חברה שיודעת לעשות היסטוריה. גם אם מבחינת משחק לא מדובר בקווסט הכי קשה והכי מפחיד, אז מבחינת קולנוע אינטראקטיבי, מדובר כאן בצעד גדול מאוד לפריקיות! חובה!
Gameplay (Benelux) (Oct, 1995)
Met een beginnende speler in gedachten zou ik het voor Gameplay een 8 geven, een gevorderde speler zal het met Gameplay 6 moeten stellen. Zoals je merkt heb ik voor de kwotering dan maar het gemiddelde (onze hoofdredacteur fronst hierbij zijn wenkbrauwen) genomen. Ben je echter een onvoorwaardelijke fan van horror, dan is dit HET spel om te kopen. Let the nightmare begin!
Overall, Phantasmagoria makes for an enjoyable gaming experience, but would likely be more appropriate for novice adventurers, as experienced gamers will find it too easy to complete. I consider myself a fairly weathered adventure gamer, and managed to complete the game in just over 7 hours. There are a LOT of nifty things hidden beneath the surface of this game that can easily be missed if your sole intent is to finish the game. You can have Adrienne pet her cat, get a drink of water, use the facilities, and see some pretty spooky things in mirrors. If you are a 'stop and smell the roses' kind of person, you'll probably love this game. Personally, I think it could have been a little bit longer. The game is restricted for children under 17 years of age and parental guidance is suggested. It offers a password protected censored mode that will eliminate unsuitable scenes, allowing parents to control what their kids can see.
Joystick (French) (Oct, 1995)
C'est beau, plutôt prenant, mais hélas beaucoup trop court et simplet. Pour un joueur confirmé, la résolution de l'aventure est chose faite en deux soirées.
Score (Sep, 1995)
Občas, když se střetnou dvě nekonečné přímky volně procházající vesmírem, stane se zázrak. To, že je Phantasmagoria skvělá hra mi tak trochu připomíná průsečík rovnoběžek, ale budiž…
Wer gemäßigte Schwierigkeitsgrade und den "Interactive Movie"-Einschlag schätzt, kann seinen Spaß an Phantasmagoria haben. Das Spiel ist allerdings nicht für Kinder geeignet und wird nur mit sehr guten Englischkenntnissen zugänglich. Adventure-Veteranen der alten Schule werden über dieses Multimedia-Leichtgewicht hingegen pikiert die Nase rümpfen.
GameSpot (May 01, 1996)
So why is Phantasmagoria so darned popular? It's accessible to newbies, it's a new genre, and Sierra has promoted the hell out of it. The built-in hint system can turn this into a cakewalk and you'll be wowed by the occasional top notch production values. Unfortunately, the repetitive violence may turn the newcomers off just as quickly. My recommendation: Phantasmagoria is only for the gaming-challenged. Otherwise try Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within. It's Sierra's second big-time video adventure and they learned from their mistakes.
Just Games Retro (Oct 20, 2006)
But I was incredibly disappointed with the familiar plot, and lack of real story innovation outside of the macabre carnival-kills. The game does a fair job of pacing out its story and holding its cards, but there’s also a lot of building up to nothing. The haunted house/possessed lover line been done before, and better, in previous films and some games. It also makes little use of the interactive medium to bring the horror to a personal level or have you make decisions. Instead, you simply guide the protagonist around and observe the results. It’s an impressive technical achievement, and a decent try at an “interactive movie,” but certainly your avatar on the screen is more scared than you will be.
High Score (Nov, 1995)
Phantasmagoria hänfaller till en orgie i blod och våld - och mot slutet blir det nästan osmakligt "gorigt". Som spel är det minst lika uselt.