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Among the Sleep Reviews (Windows)

Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Narrative
76
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
User Score
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
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3.9
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.7


Critic Reviews

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95
Shoost (Jun 09, 2014)
I would recommend this game to anyone, and to parents especially, as Among The Sleep will reach out to loving mothers and fathers. It is a very emotional game in a lot of respects. Lately, we had one of our staff members, Nick, stream the game on Twitch and it was very interesting to see it being played by a person who is not a parent. It’s a whole new world through his eyes and Krillbite Studio did an amazing job creating a world for everyone to enjoy — or rather for everyone to soil their pants in. If you love going through games for the story, go and buy it. If you love playing horror games to be scared out of your wits, go buy it. If you can’t play it because it is too scary for you, you can watch my Let’s Play of it from part one. And then go buy it because you’ll probably want to play it.
81
4Players.de (May 30, 2014)
Die abschließende Pointe treffen die Entwickler vielleicht nicht ganz – auf dem Weg dorthin inszenieren sie allerdings gepflegtes Grauen mit Anleihen an Slender, Outlast und Amnesia. Among the Sleep spielt geschickt mit der Erwartungshaltung, erschafft grafisch und akustisch eindrucksvolle Kulissen und lässt es durchgehend knistern, anstatt billig zu erschrecken. Die Bedrohung müsste häufiger als unmittelbare Gefahr greifbar sein und ein zweijähriges Kind ist eine schlechte Identifikationsfigur – auf der einen Seite habe ich deshalb mehr beobachtet als selbst erlebt. Auf der anderen Seite ist es natürlich clever, dass ich in seiner Haut so klein und schwach bin, dass ich mich vor etwas Bösem nur ängstlich verstecken kann. So habe ich ein Abenteuer erlebt, das mich vor allem mit seiner großen Spannung und einer liebevollen Inszenierung vereinnahmt hat.
80
Games Arena (Jul 07, 2014)
Acest mesaj poate că nu va rezona cu toată lumea. Înțeleg asta, pentru unii nu va avea prea mult sens. Însă alții se vor regăsi aici, de o parte și de alta, își vor regăsi prieteni și rude, și de-odată vor înțelege de ce unii oameni sunt cum sunt, de ce unii tresar la cel mai mic zgomot și de ce unii copii se comportă și ei de parcă ar fi mici monstruleți, altfel cum ar putea rezolva acea disociere, dacă n-ar fi și ei la fel. Cumpărați-l, ori pentru voi, ori pentru cineva care trebuie să înțeleagă. Among the Sleep, alături de Papers, Please, Spec Ops: the Line, the Walking Dead, părți din jocurile Bioshock, și câteva altele pe care sunt convins că le uit la această oră, îmi dau speranța arzătoare că jocurile pot însemna ceva mai mult, că pot trimite un mesaj mai eficient ca absolut oricare altă formă de comunicare. Pentru că nu doar asculți, nu doar citești, nu doar vezi, nu doar participi, pentru că totul este făcut ca să înțelegi, tu și numai tu, cel care joacă în acest moment.
80
Riot Pixels (Sep 27, 2014)
Недетская повесть о детских горестях.
80
HonestGamers (Jun 12, 2014)
Among The Sleep lasts around three hours, which is plenty of time for it to complete its tale without overstaying its welcome, and it exists in a pocket of absolute uniqueness. It doesn’t reinvent the genre, but rather remembers a time before everything shifted towards action games with macabre targets and paints you as a victim, not a saviour. It throws you into a world you can’t understand, a world you can’t take on as an equal. Then it twists your perspective and reminds you that you’ve no way to fight back. The world towers above you, things move in the gloom, and your only option is to hide and hope nothing finds you.
73
GameStar (Germany) (Jun 04, 2014)
Als ich klein war, habe ich mir den Motorradhelm meines Vater aufgesetzt und mich in den Keller geschlichen, um zu sehen, wie lange ich es dort aushalten würde. Alles dort wirkte so groß und unheimlich. Jeder Schatten war eine mögliche Bedrohung. Among the Sleep lässt mich ähnlich kindliche Ängste erleben. Alleine in einer fremden, düsteren Umgebung, ebenso faszinierend wie furchteinflößend. Statt des Helms greife ich jetzt eben zum Teddy - der ist eh viel cooler. Abseits seiner sehr dichten Atmosphäre bietet das Gruselabenteuer allerdings recht wenig Spiel fürs Geld. Die Rätsel sind zu einfach und die Spielzeit für den gesalzenen Preis viel zu kurz. Meine Empfehlung daher: Warten Sie auf eine Preissenkung.
60
Garage Band Gamers (May 30, 2014)
Among the Sleep shoots for horror based on perspective, and if you’re willing to give up what you know of the world, it works. You will live a child’s nightmares, the sweet things you know during the day will be evil come night, and there are monsters out there to get you. If not, this is a game where you’ll be prone a lot going through the motions, solving puzzles and needing to time out certain parts that require waiting. The game is certainly not without its issues, but hopefully they’ll be patched so you can enjoy this unique experience. Until then, I’d say wait on a sale price for this game.
51
Mouse n Joypad (Jun 01, 2014)
The game had a promising start but unfortunately the developer's inexperience allowed the momentum to stop and the horror elements felt less of a jump but more of a chore. Added to this, the unexpected fps drops, the title seemed unfinished. Krillbite did show their potential and although Among the Sleep didn't work quite as well as hope I do see potential in their work. Given a few more year and a fresh project, I believe they could make a good quality title.