In the Spirit of Carpenter’s “The Thing”: Critics Review Horror Game Still Wakes the Deep

While The Chinese Room is known for its meditative dramas, the studio occasionally delves into horror. Their previous horror title, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, received mixed reviews. According to press reactions, their latest eerie offering, Still Wakes the Deep, also appears to be a polarizing game.

Journalists have published reviews of Still Wakes the Deep, a paranoid thriller set on an oil platform. It seems that the creators of Dear Esther have once again fallen short of creating a masterpiece: the new release has scored 73 on Metacritic and 75 on OpenCritic. Genre enthusiasts have compared it to John Carpenter’s “The Thing” and praised the game’s audiovisual elements. However, the mechanics and gameplay reportedly leave much to be desired.

The new horror game from The Chinese Room launches today, available for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series.

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