Tag: Frictional Games

  • News SOMA, Amnesia Developer Teases Its Next Game with ARG

    Box 52, Tape 16

    Developer Frictional Games is due a new title after releasing SOMA back in 2015, so this latest update from the Swedish team will be most welcome for horror fans. It looks like the gears are turning as the official website for the studio's next game has started a new ARG (Alternate Reality Game) linking to all manner of obscure...

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    Review SOMA

    SOMAch to do, so little time

    Republished on Wednesday 28th November 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of December's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Horror games should be scary – but this is easier said than done. Sure, there have been some very successful examples such as...

  • News New SOMA PS4 Update Adds Safe Mode

    Just your imagination

    Quite some time ago, Frictional Games promised to bring an update to its sci-fi horror title, SOMA, that would add a Safe Mode. The update has finally arrived, and you can download the patch now. Safe Mode removes all enemy encounters, which many found to be out of place in SOMA's narrative driven experience. This allows you...

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    Review Amnesia: Collection

    In the mouth of madness

    Republished on Wednesday 27th September 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Usually when people strike up a conversation about the best horror games ever made, you're going to hear someone bring up...

  • News Amnesia: Collection Scares PS4 Silly from 22nd November

    Don't forget the date

    Acclaimed horror Amnesia will finally make its Dark Descent to the PlayStation 4 as part of a survival horror triple-header launching next month. Amnesia: Collection will collate YouTube sensation Amnesia: The Dark Descent, with The Chinese Room's spin-off Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Portal 2 promo package Amnesia: Justine...

  • News Frictional Games Dives Deep into Development with Two New Projects

    Also reports on SOMA sales

    Frictional Games' spectacularly philosophical SOMA is a horror hit that this particular author happened to finish this evening, and, as if on cue, the developer published an update today not only responding to the game's financial success, but also revealing what the team's direction will be moving forward. Including...

  • News PS4 Horror SOMA Continues to Look Intensely Ominous

    Get us back to dry land

    PlayStation 4 horror title SOMA is releasing in just a couple of weeks, so it's time for Frictional Games to start pumping out some increasingly creepy trailers. We've already seen a good bit of the game thanks to various bits and pieces of media, but as evidenced by our most anticipated games of holiday 2015 article, we're...

  • E3 2015 PS4 Horror SOMA Is Coming for You

    Under the sea

    Those of a nervous disposition may want to look away now, as this trailer for PlayStation 4 horror SOMA is unsettling stuff. It includes an internal monologue set to disastrous scenes, and closes with enough radio static to send a shiver down your spine. The survival scarefest will plunge to the depths of Sony's system in September...

  • News PS4, PC Sci-Fi Horror SOMA Will Make You Scream in September

    Alone in the dark

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent may have been surpassed by P.T. in the survival horror stakes, but Frictional Games can win back its thorny crown with SOMA starting 22nd September. Due out as a digital-only title for the PlayStation 4, the underwater sci-fi horror is looking every inch the unsettling successor to the Swedish studio's...

  • News PS4's SOMA May Make You Never Want to Take Up Diving

    Under the ocean, no one can hear you scream

    The team at Frictional Games has a fearsome reputation. While the studio may be relatively unknown, its most famous title Amnesia: The Dark Decent has made more YouTubers scream than we've had cups of coffee. This time, PlayStation 4 owners will be scared witless, as its latest property SOMA snuggles down...

  • News Menacing Screenshot of PS4 Survival Horror SOMA Steps Out of the Shadows


    A foreboding new screenshot of the upcoming PlayStation 4 sci-fi horror title SOMA has landed on developer Frictional Games' blog. The ominous image shows a decrepit tunnel inhabited by a tentacled mutant – and he doesn't look too pleased that you've disturbed his lunch break. The picture was accompanied by a transcript of a "radio...

  • News Frictional Games' SOMA Petrifies PlayStation 4 in 2015

    A gramme is better than a damn

    It may sound like the kind of drug that you’d expect to find in an Aldous Huxley novel, but SOMA is actually the latest pant wetting project from Amnesia: The Dark Descent developer Frictional Games. The Swedish studio has been teasing the title for a while now, but it tiptoed onto the

  • News Sony Teases Something Strange from Amnesia Developer

    Are you afraid of the dark?

    The excitement never ends, does it? Sony has casually taken to Twitter today to promote a viral marketing campaign for Amnesia: The Dark Descent developer Frictional Games’ next release. A mysterious message – noting that “something strange is afoot” – redirects to SOMAsystems.org, which just so happens to...