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...
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...
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...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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