- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 15th Jun 2023
- 15th Jun 2023
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- Official Site
A new coat of paint
Bloober Team has had a time of it when it comes to making games. The original Layers of Fear was a resounding success upon launch back in 2016. However, that success has been much more elusive in the following years, what with Blair Witch, Observer, and even Layers of Fear 2 receiving mixed responses. So why not return to that...
As a Virgo, this author is all too familiar with the perils of perfectionism. Layers of Fear is a brilliant, brief psychological thriller which asks one very poignant question: how far is too far? Heavily inspired by Oscar Wilde's iconic turn-of-the-century novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, this meticulously designed vignette puts...
Not for the faint of heart
Layers of Fear, the impending survival horror game from developer Bloober Team, is shaping up to be scary as heck. The Trophy List just popped over on Exophase, and it sounds like players will have to get weird if they want the Platinum. With a Silver Trophy like "a new way" requiring players to "live through the third...
A masterpiece awaits?
Bloober Team’s drop-dead gorgeous – but still frighteningly morbid – remake-cum-reimagining-cum-remaster-cum-sequel Layers of Fear has committed to canvas a 15th June release date. The Unreal Engine 5 powered horror opus repaints the entire series, pairing the original game and its sequel as well as any post-release DLC...
If looks could kill
We still get tripped up on the name from time to time, but there is one thing we are sure of: Layers of Fear is shaping up to be a graphical powerhouse on PS5, as a new Unreal Engine 5 technical showcase ably demonstrates. Numen, an impressive new lighting system powers the lighting effects, and hardware ray tracing allows for...
Layers of Fear may be one of the most confusing projects in recent years, but it sure looks good. The Unreal Engine 5 reimagining is pulling from all previous entries in the series, and wrapping up the story with an additional chapter named The Writer. “The series’ crowning work is the definitive way to experience the critically acclaimed...
Releasing this June
Layers of Fears is no more; it's just Layers of Fear again as Bloober Team scraps the S from the title whilst handing it a release window. The PS5 remaster ties together scenes from the first two games with new sequences, and it will be out this June according to the trailer above. This means it'll be competing for attention...
Don't brush it off
Layers of Fear was a good game. Bloober Team’s breakout hit was derivative of Hideo Kojima’s iconic PT demo, of course, but it delivered an extremely atmospheric haunted house – packed with plenty of optical illusions that helped keep you immersed. One of the problems was that the game’s writing never really matched its...
Built with Unreal Engine 5
We had a tease of Bloober Team's latest game earlier this week, and now we know what it is, even if it was a little obvious. Layers of Fears is its name, the third entry in the horror series. Check out its announcement trailer above. Details are relatively thin on the ground, but we do know that it's coming to PS5, and...
The canvas awaits its final brushstrokes. The stage calls for its lead actor. The novel needs its final chapter. It’s time to face your fears. One. Last. Time.
The series that defined narrative-focused first-person psychological horror is back to tell its last spine-chilling story with Layers of Fear. The series’ crowning work is the definitive way to experience the critically acclaimed franchise as it features Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2, as well as all DLCs (including the new ‘The Final Note’ DLC that will give you a new perspective on the Layers of Fear storyline) and the never-before-told story of The Writer, which will tie everything together. Built on Unreal Engine 5, Layers of Fear supports Ray Tracing, HDR and 4K resolution to make the stunning visuals, and your nightmarish experience, as immersive and realistic as possible.
Layers of Fear: Create Your Magnum Opus
“The one precious thing you ever truly desired… FINISH IT.”
Explore a Victorian mansion covered in artwork as The Painter, whose sanity crumbles and cracks just like old oil paint on canvas. Trawl through the ever-changing house to find the supplies needed for your greatest masterpiece, all while trying to outrun your past.
Inheritance DLC: Face Your Past
“I was once told insanity runs in my family… It’s time to make it stop.”
Told from the perspective of The Painter’s Daughter, you come seeking answers. What secrets does this homestead hold? Will you ever truly understand the madness that bestowed your father? Can you ever forgive him? The house may hold everything you need to know... if you can face reliving your past.
The Final Note DLC: Delve Even Deeper
A brand new DLC which aims to shed more light on The Painter, his muse and the family’s backstory, The Final Note is told from the perspective of The Painter’s Wife. This additional narrative may change how you see the characters of the first game, as well as their actions.
Layers of Fear 2: Hit Your Marks
“Time waits for no one, actor. Do not waste ours.”
You are the lead actor in a production being filmed aboard an ocean liner, but all is not what it seems. Explore the ship and discover why you were perfect for The Director’s (voiced by Tony Todd) latest film. You awake and are told one simple command “Act.” But will you?
The Lighthouse Chapter: Link the Layers
Enter a lone and ghastly lighthouse as the newest protagonist, The Writer, and discover a never-before-told tale which will tie the entire series together. What awaits you there? You’ll just have to find out.
- Explore unsettling environments and solve strange puzzles to unveil the narrative at the heart of this first-person psychological horror experience.
- Three different stories of craft-obsessed protagonists (The Painter, The Actor and The Writer) which are interwoven to create a truly immersive experience and gripping storyline.
- Everything in the Layers of Fear series, including all DLCs, so you can find the answers you want.
- New brand-new core mechanics that will be introduced to Layers of Fear and its sequel, as well as additional features, so all the chapters and stories will blend seamlessly.
- Rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5, Layers of Fear supports Ray Tracing, HDR and 4K resolution to make the visuals as realistic as possible.
- The new Lumen system offers the most immersive and visceral horror experience.
- A hauntingly beautiful soundtrack by the highly acclaimed and award-winning composer, Arek Reikowski. He has composed a hypnotic score that adds an extra layer of tension to the game and will leave you on the edge of your seat.