Tag: Frictional Games
News Amnesia: The Bunker Brings WW1-Era Psychological Spooks to PS4 in May
Delayed from March
Announced back in December, Amnesia: The Bunker is a brand new entry in the cult hit horror series. The game, initially announced for March 2023, will now be released on PS4 and other platforms on 16th May. To recap, this new first-person horror game looks to change things up a fair bit. Set during WW1, you play as French soldier...
News Amnesia: The Bunker Announced, Takes Survival Horror Series in a New Direction
Amnesia and SOMA dev returns
The Amnesia series has had its ups and downs over the years, with the formula established in the first instalment not evolving much in later games. The developer, Frictional Games, is making a big attempt to buck that trend, however, with the freshly announced Amnesia: The Bunker. Coming to PS4 in March 2023, this new...
Review Amnesia: Rebirth - The SOMA Team Has Its First Dud
One foot in the grave
It really does feel like Frictional Games has come full circle. After redefining what it means to be part of the horror genre for the past decade, the Swedish team has reunited itself with the series where its name was made. That takes the shape of a proper sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. However, this is no longer a match...
News Amnesia: Rebirth Brings the Scares on PS4 with October Release Date
Just in time for Hallowe'en
Frictional Games is making its grand return with Amnesia: Rebirth, a direct sequel to the original fright fest. Announced for PlayStation 4 earlier this year, the horror title now has a release date at last. It'll creep onto PlayStation Store on 20th October 2020 — right when we'll all be in a spooky mood. The news is...
News Amnesia: Rebirth Is the Next PS4 Title from SOMA Developer Frictional Games
The sequel is here
After a few teases here and there which took the form of an ARG, the team at Frictional Games has finally lifted the lid on its next big horror project. Amnesia: Rebirth is a sequel which takes the classic 2010 scarefest and gives it an entirely new setting, protagonist, and set of gameplay mechanics. Due for release on...
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...
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...
Review Amnesia: Collection (PS4)
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 both...
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...