Layers of Fear Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Layers of Fear by Bloober Team and Aspyr Media.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game when it was free on Humble Bundle.
Layers of Fear is a first person horror adventure game that puts you in the role of an insane painter. Determined to capture the beauty of his beloved wife, he sets out on a nightmarish journey through his Victorian mansion to collect various pieces for his painting.
It’s worth noting that the game isn’t a survival horror game. It’s more of a horror adventure and a walking simulator because you’ll be doing a lot of walking and opening doors to increasingly weird rooms. The game’s ending changes depending on the path you take so it does feature multiple endings.
The game relies heavily on jump scares but they are very cleverly placed throughout the game. They also aren’t overly frequent so they don’t get annoying either.
One thing I will say is that you should definitely play this game with a headset instead of through speakers. I played the first half of the game with my speakers and then switched to the headset and it made a world of difference. There’s a lot that you miss and the atmosphere is only enhanced through the use of a headset.
Much of the backstory to the events in the game is told through the use of notes spread across the game world. There are also hidden collectibles that you can find as you explore as well.
Overall, Layers of Fear is a pretty wicked horror game and even though it relies on jump scares and it’s both linear and a walking simulator, It features a great story and gorgeous graphics. I was also impressed with the game’s audio which is superb, the atmosphere, sound effects and music were great. Layers of Fear is definitely one of the better modern horror games that I’ve played and if you enjoy horror games, I definitely recommend giving it a shot.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review folks. I’ll be back with my next one soon, until then, happy gaming!
Shaun Meyers Out!
Layers of Fear$19.99
Features of Interest
- Great Story
- Great Atmosphere
- Great Soundtrack
- Cleverly Placed Jump Scares
- Gorgeous Graphics
- Headset Highly Recommended
- May Be Boring For Some
- It's A Walking Simulator So May Not Be For Everyone
- It's Essentially "Open Doors And Enter Weird Rooms: The Game"