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  • Summary: Inspired by Thai mythology and beliefs, Home Sweet Home throws players into a dark and twisted labyrinth, where a miasma of fear fills the air, dread bleeds through cracks in the ceiling and seeps down through broken floorboards.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. 80
    Home Sweet Home is deeply unnerving. There are several reasons why Home Sweet Home is lacking in the gameplay department, but the bottom line is that as an experience, Home Sweet Home is extremely scary and unsettling.
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    80
    Home Sweet Home does an excellent job of creating a solid foundation for fear, yet overly relies on cheap jump scares to carry the horror. Despite its flaws, however, the game utilizes its gameplay strengths to create a fun survival horror game with unique Thai personality. Home Sweet Home is a worthy addition to any horror fan’s playlist and leaves us asking for more.
  3. Oct 24, 2018
    75
    Though it has its issues, the eerie atmosphere, incredible sound design, and surprisingly unique theme of the game make it one of the better horror experiences that I’ve had on the PSVR. If you’re into atmospheric horror and looking for something to scare you this month, then this is definitely worth a try.
  4. Oct 29, 2018
    75
    If the game was a little more polished on the graphical front and came with a more original story, this one could have been a real gem instead of being good.
  5. Nov 30, 2018
    70
    The bottom line, though, is that I can’t help feel disappointed that the bugs I experienced really ruined it all as I hate losing game progress over something that wasn’t my fault. I’m hesitant to recommend the game until it gets patched (again, let people make setting changes from the pause menu! And give us a manual save, too!). Or, at the very least, let me caution you to be extremely conscious of how and when you go back to the game’s menu screen to avoid harsh, mental anguish.
  6. 65
    An intriguing horror experience with some neat ideas, but it doesn’t seem to have the muscle to make those ideas work as well as they could. It’s a short, concise experience, but it’s often interrupted by frustrating trial and error challenges that interrupt the flow with frequent checkpoint loading and rewatching cutscenes.
  7. 60
    Home Sweet Home isn't a classic that transcends its genre roots, but the developers behind the game show that they understand how fear works, how to build tension, how pacing should work in a good horror game, and how to create some shocking imagery. I wanted more of the promised delve into Thai ghost stories, but overall, as a genre fan I found this an engrossing enough diversion.

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  1. Oct 21, 2018
    7
    Home Sweet Home
    This home aint so sweet
    Home Sweet Home is an around 4 and a half hour long first person survival horror game where you play
    Home Sweet Home
    This home aint so sweet
    Home Sweet Home is an around 4 and a half hour long first person survival horror game where you play as Tim in search of his wife who has disappeared..
    And this game is creepy and unsettling from start to finish…
    This game is very similar to the likes of outlast…
    youll be walking around different areas trying to find items to progress through the game, but you’re defenseless... you have a flashlight... thankfully one with infinite battery… so no battery collecting here.. but while you’re searching for items, you’ll occasionally run into this monster out here sounding like rose at the end of titanic… crying for someone to come back.. and if she spots you she will chase after you and kill you, taking you back to the previous checkpoint…you are able to run from her and hide in corners or in lockers until she leaves… and these moments are so tense and make otherwise unscarry moments feel terrifying.. so many scares, and not just cheap jumpscares… you actually feel you have to be careful when you hear or see her… keeping you on your toes throughout the entire game… and thankfully this game is paced perfectly sortve like the first outlast… it isn’t constant dealing with enemies.. Dealing with her and other is spaced out, I feel perfectly…
    stopping the game from feeling like a chore and keeping it feeling fresh and unpredictable…
    and rooms are constantly changing up... the scenery changes at a nice pace as well…
    the final chunk of the game though is where I feel things start to fall apart.. Too many repeat areas... and the game sequel baits…
    home sweet home is a part one game and its annoying…
    I felt no pay off other than an explanation for the monster chasing you around as you search for your wife…
    This game however is definitely one of the better horror games I’ve played, and one of my favorites for the year and is worth dipping your toes into…
    it also now supports vr and psvr.. however I wasn’t able to test this out
    I give Home Sweet Home
    a 6.5/10
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