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Layers of Fear review: An unsettling subversion of expectations

Hayden Dingman | Feb. 22, 2016
Layers of Fear masterfully toys with your sense of reality, when it's not throwing cheesy jump scares in your face.

But approach Layers of Fear as low-key psychological horror like House of Leaves and I think there’s a lot more to be impressed by. The way rooms twist and turn in on each other like a hellish labyrinth, an impossible house full of impossible things—it’s unsettling. And it’s a technical marvel I’d like to see reproduced in other games, albeit with more restraint.

 

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