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6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
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  1. Dec 16, 2018
    9
    I wasn't very fond of how some of the dead bodies/jump scares were nude women, and there were rare typos due to translation error. Other than this, I still found the game scary. It has a subtle, growing horror that doesn't hit you right away, but, as stated before, it grows and even successfully jump scares you at different points. There are moments pf dread, confusion, and shock asI wasn't very fond of how some of the dead bodies/jump scares were nude women, and there were rare typos due to translation error. Other than this, I still found the game scary. It has a subtle, growing horror that doesn't hit you right away, but, as stated before, it grows and even successfully jump scares you at different points. There are moments pf dread, confusion, and shock as certain events happen, and most importantly, the characters are pretty good. From the jerk with a heart of gold detective to a ditsy idol, the game has a good way of showing how the dreaded Mark affects everyone and anyone of all ages and occupations. In the world of this game, NO ONE is safe. In short, I really like this game. The art is really well done, the story and characters are interesting, and the scares aren't too bad but still pack a punch. Expand
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83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 14, 2018
    80
    You really need to be ready for some cleverly placed jump scares. Having to survive and investigate makes Death Mark more akin to Zero Escape than Steins;Gate. All of this, plus the beautifully gruesome artwork, clever dialogue, and a classical soundtrack that sends shivers up your spine, creates a visual novel experience you won’t easily forget. It’s unlike any horror visual novel before it. [Issue#156, p.86]
  2. 90
    Aside from the occasional localisation foible, Death Mark is a magnificent example of how a more literary approach to horror can really work within the context of a video game.
  3. Nov 1, 2018
    85
    Experience Inc. are on to something exciting with Death Mark; it's a quiet, slow-burning horror the likes of which we rarely see in favor of unrelenting, high octane scarefests. Playing it alone in the dark with headphones on is incredibly affecting, and yet its misguided swerves into fetish territory make me hesitant to casually recommend it. A follow-up to Death Mark that focuses on the scares without getting bogged down with tacked-on titillation could be really special. Hopefully spiritual sequel NG, which recently released in Japan, will be just that.