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  • Summary: Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.
    It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare
    Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.
    It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods

    Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.
    A STORY OF THE HUMAN DESCENT INTO DARKNESS
    From the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.
    FIND THE WAY THROUGH THE HAUNTED WOODS
    With just your loyal dog Bullet by your side, navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space.
    YOUR SANITY AGAINST HER CURSE
    Stand against the horrors of the Blair Witch and the decaying sanity of a man burdened by his past.
    HOW WILL YOU FACE YOUR FEARS?
    As you delve deeper into the woods, how you react to danger and behave under pressure will ultimately teach you more about yourself.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 44
  2. Negative: 3 out of 44
  1. Sep 16, 2019
    90
    In all, Bloober Team has done a great job of capturing the feel and ethos of the film series. With some unique and interesting mechanics, a solid story, and a cute pupper in a lead role, it adds up to something really quite good. A few issues stop it from being perfect, but it certainly does justice to a film that’s held dear to many.
  2. 80
    Landing just a handful of months after its E3 reveal, Blair Witch stands proudly as one of my favourite indie surprises of 2019. Its ever-morphing and vastly expansive setting of the Black Hills Forrest always evokes chills and I like how the ‘found footage’ trope that defined the 1999 movie was used here in inventive ways during puzzle sequences. I did, however, find myself getting lost far too frequently and the forced moments of stealth were really a test of my patience during the final elongated chapter. That said, Blair Witch is not one that should be missed horror fans, even for those unfamiliar with the movie or Bloober Team’s previous work.
  3. Oct 8, 2019
    78
    Before setting on an adventure in the woods together with my dog, I didn’t really understand the link between this game and Blair Witch, the movie it is based on. However, it didn’t take long for me to understand that this inspiration source is exactly what makes this a unique horror game. Overcoming this bewitched forest together with your partner results in a stellar gameplay experience. However, the horror tropes are used a bit too often.
  4. Aug 30, 2019
    70
    Navigating this world is more tiresome than frightening, especially once you realize that you’re not in peril most of the time. Instead, it’s more about how creepy you find wooden stick figures and walking around in the dark.
  5. Sep 3, 2019
    70
    Blair Witch makes a valiant effort to revive the franchise, and while it won’t generate the hype of the 1999 film, it’s a worthwhile horror title despite some flaws discussed above. Its biggest problem is that the execution of a lot of its ideas fall short of their potential. Bullet is a great addition to the experience, but poor pacing and not the greatest game mechanics hold this one back from being a must-play title. For hardcore horror fans or people who are really into the Blair Witch franchise, this title is worth checking out.
  6. Oct 6, 2019
    60
    Where this game perhaps falters most is where most horror games do – the filler gameplay in between being spooked, which at the end of the day, might boil down to an individual's personal patience and tastes.
  7. Sep 3, 2019
    40
    Not only does Blair Witch cheapen the idea that a dog is man’s best friend, it also falls apart like a cheap chew toy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 87
  2. Negative: 31 out of 87
  1. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    I'm two hours into Blair Witch and its so far a stunning, atmospheric and at times quite intens horror experience! The game mechanics areI'm two hours into Blair Witch and its so far a stunning, atmospheric and at times quite intens horror experience! The game mechanics are solid, it's what you can expect from a horror game, but mixed with a new "dog-control"-mechanic which adds some extra flavor. The story is also quite interesting so far, im looking forward to see what happens next in the woods. About the technical issues, I've only experienced minor frame rate drops, but otherwise it runs at a solid 50-60 fps on High-settings on my GTX 1060 6 GB. It also seems like the developer is aware of those issues and have aldready pushed fixes out. So all in all a solid thumbs up from this guy! Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2019
    10
    This Developer hast a Team of 30+ people. However, they managed that you feel extremly frightened by the unknown. A forest that is so WellThis Developer hast a Team of 30+ people. However, they managed that you feel extremly frightened by the unknown. A forest that is so Well craftet and Designer, i have rare Seen in Games. The usw of light, darkness, noises, and Ambient Sounds is increbile. The Gameplay is unique Witz Twister ideas we Font See offen in Games. For a small Team they are, they have sind an amazing Job to Set the Viber. WE have to appreciate this effort. So i give give the rate that this Game deserves. Blooper Team. Great Job. Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    Scary and entertaining! Amazing graphics, vibe and soundtrack. Kudos to Bloober Team, they made a strong candidate for game of the year.
  4. Oct 24, 2019
    8
    It is scary sometime, and theres feeling of sameting evil that surrounds you.
  5. Aug 31, 2019
    5
    A disappointing entry from Bloober team; especially when considering the rich source material this IP contains. I found the game to be badlyA disappointing entry from Bloober team; especially when considering the rich source material this IP contains. I found the game to be badly optimised and buggy at release (Although I suspect patches will fix many of these issues) which definitely but a dampener on the experience. I also found the environment to be quite dull with bland colours and unappealing textures. The game-play itself was the same old with uninspiring jump scares and the odd loud noise; definitely nothing to shout about.

    All in all, I'd give this a skip unless you're a real fan of the genre/The Blair Witch and want to see what this game has to offer.
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  6. Oct 24, 2019
    2
    Hiç bir şekilde güzel bir oyun değil sadece bir yerde korku öğesi var ve aşırı sıkıcı oynanabilecek bir oyun değil zaman kaybı ilk 1 saatHiç bir şekilde güzel bir oyun değil sadece bir yerde korku öğesi var ve aşırı sıkıcı oynanabilecek bir oyun değil zaman kaybı ilk 1 saat güzel olabilir ancak ondan sonrası çöp niteliğinde Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2019
    0
    I cant believe some people buy this buggy crap. 4 hours of nothing only to add that theres no ending. What a another xbox joke. UnfinishedI cant believe some people buy this buggy crap. 4 hours of nothing only to add that theres no ending. What a another xbox joke. Unfinished game should never see the light. It will only get worse for xbox subscription service. Expand

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