Blair Witch (XB1/PC/Steam) - out now, free on Game Pass. IGN 8.8.

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by Monkey Man » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:50 pm



Releasing August 30th on PC & Xbox One, developed by Bloober Team, the team behind the Layers of Fear and >Observer_ games.

Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.

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.


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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.


74% on metacritic - https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/blair-witch

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PostRe: Blair Witch (XB1/PC/Steam) - out 30th August, free on Game Pass. From Layers of Fear and >Observer_ Devs.
by Skarjo » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:55 am

Who the strawberry float told developers that that's how your vision works when you're running.

Felt like I was on a strawberry floating fishing boat in a storm.

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:00 am

Skarjo wrote:Who the strawberry float told developers that that's how your vision works when you're running.

Felt like I was on a strawberry floating fishing boat in a storm.


Was it actually gameplay?

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:57 pm

I played a bit of a Blair Witch game on PC years ago... first part of a trilogy. What I played was okay but my computer at the time just wasn't good enough to run it properly.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:45 pm

Enjoyed Layers of Fear and and am currently playing Observer, so this one certainly has my interest.

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Out tomorrow.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:50 am

Patrick on the Waypoint podcast theorised a Blair Witch game which is a Her Story/Telling Lies style 'going through hours of footage looking for the mystery' horror game and now that's all I want in the world.

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by Wedgie » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:45 am

No PS4 version? That sucks.

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by Photek » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:17 am

Tough town (I’m sure it will hit PS4 down the line)

Anyways. This unlocks into Xbox Gamepass at 5pm today.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:34 am

Hoping this stays on GP long enough for me to "enjoy" it nearer Halloween. I'm expecting Astral Chain to take up my time over the next few weeks, and i still have Gears 3 & 4 to play ahead of 5 dropping.

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by ITSMILNER » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:38 am

Is this full XBO console exclusive or will it be coming to PS4 after a period of time?


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by Photek » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:40 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Is this full XBO console exclusive or will it be coming to PS4 after a period of time?


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PS4 after afaik, but could be a year.

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Reviews

God is a Geek - 9

Blair Witch nails the feeling of the original movie, producing the same paranoia and terror as many felt in the cinemas back in 1999. An essential experience for any horror fan.

https://www.godisageek.com/reviews/blair-witch-review/

Gamespew - 8

Lionsgate was wise to let Bloober Team loose with its Blair Witch IP. It has treated it with respect, delivering a game that truly does justice to the source material. While its centre part lets it down somewhat, and Bullet’s pathfinding could do with a bit of improvement, it’s one of the scariest horror games ever made. And your reliance on Bullet, as well as the manipulation of found video footage, adds gameplay meat to what usually ends up being little more than a walking simulator. If you’re brave enough, you should definitely enter the woods and face the Blair Witch.

https://www.gamespew.com/2019/08/blair-witch-review/

Twinfinte - 3.5/5

The best way I can surmise it is this. I’m glad I played Blair Witch, but its shortcomings are noticeable and the lack of challenge really detracts from that sense of atmosphere and tense-ness that Black Hills Forest does so well to build.

If you’re in the market for a short adventure to tide you over for an evening or two ahead of September’s big releases and its atmospheric premise intrigues you, go right ahead. However, if you’re looking for the next smash-hit horror title, you’re best going elsewhere.

https://twinfinite.net/2019/08/blair-wi ... -so-scary/

Heavy.com - 7.5

At its best, Blair Witch is a short, but haunting experience that both honors the franchise, while expanding upon its lore. Even with some mediocre combat and puzzle sequences, Blair Witch’s story is captivating from start to finish. Bullet is absolutely adorable and Ellis serves as a complex, but fascinating player character. While it may take a little time to get going, this moody, atmospheric horror game will have you looking over your shoulder.0

https://heavy.com/games/2019/08/blair-w ... me-review/

Gamereactor - 8

It's Bloober Team's best work to date and is a treat for not only Blair Witch fans but horror enthusiasts as well. It's effective and really put us on edge as we made our way through the forest, just as we remember doing back in 1999 when we saw three filmmakers get lost in the woods as well.

https://www.gamereactor.eu/blair-witch-review/?page=2

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by rinks » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:44 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:... i still have Gears 3 & 4 to play ahead of 5 dropping.

You know that’s next week, right?!

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by Photek » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:40 pm

rinks wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:... i still have Gears 3 & 4 to play ahead of 5 dropping.

You know that’s next week, right?!

I was thinking the same thing. :lol:

I have 4 to finish, and I’m past halfway.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:11 pm

rinks wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:... i still have Gears 3 & 4 to play ahead of 5 dropping.

You know that’s next week, right?!


Hence Blair Witch at the end of October. It's all in the plan :slol:

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