It's almost time for a spooky summer camp trip as Supermassive is about to launch The Quarry – an unpredictable story-driven choice-based horror game. Here's what critics, including us at TheGamer, think about this cinematic horror with a cast of Hollywood talents.
In our review, lead features editor Jade King rated it 4 out of 5 and confirmed that the studio "delivers its best horror adventure since Until Dawn." So if you like that, you'll most likely be satisfied with The Quarry. The traditional formula hasn't changed much here, but the characters are strong, the narrative is tight, and the themes we've explored many times before are presented in a way that makes you care. "It still proves that Supermassive Games is the undisputed king of the genre when it matters."
Here's what other leading outlets think about The Quarry:
- Gamespot – 4.5/5
- Wccftech – 4.5/5
- Game Rant – 4/5
- VG247 – 4/5
- Twinfinite – 4/5
- PC Gamer – 3.5/5
- Press Start – 3.5/5
- Gamesradar+ – 3/5
As of now, The Quarry stands at 81 out of 100 at OpenCritic, and 82 out of 100 at Metacritic (for the PC version), which marks a new height for the studio. Before that, Supermassive's highest-rated game was 2015's Until Dawn (79/100) which the studio struggled for years to match with The Dark Pictures anthology.
As critics wrote, the new title provides an ambitious amount of choice that "proves to be a double-edged sword as the game teeters on the edge of quality and quantity." If you don't enjoy replaying large chunks of a game, you won't be able to appreciate everything The Quarry has to offer.
Another thing that many consider to be a downside is the amount of filler content, as well as an ending that feels a bit of a letdown. Still, critics believe the team is offering the next evolution of their traditional format that "will keep you guessing and gives you an ever-increasing impact on how the story turns out." The game is also the most polished experience of its kind, with a solid technical performance on current-gen consoles and PC.
The Quarry will be out on June 10 — you can already pre-load it on consoles.
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