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Overall 6

Eleusis – Review (PC)

1 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Eleusis is not a terrible game at all. It’s a serviceable entry into the recent pantheon of survival/horror games. What it does do right is to introduce a unique setting and attempt to integrate a survival/horror experience into a traditional adventure story – a combination which could result in...
  • Pros: Impressive visuals, Great tense atmosphere, Unique setting
  • Cons: Vague plot, Repetitive missions, Bad enemy AI
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Overall 4

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
23 October 2013
  • Conclusion: The very last scene of the game either teased a sequel or mocked me for having done everything in vain. I’m not certain which, but if it’s the former, I’m cautiously optimistic (if it’s the latter, it would simply be another page in the story of my life).
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Overall 9

Eleusis Review (PC)

8 September 2013
  • Excerpt: It's an adventure that takes place in a remote village in Greece, where the main character experiences a number of cryptic events, and tries to understand what is going on around him.
  • Pros: +decent narrative, +impressive sound effects, +great attention to details
  • Cons: -lack of manual saves, -tiring gameplay, -lack of scenario variety
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Eleusis by gremlin

6 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The review below is based on the original Eleusis version 1.0. What is it? Like a lot of things in modern Greece, behind the modern city of Elefsina, there is a trail of ancient history, architecture and culture. In the specific case of Elefsina, its past hides under the alternate name of Eleusis.
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Overall 6


15 March 2014
  • Summary: "Ein Horror-Spiel muss man bedingungslos ernst nehmen, wenn man sich gruseln möchte. Aber aufgrund der doch etwas schwachen Geschichte und der spielmechanischen Unzulänglichkeiten hat es Eleusis nicht geschafft, mich in seinen Bann zu ziehen.
  • Pros: Freie Bewegung und Erkundung, Grafisch insgesamt gute Präsentation, Abstellbare Gegner, Intressante Ansätze im Gameplay, Konstruierte Geschichte, Fehlende Hotspot-Suche führt zu Sucherei, Eher schwache Rätsel, Nerviger Geschicklichkeitsteil
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Overall 4


PC Only
29 October 2013
  • Summary: Het is de maand waarin Halloween plaatsvindt en dat betekent een hoop games die een enge ervaring beloven. Dit blijken vaak loze woorden te zijn om gamers te lokken. Soms zit er echter een enge creatie tussen die je doet beven van angst.
  • Pros: Vermakelijke puzzels, Sfeervolle setting
  • Cons: Extreem veel lopen en backtracking, Zwak verhaal, Geen horror
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Overall 5

Recensione Eleusis

Everyeye Network
1 September 2013
  • Summary: Se è vero che al giorno d'oggi non esiste genere videoludico con il quale sia semplice confrontarsi, è altrettanto esatto definire quello delle avventure horror come uno dei più difficili nei quali lasciare il segno: Eleusis ne è la dimostrazione lampante, non riuscendo ad imporre la propria...
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Overall 6


4 July 2013
  • Summary: Eleusis prova a mescolare le nuove tecnologie con il concept classico delle avventure grafiche
  • Pros: Tecnicamente valido, almeno in relazione alla natura indie, Atmosfera buona e arricchita da qualche tocco di classe
  • Cons: Poca sostanza in un contenitore troppo grande, Enigmi banali e resi difficili solo dalla dispersività della formula, Backtracking eccessivo, Engine pesante
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Overall 7
Gameplay 7
Graphics 8
Sound 8
Lifespan 6

L’inquietudine del chiaro di luna

8 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Traendo ispirazione da una concorrenza indie dagli spunti tanto funzionali quanto non facilmente imitabili, Eleusis si contrappone fra la tipica accezione di horror e il condizionamento psicologico del giocatore.
  • Pros: Narrativa semplice ma con un intrigante alone di mistero, Atmosfera cupa e tetra davvero riuscita, Graficamente lodevole per un indie
  • Cons: Ambientazione con qualche caduta di stile, Enigmi non sempre ben congegnati, Collisioni ed altre accortezze tecniche da rifinire, Longevità non eccelsa
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