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Ju-on: The Grudge

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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

Game Informer
5 December 2009
  • Summary: Ju-On: The Grudge immediately replaced my fears of its creepy raven-haired girl with frustration over its haunted Wii remote controls. While exploring stereotypical horror environments, you encounter the demon girl and her meowing male counterpart from the films, which is the only time any action occurs. You must swing the unforgivingly unresponsive remote in the direction of onscreen arrows, but its inaccuracy causes you to restart the entire episode if you fail.
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Funfactor 5
5.0

JU-ON: The Grudge: Haunted House Simulator

Digital Chumps
30 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Chilling? Occasionally. Or maybe it’s just because I’m a wuss. Regardless, JU-ON: The Grudge: Haunted House Simulator provides very little entertainment beyond the surface appeal and jump scares. The entire experience lasts just a couple of hours, and you’ll soon find that’s even too long.
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Funfactor 5
5.0

JU-ON: The Grudge: Haunted House Simulator

Digital Chumps
30 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Chilling? Occasionally. Or maybe it’s just because I’m a wuss. Regardless, JU-ON: The Grudge: Haunted House Simulator provides very little entertainment beyond the surface appeal and jump scares. The entire experience lasts just a couple of hours, and you’ll soon find that’s even too long.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ju-on: The Grudge

Hardcore Gamer
29 October 2009
  • Summary: The Ju-on movies (called The Grudge in America) are well-known for two things: meowing naked boys and burbling greasy-haired girls. Recently, both of these lovable ghouls were finally given the chance to star in their very own video game, and… well, it actually ends up being an interactive movie.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ju-on: The Grudge Review

G4
27 October 2009
  • Summary: Based on the Japanese movies of the same name, this horror game attempts to break new ground. Sadly, unless slow and boring were the developer's goals, they don't succeed. Even fans of the movies will likely find this grudge too hard to bear.
  • Pros: Creepy atmosphere, Interesting gameplay mechanic in theory, Ghost models look accurate
  • Cons: Boring and repetitive, Painfully slow pacing, Not scary, Crazy short
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Overall 3
3.0

Ju-On: The Grudge

gamerlimit.com
26 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Ju-On: The Grudge ends up being more frustrating than scary, as terrible controls and gameplay force the player to adhere to elements of gameplay that fall very short of what can even remotely be considered fun and/or frightening.
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Overall 4
3.5

Ju-On: The Grudge

gamervision.com
26 October 2009
  • Excerpt: I liked SAW: The Video Game . I’m sure there are some quotes floating around the internet where I made fun of the developers when it was first announced, but it wasn’t bad, and I happily accepted that I was wrong. The developers managed to pull in the aspects that made the films frightening, all while being surprisingly unique.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ju-On: The Grudge Review

GameSpot
19 October 2009
  • Summary: Cheap shocks and poor controls await unsuspecting victims in this outdated horror game.
  • Pros: Stays relatively true to the films, Great ghost design and eerie atmosphere, Creative attack sequences
  • Cons: Poor controls and a difficult camera, Obvious scare tactics cheapen the experience, Boring, archaic gameplay, Limited multiplayer, Too short
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Overall 4
3.9
Gameplay 3
3.4
Graphics 7
6.7
Sound 7
6.6
Multiplayer 3
3.0
Longevity 4
3.5

JU-ON: The Grudge

NowGamer
17 October 2009
Overall 3
3.0

Lame Scares And Plodding Gameplay Renew Your Fear Of The Dark

Game Informer
15 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Celebrate The Grudge’s 10th anniversary by stumbling in the dark Graphics: It’s tough to look scary when your polygons are hanging out Sound: Makes the original Resident Evil’s soundtrack sound like Mozart Playability: Try to aim a possessed flashlight while steering a blundering tank Entertainment: No amount of random scares or shoddy lighting can compensate for The Grudge’s unplayable controls or horrendous aesthetics.
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