Critic & User Reviews
posted by brianmoore (SUNRISE, FL) Apr 19, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
OMG one of the scariest games ever!
posted by Phantom18 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Feb 12, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
you play as two sisters stuck in a tormented, haunted village. where ghosts pop up and scare the bejesus out of you. To vanquish the ghosts you must use your camera and take pictures of them i know it doesn't sound scary but it is. check this game out and if you dont get scared then you must be that awesome.
RENT RENT RENT!!!!
I had nightmares thanks to this game!!!
posted by amiko1 (PHOENIX, AZ) Oct 8, 2006
Member since Sep 2006
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I don't know what it was that got me to try this game. The first time I saw it I was at a game store and I checked it out. Playing a game with a camera was not my idea of fun. But I decided to try it out when I started GameFly. And I'm glad I did. This game really does scare the living poo out of me. Even playing during the daytime, I still got scared. The random ghost popping up really did the trick. Every time the controller vibrated in my hand, I had to pause the game a walk away. It's a pretty cool game. The graphics are good. You may want to turn the brightness up on your TV a little cause it does tend to get dark. The puzzles in it may be a little confusing. I had my moments trying to figure out what to do next. I got through it however and finished the game. I recommend that those who are crossing over into the "survival/horror" genre give it a try.
P.S. If you want to see something freaky, when you "rescue" Mayu for the first time and you're both in the Great Hall of the Kurosawa house, snap a picture of Mayu. That scared me. I had some nightmares thanks to that.
posted by PUNISHER23 (RIPON, CA) Jun 24, 2007
Member since Jun 2005
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Scary and gorgeous
posted by Sarene (FRESNO, CA) May 2, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
One of the best, and most overlooked, franchises
posted by sabenge (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Feb 23, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
You are Mio, a girl who is desperately trying to find her twin sister, Mayu, who just can't seem to stop getting lost in a haunted village that shouldn't exist. The core component of the gameplay, and aiding you in your search, is a mystical camera known as the Camera Obscura. With this implement, you are able to exorcise ghosts from the physical realm, and thus the story begins, but I won't spoil that for you. Alright, just a little morsel. The village is host to a deadly ritual that involves twins. That's all you get, though. Where's the fun in playing if you already know the ending?
The only major flaw that can be found in the game is in the character's movement. Maybe the miniskirt and leggings are too tight for her because, even when running, she moves quite slow. This, of course, is only a minor grievance and really the only problem with the game that is even worth mentioning. So, if you can get past a slow-moving character, you enjoy horror of any medium, or just want the nerd cred for knowing about this game, then bump down whatever Resident Evil game is at the top your Game Q and get ready to cosplay as a scared Japanese chick.
The definition of fear!
posted by EQOAnostalgia (NEW YORK MILLS, NY) May 2, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
I have seen tons of scary movies and played almost every survival horror game to date. This game will scare anyone! It offers the perfect mix of atmosphere and jump scares.
It does what Silent Hill does for mood and atmosphere and makes you jump like the old Resident Evils did. It's a blast to play and leveling the camera up is satisfying and gives a sense of RPG element.
I simply cannot stress how scary and amazing the Fatal Frame trilogy is! Armed with just a camera as a female protagonist uncovering the secrets of this ancient town gone horribly wrong is so much fun it should be illegal!
Rent this game NOW! Prepare to change your shorts!
A Kodak moment!
posted by slicknick (Brooklyn, NY) Dec 8, 2012
Member since Oct 2009
posted by catinthe (DUNBAR, WV) Feb 22, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
posted by whipkeydillon (ENGLISH, IN) Feb 6, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
posted by GamerGirl2 (WEST SACRAMENTO, CA) Dec 8, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
Like I said really wanted to like this game, but in the end it's horrible (in my opinion) and I'm sorry I had it on my Q.
Not scary and horrible controls
posted by 420gamer (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) Jul 26, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
I still play even after beating it!
posted by xxShayxD (EUSTIS, FL) Mar 4, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
Oh I LOVE this game! I got it a LONG time back from Gamestop, it was my older sister who told me about it, Me and my best friend LOVE this game! It could make us SCREAM. HAha! I LOVE it! And it takes time to beat it, so its something to look forward to everyday! The storyline was GREAT! Maybe some confusing parts but AMAZING! :). WILL NOT get over this game!
Loved it, there is so much to the story line! And it just keeps going JUST when you think you're done!
LOVED The graphics! They were awesome! But of course, here and there there was JUST a few lagging parts. (: . NO BIGGIE!
Gameplay was great! It took time to get used too, but edventually you will love it! The only thing I did not enjoy, is th screen switching. The screen switches constently making it not only creepy, but a few times annoying because you cannot see were your going LOL! (But, again luring you to the creepinest.)
WILL NOT GET OVER THIS GAME(: .
The Best Survival Horror Out There!
posted by ZeroGamer (ENUMCLAW, WA) Feb 18, 2010
Member since Sep 2009
This game was amazing! The graphic details, music and the depth of the storyline were very, very well done. I was so scared every time I played, but I also felt sad for what happened to everyone in the village. But mostly I was scared! There were times I'd pass through a few rooms where no ghosts would show up and then BAM! (Tip: never look through the windows! You will be scared!) There were even rooms where either your flashlight wouldn't work, or you had to play deadly games of tag with ghosts where one touch gave you a GAMER OVER!
There were not as many puzzles as in the first Fatal Frame, and they weren't as hard. But they weren't so easy that you finished it on the first try, they still made you think about what steps you took.
What makes things scarier is that items are more hidden and thus, harder to come by. So be careful; every camera shot and Herbal Medicine counts! It's also dark, and I mean really dark. You'll need to change the lighting on your TV before you start playing.
This game was massively addicting, and it was also a good challenge. I highly recommend this game to anyone looking for a good scare! You will love it and, as much as it may scare you, you will never want to stop playing!
Also, do not play this game in the dark! I know I said this last time but DO NOT PLAY THIS IN THE DARK! I had such a hard time sleeping I was so scared, and when I did manage to sleep, I had nightmares! It's that scary! But this game is worth it!
Fatal Frame 2 Crismon Butterfly
posted by codhero (CRESSON, PA) Dec 18, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
The Art of Fear
posted by galdon (ORANGE, TX) Dec 4, 2009
Member since Mar 2007
Then there are the puzzles. They aren't hard, nor are they so common that you get frustrated. They're usually "go where I show you, retrieve this piece, then come back and solve this simple, but not-too-simple puzzle" of "take a picture of the thing I'm showing you to release the seal". Nothing too hard... just a bit of backtracking in some cases.
I have to hand it to the Japanese... they know how to get horror right. Taking pictures of ghosts doesn't sound scary... but when you are defenseless except for a very old camera and they can and will hurt you, it takes on a strong edge of fear. And they will jump out at you sometimes!
Overall, I suggest you rent it - especially if you have either played the first and loved it, or if you haven't, but want a long horror/survival game that makes you think.
Best jphorror game ???????
posted by Petey559 (COALINGA, CA) Aug 10, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
posted by lilevil35 (HUNTINGTON, IN) Jun 23, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
Scary and well-put storyline
posted by topdog101 (CUTLER BAY, FL) Mar 16, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
Could You Get Any Slower
posted by lightninbu (SEAGOVILLE, TX) Jun 5, 2008
Member since Oct 2007
A kick butt ride
posted by bekhie6 (MIDVALE, UT) May 19, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
years ago. I actually threw the paddle when the dogs jumped thru the window on res 1. The creepy music and the very scary ghosts absolutly fantastic!!
a decent horror game..
posted by dulun21 (CHANDLER, AZ) Mar 23, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
Great game Highly Recomended
posted by SurfFreak (LAGUNA BEACH, CA) Mar 15, 2008
Member since Jun 2004
posted by MrsDiana (KINGMAN, AZ) Mar 13, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
Its screaming good!
posted by Crimson1 (Beaverton, OR) Apr 1, 2007
Member since Apr 2007