Lazy summary

Lies Beneath is a survival horror game featuring a combination of XIII (comic style / gameplay) and Resident Evil 4 (ambiance).

1. Short review

The scenario is brought step by step by some nice story telling. You don’t waste too much time listening to it, but quite enough to feel the vibes.

You progress in the game as a girl looking for her dad (following a car incident). And as life isn’t hard enough, you have to kill weird creatures with blades, guns and other objects. Save points are achieved through campfires and oil lamps, so it doesn’t disrupt the narrative flow.

The game uses light and fire to help you progress through the different stages. And while being on constant alert to avoid getting murdered, you have to be attentive to the environnement details to avoid rather stupid deaths.

The experience is overall well packaged. The game has already received some updates since its launch in order to address early feedback. Lot of good reviews, overall well deserved.

Lies Beneath Inventory

Access your weapons from your belt

Lies Beneath Shooting Monsters

Kill any monster running toward you

You’ll 👍 if: You’ll 👎 if
You need some jump scares You suck at throwing axes or using guns
You like a simple story, not too far-fetched You have cardiac problems
You don’t like comic style

2. Notation

Good story and experience reasonably priced (30€ at this time).
🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑 (4/5)

3. Information

  • Price: 30€
  • Release date: 2020-03-31 (and 2020-04-14 for the Rift)
  • Platforms: Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift
  • Size: 1.74Go
  • Developer: Drifter ( )
  • Publisher: Oculus Studios

4. Official Trailer