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Fatal Frame (PS2)

Fatal Frame (PS2)
alaScore 90

14 reviews

May, 2015

We have collected and analyzed 11 expert reviews and 3 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is Jan 24, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 143603 reviews from other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2). The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: May 26, 2015.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Fatal Frame (PlayStation 2)


Tecmo's Fatal Frame is one of those "alternative" survival horror games, falling in the same category as games such as D2 and Illbleed. Developed in-house at Tecmo by the team responsible for the acclaimed Deception series, Fatal Frame does manage to...

Mar, 2002

Expert review by: Carlos McElfish (

Fatal Frame


For me, it all started with 7th Guest for the PC, I was indescribably intrigued by this game at the time. The ability to journey through a beautifully rendered, haunted mansion (albeit prerendered, hey it was 1993 what do you expect?) via a...

Innovative gameplay mechanics, impressive visuals, and a progressive, intricate storyline set Fatal Frame on a higher level then your run-of-the-mill survival-horror game. Fatal Frame does suffer from some of the common pitfalls of games like Resident...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

Fatal Frame


Tecmo tries their hands on the survival horror genre with Fatal Frame, but can they compete with the chills of Silent Hill? Well for starters I have read all of...

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Chris_Hudak (

Fatal Frame review for the PS2


Death by exposure.

Excellent production values; Camera use keeps player paranoid; Japanese characters actually look Japanese

Sixth Sense' too helpful; Apparent visual 'hits' will sometimes not yield points

If you're one of those gamers with a predilection for The Creeps - you know who you are - Fatal Frame is simply a must-see. Easily-freaked and superstitious types may not make it all the way through, as was the case for many a Silent Hill player. No...

Jan, 2004

Expert review by: Wade Monnig (

Fatal Frame


I would like to introduce the new (Stephen) King of eerie survival horror titles. I am not just saying that because it is a good turn of phrase (But, I must admit, that was pretty damn witty). Fatal Frame isn't Resident Evil; the John Romero of...

Survival horror with a camera? Sure, it sounds like this makes as much sense as a first person shooter that arms you with a rubber band but Tecmo has managed to bring it together and make it all the more terrifying BECAUSE you are only armed with a...

Apr, 2003

Expert review by: Bertrand Lemon (

Fatal Frame - ps2


Like most survival horror veterans, I've seen more than my fair share of horror movies, and the first two or three years worth of horror games, so I was feeling pretty desensitized to the whole idea. I was not one to be shaken. I would laugh at this...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by: SHAUN CONLIN (

Fatal Frame


As a game based on a bona fide ghost story based on bona fide paranormal phenomena right there in Tokyo, Fatal Frame sure does a remarkable job of scaring the bona fide crap out of players...

Though touted as a game "based on a true story,"

Nov, 2002

Expert review by: (

Fatal Frame


Fatal Frame is a very, very disturbing game. Set in a haunted mansion (I know, you're having Resident Evil flashbacks, bear with me), a young girl searches for her missing brother, who consequently disappeared searching for a missing author. I have to...

The control scheme is simple. No multi function buttons to worry about, and the game makes nice use of both analog sticks. Though Miku controls like a ... well a reluctant scared girl traversing a spooky mansion (in other words sluggish and slow), its...

Expert review by: Thomas Wilde (

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly


Fatal Frame, despite a wacky premise--young Japanese girl ghosthunting with an ancient camera--came out of nowhere, and turned out to be one of the single best horror games of all time.

My complaints are probably unique to me, however, as a survival-horror expert and adventure-game fanatic. I still have to give Fatal Frame 2 a lot of credit; it may be a lot easier than the original, but in almost every other way--graphics, sound,...

Expert review by: (

Fatal Frame


Supposedly based on a true story, Fatal Frame is the story of Miku, a young girl in search for her brother who has turned up missing during a visit to the haunted Himura Mansion. Once in the mansion, she finds the place infested with disturbed spirits...

Excellent graphics; Lighting and effects are well done; Sound effects and music add to the ambiance

Collision detection; Limited camera angles; Large save file

Fatal Frame has got creepy nailed down. You'll find yourself going "Man, I wish I hadn't seen that" after a ghost passes by or shows up in front of you. If you're a fan of ghost stories, you will love this game. It's scary and the story grows deeper...