Too often in the indie space I’ve found that games that bill themselves as being horror in some way have generally failed to deliver, or at least deliver in a convincing manner. Silt, on the other hand, may not truly be a horror game and yet its dark mood, sometimes monstrous creatures, and periodically fatal outcomes managed to give me far more thrills than most. Playing out like a puzzle-driven adventure, your goal is to keep moving and defying death through the dark and murky depths. Your main tool for survival is the ability to take possession of some sea creatures, employing their various abilities to get through the obstacles that you’ll find in your path. Careful observation, experimentation, and often some degree of stealthiness are the keys to survival as you never know what may be lurking around any given corner. While not everything about it may be perfectly smooth in execution there’s no doubt that the game’s atmosphere can’t be beat and it’s a terrific change of pace from the usual in the eShop.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.4]