PS4 Review: Edengate: The Edge of Life

November 30, 2022 by  

Should you discharge yourself from this hospital?

Mia Lorenson wakes up in an abandoned hospital full of questions. What happened to her? What happened to the world? Edengate: The Edge of Life is an interactive experience reflecting on feelings of uncertainty, isolation and hope in the face of devastation.

Edengate is a mixture of walking simulator and a puzzle game set within an atmosphere of isolation and uneasiness. Its quite a short game at between 1-2 hours and there oddly seems to be no Platinum trophy attached to it either.

It’s also a PS4 only title which is rare these days, but what’s crazy about it is that even though it’s on PS4 it looks superb and runs at a solid framerate to boot. I almost thought I was playing a PS5 game at times, it was that impressive to look at. It’s even crazier when you consider the game is under £6.

The story itself is a bit of a mixed bag and the puzzles are pretty simple, but there’s an enjoyable experience to be had here, even if the game is incredibly short. There’s almost a Silent Hill style vibe to the game which adds to the atmosphere. The soundtrack is also impressive with some nice atmospheric tunes.

The Verdict

Edengate is simple in its design and the puzzles are pretty easy, but it’s cheap and has some really impressive visuals for a PS4 title. For such a small price to pay to play, it’s hard to pass this up…. even if it doesn’t have that elusive Platinum trophy…

Score: 7.0

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