The Medium

Minimum requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit version only)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6600 / AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: @1080p NVIDIA GEFORCE® GTX 1650 Super or GTX 1060 / Radeon™ R9 390X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 55 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible, headphones recommended
windows, mac
Single-player, Steam Achievements, Full controller support, Steam Cloud

Jan 2021

Curator review

Heart pumping & thrilling gameplay, paired with the amazing cinematics it will keep you wanting more. The brilliantly designed puzzles will keep you thinking as the horror keeps you on your toes.

Full review

After playing The Medium, I must say that it offers a heart-pumping and thrilling gameplay experience. The game's unique feature of exploring both the real and spirit world simultaneously adds an intriguing twist to traditional horror games.

The Medium brilliantly combines psychological horror elements with stunning cinematics that truly immerse players in its dark and unsettling atmosphere. The graphics are well-crafted, creating a sense of unease as you navigate through the game's eerie locations.

One aspect that sets The Medium apart is its cleverly designed puzzles. These puzzles require you to think outside the box, utilizing your psychic abilities in order to progress. Each puzzle feels satisfying to solve and adds depth to the overall gameplay experience.

The horror aspect of The Medium is truly spine-chilling. From encounters with haunting creatures like "The Maw," to uncovering disturbing secrets hidden within the narrative, the game consistently keeps you on your toes throughout your journey as a medium.

Furthermore, I was pleasantly surprised by the attention given to storytelling in The Medium. Its mature and morally ambiguous narrative delves deep into themes of guilt, trauma, and perception - challenging players' perspectives on what really happened at Niwa resort.

An additional commendation goes out for featuring an original dual soundtrack composed by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski. Yamaoka-san's work on Silent Hill combined with Reikowski's expertise in creating atmospheric soundtracks for acclaimed horror games results in an audio landscape that perfectly complements each moment within the game.

In conclusion, if you're seeking a psychologically impactful horror experience filled with thought-provoking puzzles and chilling moments, then I highly recommend giving The Medium a try!