[PlayStation 4] Insomnis Review
Insomnis from Path Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment is a first-person psychological horror game on PlayStation 4. Learn more in our Insomnis review!
Insomnis from Path Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment is a first-person psychological horror game on PlayStation 4. It’s a horror game in which you’ll focus on exploration and puzzle solving, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some jump scares here and there. You will visit the old Castevet mansion, where many mysteries await within the creepy walls of the uninhabited residence. Something very, very wrong has happened at the mansion, and it’s up to you to find out the truth and decide what you’ll do with it. As you explore the mansion, be sure to find the old phones in each area since interacting with them will allow you to save your progress.
Since it’s a first-person horror experience, you’ll move your character with the left analog stick as you move the camera with the right one. You can interact with the X button and use the Circle button to activate your flashlight. If you need to crouch to move through a tight spot, just press the L2 b button. You can check your inventory with the D-Pad so that you can check the items you’ve collected, which will be used for puzzle solving. Press the Triangle button, and you’ll get to see all of your collectibles. There are three types of collectibles to find as you explore each area of the mansion: Joe’s Letters, Children’s Toys, and Laboratory Notebooks. There are 34 collectibles in total, and if you want to add one more Platinum to your collection, you’ll have to search everywhere to find all of them.
Speaking of trophies, Insomnis has a full trophy list with a Platinum. It has 28 trophies in total, split into 12 Bronze trophies, 9 Silver trophies, and 6 Gold trophies to unlock before that Platinum pops. As expected, there are trophies tied to finding all of Joe’s Letters, all Children’s Toys, and all Laboratory Notebooks. There’s one trophy that requires you to complete the game in less than two hours, which you probably won’t be able to do the first time you play through Insomnis, but this can easily be done during a second run. You do need to play the game two times due to two trophies being tied to specific endings.
Insomnis has a good atmosphere, and it definitely does the horror part right with some jump scares and a creepy vibe here and there. It focuses on the exploration and on solving some puzzles here and there, so it’s not going to go into survival horror territory. The voice acting is also a bit all over the place, with some of the lines sounding forced and out of place. Insomnis is out on PlayStation 4 with a $14.99 price.
This Insomnis review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment.