You take another drink as the canvas looms in front of you. A light flickers dimly in the corner. You’ve created countless pieces of art, but never anything like…this. Why haven’t you done this before? It seems so obvious in retrospect. Your friends, critics, business partners—soon, they’ll all see. But something’s still missing… You look up, startled. That melody… Was that a piano? It sounded just like her… But, no—that would be impossible. She’s gone. They’re all gone. Have to focus. How long has it taken to get to this point? Too long, but it doesn’t matter. There will be no more distractions. It’s almost finished. You can feel it. Your creation. Your Magnum Opus. Dare you help paint a true Masterpiece of Fear? Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion. Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create. Features: • Psychedelic horror – A sense of insanity means each turn of the camera may completely change the look of your surroundings. • Original and classic art – Numerous pieces of original art and music flesh out the story and environment. • Story-focused exploration – Only through exploring the environment can you uncover the details of the painter’s dark and tragic past. • Victorian setting – Explore a game world inspired by masterpiece paintings, architecture and décor from the 19th century.

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Xbox One

Xbox One

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Published by
Aspyr Media

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Approximate download size
3.4 GB

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  • Pan European Game Information


    Bad Language

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Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Platform: Xbox

Haunted House Simulator

Although more along the lines of a "walking simulator" with many a nod to P.T, Layers of Fear delivers a tangible sense of dread and atmosphere with its rich graphics and excellent sound design. Some puzzle elements and more than a few jumps scares with a narrative that pushes the player forward, whether they want to or not...

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Loved it

I got this game on the Game Preview Program. The final product is amazing compared to the preview program version. Great game and hope to see more from the devs soon.

15 out of 16 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Abit buggy

loving it until chapter two, I can NOT pick up the ring, aside from that great game!

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Amazing Horror Game!

One of my fave. games, I'd highly recommend it!

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.



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