Global Game Awards
Soma
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Soma
  • Best Horror Game
  • Best Sci-Fi
  • Best Audio
Soma
Best Horror Game
Soma
Those expecting another Amnesia would have been disappointed with SOMA, but Frictional Games spun the core concepts off into a very different beast. Its sci-fi leanings and aquatic surroundings lended SOMA a claustrophobic horror, one where the pervasive environment prompted ever-deeper dread.
3rd
Also nominated: Dying Light, Stasis, Until Dawn
Best Sci-Fi
Soma
From its chilling underwater setting to its fascinating exploration of artificial intelligence, there’s so much to love about SOMA. Drawing inspiration from a sci-fi visionary like Philip K. Dick is a great start, and its existential theme is what separates and elevates SOMA above the deluge of other first-person horror games out there.
2nd
Best Audio
Soma
Like any horror developer worth its salt, Frictional Games knows less is more, and this stretches to SOMA’s sparse audio. Whether walking underwater or trapped in a base, SOMA is cold, alienating, and terrifying. Every individual noise is given the room to breathe, making even the quietest door creak or distant clank flare up horrifying thoughts of what could lurk out there.
4th