SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is an unsettling story about identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human.
The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we’re going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for?
Enter the world of SOMA and face horrors buried deep beneath the ocean waves. Delve through locked terminals and secret documents to uncover the truth behind the chaos. Seek out the last remaining inhabitants and take part in the events that will ultimately shape the fate of the station. But be careful, danger lurks in every corner: corrupted humans, twisted creatures, insane robots, and even an inscrutable omnipresent A.I.
You will need to figure out how to deal with each one of them. Just remember there’s no fighting back, either you outsmart your enemies or you get ready to run.
Ratings and Reviews
Great adventure! Runs well on my Macbook Pro.
I took a chance, since there were lots of warnings about this program not working on some machines, but I’m glad I did! I have a mid-2013 Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch, and it runs very well.
I set all the video settings to max, and it was a little sluggish, but when I backed off on the screen resolution, it ran fine (and still looks great!).
Game is awesome, but dosen’t support all graphics cards.
I’m running this on the new 2015 MacBook with AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2Gb and it plays well up until the underwater sequence. After that hits, the game is basically unplayable. I believe it is an issue with graphics card support. If you go into the package contents of the application in the resources folder and change the undergrowth folder to _undergrowth it will remove the glitchy graphics but add a slight lighting issue. It will definitley make the game playable again though.
Great game, but graphic support is only so-so
Running this on a brand new 2015 Macbook Pro 15” with AMD Radeon M370X (2 GB) graphics. The game runs great until the underwater sequences, whereupon it is unplayable due to some kind of graphics glitch. As a side note, my computer runs Homeworld, SimCity 4K, and the whole Bioshock series with no issues. HIGHLY recommend Apple and/or Frictional look into this as a patch to the game or OSX graphics support. It’s really too bad, because it seems to be a well-designed game.
- Frictional Games AB
- 12.2 GB
- OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © Frictional Games AB 2015
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