Games Encyclopedia Top Games PC PS4 PS3 Xbox One Xbox 360 Switch Android iOS Rankings Images Companies


A science fiction horror adventure game created by Frictional Games, Swedish studio known for such titles as Amnesia: The Dark Descent and the Penumbra series. The game is set in a top-secret research center PATHOS-2, where a series of failed experiments resulted in human-like machines killing off most of the staff and taking over the facility. You play as one of the survivors, who has to safely evade the hostile, machine infested environment. Gameplay is presented in first-person perspective and focuses on exploration of the facility and avoiding direct contact with the enemies. Just as in the other works from this developer, instead of dynamic action sequences, the game emphasizes the thick, dark atmosphere and a persistent feeling of vulnerability.

SOMA id = 307914 SOMA id = 307913 SOMA id = 307912 SOMA id = 307911 SOMA id = 307910 SOMA id = 307909 SOMA id = 307908 SOMA id = 307907 SOMA id = 307906
PC / Windows
Game SOMA (PC) cover


SOMA release date for PC:

game language:

22 September 2015 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.52 / 10 calculated out of 460 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 219 players' votes.  

SOMA is the next project from Frictional Games – a Swedish studio, best known for their survival horror titles, such as: Amnesia: The Dark Descent or the Penumbra series.

The action of the game takes place in a research facility called PATHOS-2; as a tragic result of failed experiments, machines have started taking on human traits and seized control over the complex for themselves, killing most of the staff members.

Unlike the previous Frictional Games productions, SOMA drifts away from the studio’s standard scheme of avoiding danger and fleeing combat; instead, the developers have offered us the freedom of exploration of the title’s open world and the focus on survival in an inhospitable environment. The player has to adapt to the laws of the underworld reality and get to know the behavior of the robots located on the deck of the research facility and amongst the fauna and flora of the sea.

The creators have decided to apply several new solutions, which build the exceptional climate of the gameplay and add to the pressure and fear that the player will experience. The novelties include a new type of narration based on interaction with the environment, and also the necessity to pay a lot of attention to the pressure when travelling through the depths of the ocean.

We experience the gameplay from the first person perspective; the overall visual quality has been significantly improved in comparison to the previous productions of the Frictional studio – the locations are much bigger and feature significantly more details, just like the models of monsters, which we encounter frequently on our journey.

Sony PlayStation 4
Game SOMA (PS4) cover


SOMA release date for PS4:

game language:

22 September 2015 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 48 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 31 players' votes.  

SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, creators of the groundbreaking Amnesia and Penumbra series.

The radio has gone silent on PATHOS-2. As isolation bears down on the staff of the remote research facility, strange things are happening.

Machines are taking on human traits and alien constructions have started to interfere with routine. The world around them is turning into a nightmare.

The only way out is to do something unimaginable.


Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game SOMA (XONE) cover


SOMA release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:

01 December 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.  

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5 2.9 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 480/Radeon HD 8770 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460M/Radeon HD 5770 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

SOMA Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 10 May 2015

The guide for SOMA contains all the essential information required to complete the game.

SOMA Review – a horror straight from the depths of the sea by the creators of Amnesia

Review 24 September 2015 10:15

Frictional Games has stood up to the challenge – SOMA is by far the biggest, most scary and elaborate project of the Swedish studio. However, it got lost in its fundamental premise.

Frictional Games Steam Sale – Get Amnesia: The Dark Descent for free, preload SOMA tonight

News 16 September 2015 12:30

Today you can grab Amnesia: The Dark Descent completely free on Steam. This week you can also buy other titles by Frictional Games at a discount.

SOMA PC System Requirements Unveiled

News 25 August 2015 14:33

Frictional Games revealed system requirements for SOMA – their new horror adventure game. The title is coming out next month.