Observer (stylised as >observer_) is a psychological horror video game developed by Bloober Team and published by Aspyr. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2017, followed by versions for Linux, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X. Observer follows Daniel Lazarski, a detective known as an Observer, who can hack people's minds as a method of interrogation and employ augmented vision to investigate his surroundings.
A team of around thirty developed the game using the Unreal Engine 4. It stars Rutger Hauer, who was also in Blade Runner, one of the game's primary influences. Arkadiusz Reikowski composed the score, infusing it with choral, diegetic and ambient music. Observer received generally favourable reviews from critics. They praised the world design, visual effects and hacking sequences but criticised the stealth areas and its focus on style over substance.
Observer is a psychological horror video game played from a first-person perspective. The player controls Daniel Lazarski, a Krakówian detective of the Observers police unit. He can hack people's brain implants with a device known as the Dream Eater, for interrogation purposes. Equipped with augmented vision split into Electromagnetic Vision—which scans for electronic devices—and Bio Vision—which scans for biological evidence—he is able to analyse and highlight certain objects in his environment. Objects can be interacted with and examined, while dialogue trees are used for speaking with non-player characters. Nanophage cards, patient records, radio-controlled cars and roses serve as collectibles. A mini-game called With Fire and Sword: Spiders is accessed through computer terminals, which can also be used to read documents.
Screenshots from the game The Observer
System requirements The Observer for Mac Os:
- OS X 10.12.6
- Processor: Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz (4 Cores)
- RAM: 8 GB RAM
- Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 680 / AMD R9 M290 / 2 GB VRAM
- Disk Space: 20 GB