Games Encyclopedia Top Games PC PS4 PS3 Xbox One Xbox 360 Switch Android iOS Rankings Images Companies
Game Box for The Medium (PC)

The Medium

The Medium is a horror in which we play the role of a woman who can see ghosts and tries to solve the mystery of the murder of a child. The game is another work of the talented Krakow Bloober Team.

Adventure | TPP | survival horror | horror | Polish | 90s | Xbox Game Pass | Find Your Next Game

The Medium cover

developer: Bloober Team

publisher: Bloober Team

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

28Jan2021in 62days

XSX PC

The Medium is a horror in which we play the role of a woman able to see the world of spirits (the medium). The protagonist is trying to solve the mystery of the death of a child. The game was developed by the Krakow-based Bloober Team studio (creators of Observer, Blair Witch and Layers of Fear series).

Plot

The Medium takes place in the 1990s in Krakow. The main character is Marianne, the medium. The heroine experiences visions showing death of an innocent child and decides to solve this mystery. To do this, he has to go to the abandoned Hotel Niwa, which was once in the hands of the communists.

Mechanics

The Medium is quite a classic horror, in which we observe the action from the third person's perspective ( TPP). The gameplay is about exploring locations, solving puzzles and dealing with various types of dangers (especially the monster known as The Maw).

The game uses an interesting mechanics of moving between two worlds - thanks to her supernatural skills, the protagonist is able to perceive and influence the ghost world. This ability is often the key to finding solutions to puzzles and opening the passages to other places. Marianne also has several other extraordinary abilities, such as leaving her body (this allows her to get into inaccessible locations), surrounding herself with shields that make it difficult for the spirits to act, or sending a wave of energy that threatens them.

Game modes

In The Medium we can only play alone. The core of the game is a feature campaign.

Technical aspects

The Medium has very attractive, three-dimensional graphics. Both locations and characters are really detailed and interestingly conceived. The lighting system, which creates a heavy, dark atmosphere, also makes a great impression. It is worth noting that the projects are inspired by the surrealist work of the famous Polish painter - Zdzislaw Beksinski. The soundtrack of this game, in turn, is the responsibility of Akira Yamaoka (known for his work on the Silent Hill series) and Arkadiusz Reikowski (the creator of music for the previous games of the Bloober Team studio).

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-6600 3.3 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2500X 3.6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 4 GB Radeon R9 390X or better
  • 30 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-9600 3.1 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.7 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / 8 GB Radeon RX Vega 56 or better
  • 30 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Ultra:
  • (4K / ray tracing) Intel Core i5-9600 3.1 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.7 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 11 GB GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or better
  • 30 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
Smash Hits Inbound! The Best Upcoming Games of 2020
Smash Hits Inbound! The Best Upcoming Games of 2020

article 02 August 2020 22:54

The gaming world is beginning to wake up from the pandemic lethargy. The number of releases that will flood us starting from late summer is really impressive. Here are the most interesting games we're expecting in the last months of 2020.

The Medium - Polish Horror Game With Music From Silent Hill Composer
The Medium - Polish Horror Game With Music From Silent Hill Composer

news 07 May 2020 17:43

Bloober Team revealed The Medium, a psychological horror game for PC and Xbox Series X.

Bloober Team Might Get Aquired by Another Company
Bloober Team Might Get Aquired by Another Company

news 23 June 2020 12:13

Bloober Team is putting itself on sale. The Polish studio has prepared the so-called „short list” of entities which are to constitute an advisory body during a potential merger or acquisition process. So far, it is not known which companies are interested in the team.

New Screenshots From The Medium Show Visiting Two Dimensions Simultaneously
New Screenshots From The Medium Show Visiting Two Dimensions Simultaneously

news 23 July 2020 14:55

New screenshots from The Medium - a psychological horror game from the Polish studio Bloober Team - have appeared on the web. They present an interesting gameplay element - conducting an investigation in two dimensions at once.

The Medium - Fascinating Polish Accent on Xbox Games Showcase
The Medium - Fascinating Polish Accent on Xbox Games Showcase

news 23 July 2020 19:13

During Xbox Games Showcase presentation there was a trailer with gameplay elements of The Medium from Polish studio Bloober Team. The game is coming to PC and Xbox Series X.

The Medium - PC Hardware Requirements
The Medium - PC Hardware Requirements

news 23 July 2020 23:10

Bloober Team revealed on Steam the minimal and recommended hardware requirements of The Medium on PC. The game will also support ray tracing.

Gameplay From The Medium Shows Dual Reality Mechanics

news 25 July 2020 19:46

A new video from The Medium, the upcoming horror game by Bloober Team, known for the Layers of Fear series, was published on the web. The video focuses on showing the mechanic of exploring two worlds, real and spiritual, simultaneously.

The Medium Gets Release Date
The Medium Gets Release Date

news 09 October 2020 20:42

Bloober Team has released a new trailer for The Medium, which revealed the game's release date. The launch of the horror game will take place before the end of 2020 on PC and Xbox Series X and S consoles.

Reality Merging in The Medium Explained
Reality Merging in The Medium Explained

news 23 October 2020 12:15

Krakow-based Bloober Team presented the principles of mechanics behind the two permeating realities in the team's upcoming horror game The Medium.

The Medium Just Got Delayed
The Medium Just Got Delayed

news 06 November 2020 20:32

The Polish studio Bloober Team revealed that the promising horror game The Medium has suffered a delay. The slip is not big and it's related to, among others, the December launch of Cyberpunk 2077.

See/Add Comments