James at GameSpew writes: "To be brutally honest, it doesn’t feel like I Can’t Escape: Darkness has been given the full attention that it needs. Taking it at face value and stripping back all the problems, the game does achieve what it sets out to do, and that’s to unnerve the player. Having said that when you are sat in the darkness with a set of headphones plugged in, as is encouraged by the games menu, that’s not a magnificent feat. What should define it is how it goes about playing with your anxieties and what sets it apart from other titles of this genre, such as the classic Slenderman. I Can’t Escape: Darkness has a lot of things going for it, but unfortunately they are not pushed to its full potential."