Destructoid writes: "JU-ON is a game you'll either begrudgingly love or totally hate. I doubt there will be many whose opinion will fall in between. Many will resent the fact that the game works to make horror gaming accessible to the "casual" crowd. It's a game that people with varying levels of gaming experience can play with equal amounts of initial comfort. There is very little here in the way of traditional game design. Instead, JU-ON plays like a series of variations on the famous "dogs hallway" scene from the original Resident Evil. It's an experience about building tension, relying on atmosphere, using false scares to build a sense of security, and then applying a proper jump scare at just the right time."