The Controller Online writes: "The creative minds behind F.E.A.R and No One Lives Forever have formed an independent studio they’re calling Blackpowder games and today we’re going to have a look at their first title. Betrayer is another game that is hard to nail down in terms of genre. It is played form a first person perspective, and there is some shooting, but Betrayer isn’t about killing hordes of enemies. At times it feels more like an adventure game, as you piece together clues and search the environment, and at other times it feels like a survival horror game. One thing it does do, all of the time, is creep you the hell out."