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Simon Jarrett finds himself in a mysterious, ravaged facility after seemingly losing consciousness during a new, experimental brain scan which was suggested to him for his brain damage after his car accident.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Zeus ... Simon Jarrett (voice)
Nell Mooney Nell Mooney ... Catherine Chun (voice)
Brian Protheroe Brian Protheroe ... Terry Akers (voice)
Jennifer Armour ... Emma Alvaro / Alice Koster / Additional Voices (voice)
Andrea Deck ... Ashley / Sarah Lindwall (voice)
Alec Newman ... Automated Voice / Steve Glasser / Additional Voices (voice)
Kosha Engler ... Amy Azzaro (voice)
Caitlin Thorburn ... Robin Bass (voice)
Rebecca Scroggs ... Julia Dahl (voice)
James Murray ... Eric Darby (voice)
James Goode James Goode ... Shawn Evans / Jasper Hill (voice)
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey ... Matthey Frost / Richard Thabo (voice)
James Sobol Kelly ... Javid Goya (voice)
Lisa Justice Lisa Justice ... Helper Jane (voice)
Megan Maczko ... Raleigh Herber (voice)
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Storyline

SOMA takes place in an underwater research facility called PATHOS-2. Some time after the surface of the earth was devastated by meteor collisions. Where the last human scientists survive on a day to day basis, fighting off their isolation. But soon, the machines in the facility begin to take on human characteristics, and consciousness. The main protagonist Simon Jarrett starts off in May 2015, where he was in a fatal car crash that killed his friend and passenger Ashley, and left him with severe brain damage and cranial bleeding. Jarrett agrees to an experimental brain scan in a run down medical lab, during which he blacks out, awakening in the Upsilon branch of PATHOS-2 with no knowledge of how he had gotten there. Written by sandyk62

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Frictional Games See more »
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There's a scene midway through the game where a name "Jonsy" was heard, which was the name of the cat in the sci fi movie Alien (1979), which happens to be an inspiration for this game. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Chun: You lost the coin toss. We both did. Just like Simon at Omicron, just like the man who died in Toronto a hunder years ago.
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Gotta play this amazing experience
14 March 2019 | by psyhocakiSee all my reviews

What does it mean to be human? This horror/sci-fi game explores a future where the lines of humanity have been blurred for the sake of preservation of the species. But what constitutes as "saving humanity" in this story? I'm a little hesitant when it comes to playing horror type games, meaning on horror games without soul, story... But the story in SOMA and moral decisions and questions that were brought to the surface as I played through the SOMA game were very AMAZING and smart to me. AMAZING is small to say how i felt about this game. This game will make you think about what it means to "be human" and when is a human no longer a human? As you progress, each area of the game unveils a new layer to the story.

I didnt write review here about this game so I will now. The more you play the more you want to know what is going on, what is happening and why. As if I wasn't already thinking enough about life, universe and the number 42. Well done Frictional Games!

Deeply unsettling, thought provoking, evocative and marvelously written sci-fi. Mentioning anything about the story would ruin the experience and you really need to live it for yourself.

Great visuals, amazing sound design and brilliant characters. It makes you feel about characters, it makes you being sad, scared ,lost and keep asking yourself "are they safe,are they alive?". No bugs, no technical issues, perfect length to tell what it wants and it does it with a bang! This one embeds its tendrils in the recesses of your mind and stays there, probably forever.


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