Tag Archives: horror

House of Tales: The Executioner

Berlin, Nov 2017

Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5
The Executioner is a horror game, but while it follows some of the usual tropes of the genre – a start involving separation and imprisonment, plenty of rather grisly props – it’s not the usual serial killer story. Instead, you’ve been captured by a m… (more)

Nogame: Psylab

Riga, Jul 2017

Rated 2 out of 5
It’s clear that some effort went into the decor and atmospherics here, with some dark and murky corridors – and a lot of blood splatter on the walls! The game itself was a bit of a disappointment. Some of the atmospheric videos that formed part of th… (more)

GetOut: Maniac

Riga, Jul 2017

Rated between 3.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Firstly, be warned that this game includes very explicit and graphic imagery of nudity and mutilation – if you don’t have a strong stomach or are uncomfortable with confinement, this may not be the game for you.
I’m not a big fan of slasher horror g… (more)

Puzzlair: The Poltergeist Room

Bristol, Jun 2017

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Given a choice of games I tend to choose the one that doesn’t have a horror theme, not so much because I object to a gory or scary room but because after a while the bloodied plastic body parts and other staples start to get a bit tired. But Polterge… (more)

Enigma Escape: The Killer

London, May 2017

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Enigma Escape opened a couple of years ago with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Their game concept stood out for the then-novel idea that their games would aim for realism and immersion, following the logic of the story not just an arbitrary seri… (more)

Exit: The Abandoned Cabin

Room-in-a-box, Mar 2017

Rated 3.5 out of 5
The Exit range of boxed escape games by KOSMOS were previously only available in German, and have finally been released for English audiences.
Like the ThinkFun games, the game uses a code-wheel mechanism. Each puzzle in the game is marked with a sy… (more)