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Neverending Nightmares review

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By Campbell Bird on December 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: CONTROL NIGHTMARE
Neverending Nightmares is too frustrating to be scary.
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SIMULACRA review

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By Campbell Bird on October 26th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TOUCHSCREEN TERROR
SIMULACRA is a creepy and thrilling game that may make you feel uncomfortable, but that’s kind of the point.
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DISTRAINT: Pocket Pixel Horror review

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By Campbell Bird on June 8th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: QUIRKY HORROR
It's hard to tell if this game is actually trying to be scary or not, but that makes it all the more memorable.
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The Bunker review

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By Campbell Bird on May 8th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHELTER IN PLACE
This FMV adventure game is on the short side, but is otherwise pretty remarkable.
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Slayaway Camp review

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By Campbell Bird on February 20th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BURIED ALIVE
The sliding block puzzling here is solid and it's paired with some campy horror movie tropes, but it doesn't quite come together to feel special.
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Sara is Missing review

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By Campbell Bird on January 3rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIM-ULACRUM
This mobile game mimics a phone interface to create a really creepy experience that involves some simple puzzle-solving.
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Evil Dead: Endless Nightmare review

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By Campbell Bird on October 25th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BRUCE SCRAMBLE
This auto-runner is pretty gruesome, but otherwise is a confusing licensed game.
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Sanitarium review

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By Jennifer Allen on October 31st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DATED CREEPINESS
Sanitarium is a bizarre and creepy adventure game that feels pretty dated
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148Apps Goes Hands-On with Dead Effect 2

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 23rd, 2015

Due for release on October 22, Dead Effect 2 is a first person shooter that’s clearly been influenced by the likes of BioShock and System Shock 2. Somewhat predictably for anyone who’s spent some time with those games, that means that Dead Effect 2 is at its strongest when it’s taxing your brain rather than your reactions.

It’s clearly still a work in progress, given that thetutorial is littered with references pertaining to keyboard controls, but it’s still looking rather delightful. As you’d expect with any sci-fi horror game, Dead Effect 2 is pretty dark and moody as you navigate your way around a spaceship full of puzzles to complete and zombies to annihilate.

A virtual joypad dictates your direction while the right hand side of the screen is littered with buttons for your weaponry, as well as interacting with objects. That’s one of the main issues for Dead Effect 2: on the iPhone 5’s screen, it can be too easy to tap on the wrong button, activating the wrong ability at the worst time. By default, auto-fire is switched on, meaning you can just hover the reticule over an enemy to shoot at it, but that ends up feeling a little weightless.

This becomes an issue when up against numerous zombies at once, meaning you feel like you’re fighting against the controls as much as the enemies. That’s in harsh juxtaposition to the slow but measured approach taken to figuring things out while away from combat. During those moments you’re expected to crack codes and use a bit of lateral thinking, which is immensely more satisfying and much easier to deal with on a smaller phone screen.

There’s time yet to see how this manifests in the full release and whether compensations are made for those with small screens and large fingers. In its current form, Dead Effect 2 is shaping up to be an appealing - but flawed- game.

Slender Man Origins 3: Abandoned School Review

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By Rob Rich on May 7th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: KEEP MOVING
Slender Man Origins 3 has a few hiccups, but it’s an enjoyable bite-sized horror game.
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Forgotten Memories Review

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By Jennifer Allen on April 29th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ATMOSPHERIC EXPLORATION
Forgotten Memories is an atmospheric tale of horror, but one that doesn't lend itself well to mobile gaming.
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Lost Within Review

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By Jennifer Allen on April 24th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ATMOSPHERIC EXPLORATION
Lost Within isn't as spooky as it'd like to be, but it is an interesting horror story.
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Lost Within - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Surviving the Asylum

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 24th, 2015

[Still deciding whether or not Lost Within is something you want to play? Have a look at our review]

Have you just downloaded Lost Within and are you in need of a guiding hand? While it’s not the toughest of games out there you might still want some helpful tips to get you started.

Forgotten Memories : Alternate Realities Will Be Haunting Your Dreams Soon

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 31st, 2015

Forgotten Memories : Alternate Realities, from Psychoz Interactive, is planned for release on April 23. The Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Alone in the Dark inspired horror game puts you in the shoes of Rose Hawkins as she searches for a missing young girl named Eden.

The game cosists of exploring creepy locales, solving puzzles, and fighting horrifying enemies that lurch at you from the darkness. The game is short, only taking about 3.5 hours, but is part of a series. Each game released will be a self-contained story, but will be closely tied to the others.

Forgotten Memories : Alternate Realities is lurking just around the corner. Watch the trailer and build the suspense.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 Review

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By Rob Rich on March 13th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HE WILL COME BACK
Whether or not Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is scarier than its predecessors is debatable, but it’s plenty good regardless.
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