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From Studio Batkin,the creators of Dark Guardians, comes a dark, Lovecraftian game called Slashing Demons.

The game faces you off against a many eyed, betentacled horror from beyond the pale. You must slash your way through its seemingly endless trunk to save all of humanity from destruction. The game offers a bunch of characters to unlock, rocking music, and the ability to share your high scores with friends in Game Center.

We’ll find out more soon when Slashing Demons is officially released.

Dark Echo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dark Echo is one of the creepiest and most creative horror games on the App Store.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 Review

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 Review

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Five Nights at Freddy's is back with a sequel that will once again make players wonder what they ever liked about animatronic animals.

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Dark Hearts, The Sequel to Haunting Melissa, is Available Now

Posted by on November 21st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

As if Haunting Melissa wasn’t creepy enough, her story continues in Hooked Digital Media’s Dark Hearts. The horror of Melissa’s disappearance comes as a chaptered story that you unlock piece by piece. The Haunting Melissa series was conceived, directed, and produced by Neal Edelstein, who produced movies such as The Ring 2 and Mulholland Drive, and the story was written by Andrew Klavan of True Crime and Don’t Say A Word, so you know you’re getting some pretty quality horror here.

If you haven’t played Haunting Melissa yet, check it out so you can get the full story of where the series started. Then creep yourself out all over again with Dark Hearts.

You can download both Dark Hearts and Haunting Melissa for free on the App Store.

Strap On Your Nope Hat – Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is Now Available for iOS.

Posted by on November 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is a blisteringly hard nope-fest that will have you stocking extra underwear as you play. The game is a sequel to the popular Five Nights at Freddy’s, and once again you have accepted a meager wage for a terrifying job: night guard at a children’s character restaurant.

The old night guard has since moved to the day shift after some strong words with his manager about the characters trying to get into the office to do… things. But hey, the characters have all been upgraded with the latest facial recognition technology, tied into local criminal databases. So what are you complaining about? It’s not like they’re going to try to dismember you, right? Just stick your Freddy Mask over your face, wave your flash light around, and pray they go away.

You can download Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 for $2.99 on the App Store, and you can huddle in a corner instead of sleeping ever again for free.

Phoenix Online Publishing has released a Collector’s Edition for their bestselling point-and-click horror adventure, The Last Door. The game has been favorably compared to a H.P. Lovecraft style tale with its creepy retro visuals and otherworldly horror.

The Collectors Edition compiles all four chapters into one set and adds new puzzles, scenes, and stories. Phoenix Online has also enhanced the graphics and remastered the sound.

You can download the first chapter of The Last Door: Collector’s Edition for free now, with chapters two through four available for just $2.99 as an in-app purchase.

via: Our The Last Door Review
Blight’s Decay Review

Blight’s Decay Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Blight's Decay is a filler game, neither deep nor complex. However, it is still quite fun and excellently presented.

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The modern day ghost story of Haunting Melissa was a dark and spooky ride. Now Neal Edelstein, producer of The Ring, The Ring Two and Mulholland Drive, is making a sequel to this popular app, Dark Hearts.

Dark Hearts is a tale about the disappearance of a teenage girl and the horror that comes along with trying to find out what happened to her. As with Haunting Melissa the game will come in chapters delivered at random intervals to keep you on your toes. The game will be released in late November, but to get you ready we have the new trailer for Dark Hearts.

Dementia: Book of the Dead Review

Dementia: Book of the Dead Review

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A witch hunter is sent after a demonic book in the spooky but short-lived Dementia: Book of the Dead.

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Go To Bed: Survive The Night Review

Go To Bed: Survive The Night Review

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Go To Bed: Survive The Night looks and sounds great, but it's actually quite basic in its execution.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s Review

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Can you survive five nights as the new night watchman of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza? Be warned: the resident animatronic mascots are a bit... buggy. Good luck!

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Cult Favorite Horror Adventure Corpse Party is Available Now for iOS

Posted by on August 14th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Since 1996, when the first game in the series was developed using the RPG Maker, the Corpse Party series has been a cult favorite. 5pb games takes us back to where it all started: the cursed Tenjin Elementary School. When the class leader makes the mistake of invoking the “Shiawase no Sachiko-san” charm, a curse ceremony to transport people to parallel world, the characters are thrust into a world of grotesque horror. Corpse Party comes with full cast of voice actors, scenes, and over 20 hours of gameplay to keep you sleeping with a night light on for days.

You can check out Corpse Party for $21.99 on the App Store.

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The Nightmare Continues for In Fear I Trust. Episode 3: Rust and Iron is Available Now.

Posted by on July 17th, 2014
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In Fear I Trust, the chilling interactive story by Chillingo Ltd, has received its latest episode: Rust and Iron. In Fear I trust is a psychological thriller where the player wakes up in a facility where bizarre and disturbing experiments have been conducted.

Players must solve puzzles to unravel the mystery of the facitlity. Rust and Iron is a continuation of the story and is available as a free update. The new update also includes new iCloud support and various performance and graphical improvements for low-end devices. Chillingo reports that more episode are on their way over the coming months.

via: Our Review
Hellraid: The Escape Review

Hellraid: The Escape Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
It's a case of brains over brawn in puzzler Hellraid: The Escape, as players take down demonic foes using only their ingenuity and the environment itself.

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Hooked Digital Media, the production company that brought us Haunting Melissa, has announced that principal photography for Haunting Melissa 2 has begun. The story picks right back up one month after Melissa’s disappearance. Like the original, Haunting Melissa 2 will use Dynamic Story Elements (DSE) that can change the story upon repeat viewing, making each time you play all the more horrifying. The game will be released exclusively on Apple’s new iOS8 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The original Haunting Melissa was the brain child of director Neal Edelstein, who produced  “The Ring,” “The Ring 2,” and “Mulholland Drive,” and was written by Andrew Klavan who penned “True Crime” and “Don’t Say A Word”. They have returned with a a cast of talented actors to make Haunting Melissa 2 disturb the pants off us all over again.

If you haven’t checked out the original game you can pick it up in the App Store for free.

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Alone in the Dark Review

Alone in the Dark Review

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Not even the deeply ingrained nostalgia over one of the world’s earliest “Survival Horror” games is enough to make this port worthwhile.

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Alone in the Dark Creeps onto the App Store – for Real this Time

Posted by on May 20th, 2014
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Remember last week when we mentioned that Alone in the Dark was coming to the App Store? And remember how it didn’t? Well it turns out all it needed was a little time.

The classic Survival Horror game that predates the term “Survival Horror” (seriously, it’s over 20 years old) is now available on the App Store, for real this time. No, really, it’s totally up there. This isn’t some bizarre demonic trick or anything, honest.

You can download this little piece of gaming history right now for $0.99.

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Knock-Knock Review

Knock-Knock Review

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Knock-Knock is a hide-and-seek survival game where players must help navigate a sleep-deprived lodger through a creepy cabin until dawn arrives.

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Slender Man Origins Review

Slender Man Origins Review

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Slender Man Origins is so satisfyingly creepy that most people probably won't notice the complete lack of an origin story.

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Hopeless: The Dark Cave Review

Hopeless: The Dark Cave Review

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Cute but simplistic, Hopeless is an adorable survival horror game which is all but impossible not to love.

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Another Week of Expert App Reviews

 

At 148Apps, we help you sort through the great ocean of apps to find the ones we think you’ll like and the ones you’ll need. Our top picks become Editor’s Choice, our stamp of approval for apps with that little extra something special. Want to see what we’ve been up to this week? Take a look below for a sampling of our latest reviews. And if you want more, be sure to hit our Reviews Archive.

In Fear I Trust

 
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I’m always a little skeptical when it comes to horror games, especially those in the survival horror sub-genre. That said, In Fear I Trust was one of those games that certainly caught my eye – not just for its outstanding visuals, but because it looked and sounded highly intriguing. A man finds himself waking up in a creepy abandoned facility deep in the heart of Soviet Russia. He can’t remember who he is or how he got there, just that something rather unsettling has been going on. Designed with the Unreal Engine for iOS, the game delivers an imaginative story over a number of episodes. And fortunately, the first two are filled with enough content to indulge oneself in until the release of the later episodes. –Lucy Ingram

Redd

 
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I have to admit, until recently I never really ventured into the world of Reddit. I’m not a huge fan of the site interface, and for some reason it never really occurred to me to seek out an app for my phone. This has possibly all changed with the introduction of Redd; a Reddit client made especially for those who want to avoid the clutter and chaos of the main website. And one that is perfect for those who, like me, just want to use the dip-in/dip-out approach. The remarkably clean and simple looking interface is the first thing one will notice as they load the app. A sea of whitespace highlighted with a touch of red – it’s easy on the eyes, and a breeze to navigate. The typeface is fairly easy to read despite its light and thin demeanor, and its ability to filter the posts from the tabs at the bottom make it practically effortless to handle. –Lucy Ingram

Baldur’s Gate II

 
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It is impossible to reflect back on the annals of RPG history without hitting on the classic Baldur’s Gate franchise. Fourteen years after the release of Baldur’s Gate II, Overhaul Games have stepped in and given the second iteration in the series a fresh coat of paint. Can an iOS port of such a beloved title ever live up to the expectations of the nostalgic PC gaming audience? The answer to that question is not as straightforward as one might assume. –Blake Grundman

Scribe

 
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Scribe is a new utility for the iPhone that gives users the ability to copy data snippets from their Mac to their iOS device without the need for a Wi-Fi connection. It uses the Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) profile supported by most of Apple’s current-generation devices and Mac systems to send small snippets of text, URLs, and small photos over the air to one’s iOS clipboard. Using Scribe for the iPhone is as simple as making sure the Bluetooth setting is activated. This can be achieved by heading to Settings > Bluetooth > On. Users will then need the Scribe menu bar client. This is sold separately and available on the Mac App Store for $2.99. They will also need to ensure that they have a supported Mac. Scribe currently supports the Macbook Air (2011 or newer), Macbook Pro (2012 or newer), iMac (Late 2012 or newer), Mac Mini (2011 or newer), Mac Pro (Late 2013 or newer), iPhone 4S or newer), iPad (3rd generation or newer), iPad Mini (all generations) and iPod Touch (5th generation or newer).

Snowball Shootout

 
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Recently over winter break I discovered that one of our truly favorite developers, Busythings, had developed a new app for iPad named Snowball Shootout. Downloading this app was an absolute no-brainer as a free application, but I soon forgot that I had added this to our device. It was my son who discovered it, instantly understanding that this was a new game from one of his favorite developers as their style is utterly recognizable, even from the small thumbnail image seen on the iPad. Snowball Shootout has quickly become a new favorite game of my boy’s, as he has reached a new low in asking me to leave the iPad in his bed so he can play this new game immediately upon waking – a request I denied. There is a lot going on that my son really enjoys with this game, incorporating some elements seen in Angry Birds such as a sling shot that needs to be manned, here used to shoot snowballs at the blob-like Pink Men that are seen hiding in trees or popping out of igloos. Controls are simple as one controls both the strength and angle of each shots with the drag of a finger allowing snowballs to be lined up in an exact manner, which I prefer to “pullback and pray” gameplay of Angry Birds. –Amy Solomon

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Little Galaxy

 
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Little Galaxy is a story of hope. It’s about dreams, resourcefulness… and moon boots. It tells the tale of a scientist who believes that sky isn’t a limit in his quest to jump from celestial body to celestial body. And the game developers, smitten with the inspirational story but unable to help improve the moon boots, do the next best thing: they create this game. Thankfully. –Tre Lawrence

Galaxy Factions

 
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Galaxy Factions takes the CoC clone genre to space. With lotsa lasers and guns does it have an edge over its sword sporting brethren? Galaxy Factions sets the player up with a command center, a transport ship and little else. As is common with this genre, Galaxy Factions is all about constructing a base, mining resources and taking the fight to pirates and rival mining bases in single player or to other players in multiplayer. –Allan Curtis

Monopoly Bingo

 
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Ever since getting their hands on the Monopoly license, EA has punched out a good number of Monopoly licensed games on the mobile platform. Games like Monopoly Slots and Monopoly Hotels take the iconic board game and expand upon it or mash it up with other styles of games. As cool as that might sound, it isn’t all its cracked up to be sometimes. In the case of these titles, more often than not, they come off as cheap marketing gimmicks, using the popular Monopoly name to garner more players and possibly more money. Monopoly Bingo, of course, is yet another one of those games, feeling more like a desperate attempt to push an otherwise freemium Bingo game, than putting out a quality product. EA has been so hot and cold this year with their free to play lineups; FIFA 14 and Plants vs Zombies 2 knocking it out of the park, while other titles floundering. Monopoly Bingo attempts to spin the age old game of Bingo with one of Hasbro’s most popular board games, hoping to create something new and interesting. However, this attempt faltered short, instead creating a Bingo game with achievements, leveling and a backdrop that is supposedly based around Monopoly. –Mike Deneen

And finally, this week Pocket Gamer reviewed Atomic Fusion and Hopeless, picked the best Roguelikes on the App Store, wrote a huge guide for Hoplite, reported on the Very Big Indie Pitch in London, and chose the best iOS and Android games of the week. It’s all right here!

In Fear I Trust Review

In Fear I Trust Review

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Dark and moderately disturbing, In Fear I Trust offers enough to keep one hanging off the edge of their seat.

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The Last Door – Chapter 1: The Letter Review

The Last Door – Chapter 1: The Letter Review

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The Last Door proves that a game doesn’t need high-resolution visuals to pull players into a truly disturbing atmosphere.

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Indigo Lake Review

Indigo Lake Review

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Scary and spine-chilling, Indigo Lake manages to create the most haunting iOS experience ever.

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I’m sorry to bring this news to you all, but apparently we are all dead this Halloween. Sucks, I know! However, it appears as if there may be a way to return to back to the other side as Sean Bean will guide us all through the darkness in Papa Sangre II!

Sean Bean will guide us through the darkness? Whatever, 006! I don’t trust you! You want the ring for yourself!

Put on your headphones and check out the trailer below!

via: Papa Sangre
Maniac Manors Review

Maniac Manors Review

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Maniac Manors is a haunting 3D point-and-click adventure game that is beautifully presented but let down by a lack of direction and poor localization.

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Zombie Chickens HD Review

Zombie Chickens HD Review

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Amusing premise aside, Zombie Chickens is about as lifeless as its enemies.

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Home Review

Home Review

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Home is a deeply disturbing horror game that, unfortunately, loses a lot of its momentum due to some pretty severe bugs.

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The Woods Review

The Woods Review

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This romp through a haunted forest is sufficiently scary at first, but it quickly goes from "BOO" to "blah."

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iPoe 2 – The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection Review

iPoe 2 – The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection Review

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Another collection of interactive Poe stories is making the rounds. Best not read them alone in the dark.

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