Fear & Hunger
|a game by||Miro Haverinen|
|Editor Rating:||8.5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Eroge Games, Best Indie Games, RPGs|
If you are looking for a survival horror RPG that comes with a pretty gruesome twist paired with a wonderful art style and addictive gameplay loop, check out 2018’s Fear & Hunger. The game itself has quickly garnered a lot of interesting features, rated as a solid title with plenty of interesting opportunities for players to experiment and to uncover the hidden secrets of the dungeon itself. Do you have what it takes?
Classic survival horror in RPG form
Survival horror games can typically rely upon jump scares and the like to be fun, but Fear & Hunger makes sure you can find another form of suspense. The game, developed by Miro Haverinen, is a wonderful little title that gives you a lot to think about. Some might immediately notice some similarities to other survival horror titles, especially Darkest Dungeon, but this stands out on its own for various reasons.
A visceral art style paired with a consistently enjoyable gameplay theme makes this so easy to love. The game leaves you wondering what is coming next, as the sheer challenge of each round can feel very unforgiving. You face off against demons that can often one-shot your characters, and it can leave you with so many issues including dismemberment and more.
A promising survival horror development
While the game definitely has some rough edges and needs some extra polish, the actual meat and bones of the game is delightful. It’s got some very interesting and terse writing, where it leaves very little to the imagination as it explores all manner of violence, wrath, and fear. The game itself is pretty explicit, too, with the ability to target genitalia and a pretty expansive collection of issues to overcome with regards to violence.
For the most part, you are playing the role of trying to balance out the mental and physical health of your group as you try and work your way through the ever-challenging nature of this dungeon. The combat is challenging (some might find it too tough, to be honest) and the overall nature of the game is one that often leaves you with a deep frown as opposed to a smile.
Like most survival games, though, the aim is quite simple; you want to survive. This means that you need to make tough choices and probably go against the kind of judgements you will want to make if you want to go all the way and survive this terrifying encounter.
Very much a game to try out if you love survival horror, but some find it to be too punishing. If you have tried the aforementioned Darkest Dungeon and found that too hard, you are unlikely to find an easier game in Fear & Hunger.
- Excellent art style that fits the game perfectly
- Deeply difficulty with a diverse, challenging combat system
- Tremendous value for money if you want a challenging, repeatable game
- Probably a bit too rough around the edges for some
- Increasingly challenging, sometimes to the point of unfairness
Download Fear & Hunger
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP