|a game by||HeroCraft PC|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Action Adventure Games, Action Games, Horror Games, Stealth Action, Espionage Games|
Step into a surreal high school with a suspicious amount of students who have gone missing in Gravewood High. This horror stealth game takes itself quite seriously, delivering an incredibly tense procedurally-generated experience with stupendous amounts of replayability.
While the idea of hiding from an unstoppable entity is nothing new for the horror game genre, Gravewood High offers a unique approach to the subject with its impressive randomization tech. Let’s take a look at what this suspenseful game promises to deliver when it arrives later this year.
Hide and Seek
Gravewood High is a respectable learning institution with nothing wrong going on inside its halls. At least, that is what the parents seem to believe. The truth is that students are going missing at Gravewood for decades, and it will be up to you to solve the mystery behind the missing students and the truth of this macabre school.
The game plays pretty much like Hello Neighbor: the player must navigate the school’s empty hallways, uncovering the secrets that lie deep in the cursed building. However, they must also be on the lookout for the Teacher, a seemingly otherwordly entity that stalks you at every step of the road.
Avoiding the Teacher might not be as easy as finding a good place to hide and just wait until he leaves. One of the game’s unique features is that the school’s layout changes each time you get caught by the Teacher. Learning how to navigate the hallways is practically useless, as players will have to think fast and improvise each time the school changes form.
The shifting hallways and the Teacher aren’t the only danger in Gravewood High. Both the player and the Teacher can do a little remodeling work of their own thanks to the game’s destructible environments. Almost every part of the landscape is destructible in some capacity, giving Gravewood High an even more chaotic feeling. Few horror games can remain as tense as this, and it’s all thanks to the impressive tech put on display by developers HeroCraft PC.
Speaking of impressive tech, Gravewood High also boasts some gorgeous visuals. This is no Baldi’s Basics: aside from the interactive environments, the light and shadows are impressive, and so are most of the game’s textures. For an indie horror game, Gravewood High gets an A+ in the visual department.
A common complaint players have about Hello Neighbor lies in that game’s divisive art style. It’s hard to make cartoony settings feel truly scary, but Gravewood High manages to achieve the right balance between a cartoony look and the utterly macabre. The Teacher’s design is properly scary, without leaning too much on common horror tropes. Every hallway is also very detailed and well-designed, a rather impressive feat considering they are randomly generated.
The neat retro aesthetics of Gravewood High offer a nice contrast with its macabre themes, and the game can get surprisingly dark at times. Let’s be honest here: a game about students disappearing en masse at a school is bound to get heavy at some point, but Gravewood High manages to do it in a nicely scary fashion.
Gravewood High is a great addition to the stealth horror genre. Its unique visual style and great procedurally-generated gameplay offer hours of content to enjoy. Definitely keep this one on your wishlist if you’re looking for a great horror game with tons of gameplay.
- Impressive procedurally-generated environments
- Great art style
- Excellent visuals
- Almost limitless replayability
- Some AI glitches
Download Gravewood High
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP