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Horror games were all the hype a few years ago, not only in the AAA developer teams but especially in the indie community. There's something special that brings all gamers together when they can all be really scared by the same game. Horror makes up a big percentage of the indie game base, and that's what brings us here today. This game is called The Hauntings, and it's an interesting attempt at doing something that, for whatever reason, has not been really done much before in the horror game scene. But what is it? Well, let's talk about it for a moment.
About the game
As strange as it may sound, The Hauntings is actually a 1-4 player online cooperative game, based on investigations and exorcism. You have an arsenal of paranormal investigation equipment and try to find out the source of the haunting, and furthermore, eliminate the threat from the area.
Sounds like a Ghostbusters-like situation, but there's more than just hunting down ghosts, and they won't just come out and boo at you. There are different mechanics to consider in the experience. If you're not careful enough a ghost will use its power to possess your character. If the ghosts take control of your character, they'll put your body against your own teammates.
There’s a character progression system that will have you level up your character too, and there are classes you can choose from. Of course, each class has its own special skills and abilities. But no matter which character you choose, teamwork is always important, especially when it comes to exercising ghosts.
Depending on what type of ghost it is you have to perform a different type of exorcism. If you don’t do your investigation right, you’re gonna have it rough when exercising them. So try to be ready and do your homework well.
Fun from beyond the grave
While The Hauntings is a horror game, it is also a teamwork experience, a little like Left 4 Dead. And this means it is also pretty fun. Of course, unlike the two Left 4 Dead games, The Hauntings is much more focused on the horror aspect of the game.
And even though in Left 4 Dead you can also choose a character, there isn’t any difference among them all, which makes them all basically the same character gameplay-wise. And even with all the horror involved, this game is pretty fun to play with your friends.
The Hauntings is a pretty fun experience and it can really scare you out, and that's pretty much all this title is aiming for. So as far as doing what it's trying to do, it does pretty well. And even the visuals are pretty good, building excellent atmospheres and varied levels. There are plenty of interesting mechanics all taking place at the same time. Even a voice recognition one will have you taking care of even what you say while playing.
It's overall a horror but fun experience, and that's what it's aiming to be, so with Halloween coming up, it might just be the perfect time for this.
- Fun and full of horror
- Great visuals
- Interesting mechanics
- It lacks content
- Can get repetitive.
Download The Hauntings
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP