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Until Dawn Review

Until Dawn

Until Dawn is a multiple ending game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It follows a group of friends vacationing at a mountain lodge in the midst of winter, who’ve come together on the one year anniversary of a tragedy, in hopes of gaining closure and remembering the lost.

From the very first decision made by the player, ripples are sent forth that change the story ahead of you. Do you snoop or respect the privacy of others? Do you approach a situation with aggression or do you try to diffuse it? Do you lie to protect someone or let them face the cold truth? All of these decisions present themselves within the first episode and only get tougher with progression. Each character is presented in a different light ranging from the do-gooder clowns to the dark hearted snobs and these impressions, if the player is easily manipulated, can lead to biased decisions.

Throughout the game, you are momentarily removed from story for brief “sessions” with a therapist. Here, you are asked questions specific to yourself concerning fears, empathy or lack thereof for others and the ability to distinguish between reality and hallucinations. Depending on your answers, the environment in which these sessions take place are modified to your displeasure or for those with more morbid tendencies, your great enjoyment.


Until Dawn has a movie like quality to it, thanks to its amazing graphics featuring spot on renditions of the actors voicing each role. If left idle for a short time the screen closes in on the current character and you can read the stress and uneasiness they’re experiencing in every facial tick and wince. The snowy landscape is quite beautiful in the dark and mysterious way, once described as a “winter wonderland”. Moving along the mountain paths creates soon to be filled in footprints accompanied by the audible crunch of snow, howling wind and various animal sounds. Whether it’s walking across the property on a snow covered tree lined path or exploring the bowels of the lodge, there is always a feeling of eerie discomfort. That maybe you aren’t alone. Did that door just close on its own? Is some raging beast going to leap from the tree line and shred this poor soul? What was that hellish screeching sound? WHERE IS EVERYONE?!

Scattered across each environment are a series of clues pertaining to Hannah and Beth (the missing sisters), the truth about events that occurred at the asylum also located on the mountain in 1952, the mystery man identified in wanted posters whose last known whereabouts were on the mountain and five totem poles. Each of these poles are a different color and are broken into six pieces. The colors are black, yellow, brown, red and white, which represents death, guidance, loss, danger and fortune respectively. When examined each totem gives a vision of a possible future outcome and once all of them are put together, they reveal the true history of the mountain and the tragic situation the sisters found themselves in. There is also a butterfly effect feature that shows what decision lead to a certain action and a character meter showing how your current vessel feels about the others.

Final Verdict:

This game was very entertaining in its story telling and had amazing character development. Not once was I ever bored, though I did lose patience with some characters and found myself vowing to punish them. There were times I was left speechless when characters I wasn’t currently playing with decided to sacrifice another character due to a decision made several episodes ago. What felt like the right decision at the time could result in dire consequences later on. I highly recommend this game. I have and plan to continue playing to experience all the twists it has to offer.

Official Trailer:


Developer: Supermassive Games

Publisher: Sony

Played on: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

SOMA gets a Creepy Launch Trailer, Releasing Today

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The highly anticipated sci-fi horror game from the studio behind the Amnesia and Penumbra series, is available today for PS4 and PC. To celebrate its release, Frictional Games has released a brand trailer featuring more of SOMA’s terrifying underwater environment and creepy atmosphere.

Creative Director Thomas Grip, reflect’s on the game’s development:

“Five years ago, SOMA started as a simple idea; to make a game that would explore the more disturbing aspects of what it means to be a conscious being. Since then, we have gone through years of iterations, lots of hard work and almost tripled the size of our team. And finally, today, the game is done. We are very proud of how it has turned out, and feel that we have achieved what we set out to do. It has easily been the most ambitious project we have undertaken, and getting to this point has been quite a struggle. We hope people find SOMA to be a creepy and provocative experience that stays with them long after playing.”


SOMA  is available for $29.99 on PS4 via the PlayStation Store, and for PC (Windows/Mac/Linux) via digital distributors including Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store.

Here’s Prototype Gameplay for the First-person Indie Horror Game Allison Road


Newly founded UK studio Lilith, recently released prototype gameplay footage for what many are calling a “spiritual successor” to Konami’s P.T./Silent Hills. The 13+ minute video for Allison Road certainly seems to capture the look and feel of last year’s P.T. demo, as things start off normal before getting down right creepy and disturbing.


Allison Road is set to release sometime next year for PC, with full Oculus Rift support. Console ports are also on their to do list.

Until Dawn’s Pre-order Bonus Revealed


For this summer’s August 25th release of Until Dawn, a bonus chapter awaits those who pre-order. It consists of a new chapter that will feature a fresh couple, Matt and Emily, strolling on a wintry mountain path, oblivious to their approaching doom.

Originally revealed as a PlayStation move title for the PS3 back in 2012, Until Dawn was later reintroduced in August 2014 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. The main game stars eight friends who are stranded together on a remote mountain getaway with a psychotic murderer, their fates to be determined by the player’s decisions.

Details from the game’s official listing:

  • Make the impossible choices where every decision could mean the difference between life and death, but for whom?
  • Until Dawn will shock you with realistic graphics and terrify you with edge-of-your seat gameplay
  • Carve your path to survival with branching story lines that promise no two experiences will be the same.
  • Immerse yourself in a spine-tingling story written in collaboration with famed cult writer/directors Larry Fessenden & Graham Reznick.

You can also check out the game’s official box art.


The Bonus Chapter pre-order offer is available at Amazon, GameStop, Target and other retailers.

Resident Evil HD Remaster Achievements/Trophies Revealed


Capcom has revealed the achievements and trophies for its upcoming Resident Evil remake remaster. For those who don’t know, the original Resident Evil was released for the PlayStation in 1996 and received a HD remake for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002. Now Capcom is remastering the GC version for last gen and current gen platforms. You can check them out below along with their value.

Like Taking Candy from a Baby
Finish the game on Very Easy difficulty or higher (10/Bronze)

Not in the Mood to Die
Finish the game on Easy difficulty or higher (10/Bronze)

Take that, Zombies!
Finish the game on Normal difficulty or higher (20/Bronze)

Oh, the Horror
Finish the game on Hard difficulty (30/Silver)

We’re in This Together
Finish the game with Jill and Chris (30/Silver)

The Survival Horror
Finish the game in Real Survival mode (30/Silver)

Ghost of a Chance
Finish the game in Invisible Enemy mode (100/Gold)

Not Just Any Object
Obtain the Stone & Metal Object using Chris (20/Bronze)

Extreme Weed Wacker
Defeat Plant 42 using (Chris 20/Bronze)

Written Word is Dead
Obtain the “Last Book Vol. 2” using Chris (20/Bronze)

An End to a Poor Girl’s Misery
Defeat Lisa Trevor using Chris (20/Bronze)

You da Man, Chris
Finish the game using Chris (30/Silver)

Grave Digger
Defeat a Crimson Head prototype using Jill (20/Bronze)

The Key Master
Obtain the Helmet Key using Jill (20/Bronze)

Giant Snake Got Nothin’
Defeat Yawn using Jill (20/Bronze)

Where the Magic Happens
Break into the laboratory using Jill (20/Bronze)

Alpha Team’s Finest
Finish the game using Jill (30/Silver)

Get Used To It
Die for the first time (10/Bronze)

First Kills Are Special
Defeat a zombie (10/Bronze)

Not Taking Any Chances
Burn up a zombie (10/Bronze)

Who’s the Hunter Now?
Defeat a Hunter (10/Bronze)

Bravo, Rebecca
Save Chris using Rebecca (10/Bronze)

What a Great Guy
Save Jill using Barry (10/Bronze)

Delaying the Inevitable
Save Richard with a serum (10/Bronze)

That Was Nice of You
Save Rebecca from a Hunter (10/Bronze)

Trust Him
Save Barry from Lisa Trevor (10/Bronze)

Sorry I Made You Wait
Save Jill from confinement using Chris (10/Bronze)

Sorry About the Wait
Save Chris from confinement using Jill (10/Bronze)

The Nightmare Ends
Finish the game saving Rebecca and Jill using (Chris 30/Silver)

I’m a Member of S.T.A.R.S.
Finish the game saving Chris and Barry using Jill (30/Silver)

Every Man for Himself
Finish the game without saving anyone using Chris (30/Silver)

Every Woman for Herself
Finish the game without saving anyone using Jill (30/Silver)

Seeing Red
Defeat a Crimson Head (10/Bronze)

Not Waiting to Exhale
Survive your first encounter with Yawn (10/Bronze)

Deep Sixed
Defeat mother Neptune (10/Bronze)

Spider Sense
Defeat Black Tiger (10/Bronze)

Defeat Plant 42

Don’t Stop Running
Finish the game in three hours (50/Silver)

Racing and Pacing
Finish the game in five hours (50/Silver)

Finish the game using only your knife (no lighter, Defensive Items, and stomping zombie heads) (30/Silver)

Ink is for Squids
Finish the game without saving (50/Silver)

Break Out the Marshmallows!
Burn up two zombies at the same time with the lighter (30/Silver)

Obtain all weapons (must load grenade launcher with all shell types) (30/Silver)

Passion for Fashion
Obtain all costumes (20/)Bronze

Every Nook and Cranny
Visit all places on all maps (20/Bronze)

Platinum Splattin’ ‘Em!
Earn all trophies (Platinum)


Resident Evil Remastered will release digitally next year for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Bethesda Wants You to Vote on The Evil Within’s Alternate Cover


On Wednesday July 30th, Bethesda granted us the choice of alternate cover art for The Evil Within. The option with the most votes will be featured as the reverse sleeve of the original cover for the launch edition.

Titled “Asylum”, “Piercing Eye” and “Twisted”, each of the three capture a different aspect of the suffering inflicted throughout the game. The daunting psychological pressure and turmoil, the physical and mental torture and the helpless entangling struggle.






Piercing Eye

You can view and cast your vote on Bethesda Blog and also enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies of the game.

The Evil Within launches on October 14, for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.


Source: Bethesda Blog

Related Links: Why I’m Excited For The Evil Within

Here’s Almost 17 Minutes of New Gameplay for The Evil Within


Once again the catch is to posses the ability to put up with PewDiePie’s incessant ramblings. The insanely popular Youtube personality has uploaded the second part to his E3 demo gameplay of The Evil Within. Clocking in at a shy under 17 minutes, the video shows off more of the scares and seriously F**ked up moments that await players this October. Your level of immersion depends on how well you can block out PDP’s commentary. Sadly there is no button that allows for the muting of commentators without the expense of in-game audio.

Check the video out below.


The Evil Within launches on October 14 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

16 Minutes of The Evil Within Gameplay

Why I’m Excited For The Evil Within

Fatal Frame Zero Returns To The Wii U And The Big Screen


Photo by 0kasane0

Tecmo Koei and Nintendo have announced that they will be partnering up to create a new Fatal Frame: Zero title for the Wii U as part of a multi-media blitz for the title similar to what Square Enix did with Final Fantasy VII. This media campaign will include the new Fatal Frame Zero game, a movie, a novelization of the film and a graphic novel to flesh out the narrative. The game however hasn’t been announced for release outside of Japan, so fans of the series elsewhere will have to wait and see if the two companies have plans to bring the game to their respective regions.

Some of the Information in this article was sourced from Famitsu.

Huntsman: The Orphanage Gets Free “Halloween Edition” Upgrade, 50% Off Until Nov 1

Huntsman ShadowShifters

Indie game developer ShadowShifters have released a free upgrade for their title Huntsman: The Orphanage which will come in the form of an update for all existing owners of the game. If you haven’t heard of Huntsman: The Orphanage yet check out our Hands-On Preview here. The game is also currently on sale until November 1, 2013 for 50% off making it just $7.49 to experience on Windows PC as well as Mac OS X (Steam listing here). Huntsman: The Orphanage is also available on a number of other markets if you’re not into Steam including Green Man Gaming, Gamersgate, and Amazon.

For those wondering, the free update reshapes the game into a more fast-paced experience as well as providing extended terrain, upgraded graphics, and more. Take a look at the following video below to learn more about the game.

Excerpt from the Official Press Release: