Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi
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It is a misty evening in the year of our lord 1912. The Pattersons, a poor but proud aristocratic family of the British nobility, and some of their closest friends, arrive at the castle Malachi residence of a wealthy Romanian Count. It is only three days until the family's eldest daughter, Rebecca, is to be wed to the count's son, uniting the family with the rich heritage of the Malachi, hopefully restoring its glory.
The only person missing is you, the brother of the bride, who is on your way from Stockholm, where you have defended the Union Jack in the noble art of fencing in the Olympics. You are to arrive later during the evening.
Sir Patterson is disappointed when the Count himself doesn't greet the family at their arrival, but still he lets the servants show them all to their rooms, without complaining too loudly. It is not until later--when the doors are slammed shut and locked behind them, that he realizes his mistake that they have become prisoners and are at the Count's mercy...
Highly intense, first-person shooter, survival horror
Enemies appearing shock style from everywhere
A massive gothic castle with hundreds of rooms awaits your arrival
The random architecture generator changes the layout of the castle and location of the characters every time you play
Non-linear style game play, where different parts of the castle can be explored in whatever order you want
Pick up and bring your foes down with classic vampire slayers like holy water, crucifixes, and wooden stakes or old-fashioned firearms like flintlock guns and muskets
Some vampires can only be slain with specific weapons, which challenges the player's weapon tactics
Spine-chilling scores and sound effects seamlessly orchestrated to keep you on the edge of your seat
Eerie 3D-graphics with real-time lighting, grainy screens, fog, and mist to give you that classic horror feel
Better than I expectedAkiMatti | June 28, 2015 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
One glaring problem that this game has is inability to up the resolution. This game would be so much better if you could play it in full screen mode as it would add to the immersion factor quite a lot. Other than that, Nosferatu has good things going for it also. The tension is built through creepy surroundings via architecture, character design and ambient sounds. There is also no possibility to save so use your one life well. The running speed is reminiscent of old school FPS games so that can be taken as a nostalgia factor or as a hinderance on immersion. I wasn't able to enjoy the game very long, mainly because of the small screen resolution. It is hard to make out things from it and it distracts from the game. I cannot really recommend the game as it is unless you feel like you can overlook the graphic flaws. I suggest you look at some gameplay videos before deciding your purchase.
Dark, brutal and scary.Furrek | Jan. 12, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi reminds me of old shooters with a better 3d graphics and very dark atmosphere. There are many original weapons that I'm sure wasn't used in many, or even probably in noone, games before: crucifix, holy water and few more. Fighting enemies brings so much joy, some of them are really demanding and you will need something more than pressing a left mouse button. UI is also nice. Sure, this game have many years on it's back and maybe it's not so scary like it used to be more than 10 years ago but it's still a game worth playing. Doesn't matter if you are fan of horror shooters, old games, etc. Nosferatu is unique experience,
Good gamerjb789 | March 26, 2014 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This is a pretty good, tension filled, horror shooter which lives up to the conventions of the genre and each minute of playing this game will be filled with scary, jumpy experiences. The graphics in the game are nothing special but they serve their purpose of making the game much more immersive and therefore scary. The sound design is also a stellar part of the game and the various effects in the game help to create an even more immersive atmosphere. The gunplay is well handled in the game and each of the many weapons feel realistic. This game is a very good game for fans of the horror genre and I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys games such as the FEAR series
A tense classicKokuei | March 26, 2014 | See all Kokuei's reviews »
Back when survivor horror actually meant survivor horror. When you start the game; you don't recall anything. You have barely anything for weapons and you know something is very wrong. You then search the castle for your family members. The gameplay is actually pretty good. The castle is generated new every time you start a new game. The main objective remains the same. The game doesn't let you save nor there is an auto save. You have limited weapons, ammo and health. Use them wisely. The story is interesting. Don't expect much though; this game is basically a roguelike in a survivor horror setting. The sound is what makes the game tense. The music keeps the hairs on the back of your neck tingling and the sound makes you on edge. The voice acting is terrible though. The game has absolutely no graphic settings. You can't change the resolution or anything. You have to deal with the low resolution the game defaults to. The game looked old when released; especially when you compare to Half-Life 2 which was only 1 year after this game came out. The game is fun if you can get around the fact that the graphics are terrible to look at.