Anna Extended Edition
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￼￼￼Anna is a first-person horror adventure that explores the darkest depths of the human psyche. Set in an abandoned sawmill nestled high in the mountains, Anna challenges you to uncover horrific clues and use them to solve puzzles related to your character’s dark past. As you play, Anna will change locations and unveil new secrets. The way you play will not only determine the mental health of your main character, but will also lead to one of three possible endings.
Anna - Extended Edition has been given an overhaul based on the feedback of the thousands of players of the original Anna. It features more environments, more hours of gameplay, more puzzles, additional gameplay features, enhanced graphics and an improved interface. Anna - Extended Edition is sure to please fans of psychological horror games and offer an even more chilling gameplay experience with these new additions.
A haunting tale of psychological terror
Physics-based environmental puzzles
Three possible endings, each determined by the player’s actions
New environments, puzzles, interface and music
New in game character: "The Wife Doll" with own AI
New gameover state
Photos of the real-world sawmill location
Main character's notebook in English and Italian
Weird videogameSpeed4Runs | Feb. 2, 2014 | See all Speed4Runs's reviews »
Anna is a really weird videogame which combines the point and click genre with horror. Throughout Anna you will witness many weird and paranormal events which, some of them, will leave you breathless. It's very funny as well as interesting, but it lacks a good longevity and gameplay innovations, although it's somehow advanced considering the average point and click games. The plot is deep and really interesting.
Graphics + performance: 5.75
Very enjoyable graphics, clean, and rich of post processing effects; yet, they're also simple, especially the shadows, which lack of any kind of newly-discovered effects (soft shadows etc.) Light effects are really cool, which are sometimes even artistic and they make a really good looking, colorful, atmosphere. The performance is pretty good generally, but when you're too close to a wall/object, the game starts to lag with big fps drops (probably caused by high poly models?)
Very good plot which makes you want to hear more and more throughout the game. There are many endings, all of which are really interesting.
If you feel you're stuck in the game, it may takes you a while to know what you should do next, but once you discover it, you will most probably finish the game with the "Truth" ending, the longest one, in a not so long time. It doesn't really last long enough.
Advanced version of most point & click gameplays. It doesn't have anything innovative, though. Having a full 3D-world, instead of playing with photos, in this game genre it's really cool. Even though it's funny to play, after a while you may find it boring because it's repetitive and it's very basic (you can't run, you can't jump, you can just walk and use your inventory).
Awesome soundtracks and excellent background sounds. Voice acting is ok, but it could be improved.
Final score: 58/100
Really good game. Recommended to those who like paranormal things...
Excellent and freaky horror adventure gamecommanderhavoc | Dec. 6, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
This game has got a great sense of atmosphere both in the enviroments and the soundtrack. The dark water mill is really creepy, especially when you hear what sounds like a woman crying and banging all around you. And then there's of course the question as to why is the protagonist there, why was he drawn to this place and who is this mysterious Anna? Also, if you love the soundtrack, you will be happy to know that it is included in this Extended Edition as MP3 files in the Steam folder for the game, so you can listen to the atmospheric music while on the bus or out in the woods. This is a must have for those who enjoy spooky games like Barrow Hill, Dark Fall and similar titles.
Can't play it in one go, too freakyCheeseburgermaf | Nov. 11, 2013 | See all Cheeseburgermaf's reviews »
I'm not sure it's exactly healthy to show this to my grandma. I think it's that good.
I bought my mom a copy, it has impressed me this much.
Even with walkthroughs for help, I can only take so much at a time. This game will get under your skin.
It is a psychological horror game. All the tension comes from mental/emotional troubles of the protagonist. Contrast with traditional horror genres, where the source of fear is material rather than immaterial. Instead of being attacked physically, your mind is attacked. Instead of an external battle, the fight is within yourself.
It's only a game, and yet I can't just keep playing at length. It messes with me.
I only wish that I had played it sooner.
You can play it too.
At night, with the lights out, when no one else is awake.
A Welcome Dose of Survival HorrorFeriku | Oct. 20, 2013 | See all Feriku's reviews »
Anna has a creepy atmosphere (although the soothing music causes some dissonance) and a haunting story. The scares may lose their effectiveness once you get used to them, but Anna attempts a different sort of sanity system that is worth experiencing.
The gameplay involves the survival horror elements I love--solving puzzles to make your way through the sawmill. The puzzles may sometimes seem obscure, but there's usually a hint written somewhere. The thing that held me up the most was not noticing an item/book I needed. I wish the items stood out more.
The interesting intuition system, the multiple endings (many of which you can get by, at various points in the game, fleeing the sawmill, which I thought was a nice touch), creepy story and atmosphere, and survival horror gameplay make Anna: Extended Edition a game I definitely recommend.
Beautiful and TerrifyingConorEngelb | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
The atmosphere of Anna is amazing; the graphics are beautiful, the soundtrack blends nicely with the world and the events of the story, and the imagery within the game is downright creepy at times. The puzzles serve to advance the creepiness, which is just fine. Because the creepiness is so well constructed.