A new psychological horror adventure game from the creators of the successful Decay series: Sam is an addict who ends up in an institution named “Reaching Dreams”, hoping to kick his drug problem and sort out his miserable life.Read full description
“[…] Decay: The Mare still has it where it counts, creating a brilliantly paced horror game with a rare covert feeling of terror that any fan of the genre should play.” 4/5 – Gameindustry
“Great story, great sounds and just great.” 9.0/10 – GameCritic
“A short dose of frightening fun, Decay – The Mare is ideal for gamers who like psychological thrillers and light horror.” Horrorcultfilms UK
A new psychological horror adventure game from the creators of the successful Decay series: Sam is an addict who ends up in an institution named “Reaching Dreams”, hoping to kick his drug problem and sort out his miserable life. But during the first night, something goes horribly wrong and he gets stuck in an endless nightmare…
Decay – The Mare is a 3D psychological horror adventure and homage to the Resident Evil and Silent Hill games, as well as to horror adventure games like Phantasmagoria, The 11th Hour and Gabriel Knight.
For the first time the compelling, high-tension Adventure is available in one package, including an exclusive third chapter that will bring Sam’s journey to an end.
Decay’s developer Shining Gate Software is a small indie studio located in Stockholm, Sweden. The studio is best known for their work with DICE and Electronic Arts on the Battlefield franchise and for their own Decay series, released on multiple platforms.
Contains the defining third chapter
All three chapters of the game in one compelling experience
Amazing atmosphere, art and music
Scary and deep story
Challenging riddles and puzzles
Unlock achievements and collect all Steam Trading Cards to receive exclusive emoticons and profile backgrounds.
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A relatively short game running me a little over four hours. I never left the game running while taking a break so my completion time is respective of average completion time for a player of average intelligence. Having said that none of the puzzles were too difficult nor too easy and I used the hint system only about three times; twice wastefully as I only needed to retrace memory a few steps to find a solution. Despite most of The Mare's adventure being utterly nonsensical the third installment wraps everything up with logical explanation. The story, ten years ago, would've been deemed quite profound but nowadays is a common one; no less a couple of important philsophical concerns are suggested. The main reason that The Mare gets a thumbs up from me is the game's ambience. I felt the atmosphere and scenes were illustrated by artists with some understanding of psychology and advanced awareness of emotional empathy and it's romance with locations and lighting; all miraculousy delivered well despite the older graphics engine.
Not the best game of course. But all depends on of price. If you can get it for less than 1 $, it will be a good deal.
A bit disorienting when you move, and cheap (though effective) jumpscares, that's pretty much it. But the story and the audio is intense, and the atmosphere is solid and convincing. Shivers guaranteed. Also, there's a lot of puzzles, for those of you who love horror games but not those straight forward, run, hide, noob friendly ones. Play this one, you deserve it. :D
This is a good horror game presented in point and click format. The horror is good, immersive and feels real. It really creates a nice atmosphere. The point and click mechanics are good and responsive. There are no bugs I found and the devs are really friendly. The story is thrilling and chilling, and full of scares. I'd recommend to horror game fans, 8.5/10
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