When twilight fades. Where darkness reigns.
DreadOut is a third person supernatural horror game where you play as Linda, a high school student trapped in an old abandoned town. Equipped with her trusty smart-phone and an SLR camera, she will battle against terrifying encounters and solve mysterious puzzles which will ultimately determine her fate. Help her overcome the challenges that will stand before her. Survive the Dread!
When a group of high school students went astray from a field trip, they came across something totally unexpected. A town long forgotten trapped in a peaceful state of slumber. What they did not realize was what lurks within. And what seemed like an innocent stroll turns into disaster as the secluded town reveals its dark and terrible secrets. The presence of sinister forces from beyond their realm of existence.
It all comes down to Linda. She will experience stirrings of unfamiliar powers, emerging from within her. These new found abilities might just be the only way she can save her own life and those of her friends.
Explore a haunted environment in an Asian - Indonesian setting.
Battle against terrifying beings from a supernatural realm.
Solve mysterious puzzles that block your path.
Switch between first person and third person view.
Engage in a thrilling storyline.
Play Act 1 and 2 of Linda's terrifying journey along with Act 0 (previously released as DreadOut Demo).
Get access to Linda's unlockable wardrobe
DreadOut is a registered trademark of PT. Digital Semantika Indonesia.
DreadOut's biggest problems are its lack of consistent scares and horrible boss fights. The terrible Scissor man boss fight in Act 1 is far more memorable than the rest of this game, and that's not a positive statement. Due to the games horrible camera and clunky controls you will feel frustration and rage more than the fear the developers were trying to force upon you during this tight space battle. I found Act 1 to be more scary and slow paced, while Act 2 was faster paced and more action packed. The chase sequence at the start of Act 2 was very fun. Though the game's lighting is very dark, like most horror games, I still like the atmosphere and environments of the entire game. The camera is also very fun to use and it was somewhat enjoyable hunting for the hidden ghosts. I didn't have the frame rate issues that others had. The puzzles aren't very complex, but might have you running in circles for a few minutes until you figure out what to do. It's not a very challenging game as you have infinite film/ammo, but on sale, it's definitely worth picking up if you liked the Fatal Frame games, or enjoy horror games in general. There's far worse games out there than DreadOut that have even fewer scares.
This is a kind of ''indie tribute'' to the awesome Fatal Frame/Project Zero saga. It does achieve that creepy feeling, the atmosphere is thrilling and you feel defenseless. It's not too solid in terms of gameplay, but the essence is there, and if you like this kind of games you will like it. Also, there are several endings, it's up to your decisions in the game! I must admit I was hungry for a Fatal Frame-ish game, and the goal was way too high, but this one was rewarding, and in my opinion WAY better than most indie horror games out there (like Slenderman and those kind of ''cheap'' horror games)
DreadOut tries to copy the formula that Fatal Frame created. It is a valiant try, but it gets several things wrong. If you have played any Fatal Frame game, you know how this game works: encounter a ghost, take its picture until it dies, repeat. Except that isn’t all Fatal Frame was; there were various Resident Evil-esque puzzles, usually requiring you to find a key or solve puzzles that can range from easy to hair-tearingly frustrating, sometimes requiring you to use the camera to find the solution or give you a hint. There is none of that here, just linear corridors and various ghosts to take pictures of, and it doesn’t even get that completely right. Instead of using Fatal Frame’s system of having limited film to take pictures with and the necessity to wait as long as possible, usually until a ghost was in your face and about to attack, in order to deal that most damage, DreadOut simply limits the damage by how quickly you can press the shutter button and gives you infinite film. However, DreadOut does manage to get a few things right. DreadOut nails the setting. It is extremely creepy and little tidbits of information give you hints as to what happened in the past, and there are some genuinely creepy and terrifying moments, at least once you get out of the school. The ghosts in DreadOut are nowhere near as numerous as the ones in Fatal Frame, but each one is unique and requires different tactics to fight it (even though you do not have to worry about stuff like limited film), and each one that you defeat unlocks a ghostipedia entry that tells you more about it, which is a worthwhile inclusion seeing as how they are all actually supposed to be actual ghosts and spirits in Indonesian myth. Do not go into DreadOut expecting a challenging game, but instead expect a game that excels in creepy atmosphere and educating you on some of the creepiest and macabre ghosts you have never heard of.
Dreadout is one of those games that make you wish they were better, inspired by games like Fatal Frame , but it's no where near as polished or interesting as Fatal Frame series, story starts with a group of students stranded in a town after they find themselves unable to continue a field trip due to a collapsed bridge, and they decide with their senseless teacher to explore the creepy abandoned town without regard to their safety ,and the day turns into night in a sec, and the place is full of ghosts that the protagonist (one of the students) can detect using her camera phone. now it all sounds great , but the gameplay is horrible ,the character models are bad as well as the voice acting and the animations accompanied with poor lip syncing don't help at all , the game features puzzles that haven't much logic , the game isn't too hard , but after you die you run towards a white light to re spawn, and the more times you die the longer your run becomes , and the game isn't that scary overall, if you're a hardcore fan of these types of game and have nothing else to play , then you can pick it up at a sale , otherwise , don't bother.
In DreadOut you are Linda, a young woman who is lost in some haunted town in Indonesia. Your goal is to find a way out and survive all the monstrosities that are sent after you (Mostly creepy ghosts). The game takes place in fairly opened areas that you must explore to progress. The tone and atmosphere are pretty spooky. Like Fatal Frame, DreadOut lets you use a camera (Well, your smartphone camera) to fight the ghosts. However, neither DreadOut's gameplay nor presentation are solid. The visuals are serviceable (for a 3D Indie game) but the frame-rate can drop for no apparent reason. Also, the lip-syncing is way off, making the cutscene hard to take seriously. Game-play wise, while there are decent puzzles, the fights are too easy and simplistic. The result is that you don't feel vulnerable, so it's harder to get scared by the ghosts. DreadOut is not that original and not that well-executed. You might spend a good time with this game but it's by no means an must have in the horror category.
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