Product Type: Sierra PC games
Newest Review: ... the scariest game I have ever played. The creepy atmosphere is consistent throughout with unsettling music and dark shadowy locat... more
An FPS classic.
Member Name: blackmaff
Advantages: Terrifying, fun, scary as hell
Disadvantages: Maybe a little too short on easier difficulty settings
Quite easily the most terrifying game ever made for the PC. Play this with headphones on and the lights off and I fear for your sanity. From start to finish this is a rollercoaster ride of a game, just begging for a film adaptation. With two sequels planned by different companies, now is the time for anyone who didn't play this when it was first released to buckle themselves in and prepare to be seriously scared. A first person shooter rooted in the supernatural, there are plenty of nervous moments (You'd hurt me if I spoilt them in the review) and excellent artificial intelligence. The soldiers are scarily sensible when it comes to battlefield tactics, whereas some games have mindless drones running into walls and getting in each other's ways, these soldiers can actually out-think and out-outmaneuver you quite easily, especially on the higher difficulty settings, with them thinking nothing of taking a long way round a building just to out flank you. Fear is certainly a challenge, a cinematic masterpiece, and at budget prices it's a no brainer.
Summary: A must buy