Until Dawn: A Horror Game That Needs to be on PC
Ever wonder if you have what it takes to survive a night as a character in a horror movie? While vacationing on Blackwood Mountain with friends, twins Hannah and Beth disappear without a trace. Exactly one year after the tragedy, eight of their friends return to the lodge. All they want to do is put the past behind them, but something sinister is stalking them on the mountain. When a psychopath begins to terrorize the group they must make the right choices in order to survive until dawn.
This PS4 exclusive received favorable reviews across the board since its release in the summer of 2015. Here are just a few of the reasons we wish Until Dawn was also available for PC:
1. The Cinematic Experience
Could you survive as a character in a horror movie?
Until Dawn is, above all else, an interactive story-telling experience. Traditional mechanics such as running and shooting are downplayed in this game. The player’s participation in the game is simplified down to a series of quick time events and dialogue choices. The game’s ending and who survives the night depends on the choices made by the player, and the clues they are able to find in the short linear environments.
This game focuses on the environment and the experience of the characters as they navigate their way through an impossible situation. There are no complicated controls or inventory systems because these kids are not soldiers. They are teenagers, and more often than not their best chance of survival is to hide and avoid fighting altogether. This might be a deal breaker for some gamers, but Until Dawn does not lack for excitement. There are enough twists and turns in the plot to keep players hooked from the first drop of blood to the last.
Here are a few of Until Dawn's beautifully animated cut scenes.