Release Date: Available now for Xbox One, PC and PC VR. Available Q3 2018 for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch
Developer: Red Limb Studio
Rise of Insanity is a first-person psychological horror game, with additional support for VR, which draws inspiration from classic psychological horror masterpieces such as The Shining, The Exorcist and Silent Hill.
Set in America in the 1970’s, the story centers around Dr. Stephen Dowell, a renowned phycologist faced with a difficult patient who shows distinct yet contradictory symptoms of different mental disorders. The life of the doctor himself is also shrouded in mystery – you must step into his shoes to find out the truth.
What terrible fate has befallen your wife and child? Is your new patient, on whom you are testing your experimental treatment methods, somewhat responsible for what happened? Who is to blame? Don’t lose your nerve and overcome your fear.
- The realistic graphics provide a horrifying and immersive atmosphere that will chill you to the core.
- Haunting, atmospheric soundtrack and professional voice acting.
- Explore diverse locations inspired by North American architectural trends from the early 70s.
- Walk, examine, discover dark secrets and solve logical puzzles. Descend the inner depths of the human consciousness.
I’ve rewritten this first line numerous times, because every I do so I feel like I’m being too mean. There has to be a certain criticism for how a game looks but in all honesty, for $10 you can’t be to harsh to it. At first glance this looks like a Playstation 2 horror game, but only based off the NPC models in the cut scenes, once we go to gameplay it looks like any other current day horror game. Since this game has been out for a while on PC there are gameplay videos for it and I can say that it looks pretty decent, with puzzles being reminiscent of older well known horror games. The settings is a bit on the cliche side, but again it’s $10, and I didn’t watch any full let’s plays to avoid spoilers so for all I know the story can be extremely immersive and horrifying.
The biggest sell here is the price and if you’re looking for achievements then I would say give this game a try.