UN­TIL DAWN: RUSH OF BLOOD

Ter­ror Train

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

re­leased OUT NOW!

Re­viewed on Ps4

Pub­lisher sony

Vir­tual re­al­ity is si­mul­ta­ne­ously the best and worst thing to hap­pen to hor­ror gam­ing. On the one hand, it means you can pop on a head­set and im­merse your­self in ter­ri­fy­ing worlds hand­crafted by de­vel­op­ers; but on the other, why on earth would you want to do that?

Spin­ning-off from last year’s PS4-ex­clu­sive orig­i­nal, this gory help­ing of Un­til Dawn changes tac­tics from a choose your own scare-ven­ture to an on-rails ghost train with pis­tols. Don’t let that put you off though – Rush Of Blood is a truly hor­ri­fy­ing jaunt into mad­ness.

It doesn’t mat­ter what you’re afraid of, there’s some­thing here to frighten: cack­ling clowns, frozen man­nequins that come to life, enor­mous spi­ders, and even a dark­ened abat­toir full of pig corpses that just won’t stay dead.

This is a new level of frights in hor­ror gam­ing. The de­vel­op­ers know what makes you tick in VR, un­der­stand­ing that leav­ing the in­side of your minecart empty for the ma­jor­ity of the game will make it even worse when things creep in along­side you. Yes, the last level de­scends into Z-list hor­ror, but this is the scare game to beat on PS VR. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Louise Blain

The sound of rush­ing wind as the ride hur­tles along was made by blow­ing into a mike, then mod­u­lat­ing the record­ing.

It’s okay, we’ll try next door thanks…

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