THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: MAN OF MEDAN
PC, Xbox One, PS4 (PEGI 16)
MAN Of Medan is a clunky horror from a universe where Resident Evil 4 never happened.
Set aboard a deserted WWII warship that’s haunted the south seas for over 75 years, it attempts to create an atmosphere of dread and fear, yet its most terrifying achievements are the lobotomised characters you must nudge through each hackneyed scenario – their blank eyes, robotic animation and tank-like controls will give you nightmares. There are attempts at innovation in Man Of Medan’s ‘pad sharing’ multiplayer, where groups of friends can take turns to play together, but they’re more likely to laugh at how dreadful it all is than huddle together in fright.
■ The last word: This terrible ghost ride fails to be frightening.
■ Price: £24.99
Man of Medan fails to frighten