If you like dark games with puzzles and adventuring, you might be very interested to hear that Atari has just launched Haunted House: Cryptic Graves on Steam. The game is a re-imagining of the original 1982 Atari 2600 game which is viewed as one of the first survival-horror games.
This latest version gives the player control of Anya Graves, heir to Abaddon Grange, an estate that has become the domicile of monsters and spirits. It’s just as well that she is given supernatural powers to aid her on her eviction quest, or I would imagine she might find it rather a difficult job. These abilities include communicating with the dead and the crafting of powerful potions via alchemy to aid her explorations and grant her protection. It sounds like she will need all the help she can get as some of the ghosts she must evade include Silent Stalkers, Jack the Ripper and Witch.
The game was written by award-winning comic and video game writer Gordon Rennie and developed by Dreampainters, the dev team behind survival-horror game Anna, so it has quite a pedigree to its name.
If all of this has tickled your horror glands and you game on a Windows PC, check out the trailer below and head over to the Haunted House: Cryptic Graves page on Steam for a closer look.