WARNING: The game features depictions and imagery that some players may find disturbing.
Scorn is a game described as “an atmospheric first-person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry”. Said to be inspired by the works of H R Giger, players explore a series of unsettling environments. Each region is interconnected, allowing free passage for players. They all have their own skill sets, weapons, and stories inside the wider narrative.
The game is designed for the players to be “thrown into the world”. Each region is interconnected with one another, providing an open-world experience. Each location is like a maze, with its paths and rooms to explore. As opposed to having cutscenes, all storytelling happens in-game. This is, so players truly feel that they are living in the game as opposed to watching a movie. However, this “realism” element means players will be punished severely for missing key information.
The idea of realism is a reoccurring theme in Scorn. Players will be aware of their body movements, with the in-game interactions being realistic. This also extends to combat. Ammo is limited, meaning players will have to pick their battles wisely in order for them to continue. Decisions influence the world around you, so be cautious.
Scorn is available on PC and Xbox. You can check out the gameplay trailer below:
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