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Are you ready to bear witness to the moody days of 90’s survival horror? Daymare: 1998 is providing just that to Xbox One and PS4. 

Having previously launched to rather decent acclaim on PC, Destructive Creations have now pushed out the survival horror experience of Daymare: 1998 to Xbox One and PS4, giving a further wave of fans the chance to relive some old-school 90’s horror. 

Priced up at £29.24, Daymare: 1998 tells a familiar tale – secret research facility, deadly chemical weapons, and plenty of mystery. Yep, just like the brilliant Resident Evil has done for many years, Daymare works the same route to provide a second take on things, taking players through a number of different view points, up against a ton of enemies, and through stages that have been created in pure homage to the glory days of survival horror.

With multiple puzzles thrown in for good measure, the need to keep track of your ammo, and the opportunity to gather up multiple collectibles, everything in Daymare is of pretty standard fare. But that’s what we want as survival horror fans, and in terms of that it looks to be delivering.

Features include:

  • Multi-character POV – see the story from different angles and discover the truth
  • Dreadful enemies – rendered in detail with lifelike animations and dismemberment
  • Realistic HUD – check inventory, health and position on a special piece of gear
  • Environmental puzzles – finding your way is not always easy, look for clues
  • Classic mechanics – limited ammo and save points, backtracking, collectibles, tough enemies and more
  • Modern graphics and effects – not all is classic thanks to Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience 90s – homage to the era with tons of references

Our full review of Daymare: 1998 will be with you very soon – keep an eye out for it. In the meantime you can check out our thoughts from a few months back, after we spent time with the PC version.

Edit: The full review we promised is now live. Have a read of our thoughts concerning Daymare: 1998 on Xbox One here.

If you’re sold, the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store will sort you out with a download. Which you decide to hit up is totally up to you.

Game Description:

DAYMARE: 1998 is a third-person survival horror with hardcore survival mechanics and hard to kill enemies. It requires a strategical approach to combat and puzzles and offers a multi-character point of view on the story, revealing a deep and obscure lore. The scene is set with a secret research facility, a deadly chemical weapon and a special security team to investigate this incident with the potential to become much more than just a security breach. Follow the steps of an elite soldier, a helicopter pilot and a forest ranger, as they play out their roles in an event that transforms one peaceful small town into a deadly zone and its citizens into bloodthirsty monsters. Take the creatures down first, before looking for any clues and evidence to bring more sense to the mess. Keep track of your itinerary, as resources are scarce in a situation like this! Anything can happen when your daymares become real… Fans of the iconic cinematographic brands and classical gloomy survival horror games of the ’90s will be thrilled, seeing how DAYMARE: 1998 recreates the atmosphere of the most beloved works from the end of the millennium and places a typical yet fresh story in the middle of it. The plot unfolds through the eyes of various characters, putting players in the shoes of different personalities that will guide them through their theories and doubts about the situation. Backtracking, managing ammo, collecting lore items, solving environmental puzzles and the overall difficulty will help players jump a couple decades back and get chilled to the bone in their first real daymare.

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