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Forgive Me Father is the darkest of all retro horror first person shooters!

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Forgive Me Father – a dark FPS on Xbox

Want retro? Want darkness? Want horror? Want first person shooting? Forgive Me Father is the game to provide all that – and more. 

Available right this second on Xbox, Forgive Me Father comes about via the Byte Barrel team as they push on from a previous Steam release to launch on console. And yes, you’ll be able to find this one on the stores of PlayStation and Nintendo Switch too. 

More Lovecraftian horror?

Dip in and you’ll discover a world of utter madness. Forgive Me Father thrusts you in to a comic-book styled world. It’s just that this is one that has been inspired by the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and more. What awaits? Well, other than horror and a whole ton of FPS action? Forgive me Father works in a Madness level and a multitude of secrets. 

There’s certainly the usual FPS tropes on display here. But alongside that are a variety of other ideas. It’s up to you to dictate how your equipment and gear evolves, for instance. Whilst a whole world of diversity awaits anyone looking to go deep.

Throw in a development tree and a story that cane be taken in through a number of perspectives, and it won’t take long for the magic of Forgive Me Father to start embedding itself in you. 

Tons of key features

Just take a look at the key features and see what you want to grab from it…

  • Feeling of a classic FPS from the 90s – Timelapse animations, opponents and elements of 2D in a 3D environment; first aid kits, non-reloading weapons, powerups and dynamic combat with numerous enemies.
  • Unique combat experience – With scripture or a camera in one hand, and weapons powered by an unknown substance in the other, face the challenge of maintaining your humanity. It is up to you to decide how your equipment evolves, and to find ways of defeating hordes of unpredictable opponents.
  • Dynamic Madness system – Directly influencing both the audio-visual experience and gameplay, its effect varies depending on the state of your mind.
  • A comic book artstyle – Hand-drawn graphics designed to maintain a distinctive look; any screenshot from the game could be a part of a new comic book!
  • Lovecraftian atmosphere – Feel the dread and horror the works of H.P. Lovecraft are renowned for. Surrounded by the occult and forces of eternal evil, experience hopelessness, madness, confusion, and the burning need to find answers and bring back some semblance of reason and sanity to the world.
  • Varied level design and bestiary – A diverse, entirely hand-made world, full of enemies ranging from possessed civilians to eldritch monsters straight out of your worst nightmares.
  • Two playable heroes – Experience the story as either a priest or a journalist, each with their own, unique development tree.

Buy now!

Forgive Me Father is on the Xbox Store right now. It comes at a price of £19.99, playable on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s also on PlayStation, Switch and PC (Steam if you want it). 

Keep an eye out for our review of Forgive Me Father on Xbox soon. 

Forgive Me Father on Xbox Game Description

Watch your madness level which dynamically changes and gives you additional power. Choose your skills depending on your play style and use them to fight against the eternal evil. Explore a Lovecraft-inspired world that is full of secret areas, and uncover its story to solve the mystery of this crazy place.

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