Devolver Digital has become synonymous with unique gameplay experiences and has likely published some of your favourite games in recent years. From high-octane action games like Hotline Miami and My Friend Pedro to dungeon-crawlers like Enter the Gungeon. And don’t you forget about the most awesome video game name in human history — Genital Jousting. Available across Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Nintendo Switch and PC, Devolver and Phobia Game Studio’s 2D horror game Carrion is the most recent addition to the publisher’s portfolio.
Beyond knowing how to put up a good show, Devolver is no stranger to recognizing a game with potential. And Carrion is no doubt one of the more unique horror games you’ll play this year. We’re all pretty much used to shooting zombies in the head, taking pictures of ghosts or escaping a relentless pursuer. But in Carrion, you are the pursuer. Carrion sees you take control of a malformed creature and escape a research lab. Using tentacles, you’ll experience what it’s like to grapple across the ceiling or slither through tight ventilation shafts.
As the creature, you’ll prey on vulnerable scientists and armed soldiers. Surprise your victims by tearing down doors or use echolocation to instil fear in them. Carrion doesn’t hold back on violence and gore; you can rip humans apart, tear off their limbs in a bloody fountain of red and munch on their bony remains as if they’re a handful of Oreos. Kill and assimilate them a la John Carpenter’s The Thing to grow bigger. Breaking DNA chambers will bestow you with new abilities to help in combat or to proceed through previously inaccessible areas.
With a different perspective on the horror genre, Carrion does look like something to take a bite into. If Carrion has piqued your interest, then you can pick it up right now on the Xbox Store at an introductory price of £16.74. Carrion is also available to owners of Game Pass, on Nintendo Switch or PC. Take a look at the gameplay trailer for Carrion down below and stay tuned for our upcoming review.
CARRION is a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. Grow and evolve as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution.