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Psychological horror meets retro mystery in Terminal 81

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Terminal 81 brings mystery to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC

Terminal 81 is many things. It’s a psychological horror for one, a bit of a mystery for two. You can then chuck in some retro vibes, job sim opportunities and the emigration to Brazil. Consider that you could be watching the end credits roll within an hour of picking it up, that’s some going. 

Available right now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S is the 100th game from the Sometimes You stable – Terminal 81. It’s also on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch should you so prefer. 

A retro mystery

Priced at £8.39, in Terminal 81 you will find yourself whisked off to Brazil, 2008. It’s here where you meet Lorena as she looks to up and move to São Paulo, all in hope of providing for her family. After getting work at the locak supermarket she fast learns that he new locale is one full of crime, of filth and of poverty. It’s also where young women seemingly go missing. 

What plays out is then dictated by your decisions. With less than an hour needed to unlock an ending to the tale of Terminal 81, it’s in the further playthroughs where this one should appeal. A free roamable map helps tease secrets, immersion hits with atmosphere playing a huge role. But ultimately it’ll be the multiple endings and different pathways that see Terminal 81 become a game worth playing.

At least that’s the hope – we’ll let you know in full review. 

Key features

  • Medium duration game; >1 hour to unlock an ending, 4-6 Hours to explore the entire game, depending on each player skills
  • Free roam map; Explore restaurants, shops, nightclubs, fairs, parks, etc. All around Terminal 81!
  • Atmospheric; wide variety of sound and video effects to ensure player immersion in Terminal 81
  • Interactive environment; Go to work, earn money, use it in stores, talk to people, play mini-games, among other things!
  • Different Endings; The game’s story is affected by the decisions the player makes.

Buy now!

Terminal 81 comes in various forms. It’s present on the digital storefronts of PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, but for Xbox and PC you have a choice to make. The Windows PC version sits on the Microsoft Store, whilst the Xbox Store runs a version playable across Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

If you’re looking for full current-gen optimisation, we’d advise you head to the Terminals 81 (Xbox Series X|S) page

Let us know which you decide to pick up. The comments are below. 

Terminal 81 Description

Mystery and psychological horror game with retro visual aesthetics

Terminal 81 is an indie job simulation, mystery, and psychological horror game with retro visual aesthetics. The game takes place in 2008, in a fictitious neighborhood in the city of São Paulo, in Brazil.

As a result of the global financial crisis of 2008, Lorena made the decision to emigrate to the large and wealthy city of São Paulo in order to find work to help her family. Lorena easily managed to get a job in a supermarket, what she did not know is that the neighborhood where she would work was Terminal 81, an old industrial neighborhood plagued by poverty, crime, and filth.

During her stay at Terminal 81, Lorena learns that a group of young women have been kidnapped. Upon exploring the neighborhood and meeting its inhabitants, she realizes that the reality of Terminal 81 is much darker than it seems. What seemed like a simple Latin American neighborhood, with all the bad things that this entails, it is a dangerous area dominated by a mysterious “criminal organization” that carries out murders, prostitution, and human trafficking.

Explore Terminal 81, meet the characters, follow your moral compass, make decisions, and come to a conclusion.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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