Whether it’s the train puzzle from Resident Evil 3 or the subway of Left 4 Dead’s Blood Harvest, there’s always been a place for trains in horror games. Now you can add Re:Turn – One Way Trip to the list, as it pulls into the station well in time for Halloween. Re:Turn – One Way Trip is out today on Xbox One, Switch, PS4 and PC via Steam.
You play Saki, a teen who wakes in a campsite, only to find that her friends have gone AWOL. She goes in search, only to find an abandoned train that stands silent, as if waiting for a final passenger to board. We can all probably guess that it has something to do with her missing friends (a director’s cut where they’ve bogged off to play beer pong is undoubtedly in the works).
This is a 2D, side-scrolling horror game that brings to mind the Coma series, Home, Stay and a few others. It certainly looks more lavish than your average indie horror, with lovely sprite work and anime novel bits that look a scalpel-cut above the rest.
- Intricate horror story
- 2 Playable Characters
- Side-scrolling 2D with unique pixel art
- Original Art and Assets
- Carefully composed music specifically for each situation of the game
- Original Sound Track
- Minimalist interface so your focus never wavers from the experience
- Supernatural elements
- Challenging puzzles
- Past & Present world immersive storytelling
This one definitely looks like one to watch, and we’re eager for spooky tales to take us to the end of October. Expect a review soon.
Re:Turn – One Way Trip has has arrived on platform Xbox One today, and a ticket is £9.99 from the Xbox Store. It is also available on Switch, PS4 and PC via Steam.
Re:Turn – One Way Trip tells the terrifying story of five college friends on a post-graduation vacation. This might be their last trip together before the adulthood swallows them whole. Unfortunately for them, a far more sinister force has found them and hungers for their souls. When Saki awakens in the middle of the night to find that her friends have disappeared from their campsite, she is soon lured to an abandoned train. It stands silent, as if it has been waiting for its final passenger to board. Waiting for her. As Saki searches the train for her friends, the barrier between the past and the present starts to dissolve. Otherworldly horrors confront Saki as she begins to learn the train’s deadly secrets. Re:Turn—One Way Trip is a tale of unrequited love—and unrelenting terror!