DreadOut for Mac is a survival horror game with a well-studied atmosphere combined with puzzles, an indie-game that's interesting and suitable for gamers with nerves of steel.
A trip with unexpected events
In DreadOut, you find yourself in the skin of Linda, a teenage student on a trip with her friends. Suddenly, the group arrives in an abandoned city, haunted by ghosts, where strange things happen.
During the adventure, Linda will have to solve several puzzles and mysteries that will decide her and her friends' fate. The puzzles aren't easy, and it'll take you some time to figure them out.
The only objects available to you are a smartphone and a digital camera, with which you'll somehow be able to see dangerous spirits and fight against them.
You’ll control Linda with a third person perspective. The controls are intuitive and it’s quite simple to move your character. The animations also look good.
The graphics are decent, but they aren't as good as other great survival horror games like Dead Space, for example.
The scenarios are bleak and dark, sometimes claustrophobic, and you always have the feeling that something unpleasant or unexpected could happen. The atmosphere is truly amazing, with great sound effects that are capable of creating feelings of terror and anguish at any moment of the game.
DreadOut is a good survival horror game developed by an independent team. The limited technical resources are noticeable in the small details, but that doesn't mean they're bad.
The scenarios are well thought out, as are the puzzles. The atmosphere is the strong point of the game, as it keeps you on your toes, much like you'd expect from a true survival game.
DreadOut is a well-crafted adventure. It's a little short, but with things like the use of technology and smartphones to help Linda get through, it's a unique and interesting game.