Dementium: The Ward DS

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  • Summary: Dementium: The Ward tells the tale of a man who awakens to find himself alone in a mysterious, derelict hospital that is frozen in time. Confronted by the deadly, grotesque surgical experiments that wander the halls, a series of challenging puzzles and a cast of peculiar characters, he mustDementium: The Ward tells the tale of a man who awakens to find himself alone in a mysterious, derelict hospital that is frozen in time. Confronted by the deadly, grotesque surgical experiments that wander the halls, a series of challenging puzzles and a cast of peculiar characters, he must face his deepest fears, unlock the mysteries of the hospital, and escape with his life. A completely new experience on the Nintendo DS, Dementium promises to creep you out with gory visuals and bone-chilling audio that brings the world screaming to life. [Gamecock] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. 90
    Visually, Dementium's divine and every facet is designed / To create a sense of ambience that offers frights galore.
  2. Dementium: The Ward is a terrific experience. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
  3. It doesn't push the horror genre forward, as most of its features pop up in the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises, but Dementium still offers up a few genuine frights, and stands out as one of the DS' most under hyped but entertaining video games.
  4. Turn off the lights. Put on your headphones. Hear that? Wait—turn down the cheesy music. Now do you hear the screech of metal against the walls? Yep, that's scary.
  5. The best portable Silent Hill game never made with great first person combat and impressive presentation.
  6. The game certainly has some flaws (like the loose aiming and overly complex map), and I find it hard to forgive the "die and start over again" philosophy, but Dementium is definitely something different, and it's something I think people will generally enjoy.
  7. It will make you scream, but not because of fear. It will cause you pain, but not in a figured way. And it will give you nightmares, but for motives that are not even related with its storyline.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Robert
    Nov 2, 2007
    10
    This game is truly scary, great sounds add to the creepiness. The use of the stylus here is second only to a pc, controls are very good. It This game is truly scary, great sounds add to the creepiness. The use of the stylus here is second only to a pc, controls are very good. It looks really good for the ds as well. Good storyline, it's both horror and thriller, good plot twists. A GREAT entry in the horror genre. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2016
    10
    One of the most scariest game i have ever played and it's fun. You must get this game! It's one of the first horror game on the DS. What areOne of the most scariest game i have ever played and it's fun. You must get this game! It's one of the first horror game on the DS. What are you doing right now? GET THIS GAME! Expand
  3. AnthonyZ.
    Oct 29, 2007
    9
    It's actually a pretty good game... It's got good atmosphere, good gameplay... The only thing it's lacking is variation.
  4. AdrianM.
    Oct 29, 2007
    9
    This game is really good and scary, but you have to play it at night with all the lights off and hooked up to your surround system to scare This game is really good and scary, but you have to play it at night with all the lights off and hooked up to your surround system to scare the heck out of out. Honestly, under these conditions, I don't think I've played a scarier game than this one. So if you're a fan of horror games and own a DS, then this is the game for you. I loved it. 9/10. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2013
    9
    One of the best games i have ever played, on any system or console to be honest. The graphics are great, especially for the ds, the story andOne of the best games i have ever played, on any system or console to be honest. The graphics are great, especially for the ds, the story and game-play are fantastic, really, there is nothing bad about this game that i can think of. At some points it is scary as hell. I would recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of video games. Expand
  6. SheilaC.
    Nov 24, 2007
    6
    Hard on the hands and has save game issues.
  7. Jun 11, 2011
    1
    Really frustrating and hard to get into. The comparison to Doom 3 and Silent Hill is based only upon the fact that it appears that way. ReallyReally frustrating and hard to get into. The comparison to Doom 3 and Silent Hill is based only upon the fact that it appears that way. Really it's nowhere near as good as either one of those games and, despite a few frustrating moments, I was able to beat it in a matter of an hour or two. The storyline is mediocre and lacks any real interesting features, and the monsters look laughable (I know the graphics aren't the best, but at the very least they could've spend more time on character design). This game really isn't worth it. For some there may be something to enjoy, but for me it was an annoying bore. Expand

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#27 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
#7 Most Shared DS Game of 2007