Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi PC

  • Publisher: iGames
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2003
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
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  1. Jun 24, 2015
    7
    Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi is a very different game than all the other horror games I've played. It is very unique in the game design, the level design is very good, and the randomization of the castle means that the locations vary and never are in the same place twice when you die.

    The story is pretty bland, you inherit a castle, you arrive a bit later than you're family, then
    Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi is a very different game than all the other horror games I've played. It is very unique in the game design, the level design is very good, and the randomization of the castle means that the locations vary and never are in the same place twice when you die.

    The story is pretty bland, you inherit a castle, you arrive a bit later than you're family, then when you arrive to the castle you suddenly find out that you're family is missing and you need to search round the castle to find them and not let them die, pretty boring stuff and it feels the same as any old horror movie

    The game design is pretty good, the atmosphere is really creepy and well thought out, with the design of the monsters and creatures and the sound effects that play all around you. Although the combat is weak and the hit detection seems a bit off, it is still fun to play

    The level design is pretty good as well however when you die, you might see a lot of the same rooms over and over again due to the randomization of the castle, that also counts for the monsters too, you will see the monsters over and over again, although the game does randomize, it is pretty repetitive

    The level of difficulty is alright, challenging but fun to play and scary, however when you die, there are no checkpoints (you have to save regularly to continue from where you left off) and you lose everything and have to start all over from the beginning

    However this game is fun especially with the lights off, headphones and a couple of buddies around you, this is a great horror game. It is pretty much a hide and seek game with a few enemies here and there, but it is worth it especially during Halloween!
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  2. RobertL.
    Oct 17, 2003
    9
    Great horror-game. Kinda like good old Doom but in a more recent game engine. A good game while you wait for Doom 3. Great feature with the random maps and placements. Only drawback is a few bugs and the lack of multiplay. Sure to give you goose-bumps all over all the time you play :o)
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. 60
    The short completion time means you'll always walk away having accomplished something, and the random maps mean you'll always be in for a surprise. But it likely won't be as surprising as just how fun Nosferatu is.
  2. A game that captures you with its atmosphere, makes you sit on a towel to prevent having to clean the chair after playing. But it is also a little short lived - there’s no multiplayer support, and you eventually stop jumping at the well timed monster attacks.
  3. 68
    Until the next A-level scare-title comes along, gamers prone to the horror genre can consider Nosferatu a sort of light snack -- thin perhaps, but dark and tasty.