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  • Summary: (Also known as "Obscure II") Two years ago, at Leafmore High, a group of young teenagers were trapped inside their school and hunted by monsters that had been released by the maniac headmaster. Some of them survived that terrible night, while others perished. Now, the survivors have picked up their lives and joined college. But all is not right on Fallcreek University; strange black flowers have suddenly sprung up everywhere on the campus. While experimenting with these flowers in class, a dangerous substance is discovered that induces strange but vivid dreams. But a handful of students find out that there is more to the flowers than anyone could have expected; when the seeds finally germinate, a bad trip suddenly turns into a horrible reality... Features 6 charismatic characters with unique skills; unique coop mode: second player can join in at any time; highly detailed and rich 3D environment; find clues and solve various rddles and mysteries; and a vast variety of weapons and horrifying monsters. [Playlogic] Expand
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Aftermath is better suited to players who are new to the survival-horror series and want better odds of finishing the game with minimizing the feeling of helplessness and dread.
  2. 75
    A surprisingly good game for only about twenty bucks. It's generally worth it for some fun co-op, great atmosphere and really beautiful music. Despite its problems, I enjoyed the overall experience.
  3. Nightmarish, gut-wrenching, and frustrating, but still a tempting prospect as long as you're not looking for the next "Resident Evil 4." [Aug 2007, p.78]
  4. It's no Resident Evil, and if you're new to the genre then really that's the place to start, but ObsCure II does provide a few scares and there are far worse ways to spend a few hours on a dark, lonely night.
  5. If you're a survival-horror fan, you could do worse than to try following a teenage romance story while battling mutated creatures generated from genetically unstable hallucinogenic pollen that multiply through an infection that spreads like an STD all set to the awesome sounds of the Boston string orchestra and Children's Choir.
  6. Meh. The single player is better than the 2 player. Unimpressed, but not running away in horror either.
  7. Ugly, last-gen visuals further dampen the fear factor. Muddy textures and low poly counts cause scenery and monsters to blend together into a murky mess.

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  1. AkeemG
    Jul 28, 2009
    Obscure:The aftermath was not better or worse than the first obscure game,I think that both games are equally great and I think that the Obscure series is far more scarier than any Resident Evil game could ever hope to be.If you had experienced the beginning of both obscure games then you definitely agree.The gretest complaint about this game is probably that it doesn't have any bonuses to unlock after completion,like special weapons or costumes but truthfuly that is what I like about this game because you don't have to worry about the hassel of doing special things,also there is no difficulty level to choose from(hooray)you just beat the game and be done with it just like a movie.Beside this game already have lots of cool weapons and the characters clothes are ok.My only problem with this game was the story,don't get me wrong the story was great but I just didn't like the way things turned out.I didn't like the story for this game because most of the characters from the prequel and the sequel had perished.I wish that this game had an alternate ending or a special edition that shows you what would have happened if kenny didn't become evil or if some of the characters from the prequel didn't die and they had joined the team.I love the fact that this game had two endings because the first endings because they show you that the story of part one was not completely over and the second ending leaves an opening for a third installment in the series.I hope that part three turns out to be a live action or cg movie.If it turns out to be a game that would be cool too.Obsure is just another great game that that has been underated,you will find that some if not most of the games that get an averege score somewhere between a 60 and a 79 on this website are actually a lot more better than some or most games that have higher scores. Expand
  2. Mar 14, 2012
    Best game series EVER. Instead of surviving the horrors of zombies and monsters as typical police or war veterans, you play as un experienced students who need to survive the horrors of Fallcreak. Great story, great graphics and great fun factor. Highly recommend it. Expand
    Nov 25, 2007
    THE CRITICS ARE INTENTIONALLY UNDER RATING THE GAME, Hey till date any game that has given me creeps is silent hill 3 , games like resident evil 4 ,silent hill 4 had high production value but the logic & willingness to complete the gamebecause it becomes more steriotype as we play ,but this game is way better it feels like a mexican chainsaw massacare with the suffering mix. I enjoyed every moment of this game. Anyways critics can u tell us which game r u holding as the basis of judgement while giving out comments. Collapse
  4. Nov 21, 2011
    I give this my highest recommendation if you love resident evil and silent hill! This game is one of the coolest ive seen, and sadly there has not been a third announced. I would love to see this game. This game got underated by IGN and other joke ratings, well, so far all i see is good good good! Sure, the voice acting is horrible, but its a GREAT game. Expand
  5. Apr 21, 2011
    Not a scary game, though it wants to be. The story here is pretty dumb and gives you the feel of playing a brainless teen horror movie, where a group of attractive young people get offed by whatever flavor of the month boogieman they've mustered (terribly written/acted dialogue). This time out it's pretty much Resident Evil with plant monsters. At first you may be slightly creeped out, but that will quickly change to just frustration.

    Enemy variety is limited but not terrible, the atmosphere is dark and dreary with plenty to look at. The Puzzles in the game are great, they seem rather intuitive but clever with no real help from the game. The real way this game shines is the fact that it can be played co-operatively. And I would suggest it because it becomes a much better experience that way. It can be hard to get used to the idea of 2 people on one screen and the camera is less than forgiving and will be the cause of a lot of your deaths but it's the only survival horror game I can think of that offers this mode and that sort of puts it in a league of its own.

    It is for that reason that I can recommend this game. It's not great, or polished and it WILL be frustrating but it's fun for you and a friend.