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  • Summary: As many highschools, Leafmore High is no longer the highschool it used to be. Its walls are mouldering, its books are outdated, its teachers have lost their faith... Following the disappearance of one of their friends, a group of students decide to investigate their high school. This brave step will lead them into a hell they will never forget. But, no matter what happens, they must stick together if they want to throw light on the dark and sordid history of their school. Play five different students, alone or in cooperation, every one of them having their own special aptitude, and use them wisely to defeat the monsters creeping around. [Hydravision] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. For a game that relies on teamwork and the use of light as a weapon, you can't go too wrong with a budget priced title that looks and sounds as good as this one even without the online component.
  2. 76
    The co-op mode is almost worth the price of admission alone, while the hidden bonuses you'll receive for beating the game add even more to its overall value. Just don't expect anything too enthralling when it comes to plot advancement or puzzle solving.
  3. While we found Obscure to be a very reasonable addition to the genre, it has to be said that there isn’t really a great deal to get excited about.
  4. 66
    The graphics are purty, the control is decent, the voice acting isn't half bad, and the story's even pretty good. And two player co-op, come on! What more do you people want?
  5. It doesn’t even have those pop-out-and-say-boo moments that the first two Resident Evil games were famous for. That, combined with clunky gameplay and lame monsters, make for one obscure game.
  6. If you are sceptical of games that feature co-operative multi-character play, you needn't worry too much; it's handled reasonably well.
  7. Maneuvering and combat are both very clumsy, and the whole game leaves you wondering about the choices the game designers made. [June 2005, p.95]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. AdamSchulzkump
    Feb 21, 2008
    this game is very suspensful the horror game of the year for me it is actually pretty damn good it gave me and my friend a good fright. to the creator damn nice job and make another one everyone needs a good scare every now and then ...yours truly adam :):D:P;) Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2011
    Ever play a game thats gonna be memoriable and nostagic later? No? Well this is one of them. This has got to be the best game ive played besides its sequel. The sequel is AMAZING and the only reason ratings are bad from critics are that silent hill creators PAID THEM to rate it so low. This is a very great game, that im waiting patiently for the 3rd for PS3. Expand
  3. 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. We need a third game@! Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jul 22, 2005
    This is a very cool game it plays like Resident Evil and it has a taste of Silent Hill.
  5. Kamui
    Jun 3, 2006
    I agree that this game was severely underrated. If you gave this game a bad rating, you were probably playing it with your TV on the brightest setting with the volume down with all the lights on. In which case, you probably shouldn't be playing survival horror games in the first place. This game was closer to Silent Hill in terms of genuine scariness than any other game that claims to be "scary" these days. The soundtrack is just beautiful, the environments are genuinely disturbing and the game itself was also quite challenging if you were trying to make everyone survive. Many monsters can take a character down with just a few hits. My only two main gripes were that, yes, the story was a bit cliche once you figured out what was going on. It did, however, keep me glued to the spot until I beat the final boss. Which didn't take long, which leads to my other gripe: It was just WAY too short. Overall, this game is one that every real survival-horror game fan should have. Too bad it's title has sadly become an irony. Expand
  6. Kristine
    Mar 5, 2005
    I totaly agree with Cole that "The Faculty meets Resident Evil"! But this game is too short! It could be more difficult like Resident Evil!!
  7. Feb 17, 2013
    Its budget price origins are clear to see but its high school setting and co-operative survival horror gameplay make for an enjoyable, if rather short, experience. Expand

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