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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

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  1. Apr 28, 2013
    8
    I thoroughly enjoyed this remake of Splatterhouse and to anyone who is a fan of the old games, I say this is a must have game. The mainstream critics were overly harsh on it and I'm not entirely sure why, as I found only two flaws slightly long loading times and (not necessarily a flaw) the game can get really hard. Those things aside, I think the games graphics are fine with niceI thoroughly enjoyed this remake of Splatterhouse and to anyone who is a fan of the old games, I say this is a must have game. The mainstream critics were overly harsh on it and I'm not entirely sure why, as I found only two flaws slightly long loading times and (not necessarily a flaw) the game can get really hard. Those things aside, I think the games graphics are fine with nice artistic direction really nailing that feeling of a gorefest, horror-inspired game that Splatterhouse by all means should be. The voice acting, especially from Jim Cummings as The Terror Mask, is spot on. The gameplay mechanics are solid and satisfying, with Splatter Kills and special moves being extremely fun to pull off. The heavy metal background soundtrack is also a nice touch and very effective without getting in the way of the experience. All in all, this is just a balls to the wall, gory, over-the-top blast and if given the chance, should entertain anyone who doesnt have a weak stomach or snooty morals against gore/obscenity. This game is fun, and the added fact that you can unlock all 3 previous Splatterhouse games is another major plus. Expand
  2. Mar 14, 2013
    7
    A fun, if flawed, game. Behold one of the more anticipated attempts at breathing life into a long dead and forgotten franchise. Did it succeed? Well, aside from it's sales, it entirely depends on your taste. If you were the kind of fan who honestly believed that the Splatterhouse series was more of a survival horror game, you'll be sorely disappointed. Those who saw it as a throwback toA fun, if flawed, game. Behold one of the more anticipated attempts at breathing life into a long dead and forgotten franchise. Did it succeed? Well, aside from it's sales, it entirely depends on your taste. If you were the kind of fan who honestly believed that the Splatterhouse series was more of a survival horror game, you'll be sorely disappointed. Those who saw it as a throwback to cheesy "gore"ror movies like Evil Dead would be pleased with this. You play as Rick Taylor, your average dorky collage student who struck it lucky by falling in love with Jenny Willis, a girl WAY out of his league. Rick and her are on their way to the "West Mansion" to get an interview with Dr. West about necrobiology. Rick believes this is the perfect time to propose, but before he can bring out the ring, they are ambushed by monsters, mortally wounding Rick and kidnapping Jenny. With his dying breath, Rick reaches out to an evil looking Terror Mask (which promises him a way to save Jenny), and puts it on.

    This is where the nitty gritty of the game starts. It's your job to kill. A lot. Blood is your currency, and your foes have it. Either pummel monsters to death with your bare fists, smack them around with an assortment of blunt instruments, cut them up with chipped and worn meat cleavers, or rip them apart with your Berserker Mode. And while the combat can be very VERY fun and satisfying, the lack in variety of enemies, the repeated combat scenarios, and the limited grabs can make the game seem a little more shallow than it is. Not to mention the final "event" in the game (in place of a real boss battle) is rather disappointing. This game is a bit of a niche title, so if you aren't into beat-em-ups in a horror environment, then this really isn't for you.

    The downsides are that the camera can be a and a half, and there are a few glitches in the game (mostly texture glitches, but nothing really gamebreaking).

    The story is shallow, but interesting. It's not just a "save the princess/world" plot. Every now and then (just enough to be relevant), it goes into a bit of a psychological delve into both Rick and Dr. West. With Rick, while he acts like an upstanding guy, he eventually quickly enjoys the power that he's given, and even confesses a few of his personal demons (such as cheating on Jennifer with a guy... no, I'm serious. Rick is Bi, which I think hasn't been done before in a linear story like this) to the evil spirit that was goading him into giving into his darker desires (all in the name of vengeance, of course). Meanwhile, Dr. West is a madman that really didn't start out that way. He was an honest scientist that wanted to explore the benefits of necrology and black magic, for the good of humanity, but the forces of evil, circumstance, and the easily frightened townsfolk of his hometown (Arkham) changed his view, and started him on his path to release a genocidal evil all in the attempt to try to bring back his lost love. The only downside is it's sequel hook for a sequel that will, regrettably, will never come.

    If you are a fan of metal, you may like the soundtrack to this game. A fair list of artists came to input their music into this game, and it fit's with it's over the top "gory monster fest" tone...

    It definitely feels like a casual game. You'll most likely knock a full playthrough in 7 hours, more or less. To more advanced players, i suggest playing on the hardest available difficulty to get a bit more of a challange, especially out of the faster and bigger enemies, as well as the bosses. HOWEVER, if you're feeling up to it, beating certain parts of the game unlocks the original 3 Splatterhouse games (one at a time). They ARE difficult, and they ARE a good 4-6 hours of gameplay EACH, for first timers, at least... maybe even longer (due to deaths and retries).

    For someone looking for a violent and cheesy good time, that pokes fun at itself more often than not and that has various references to horror titles of yesteryear. it's worth a buy, especially now considering the likely drop in price. To fans of Splatterhouse, it's also worth a buy. Most other people should give it a rent/borrow/ buy it used for $10 or something, and anyone looking for a serious game should probably go looking somewhere else.
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  3. Mar 5, 2013
    8
    Bottom line about this game, It's so much fun to play. You the player feel like a bad-ass; slicing enemies to pieces, beating the crap out of them in various ways. Although the splatter kills were cool looking, they do get very repetitive, and the enemies lack variety. The camera can be shaky, but for the most part its okay. The campaign is a good length, plus you get the original 3 gamesBottom line about this game, It's so much fun to play. You the player feel like a bad-ass; slicing enemies to pieces, beating the crap out of them in various ways. Although the splatter kills were cool looking, they do get very repetitive, and the enemies lack variety. The camera can be shaky, but for the most part its okay. The campaign is a good length, plus you get the original 3 games after you beat it. Survival arenas certainly test your abilities, especially the last few. Overall, a great game with a few bugs and at the price it is today, it's definitely a must buy. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2011
    8
    This game is awesome!! It makes so much fun listening to the comments of the "Mask" when you 're hunting down your necro-mutant opponents! The Singleplayer is long enough with very different stages, all the old Splatterhouse games are unlockable, you got a Survivalarena where you defeat several waves of enemies. My favorite parts in the game are the 2d-Levels! The controls maybe a littleThis game is awesome!! It makes so much fun listening to the comments of the "Mask" when you 're hunting down your necro-mutant opponents! The Singleplayer is long enough with very different stages, all the old Splatterhouse games are unlockable, you got a Survivalarena where you defeat several waves of enemies. My favorite parts in the game are the 2d-Levels! The controls maybe a little spongy and the loading times are sometimes annoying but if you have a little patience you will get a game with style and character!

    The design of the game is unique! Gore & brutality in a comic-cel-shading-look. With quite a bunch of attacks, which are unlocked by spending soaked up blood from defeated enemies, you can punish the armies of evil in plenty ways.

    I had a lot of fun with it and can recommend it to everyone who likes some oldschool hack n' slay with a lot of gore and a good dose of black humor!
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  5. Apr 26, 2011
    10
    It captures the feeling of the original games and pays lots of respect to it. It's story is also highly enjoyable and it generally is nice to see to have the original story expanded that way. Combat is fast paced and fluent with many new unlockable skills and it is also packed with content like a Survival Mode, collectibles and the original three games. It is highly recommendable for anyIt captures the feeling of the original games and pays lots of respect to it. It's story is also highly enjoyable and it generally is nice to see to have the original story expanded that way. Combat is fast paced and fluent with many new unlockable skills and it is also packed with content like a Survival Mode, collectibles and the original three games. It is highly recommendable for any fan of the originals or people who like gore, metal, horror or action. A shame it is that underrated. Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2011
    2
    I bought this game for $15, and I'm still not sure if it's worth it. Super-repetitive, clunky controls, and downright broken in spots. The initial overload of gore was fun for half an hour, but then you've gotta play a half-broken version of a game that's not that great to begin with. Avoid-- you can find much better action or adventure games in the discount bin.
  7. Jan 5, 2011
    10
    Game, if you can get a good price, is highly recommended. the game does not lose its old style. Very entertaining. Something replay. Wanting More. I like another game!
  8. Jan 2, 2011
    9
    Loved the game. All other games have been so serious, so it's nice once in a while to just sit back and play a game that is not trying to be anything other than a blood and guts romp
  9. Dec 4, 2010
    10
    The Splatterhouse remake is a great, fun and gory game. Have some bugs and **** but, all of this cant compromise the game.
    If you like blood, heavy metal, and black humor, definitely this is your game!

    Cyah,
    Lammina
  10. Nov 29, 2010
    8
    If you like blood dripping from the screen, this is the game for you. Nice horror theme, a lot of Lovecraft references, which I didn't expect. A lot of collectables and challenges and the survival arena is just bone crushingly awesome. No 9 or 10, because it is not for everybody, but if you're into this sort of game, it certainly won't dissappoint.
  11. Nov 28, 2010
    9
    a great and gory game, that delivers a solid experience. the game is really fun if you are into blood-soaked beat-em ups and quality voice acting and funny oneliners. and really, with the inclusion of the three original games as unlocks this is the best Splatterhouse yet.
  12. Nov 25, 2010
    9
    Splatterhouse is a raw- in your face beat-em up, that is just plain fun!!! It has humor, power-ups, 3-D & 2-D moments, risque pictures of Jennifer to collect, arenas to unlock, the original uncut splatterhouse games, and a decent story. It pays homage to classic horror movies and is worth picking up. I highly recommend this gory gem!
  13. Nov 25, 2010
    8
    This game is awesome! If you have played the series before and liked it you will not be disappointed. Amongst all the blood and gore there is quite a lot of humor that only adds to the enjoyment of literally beating the bloody puss out of something. If you are a melee attack lover get your hands on this.
  14. Nov 24, 2010
    8
    there are some great things say about this game. it looks great, it plays great, and if your a fan of HP Lovecraft, you'll like this game. yes, it;'s not the best game and it is stuck in it's history, but there's enough here to keep you entertained for a while. plus the previous three games are on the disc too so its more of a collection rather than a stand alone game. just be prepared forthere are some great things say about this game. it looks great, it plays great, and if your a fan of HP Lovecraft, you'll like this game. yes, it;'s not the best game and it is stuck in it's history, but there's enough here to keep you entertained for a while. plus the previous three games are on the disc too so its more of a collection rather than a stand alone game. just be prepared for volumes of gore and profanity along with a healthy dose of provocative pics of Jen. Expand
  15. Dec 4, 2010
    0
    The Splatterhouse remake is a great, fun and gory game. Have some bugs and **** but, all of this cant compromise the game.
    If you like blood, heavy metal, and black humor, definitely this is your game!

    Cyah,
    Lammina
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 49
  2. Negative: 9 out of 49
  1. Feb 24, 2011
    66
    It's too bad that Splatterhouse couldn't be brought to this console generation and become a competitive franchise.
  2. Feb 18, 2011
    65
    Big, stupid and, at times, unpleasant. But despite that it can be gruesome fun. [Feb 2011, p.82]
  3. Feb 16, 2011
    60
    In this day and age, there is no way a game like Splatterhouse could have the shock value it so obviously yearns for, not to mention that all the blood in the world couldn't cover up its various deficiencies.