- Publisher: 9heads Game Studios
- Release Date: Jul 7, 2013
Youll be able to play as one of the four people that got trapped inside this haunted hotel. As a survivor your main objective will be finding your way out, as well as helping your fellows get out too. Youll often find yourself on the edge, hearing and seeing ghostly things, trying to findYoull be able to play as one of the four people that got trapped inside this haunted hotel. As a survivor your main objective will be finding your way out, as well as helping your fellows get out too. Youll often find yourself on the edge, hearing and seeing ghostly things, trying to find keys and items to help in your escape. And sometimes youll find yourself running desperately from a monster, whos there only to hunt down and kill you and your friends. Youll also be able to play as the monster. Youll assume an ethereal form, which youll use to haunt the survivors, triggering eerie noises and events. Youll also assume a physical form, which will allow you to hunt and kill the survivors trapped in the hotel. Itll be your killing spree.
- Processor: 2.0+ GHz (dual core recommended);
- Memory: 2 GB RAM;
- Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2000+, nVidia GeForce FX 6 series… Expand
- Developer: 9heads Game Studios
- Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, General, General, Survival
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May 2, 2014One of the most enjoyable multiplier games i have played in a long time! Surprisingly its so addicting and will always be satisfying playingOne of the most enjoyable multiplier games i have played in a long time! Surprisingly its so addicting and will always be satisfying playing with friends, you're in for one spooky treat. Full of some serious horror elements I mean you will be screaming! Apart from some technical problems (outside of the game play) Damned is a masterpiece and worth every cent and beyond, $15.… Expand
Nov 9, 2015I'm totally in love with the concept behind this game, and while it can be clunky and rough at times, it succeeds in being an actually scaryI'm totally in love with the concept behind this game, and while it can be clunky and rough at times, it succeeds in being an actually scary multiplayer experience that offers a unique kind of fun you won't find elsewhere.
While this is a recommendation, there are several things I should note before you make your purchase:
- $20 is quite high for the amount of content currently in the game, and updates seem to be coming rather slowly. The developers have not yet abandoned the project, but they are a small, inexperienced team. This may be better as a sale purchase if you're uncertain.
- There are a high amount of technical issues in the current build. Many players report unplayable, slideshow framerates no matter how powerful their rig, though this sometimes randomly resolves itself through reinstallation or other fiddling. There are also occasional crashes that can ruin a match. I've only had one so far after several hours of play, but it's still frustrating. Thankfully, host migration is fairly seamless.
- The playerbase is fairly small at the moment. While it's possible to fill up a lobby with random players, and there are generally a small handful of public servers running at any given time, you're much better off having a consistent group of friends to play this with.
With all that said, I'm having a ton of fun with this game and it just comes down to the great idea and clever design behind it. The levels are all creepy, dark abandoned buildings like hospitals, asylums (lots of asylums), hotels, a factory, etc. The monsters themselves all have unique mechanics that require patience and vigilance from both the human and monster players. They're all deadly and can take out a survivor in a single blow, but have some sort of limitation on when they can attack, or how they move, or even how they see. It means that even as players become more experienced, the battle of wits and "does he know that I know that he knows..." mindgames make for exciting matches. Despite the competitive nature of the game, there isn't a big emphasis on the competition and it's more about having fun. The monster player has to be very very patient, naturally keeping twitchy, aggressive players out of the game.
The simple requirement for the survivors to explore and find keys keeps things active and prevents extended campfests, though it can be rather difficult to coordinate an escape in a public game with all the different players grabbing different keys and not communicating about what they're unlocking. But it almost doesn't matter, because even with random strangers the tension and buildup and panic make things exciting and fun, and creates one of the most friendly communities I've encountered in a PvP game so far, mostly devoid of the usual rudeness you might expect. A shame there only tend to be a few servers at a time, because managing to keep a full lobby going from beginning to end of a match makes for a great time even with strangers who don't speak your language.
I really hope the devs continue to add to this product, as the groundwork here is already a lot of fun and there are a lot of great ideas on display. I also wish this game would have caught on a little more, because the idea of a competitive game with emphasis on wits and evasion and awareness rather than just fighting each other is a sadly untapped niche for the most part that could do with more love. Even as someone who generally hates PvP games, I'm a big fan and want more.… Expand
Oct 7, 2013Lots of scares and screams, whether you're playing alone or with all your friends, this game is great. Despite still being in the alpha phaseLots of scares and screams, whether you're playing alone or with all your friends, this game is great. Despite still being in the alpha phase and in development, the small charge for early access is well worth it. Plenty of games going on all the time. This game will tap into your human fears and bring you back for more again and again. I truly believe that this game can become the multiplayer horror game of its genre. If it wasn't for all the bugs and crashes that still need to be fixed here and there, I would have scored it higher, but hey, it's still in alpha testing.… Expand
Oct 10, 2014Very good game to play with friends, hopefully it will have modding support in the future. There are a few issues with the game lobbies butVery good game to play with friends, hopefully it will have modding support in the future. There are a few issues with the game lobbies but other than that it's a very enjoyable game that is worth the $20.… Expand
Oct 11, 2014A rare, scarcely attempted genre that seems difficult at first sight has been greatly achieved by 9Heads Game Studios. Damned is frighteningA rare, scarcely attempted genre that seems difficult at first sight has been greatly achieved by 9Heads Game Studios. Damned is frightening and succeeds bringing chills up your spine with great atmosphere and fitting design choices. It suffers from performance issues and a few level design related bugs, but none of that is enough to keep you away from the game. The will to survive and outsmart dangerous anomalies is present and eventually will fill your time with loads of fun and scares that are best shared with friends.… Expand