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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 Its walls are mouldering, its books are outdated, its teachers have lost their faith...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 braveAs 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 Its walls are mouldering, its books are outdated, its teachers have lost their faith...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] Expand
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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. If you are sceptical of games that feature co-operative multi-character play, you needn't worry too much; it's handled reasonably well.
  6. 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.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    40
    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: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 14, 2012
    10
    Best game series EVER. Instead of surviving the horrors of zombies and monsters as typical police or war veterans, you play as un experiencedBest 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
  2. Mar 11, 2016
    10
    This game was the one that resurrected the Survival Horror. I have the same nightmares now as the ones I had the very first time I saw it backThis game was the one that resurrected the Survival Horror. I have the same nightmares now as the ones I had the very first time I saw it back in 2005. Mostly because of the Super Yonko thing. Expand
  3. DanaSpreckelmeyer
    Apr 8, 2006
    10
    I have always liked survival horror games but the fact that this one is 2 player was just awesome. My friends and I love to set around on theI have always liked survival horror games but the fact that this one is 2 player was just awesome. My friends and I love to set around on the weekends and play but now more than just one of can check it out. The game had us on our toes and I hope to see Obscure 2 in the future. Expand
  4. AdamSchulzkump
    Feb 21, 2008
    10
    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. tothis 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
  5. [Anonymous]
    Jul 22, 2005
    9
    This is a very cool game it plays like Resident Evil and it has a taste of Silent Hill.
  6. Kristine
    Mar 5, 2005
    8
    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
    6
    Its budget price origins are clear to see but its high school setting and co-operative survival horror gameplay make for an enjoyable, ifIts 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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#72 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005