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  • Summary: Monstrum takes the traditional survival horror formula and remixes it completely with procedurally generated levels, permadeath, and AI driven predators, ensuring that nowhere on its derelict cargo ship is ever truly safe.

    Offering up a challenge to even the hardiest of gamers, Monstrum
    Monstrum takes the traditional survival horror formula and remixes it completely with procedurally generated levels, permadeath, and AI driven predators, ensuring that nowhere on its derelict cargo ship is ever truly safe.

    Offering up a challenge to even the hardiest of gamers, Monstrum will force you to use your wits and whatever tools you can find to outrun or outsmart your pursuer. Attempt to escape from an environment that is out to kill you while evading the lurking terror that could be around any corner. Can you survive Monstrum?

    Game Features:

    Three Unique Monsters
    Face one of three monster types each play-through, each one with different behaviours and tactics. Can you work your way out of an ambush or escape a direct attack? And will the same actions work every time?

    Procedural Arena
    Prepare for a different gameplay environment each time you play as the ship's interior shifts shape with every run, changing the location of items along the way.

    Escape Routes
    Discover different methods of escape and delve into the bowels of the ship to recover items you need to repair them.

    Opportunities and Hazards
    Use whatever you can find to try and outwit the monster. Hide in lockers or under furniture. Use distractions to attract the monster to you, or, perhaps more wisely, to where you've just been, but be careful not to run too fast lest you fall into one of the ships numerous traps along the way.

    Permadeath
    Death is death. Get killed in Monstrum and you'll be starting again. In a different ship, probably against a different monster. Good luck. Start running.
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  1. Jun 2, 2020
    40
    Sadly, Monstrum on the Xbox One is a poor attempt at an interesting concept. The abandoned ship isn’t the most unique setting for a horror game but being pursued by a bloodthirsty monster should provide at least some tension. Instead it is a laborious plod through samey corridors where sometimes being caught by the monster is preferable than having to perform the same objectives over and over again just to escape.
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  1. May 29, 2020
    7
    Monstrum is a First-Person Procedurally-Generated Horror Survival Game. Fore Note - this game was on PC as a Pre-Release game in 2015. YouMonstrum is a First-Person Procedurally-Generated Horror Survival Game. Fore Note - this game was on PC as a Pre-Release game in 2015. You wake up from an alcohol-induced coma to find that everyone on the ship was killed by monsters. Well, so you gather from the lack of people, the monsters, and papers you find strewn about. Now you have to find some way to get off the ship and survive from these monsters. You are defenseless here, as there is nothing on the ship that can fight these monstrosities. The graphics are clean for when they are from with well-made textures making the ship feel old and beat up. This adds to the ambiance of the horror, but, how long were you unconscious? That aside, the overall ambiance from the creepy directional sounds and the few well-placed musical bits can be absolutely unnerving. Then add the undefeatable monsters and a few ways to hide, or distract them, and you have a recipe for jump and scream-inducing moments. I usually go unphased by jumpscares and other sudden happenings in games, but the first time the glowing faced hulk was right there around the corner, I nearly jumped from my seat. The map is procedurally generated, making it a new map every time you play, and death is death, so dying will bring you to a new map. Monstrum is a welcomed addition to My Xbox One Horror games, and I recomend it to anyone who likes a deep horror experience. Expand