REVIEW: 'UNTIL DAWN' IS BETTER THAN A SCARY MOVIE BECA-- USE YOU CONTROL IT
Scary.Unpredictable.Intense game play.
Unplayable scenes can be long.Cheesy dialogue at times.
9Horrifyingly fun!

The wait is over! Supermassive Games has finally released their latest horror/adventure title, the long delayed Playstation 4 exclusive, Until Dawn. Featuring actual Hollywood actors and actresses (such as Brett Dalton and Hayden Panettiere) playing each of the game’s scary movie cliché modeled characters, it’s hard to differentiate if this effort is an interactive movie or video game. After playing it, I’d say it’s a perfect blend of the two.

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More information about the game’s compelling storyline:

Eight friends trapped together on a remote mountain retreat, and they aren’t alone.  Gripped by dread, with tensions running high, they must fight through their fear if they all hope to make through the night in one piece.

Play as each of the eight characters and experience fear like you never have before. Every decision you make in your terrifying search for answers could mean the difference between life and death, but for whom?  Your actions alone will decide who survives Until Dawn.

(Source: Playstation.com)

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4 awesome features Until Dawn has that most games don’t:

  • Choice & Consequence – Make the impossible choices, where every decision in your terrifying search for answers could mean the difference between life and death, but for who?
  • Next-Gen Horror – Harnessing the power of an evolved Killzone™ Shadow Fall engine, Until Dawn will shock you with realistic graphics and terrify you edge-of-your seat gameplay.
  • Butterfly Effect – Carve your path to survival with branching story lines that promise no two experiences will be the same.  The choices you make may ripple unseen into moments of grave peril, or they may very well save a life.
  • Gripping Story – Immerse yourself in a truly spine-tingling story written in collaboration with famed cult writer/directors Larry Fessenden & Graham Reznick.

(Source: Playstation.com)

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My hectic schedule has not permitted me to play the game in one long span like a true game-reviewer might. I’ve unfortunately been reduced to playing Until Dawn in installments, but these fleeting moments spent immersed in a scary-movie like atmosphere full of unpredictable surprises has become my legitimate guilty pleasure ever since opening the game packaging.

If you’re a fan of video games and the horror genre in general, Until Dawn has everything you need to scare up a good time with your friends and a PS4. It literally makes you the controller of a high quality, well-produced slasher flick with various changeable outcomes. As one of the games I was looking forward to most in 2015, it did not disappoint. Don’t wait Until Dawn to play this great game. There truly is nothing like it on the market right now, as you can see in the trailer below.

Until Dawn is exclusively available on PS4.