This one is for the lovers of all things horror. If you’re looking for the adrenaline rush of being scared, or just addicted to the messed up stories that lie behind every horror story– you are in for a treat. Go redeem Layers of Fear free plus its soundtrack on the Humble Store and may you find your courage.
What is Layers of Fear?
This game puts the psycho in psychological horror. You play the game as an artist suffering from hallucinations and trapped in a gruesome fight with his mental state. As you progress in the game, you unveil his story, layer by layer. And depending on your choices in the game, you’ll end up with different endings.
This game caught the attention of many gaming YouTubers back when it was first released in February 2016. There are hundreds of playthrough videos of this game on TouTube now and it was well-received by the public. The game is described as ‘immersive’ and ‘horrifying’. The story, however, is completely heartbreaking.
Of course, most horror stories are tragic. However, the horror in this game is quite unique. And it comes from the fantastic artwork and design of the whole game. Because it’s centered around an artist, they couldn’t slouch on the art. Again, they did not disappoint.
The art style is based off of Victorian era paintings, with it’s own special gory twist.
9/10 Overwhelmingly Positive (6,289) – Steam
Thus, the debate begins. While some people absolutely loved it, others found it lacking. Horror game veterans may find the scare sequences somewhat boring. On the other hand, there are those who argue that the point of the game is not to scare you, it’s to make you feel uneasy and unsafe. If you want to see if either of these arguments are true, get the game for yourself. Besides, what do you have to lose?