Eldervale is a third-person horror game where you return to an old boarding school as you search for answers to your history.
The game will instantly remind you of horror classics like Resident Evil. You play as a girl named Ophelia Delaney. She’s a young girl who’s searching about the history of her family who used to own the boarding school. It was called The Delaney Institution which was used to house children who were a little strange to the local citizens. You lost contact with them after you were sent off with your aunt and haven’t heard from your family since then. So now you’re looking for some clues to your history.
The game is all about discovering the backstory behind the institution. It’s pretty scary in the tense way that you always feel like something is gonna jump out at you. You never ever feel safe in an asylum-like setting. It’s dark, cold, and damp. And you’ll soon discover some pretty horrible things inside. Without spoiling it, you’ll have to play Eldervale for yourself to find out.
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Most of the clues are found through old paper clippings and notes, but a lot of it is just from seeing what’s happening in the institution. You solve basic puzzles and also encountered a few monsters here and there. The game is fully third-person instead of the static camera like in old-school horror games, but it has the tank controls. So it’s like a hybrid of the two. Taking down monsters is pretty difficult.
If you’re looking for some scares, play this game. It’s scary, old-fashioned, and very immersive as you play through the story. Plenty of puzzles, zombies, and backstory to uncover!
- Old-school horror
- Tank controls make enemies hard to kill
Download and Play Eldervale (Early Access)
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