True Fear: Forsaken Souls - PS4 Review

Hold on to your socks ladies and gentlemen, because fear is knocking at your door... Or maybe that's just the creepy ghost lady that seems to remind me that she's still walking around the old rickety house that happens to be the theme for this game.

True Fear: Forsaken Souls is your run-of-the-mill tap & go horror game. Packed with your favourite suspenseful moments, puzzle-solving, haunted properties and... Did I mention the vengeful ghost after you?

You play as a female lead who gets a mysterious letter in the middle of the night from her sister, telling that it's time she knows the truth. So after careful consideration, you throw on a pair of jeans and fluffy white cotton shirt, cause nothing screams 'throw a bucket of blood on me' than a white shirt, and make it to the place your sister is staying. Little do we know that nothing simple ever happens on these sketchy adventures.

Surprisingly, I found myself pretty absorbed in to this game. The interactive puzzles are always a favourite of mine, definitely brain teasers at moments. You never have to worry about anything timing you to solve something quickly, but if you're an achievement fanatic then this little trinket of a game does give you a challenge on hard mode.

The still-art work was beautifully made, making every environment feel as sinister as the next and the music was perfectly--- hold on, I lost it... Maybe if I interact with this item...nope... How bout if I walk into this room...nada. What happened to the music--- there it is! At times I'd notice that the music would cut out and just randomly choose a time to reappear. Did it do its job? Yes. Did it do it perfectly? No.

As for the horror aspect of this game, it was there in spirit, but more than anything it felt more like a thriller than anything else. Was I cowering in the corner from 'true fear'? Maybe from the B-graded cutscenes. They definitely gave me the shivers.

If you play straight through this game will only take you roughly 3, maybe 4 hours on normal. Nothing long, but I found that it doesn't need to be. It's short enough to actually keep you on edge, and this is only part 1 of a trilogy.

To be perfectly honest, I actually really like this game. I was sad that it wasn't long enough, but I can at least say that I'm excited to play part 2. I would rate this game a 6 out of 10. Was it brilliant? No, but it was fun.

So if you ever find yourself looking for something quick and suspenseful, I'd recommend picking up True Fear: Forsaken Souls part one available on the play station network--- hold on, ghost girl is back. I think she's trying to say something to me, but the sound cut out again. She's opening her mouth up wide. I believe there's a scream that's supposed to be happening... Now she's glaring...and she fazed through a wall... Ahah! Sounds back, just heard a thump upstairs.

Game Information

Sony PlayStation 4
The Digital Lounge
Point and Click
Single Player
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Article by Natasha
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