Beherit is a cerebral and atmospheric first person horror adventure that sees you solving cleverly designed puzzles and avoiding the creepy mannequin monsters that stalk the house you’re trapped in.
In Beherit you find yourself trapped in a strange old mansion where it’s owner has been experimenting with a mysterious gemstone called the Beherit – which “can grant great power to those who earn it, but will consume any who fail”. It seems that the owner of the mansion failed, but he did succeed in creating a deviously designed network of puzzles and also brought to life a bunch of murderous mannequins.
The mannequins have different traits – some will chase you, some will wander around aimlessly, some will ignore you and some will only move while you’re not looking (like the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who). The mannequins are quite creepy, but the game avoids overusing them and doesn’t throw lots of cheap jump scares at you.
Beherit takes around 1-2 hours to complete, and while there is a tense atmosphere all the way through, most of the time you won’t be fighting or running away from the mannequins – you’ll be solving the games’ many cleverly designed puzzles. There’s a great variety of puzzles, ranging from code cracking to picture arranging, all very well implemented and challenging without being frustrating.
There’s no end of cheap jump scare horror games around nowadays, but if you’re looking for something a bit more cerebral and substantial you really should check out Beherit. A scary, intelligent and atmospheric horror adventure that’ll really test your grey matter as well as your nerves. Highly Recommended.
Controls: WASD _ Movement, Mouse – Look, LMB – Interact/Fire, RMB – Aim, F – Pick-Up
Available On: Windows