Haunted Lands: Burial Grounds – Downloadable Game

Haunted Lands: Burial Grounds is a brutally tough and beautifully animated retro styled horror action platforming adventure where you attempt to stop a cult from unleashing evil upon the world.

A sequel to the excellent Haunted Lands, Haunted Lands: Burial Grounds ups the ante in every single way, with four playable characters, a vast array of monsters and some incredibly tough boss battles. In the game you venture into a labyrinthine graveyard/castle to stop a cult from unleashing unimaginable horrors upon the world. This involves you killing hundreds of ghouls, cultists and monsters while attempting not to be slain yourself.

The gameplay in Haunted Lands: Burial Grounds is fast paced, arcadey and challenging. Most of the monsters can be killed with one or two shots, but they often attack en masse and there are also tougher monsters and elite versions of standard monsters to deal with too. As with any arcade classic, the key is learning the attack patterns and figuring out how to deal with them (especially in the boss fights).

Your characters can only take a few hits before they die and checkpoints are few and far between, so you’ll need to take care while exploring the grounds. Thankfully though, each of the characters has a variety of attacks and skills that can really come in handy. They also allow for some very different play styles, whether you want to play as a gunner and shoot enemies from afar, rip them to shreds as a beast or become a mage and unleash powerful spells.

The punishingly tough difficulty level may turn some off, but Haunted Lands: Burial Grounds is a game that rewards perseverance and you can feel yourself dramatically improving as you learn to master each area. The level design is excellent, with lots of interesting areas and secrets to discover, and the different characters add a lot of replayability. Add to that the superb pixel art animation, creative monster design and an epic soundtrack, and you have a very special game indeed. Highly recommended.

Controls: Keyboard or Control Pad

Available on: Windows

Gameplay Video: Here

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