Simulacrum: Chapter One is a fantastic Silent Hill and Resident Evil inspired horror adventure that follows a young woman who becomes trapped in a hellish nightmare and must solve challenging puzzles as she tries to escape.
In Simulacrum: Chapter One you take on the role of Abigail, a young woman who lives alone in an old run-down apartment that used to belong to her deceased mother. She’s an interesting character, whose life clearly isn’t a bed of roses, but one day everything changes when the door knob for her apartment door disappears and she’s sucked into a nightmarish alternate world ia a painting on her wall. As she tries to escape she’ll encounter monstrous entities, solve puzzles and unravel the roots of her past.
Simulacrum: Chapter One draws inspiration from survival horror classics like Silent Hill and Resident Evil, with a grungy retro aesthetic, fixed camera points and tank-like character controls. There’s no combat in Simulacrum though, and (aside from one section where you have to run for your life) very little peril, with the game instead focusing on building atmosphere and challenging the player with some cleverly crafted puzzles and riddles.
Taking around 2 hours to play through, it’s a very impressive horror adventure with an interesting narrative, a great visual style and the sort of genuinely challenging puzzles that often require a notepad and pen to work out. Very highly recommended.
Controls: Mouse & Keyboard or Control Pad
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here
Download Simulacrum: Chapter One Here (Pay What You Want or Free)