Skolios is a fantastic narrative-driven slow-burn psychological horror adventure where you find yourself trapped in a train station that’s home to deformed creatures and dark secrets.
In Skolios a young woman awakens to find herself trapped in a mysterious train station. It’s deserted apart from a couple of kids, a mysterious stranger who calls up on the phone, some deformed monsters and a shadowy creature. You now need to explore the train station, discover the dark secrets locked up within it and find some means of escape.
The train station in Skolios is a fascinating and terrifying place to explore – a nightmarish lost place that’s beautifully crafted and full of interesting discoveries. There are a handful of scares, but generally the game focuses on building a deep sense of dread as you delve deeper into its twisted labyrinthine train station.
There’s no combat in Skolios (if you get caught you’re dead), but there are QTE events, puzzles to solve and collectibles to find. The narrative is also excellent and there are some very different routes you can take depending on the choices you make, so it’s definitely worth playing through a second time to check them out.
Scary horror games are pretty common, but it’s much harder to make scary horror games that are dramatically impactful. Skolios manages both, with beautifully crafted environments, a deeply unsettling atmosphere and a narrative that really packs a punch. Highly recommended.
Controls: Arrow Keys – Movement, Spacebar/Return – interact
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here