The Bleeding is a super tough retro horror adventure with CGA-styled visuals and brutal boss fights, which sees you trying to escape a strange old mansion whilst bleeding to death.
The Bleeding has a lot in common with FAITH – a retro horror adventure with punishing difficulty and a surprising amount of terror that it manages to squeeze out of its retro visual design. In the game you play an unknown protagonist who finds himself trapped and bleeding to death in an old run down mansion inhabited by some cultists. To escape you’ll have to defeat the cultists and the demonic monsters that roam the mansion in fast paced reflex testing battles that throw up lots of freaky surprises.
It’s an incredibly tough game, mainly because the medikits don’t work, there are no save points and it can take a little while to figure out how to tackle each type of monster. It’s hard to figure out what the narrative is exactly as the grammar/translation needs a little work (English isn’t the dev’s first language), but it’s got a great sense of atmosphere, the audio and visual design is excellent and the boss fights are very intense. A retro horror romp full of pain and punishment.
Controls: Arrow Keys – Movement, Z – Action, X Attack/Inventory
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here
IMPORTANT NOTE: You won’t be able to attack until you find the knife – it’s in the kitchen (check out the video above for its location).