The Possession Experiment is an intense Sci-Fi horror game that plays like a blend of Resident Evil and Five Nights at Freddy’s, as you possess test subjects and use them to help you escape the research facility you’re trapped in.
Developed by Alex Olinkiewicz (creator of Frostbite and Frostbite: Deadly Climate), The Possession Experiment sees you trying to escape from a research facility that you’re trapped in after one of their freaky paranormal experiments escaped containment. You have locked yourself in the control room out of immediate danger, but also away from the various items you’ll need to make your escape. However, you can use the technology the facility was developed to possess and remotely control three human test subjects.
To escape you need to fix an EMP device that will disable the evil entity for 30 seconds, in which time you’ll be able to make a break from the control room to the escape elevator. Your three remotely controlled test subjects effectively give you three lives to complete your escape. They can’t take much damage before they die, but there’s an assortment of weapons scattered around the facility that they can use to fend off the monster and there are health packs too to help them recover from damage. They can only carry three items and a weapon at once so you have to do a bit of inventory management as you attempt to fix the EMP while staying armed and healthy.
Taking around 30 minutes to play through (though it also has multiple endings), The Possession Experiment is a very impressive slice of old school survival horror with a clever premise and a very tense atmosphere. The CCTV interface is a fantastic touch that not only gives you a real reason for the classic Resident Evil style fixed camera angles, but also makes you feel immersed in the experience. Your character is literally sitting right in the middle of the action as it unfolds and you can see and hear the monster and the test subjects moving around when they’re nearby. Highly recommended.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, Q/E – Switch Screens, F – Interact
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here