Veiled is a tense and atmospheric first person horror game where you follow cryptic clues as you figure out how to perform an occult ritual to bring someone precious back to you.
You start Veiled in the basement of a house, filled with lit candles and occult symbols painted on the floors and walls. Either you painted them or it was the mysterious stranger who keeps texting you, but either way you’ll have to figure out how to use them to perform a dark ritual that’s described in the pages of an occult book you have possession of called the Grimoire.
The Grimoire doesn’t spell things out for you, instead preferring to give you cryptic clues with solutions that often require you to carry out specific actions in certain areas of the house. There’s nothing as simple as finding a key to open a door – the solutions as far more inventive than that and often require you to think outside of the box.
It’s a very impressive little adventure that delivers a tense, atmospheric and cerebral horror experience. The puzzle design is excellent and it generally stays clear of cheap jump scares, yet still has some very scary moments and a deep sense of dread throughout. There’s no doubt in your mind that you’re dabbling with dark arts that are best left alone, but the clever use of environmental storytelling does a good job of revealing why you’re pushed to such desperate measures. Highly recommended.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, LMB – interact, Ctrl – Crouch, Q – Phone, Tab – Grimoire
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here