Yurei Station is a beautiful hand painted puzzle adventure game that draws inspiration from Japanese ghost stories, as you play a girl taking a night train to a mysterious destination after receiving some very eerie text messages.
Note: The following article contains minor spoilers, we’d highly recommend playing the game before reading on.
Taking around 15 minutes to complete, Yurei Station tells a short and powerful tale of a girl and her longing to be re-united with a lost loved one. You start on a train that you were told to board by a someone (or something) that started messaging you shortly after your loved one passed away, and you follow the instructions in a hope of being re-united with him. As you progress you’ll solve a selection of interesting puzzles, but it’s the narrative and fantastic artwork that really stand out.
The beautiful hand painted world of Yurei Station is a joy to behold. The way it looks and moves is like a cross between an illustrated children’s book and a Studio Ghibli masterpiece. Combined with the excellent audio design and intriguing narrative, this creates a wonderful eerie and supernatural atmosphere that makes for a slightly unsettling, but absolutely captivating experience from start to finish. Highly recommended.
Controls: Mouse – Point & Click
Available On: Windows Only
Full Playthrough Video: Here