Dark Fear is a Sierra themed adventure game

While Dark Fear's unimaginative title might point towards it being a creatively bankrupt piece of shovelware, in truth its actually a uniquely styled 2D horror adventure that takes inspiration from the old Sierra point & click classics.

The gameplay is a blend between turn-based RPG combat and point & click exploration that will have you travel through a diverse landscape, chat around with the hopefully friendly locals, upgrade your weapons and armor in order to square off against the beasts that lurk in the dark, and bizarrely enough, complete fishing and hunting minigames. If you're interested in seeing what all of this looks like, here's the trailer:


Dark Fear was originally a mobile game, and while that would usually send me running, the fact that its a point & click adventure with turn-based combat means that it should hopefully function equally well on any platform. The only PC exclusive bonus, besides the obvious Steam-related stuff such as achievements, is the greatly improved audio quality, which for a horror game is immensely important.

You can grab Dark Fear on Steam for $4/€4, so it really isn't a massive investment, but you should still keep in mind that it most likely doesn't support large screen resolutions. In other words, you will probably need to play it in a small box, or else the already pixely artwork will become even more pixelated.

Dark Fear is a Sierra inspired horror adventure