Review: Krampus

Given how close Halloween to Christmas, there’s a mix feeling when it comes to playing a game more geared to one theme, while being heavily laced with the other seasons. Krampus is a horror game, released close to Halloween with the theme of Christmas horror lore.

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There’s not terribly much that can be said about this game, which has just come out on Steam. You control an unseen teenager, who along with his family went to a country house to celebrate Christmas and gets attacked by a monster that looks like Santa crossed with goat vines crossed with meth. Lots of meth.

The game is a puzzle based that aesthetically takes it’s cues from the likes of Amnesia. We experienced a few crashes whilst playing but not as many as others who have complained of it being to a game breaking state. The premise of game play is hunting for keys, using them to open doors and awaiting impending jump scares, some you see coming and others that do a good job of giving you a startle. It’s a simple enough fair, not insulting to the senses, nothing too riveting to keep you gripped or replay. We’d recommend watching the film of the same name.

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