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, Cryostasis (PC)
is a tense, first-person thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you play through the game. The story revolves around Alexander Nesterov, who is sent to investigate the ‘North Wind,’ a nuclear ice-breaker ship now trapped in the Arctic Circle with its crew frozen to death. Taking control of Alexander, players must fight the horrors contained within the frozen vessel and use his mysterious ‘Mental Echo’ ability to reveal the final moments of the dead crew. Cryostasis (PC) features terrifying and claustrophobic corridors to navigate as well as mutant species inhabiting the ship that must be defeated to get to the bottom of the game’s mystery. Players must use their wits to stay warm and ultimately unlock the mystery surrounding the perilous last moments of the vessel and its crew.
GameSpot’s Kevin VanOrd
gives Cryostasis (PC) high marks for eliciting chills that few other games can and praises the game for its unique setting. The setting itself is innovative in that players must constantly be aware of their surroundings if they wish to survive. Check out a preview of Kevin’s review after the jump, then hit the link to read the full thing
The best horror games can make you shiver, but few elicit chills as well as Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason. This is partially due to the tense atmosphere that slowly thickens as you play, inspiring a general unease that eventually escalates into full-blown panic. But it’s also due to its icy Arctic setting, where the freezing air can choke your lungs and heat is the most valuable of commodities. The unforgiving blizzards of the North Pole inspire Cryostasis on multiple levels, from a heavy, deliberate pace akin to wading through drifts of snow, to multiple gameplay mechanics that keep you forever at odds with the cold. This innovative first-person adventure is not for everyone; its slow tempo will numb players seeking instant gratification, and occasional performance and stability issues may frustrate. But Cryostasis has a way of keeping you in its thrall, pushing you forward to see what frosty secrets lie ahead.
See what else lies ahead and check out the full review