Reviews and Problems with Clive Barker's Undying
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A superb and crucuially overlooked horror-themed FPS.
19 November 2009
Excerpt: Released in 2001, 'Clive Barker's Undying' is a first person shooter with a strong horror/occult theme, in which you play as a paranormal investigator who, having returned from the trencehs fo the first world war, has gone to the island estate of his old friend Jeremiah to find out what has happened to him.
A fantastic survival horror that is a must-have for all fans of the genre.
28 February 2009
Excerpt: Only Barker could come up with a videogame as disturbing as this one. Never have I played an FPS with such horrific depth to it as Clive Barker's Undying. I can think of no better example of story-driven survival horror. While the weapons may be a little weak and unconventional, the sheer creativity behind the characters and enemies, coupled with the haunting atmospheres of the games many diverse environments make for a genuinely disturbing gaming experience.
Summary: If you haven't played this already – and you probably haven't --, it's a
must. Preferably in a darkened room with headphones. It remains one of the most
memorable of all first-person shooters, and with superb gameplay to boot; it
remains a bit of a mystery why it wasn't a hit. Inevitably it looks a bit dated
now, but on the other hand that means it runs exceedingly smoothly.
Excerpt: It has been a while since I picked up a first person shoot-em-up, not since Unreal graced my PC screens almost a year ago to this day in fact. This is not because I am not a fan of the genre, because I am, but basically because since the evolution of Half Life and Quake 3 there seems to have been little interesting activity on the gaming front in this genre. That is until Clive Barker's Undying hit the PC and following some rave reviews I just had to check it out.
Excerpt: You run into the bedroom, and the door slams shut behind you, for some reason the ghost has stopped attacking. You hurriedly dart across the room, pick up the medi pack, and some ammo. There is a large "bang" from behind you, you spin around only to see the large double doors jolt and "bang" again. More laughing of children, a further two bangs, some thing big is out there, and then silence.
Excerpt: Run, hide, all your darkest fears and nightmares have come to get you. Clive Barker the author of Hellraiser, Nightbreed and Candyman brings you a horror 3d shooter fest. It’s a game that will grab you by the throat and not let go till you’re resting in pieces. The game starts with a brief story of a wartime friendship. You play the part of Patrick Galloway, a sort of early 20th century Fox Mulder.