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By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on May 5, 2014

Dementium II is something I was really looking forward to. I'm not much of a handheld gamer, so I was happy as a monkey in a peanut machine that this game was ported to PC.

You play as William, who has been institutionalized in a home for the mentally ill. You just had brain surgery and have been in a coma for five weeks as a result. You just woke up and due of a shortage of hospital beds you've been put in a something that looks like a prison cell.

When you've fully recovered, it becomes clear that things aren't quite how they're supposed to be. First thing you notice is the environment, it doesn't even remotely look like what you would expect from a room in a hospital. I never saw a guillotine door in a hospital. Apart from that, you come across beast with their chests ripped open. Good for you, you have a knife to settle any disagreement.

During play, you will switch back and forth between two dimensions. One where everything is calm and okay and another which contains scary creatures, weird thing and lots of gore. Besides killing enemies, you also have to solve some puzzles to advance through the game.

The graphics of this game are okay, although you will notice that it's a ported game. They often use 2D sprites, which is most apparent when playing an outside level which is in broad daylight. It's in those levels that this is most noticeable. Flat trees and icicles for example, which look like they were cut out of paper. Luckily, most of the time you'll spend in the dark.

The one thing that could used a little more attention are the enemies. If you have killed a watchmen, they don't always fall to the ground. Sometimes they just stand there, doing absolutely nothing. Other enemies who are supposed to be walking, look more like they are floating. Apart from this, they sometimes glitch or just disappear during a fight.

The game play is good and the controls are easy to master. You can play this game with a controller or mouse and keyboard. The menu lay-out is clear and you can easily find your items and weapons. Weapons are indispensable in this game. You start with a knife, but, the further you progress, the better the weapons you'll find will become.

I don't know what it is exactly, but there's something about this game what makes me want to continue playing on and on. There are notes strewn across the game, telling pieces of a story that becomes more clear every step of the way. And what is it with that ruthless doctor who's spying on you through his cameras?

If you can look past some graphical unevenness, Dementium II will be a nice and scary game for the fans of horror.

available on:

Memetic Games / Digital Tribe Games
December 17, 2013