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After his brother, known for taking extreme risks, disappears in the Himalayas, Eric Simmons reluctantly heads off to the village of Lhando, his last known location. He has arranged to meet with his brother's employer - but the town is completely deserted. What's more, everything has been abandoned, and bodies lie rotting in the streets. The locals were desperate to get away from someone... or something - but who or what? Only by exploring Lhando and the the mountain, Chomolonzo, will Eric find the answers he seeks, and hopefully, his brother.

Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game in the vein of Silent Hill. As Eric, players explore haunted locations for clues that will lead them to Frank's disappearance. Early on, Eric is taught by a monk to use his "third eye", which can see the unseen, such as sacred seals. This is performed by pointing the Wii Remote at the screen. As to be expected, ghosts appear to attack Eric and prevent him in his quest. The player can fend them off by performing gestures with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. Eric can attack the ghosts with his pick axe, and then finish them off by using his third eye to spot their weak point, and attack it. As Eric explores, he will discover more upgrades for his axe that will allow him to break more seals and progress further.

As the game takes place in the mountains, the Wii Remote and Nunchuk are also used for mountain climbing. By gesturing upward in a climbing motion, Eric will climb up icy walls. Eric can also stop a fall by using his pick axe to dig into a wall as he is falling down.

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Cursed Mountain Windows Is it a man, is it a women? No, it's dead!
Cursed Mountain Windows Ghosts bleed just like real people.
Cursed Mountain Windows Arms coming out of walls - seriously? That's like zombie bdogs jumping through windows...
Cursed Mountain Windows Activate the Third Eye and you can see sealed doors (among other things).

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Critic Reviews

Game Critics Wii Sep 17, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Play.tm Wii Sep 12, 2009 80 out of 100 80
GameLand Windows Apr 21, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Spazio Games Wii Sep 02, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Digital Chumps Wii Aug 24, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Destructoid Wii Sep 16, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
GameTrailers Wii Sep 03, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamervision Wii Aug 25, 2009 6 out of 10 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 27, 2010 57 out of 100 57
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb 05, 2010 55 out of 100 55

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