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Haunting Ground (PlayStation 2)

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Description

In Haunting Ground you play as Fiona Belli, a young girl who has lost her memory. She awakens in a basement of a strange castle, and soon learns that a car accident has taken away the lives of her parents. She is told that the has inherited the castle she found herself in. However, the castle inhabitants are, for various reasons, not very happy to see Fiona as the new owner. Soon she realizes that she must fight for her life, and the only creature she can trust is a dog called Hewey, who will be her faithful companion on her perilous adventure.

Haunting Ground is a horror game that centers around avoiding combat and escaping from your enemies. Fiona can fight, but usually she is too weak to defeat her foes in combat, so she will have to run away, hide, and use items as distraction until the enemy loses sight of her and she is able to continue exploring. The most important gameplay tool is your dog. You can issue commands to the dog, telling him to scout a room for you, warn you of upcoming enemies, defend you in battle, pick up items, etc. The dog will obey or disobey you depending on how you develop your relationship with him. If you are nice to the dog, pet him and give him food, he will follow your commands more efficiently.

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Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 After finishing the game once, you'll be able to change both Fiona's and Hewie's outlook
Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Main Menu
Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Maybe I should check this tv set... assuming it still works
Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Intro cinematic shows Fiona in a way that makes other game heroines rather forgettable

Alternate Titles

  • "狂城丽影" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Demento" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Pushing your comfort zone. Kyle Levesque (621) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
One of the best survival games I've played. Satsyrc (7) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Beauty and the horror コナン (91502) 2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars

The Press Says

Gamesmania May 24, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 10, 2005 15 out of 20 75
GameZone May 27, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy May 09, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Just Adventure Jul 18, 2005 B- 67
Diehard GameFan May 16, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Adventurearchiv Jun 01, 2005 55 out of 100 55
Gamezine May 01, 2005 11 out of 20 55
Game Informer Magazine May, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Game Informer Magazine May, 2005 4.75 out of 10 48

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Cor 13 (172557) added Haunting Ground (PlayStation 2) on Jul 16, 2005