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Nightmare Creatures

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
68
4.1
PlayStation
81
3.7
Windows
72
3.9
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Description

Adam Crowley, a once-respected scientist, now turned to black magic, has released a demonic contagion onto the streets of 1834 London. Based on the long-lost work of the Brotherhood of Hecate, it mutates its victim's bodies into grotesque nightmare creatures, and changes their minds into those of murderous brutes. When Dr. Jean F. began investigating, he was murdered. Now, as either his friend Ignatius Blackward, a priest and expert on the occult, or his daughter Nadia, a biologist and gymnast, fight against the creatures that roam the streets of London, the revived Brotherhood of Hectate, and the man behind it all, Adam Crowley.

Gameplay is 3rd-person action, with an emphasis on melee combat. Ignatius and Nadia have different fighting styles and special moves. To keep things moving, an adrenaline meter depletes, killing the hero if it ever runs out. Kill monsters to top it up again. Gather special items to use on enemies, or just kill them using basic weapons.

Screenshots

Nightmare Creatures Windows Sudden attack
Nightmare Creatures Nintendo 64 Waiting...
Nightmare Creatures Windows I got dynamite and I will use it.
Nightmare Creatures Nintendo 64 Slashing a Werewolf on Highgate Cemetery.

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User Reviews

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A Game of Intense gore, action and adventure. Nintendo 64 Chase Bowen (39)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov, 1997 5 out of 5 100
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Oct, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation Dec 16, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Gamezilla Windows Aug 17, 2000 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 1998 74 out of 100 74
Gamesmania Windows 1997 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1998 69 out of 100 69
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Jan, 1999 6.6 out of 10 66
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Jan 15, 1999 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Adam Crowley

The evil boss mentioned in the game, Adam Crowley, wasn't an actual person, but there was really a man by the name of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). So, who was he? Aleister was dark magician, poet, author, drug addict, free mason and initiator of the free love movement of 1960's. He communicated with the devil and wrote a book called the "Book of Laws", then claimed himself a messiah and started his own religion called "Thelema".

German version

In the German version all in-game blood was coloured black and the blood on the menu and loading screens was removed.

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