ObsCure

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
72
...
Windows
76
3.7
Xbox
69
3.7
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Description

Something is very wrong at Leafmore High. The entire school has turned dark and foreboding, strange sounds echo in the halls, and several people have mysteriously gone missing. One group of brave teens decides to find out what's going on... no matter what. They have no idea what kind of horrors have gripped the school and everyone in it. In the darkness, the evil has power... but add light and they can be defeated. Will they survive the night ahead?

In Solo Mode, choose from 5 characters with different personalities, aptitude and perspectives. Change between them at any time (as long as they are still alive).

The player can also select a second person (as a "teammate") to accompany the player by going to a "gathering point" in the game. At any time during play, the player can switch control between the first character and the second, thereby accessing their special talents.

There are several basic types of weapons used in the game: contact (a baseball bat for instance), pistols, guns, and more exotic, high-powered "special" weapons. Ammunition is specific for each gun or pistol and is not interchangeable. Weapons can be swapped between characters and ammunition found is stored in the group's reserves for sharing amongst them.

The player will also be gathering up first-aid kits, discs (for saving games), keys, screwdrivers and other tools. Other objects are required for solving riddles within the game.

Screenshots

ObsCure Windows A Scary Monster
ObsCure Windows You have companions, there are some physics, but the gameplay is still very similar to Resident Evil
ObsCure Windows The girl is pushing the heavy cage, while her companion is protecting her from monsters
ObsCure Windows If you break a locked glass door, you can open it from the inside

Alternate Titles

  • "ObsCure: Learn About Fear" -- Demo title
  • "Mortifilia: Veil of Darkness" -- Working title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Survival Horror High School PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5227)
Fear of the dark PlayStation 2 NeoJ (428)
Surviving high school was never as horrific as this. PlayStation 2 Melvin Raeynes (26)

Critic Reviews

Gamesmania.de Xbox Jun 23, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Playback Windows May, 2006 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Windows Jul 21, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GamePlasma PlayStation 2 Apr 21, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Shooterplanet Windows Aug 31, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Worth Playing Windows Jul 06, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Xbox Apr 19, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Apr 27, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot Windows Apr 19, 2005 6.1 out of 10 61
1UP Windows Apr 13, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, the name "Wickson" was changed into "Wilson". The reason is probably that the name sounds similar to "wichsen" (a German expression for wanking).

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