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ObsCure

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
72
3.7
Windows
76
3.7
Xbox
68
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 United for Clues
ObsCure Windows Worried
ObsCure Windows Monsters are chasing
ObsCure Windows Fatal Attack

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 (5237)
Fear of the dark PlayStation 2 NeoJ (428)
Surviving high school was never as horrific as this. PlayStation 2 Melvin Raeynes (26)

The Press Says

Just Adventure Windows May 09, 2005 A- 91
Video Game Generation PlayStation 2 Feb 03, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GamePlasma PlayStation 2 Apr 21, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN PlayStation 2 Apr 06, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Extreme Gamer Xbox Apr 15, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
PGNx Media Windows Jun 21, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
Jolt (UK) PlayStation 2 Oct 19, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
Thunderbolt Games Xbox Apr 13, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jun, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Factornews Xbox Oct 01, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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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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Contributed to by Jeanne (75634)