Sanitarium (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Visual
Gameplay
Narrative
79
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
User Score
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Written by  :  Terrence Bosky (5221)
Written on  :  Feb 07, 2001
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Chilling, psychological thriller

The Good

You play an amnesiac car crash victim who wakes up in an insane asylum. Escaping from this burning building begins your Dantean descent into the underworld of your mind.

Incredible gameplay and haunting cutscenes slowly reveal your identity, but the truth may be worse than you can handle.

Great graphics and mostly great controls. Some of the images will stay with you.

The Bad

Puzzles were pretty easy in this game, mostly finding inventory and knowing when to use it. Controls were pretty good but moving up and down stairs could be annoying. This is one of those games I didn't want to see end.

The Bottom Line

Terrifying journey into a fractured psyche. I highly recommend this game, not only for gameplay but for the richness of the story.