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Dementium: The Ward

aka: Dementium, Dementium: Heisa Byōtō, Dementium: L'Asile


Lying atop a gurney, you are pushed down a hospital hallway as horrific scenes play out around you. Later you wake up in a hospital room alone. Walking down the bloodstained hallway, you find that zombies have taken over.

Dementium: The Ward is a horror-themed first person shooter for the DS. Following the survival horror mold, you collect guns and ammunition moving from floor to floor in a desperate attempt to escape.


  • Dementium~閉鎖病棟~ - Japanese spelling

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Version differences

The US release of Dementium: The Ward gained a lot of criticism for its save system. The game could only be saved at the start of each level, meaning if the player's character died, it could result in a loss of up to an hour's progress. This was addressed for the Japanese and UK releases, when save points were added to each level. Changes were also made so that enemies did not respawn whenever the player entered a previously visited room.


If you play backwards the eerie whisper heard at the beginning of the game, when the gurney is strolled through the asylum, you'll hear that the voice repeats "I am whispering now". Quite... appropriate.

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  • MobyGames ID: 33088


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Game added by Terrence Bosky.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, Chentzilla, Alaka, Kabushi, Ms. Tea, Patrick Bregger, Charly2.0.

Game added March 13th, 2008. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.