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In Haunting Ground you play as Fiona Belli, a young girl who has lost her memory. She awakens in a basement of a strange castle, and soon learns that a car accident has taken away the lives of her parents. She is told that the has inherited the castle she found herself in. However, the castle inhabitants are, for various reasons, not very happy to see Fiona as the new owner. Soon she realizes that she must fight for her life, and the only creature she can trust is a dog called Hewey, who will be her faithful companion on her perilous adventure.

Haunting Ground is a horror game that centers around avoiding combat and escaping from your enemies. Fiona can fight, but usually she is too weak to defeat her foes in combat, so she will have to run away, hide, and use items as distraction until the enemy loses sight of her and she is able to continue exploring. The most important gameplay tool is your dog. You can issue commands to the dog, telling him to scout a room for you, warn you of upcoming enemies, defend you in battle, pick up items, etc. The dog will obey or disobey you depending on how you develop your relationship with him. If you are nice to the dog, pet him and give him food, he will follow your commands more efficiently.


Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Fiona in the kitchen
Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Fiona and Hewie on the stairs by the fireplace
Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Leaving the estate
Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Meeting the mysterious maid, Daniella... but then again, everything seems mysterious about this place

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Alternate Titles

  • "狂城丽影" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Demento" -- Japanese title
  • "デメント" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Pushing your comfort zone. PlayStation 2 Kyle Levesque (935)
One of the best survival games I've played. PlayStation 2 Satsyrc (7)
Beauty and the horror PlayStation 2 MAT (210858)

Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Jun 14, 2005 83 out of 100 83
IGN PlayStation 2 May 25, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
Quebec Gamers PlayStation 2 Jul 19, 2006 7.6 out of 10 76 PlayStation 2 May 10, 2005 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot PlayStation 2 May 25, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72 (UK) PlayStation 2 Apr 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameZone PlayStation 2 May 27, 2005 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamezine PlayStation 2 May 01, 2005 11 out of 20 55
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 May, 2005 4.75 out of 10 48


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