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Kuon is a horror game set in Heian period (12th century) in Japan. The player controls three protagonists in the game. The story revolves around a man named Doman, an exorcist who was summoned by one of the noblemen to investigate a cursed manor. His daughter Utsuki is out to search for him when he doesn't return, and her sister is charmed by demons inhabiting a mysterious castle, turning into a demon herself. A young girl named Sakuya, Doman's disciple, also ventures into the depths of the demonic world, to prove herself worthy of her master. Once the player completes Utsuki's and Sakuya's scenarios, he unlocks the third scenario where he experiences the story from the point of view of Doman himself.

The game is a mixture of third-person action and puzzle-solving. As in all survival horror games, the player's means of defense are limited and scarce. Unlike most games of the kind, physical attacks with weapons are not the player's only way to defend themselves against hordes of undead creatures. The player can also learn and cast spells in the game, and even summon creatures (wolves, spiders, etc.) to fight at their side.


Kuon PlayStation 2 Loading screen feels like the hallway to Hell...
Kuon PlayStation 2 No, I'm NOT your Mother!
Kuon PlayStation 2 Vertigo, huh... I remember that movie.
Kuon PlayStation 2 Aw, our first enemy just wanted a hug.

Promo Images

Kuon Screenshot
Kuon Screenshot
Kuon Screenshot
Kuon Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "九怨" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "구원" -- Korean spelling

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Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Apr 25, 2005 B 75
Yahoo! Games Dec 09, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Apr 20, 2005 6.3 out of 10 63
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 03, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Jolt (UK) Mar 25, 2006 6 out of 10 60
1UP Dec 01, 2004 5.5 out of 10 55
Gamezine Jan 02, 2005 10 out of 20 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 05, 2006 4 out of 10 40
GamePro (US) Feb 02, 2005 2 out of 5 40


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Related Web Sites

  • Kuon (Official Kuon Website)
Unicorn Lynx (181409) added Kuon (PlayStation 2) on Nov 24, 2004
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