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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 Into the forest we go
Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Intro cinematic shows Fiona in a way that makes other game heroines rather forgettable
Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Fiona's close encounter with Debilitas
Haunting Ground PlayStation 2 Some of the artwork of Fiona

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Haunting Ground Wallpaper Debilitas is Latin for "weakness".
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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Pushing your comfort zone. Kyle Levesque (935) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
One of the best survival games I've played. Satsyrc (7) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Beauty and the horror MAT (162601) 2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gaming Target Jun 30, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
Yahoo! Games May 30, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quebec Gamers Jul 19, 2006 7.6 out of 10 76 Jun 07, 2005 75.5 out of 100 76
GameSpot May 25, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
MAN!AC Apr 29, 2005 70 out of 100 70
GameZone May 27, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Just Adventure Jul 18, 2005 B- 67
Gamezine May 01, 2005 11 out of 20 55


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Unicorn Lynx (181359) added Haunting Ground (PlayStation 2) on Jul 16, 2005