Shot in the Dark

Possum House Games, Possum House Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
78
Top Critic Average
100%
Critics Recommend
Based on 6 critic reviews
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Shot in the Dark

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJan 12, 2021

Developer: Possum House Games

Publisher: Possum House Games

Genres: Action, Platformer

Shot in the Dark is a classic western tale of bloody vengeance, rituals, and teeth in the dark. Take up the gun of the lone bandit as they stop at nothing in the pursuit of vengeance. The only thing standing between the bandit and their quarry are the occult nightmares lurking in the darkness. From demons to cultists and long dead gunslingers, all manner of foes are arrayed against you. Shot in the Dark offers a unique challenge, combining nail biting pixel perfect platforming with precise point and click shooting. But many of the cruel creatures of the night remain hidden in shadow. The bandit will have to be on the lookout for glowing red eyes, shadows moving through the trees, and figures lurking in the night. Because sometimes the only sign of a demon on your trail is the slight movement of the tall grass. And sometimes all you can do is take a shot in the dark.

Shot in the Dark Critic Reviews

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Its immense creativity is what helps set Shot in the Dark apart from its peers. While some may find its platforming a bit more difficult to master, it's almost as stratifying mechanically as it it artistically. Rest assured that this hellaciously challenging trip to the corral is a Hamilton well spent.

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Shot In The Dark really is a terrific experience for those who can appreciate their retro gaming going pre-Nintendo.

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All in all, Shot in the Dark is a very simple and straightforward game, but it succeeds at what it wanted to do: provide a genuinely creepy experience with the simplest graphics and controls one could imagine. This game made me feel more unsettled than many modern horror games out there.

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Culture of Gaming

Brendan Dick
9.5 / 10.0
Culture of Gaming

Shot in the Dark introduces an innovative mechanic and then builds perfectly on it. At all times, you are compelled forward by the promise of exploring more of the twisted, dark world that Possum House Games has created.

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