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Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 3, 2017
PCJan 12, 2017
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: RedCandleGames

Publisher: Coconut Island Games

Genres: Art, Interactive Story

Greenwood high school, located in a remote mountainous area, two students found themselves trapped and vulnerable. The place they once knew has changed in unsettling ways, haunted by evil creatures. To escape, they must explore the mysterious campus filled with ominous objects and puzzles. How will they survive in this ever threatening environment? Could they return to safety in one piece? Set in a fictitious world in the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, Detention, the story-driven atmospheric horror incorporated East Asian elements rarely used in games. Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese mythology, the game draws on local Taiwanese cultural references to tell an unique and terrifying story.

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8 / 10
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An intelligent, thought-provoking, and extremely creepy adventure, that proves that survival horror can be more than just shooting zombies.

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This isn't a horror game in the purest sense of the word. There aren't any jump scares, yet there is a very real sense of dread as you chip your way through the story. It never fully lets up and, instead, allows itself to build until you're almost used to the oppressive paranoia.

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After spending many hours in the explosive world of Destiny 2, Detention's simple but horrific tale has reminded me just how affecting video games can be. A game based on the oppressive regime of 1960's Taiwain may not be for everyone, but if you fancy a break from head shots and kill streaks then this debut title from Red Candle games comes highly recommended.

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This is pure psychological terror. Detention comes to Nintendo Switch with the goal of hooking the player in its intense, but short, story. Its plot and context are the best aspects of this game by far.

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8 / 10.0
Obscure Asian horror games are something I'm a sucker for. I know the gameplay and controls will probably be awful, but you're in for one scary ride, and that's what matters the most. Detention is a 2D adventure game which takes place in Communistic China back in the 50's. You walk around solving simple puzzles and unravel a somewhat confusing and convoluted story. The atmosphere

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