Daymare: 1998

Destructive Creations, Invader Studios, All in! Games

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
57
Top Critic Average
20%
Critics Recommend
Based on 59 critic reviews
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Daymare: 1998

Rating Summary

Based on 59 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

20%

Critics Recommend

Based on 59 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCSep 17, 2019
PlayStation 4Apr 24, 2020
Xbox OneApr 24, 2020

Developers: Destructive Creations, Invader Studios

Publisher: All in! Games

Genres: Action, Adventure

DAYMARE: 1998 is a third-person survival horror with hardcore survival mechanics and hard to kill enemies. It requires a strategical approach to combat and puzzles and offers a multi-character point of view on the story, revealing a deep and obscure lore. The scene is set with a secret research facility, a deadly chemical weapon and a special security team to investigate this incident with the potential to become much more than just a security breach. Follow the steps of an elite soldier, a helicopter pilot and a forest ranger, as they play out their roles in an event that transforms one peaceful small town into a deadly zone and its citizens into bloodthirsty monsters. Take the creatures down first, before looking for any clues and evidence to bring more sense to the mess. Keep track of your itinerary, as resources are scarce in a situation like this! Anything can happen when your daymares become real… Fans of the iconic cinematographic brands and classical gloomy survival horror games of the '90s will be thrilled, seeing how DAYMARE: 1998 recreates the atmosphere of the most beloved works from the end of the millennium and places a typical yet fresh story in the middle of it. The plot unfolds through the eyes of various characters, putting players in the shoes of different personalities that will guide them through their theories and doubts about the situation. Backtracking, managing ammo, collecting lore items, solving environmental puzzles and the overall difficulty will help players jump a couple decades back and get chilled to the bone in their first real daymare. MAIN FEATURES: Multi-character POV – see the story from different angles and discover the truth Dreadful enemies – rendered in detail with lifelike animations and dismemberment Realistic HUD – check inventory, health and position on a special piece of gear Environmental puzzles – finding your way is not always easy, look for clues Classic mechanics - limited ammo and save points, backtracking, collectibles, tough enemies and more Modern graphics and effects – not all is classic thanks to Unreal Engine 4 Experience 90s – homage to the era with tons of references

Daymare: 1998 Critic Reviews

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
3 / 10
Metro GameCentral

What started off as a fan remake of Resident Evil 2 has been transformed into a would-be homage that even in its better moments is a tedious and frustrating slog.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Daymare: 1998 feels like going back to visit a friend from school who still lives a youthful life free of responsibility. It's fun for a while, but you eventually realise that there is a reason you left that lifestyle behind. Were this released before Capcom's own Resident Evil 2 remake, its issues might not have been so apparent. Oddly stranded in time, this now feels too clunky for newcomers and is one for genre aficionados interested in the evolution of survival horror.

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Daymare 1998 pays homage to classic survival horror games, and brings back elements such as difficult combat, backtracking, inventory management... but has many technical issues.

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Invader Studios has more than paid tribute to the most classic survival horror with Daymare: 1998. Unfortunately, the story that you star as a player in this play is not as interesting as the background of it, which can easily go unnoticed. However, the game has gameplay and a series of mechanics and details that do great justice to the horror titles of the 90s and, especially, to the first Resident Evil.

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DAYMARE: 1998 - Release Trailer (Raven's demons)

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DAYMARE: 1998 - Meet Sam (Story trailer)

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Daymare: 1998 – Official First Gameplay Demo

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