Daymare: 1998

Destructive Creations, Invader Studios, All in! Games

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
58
Top Critic Average
10%
Critics Recommend
Based on 21 critic reviews
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Daymare: 1998

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

10%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCSep 17, 2019

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

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Daymare: 1998 – Official First Gameplay Demo

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DAYMARE: 1998 - Meet Sam (Story trailer)

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

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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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IGN Italy

Alessandra "Aelinar" Borgonovo
6.8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Daymare: 1998 could have been a good survival horror but the flaws surpass the merits. Nonetheless, the team has put some nice efforts into it.

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Daymare: 1998 succeeds at recreating the classic feel of late 90's survival horror, but in more ways than it should. The game is cumbersome and frustrating at times when more modern takes have smoothed over those particular rough edges.

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Daymare: 1998 is an interesting homage to the Resident Evil franchise, complete with 90s graphics, cheesy characters, and a tough difficulty. Inventory management forces you to think carefully, while boss fights can be tedious and unfair.

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