We grew up in the nineties, so we’re not quite sure how we feel about the era being considered retro now. We suppose it has been 30 years since 1990 – in fact, that’s a frightening thought, isn’t it? Daymare: 1998 promises to celebrate the decade at least, delivering a “multi-character” survival horror story “with tons of references” to the period.
“The scene is set with a secret research facility, a deadly chemical weapon, and a special security team tasked with investigating an incident with the potential to become more than a routine security breach,” the blurb reveals. “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 dead-zone and its citizens into bloodthirsty monsters.”
Just like the titles of the time, you should expect “limited ammo and save points, backtracking, collectibles, tough enemies, and more”, so if you think that video games have moved on – well, this may not be for you. It looks very budget in terms of presentation but has received relatively good reviews on PC since launching last year. You can play it on the PlayStation 4 from 28th April.