In what I’d like to consider the most scariest 2D horror game out their, Corpse Party proves you don’t need graphics or a killer battle system to make a great game. This game is not for the feeble as the story is intense. You follow 7 characters who after doing the “Sachiko Charm” to unite their friendship , get thrown into a Heavenly Host Elementary School, notorious for an infamous killing and mutilation of 3 children that happened 30 years ago. This school is haunted beyond compared as students from many different schools are brought here to die by the hands of vicious ghosts that haunt the walls of the school in many levels of dimensions. The vicious cycle is that those who have died here stay forever in a loop of their pain before they died and haunt the school alongside the 3 children from 30 years ago.
As I said before and I will say it again, this game may be poor graphics but it’s gory, scary, and huge mind f**k. You start off playing the game through perspectives of Naomi and Seiko. As you venture through the haunted school, you learn about the other students whom have died here and their last words before their final breath. Most of their deaths are beyond imaginable as it can get pretty disturbing, but if your a horror fan like me, you won’t be disappointed.
Exploring the school and finding a way out is the most important and only objective of the game. Separated into 5 chapters, the game shifts stories between characters and let’s just say now, not all of them survive. Using tactics to avoid ghosts and evil spirits, walk the walls of schools many dimensions in hopes of finding your other classmates before their untimely death. The decisions you make do alter the ending of the game. There are times where you can only make choice and failing to do it right results in a game over. You have no means of weapons, ammo, or background when you being, but as the story progresses the game becomes more clear.
Simple enough, use the D-pad and buttons on your PSP to play. Most people have played this on an emulator, but I find it on a PSP to be much more scary.
There isn’t a whole lot to honor here, besides that there will be lots of blood. At some points, cut scenes occur but there just still anime style photos with text describing whats going on. It is at this points you’ll see in detailed the horror of what goes on
I can’t recommend this game enough to horror fans. It’s just such an interesting and fun find that I have to give it a great score. The game consist mostly of reading since the voice overs are in Japanese, but if you can get past that I promise you it will be worth it.
Narz is CEO and founder of GGVogue, writer at Gametyrant, and Lead video game columnist at Knickerbocker Ledger.