The Long Reach is a 2D pixelated horror game that sees you living through a horrific outbreak as a science experiment goes very wrong.
Released earlier this year on PC, PS4 and Switch, as of today the game is now available on Xbox One. And if you haven’t yet played it, it’s certainly worth jumping into.
Despite being pixelated, The Long Reach packs in a hell of a lot of detail to each of its environments. It masterfully creates an eerie and unsettling atmosphere that spurs you on to explore further and find out what exactly is happening.
Disturbing imagery, flickering lights, smashed windows and blood spatters litter the environments you’ll pass through. Never quite sure what you’re going to find around the next corner, The Long Reach keeps you on the edge of your seat. But even as your heart beats faster and blood rushes to your head, you’ll be desperate to find answers see the story unfold.
Like a point and click adventure, The Long Reach is about finding items in the environment that you can use to progress and solve puzzles. It’s not always easy, but solutions are thankfully always logical. It’s slow-paced, but it suits the tone of the game perfectly; slow-burning horror that really gets under your skin.
Chris wrote about the game earlier this year, describing The Long Reach‘s horror as “distressingly human”:
“…It spins an effective, alarming tale that not only offers scares but also explores the ethics of experimentation and the fragility of mental health. If you like your horror thought-provoking and demon-free then The Long Reach comes highly recommended.”
You can purchase The Long Reach now from the Xbox store, priced at £11.99. It’s also available on PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
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