3Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

  • Release date: 28th October
  • Available on: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Originally released on Wii U more than six years ago, the latest entry in the Project Zero (or Fatal Frame depending on where you are in the world) series has been remastered for modern platforms and PC. And thankfully, while Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water may not be the best example of what the series has to offer, it still delivers plenty of scares and some genuinely chilling moments.

The action is focused around a fictional Japanese mountain, though it’s inspired by Aokigahara, otherwise known as the Suicide Forest. Taking control of three characters, you’ll explore the mountain via a number of missions, and when hostile ghosts attack, you’ll have to make use of your camera to combat them. It’s a Camera Obscura, you see, a special camera that appears to have supernatural powers itself. The dark subject matter of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water means some might want to steer clear of it. And clunky controls will occasionally frustrate. But those who aren’t put off by those issues will have a genuinely spooky time with it.

Read our review of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water