• arrow
    LOG IN 
    • Log in using an option below.
         
      Forgot password?
      Login with Facebook
      Sign in with Twitter

  • REGISTER
ABOUT US
Shop Contact Us Submit Videos Who Are We? Hall Of Fame Advertising With PG Games Archive
BEST GAMES
Best games on iPhone Best games on iPad Best games on Apple Watch Best games on Android
FREE STUFF
Best free games on iPhone Best free games on iPad Best free games on Apple Watch Best free games on Android Competitions
GAME SALES
iPhone game sales iPad game sales Apple Watch game sales Android game sales
UPDATED GAMES
Latest iPhone game updates Latest iPad game updates Latest Apple Watch game updates Latest Android game updates
NEW RELEASES
New iPhone games New iPad games New Apple Watch games New Android games
MORE PG SITES
PG.biz PG FRANCE PG GERMANY PG Game Guides PG GameHubs PG Connects
MORE SM SITES
AppSpy Free App Alliance 148 Apps Android Rundown iPhone Quality Index iPad Quality Index Android Quality Index Swipe Magazine Best App Ever Awards
PARTNERS
Metacritic
GameRankings
Pocket Gamer on NewsNow
GamesTracker
dx.net
UK Mobile Pages Directory
Skinflint Price Comparison
iPad  header logo

Haunt the House: Terrortown


For: iPad   Also on: Android, iPhone, PS Vita

Terror bill

Product: Haunt the House: Terrortown | Developer: SFB Games | Format: iPad | Genre: Platform, Puzzle | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
 
Haunt the House: Terrortown iPad, thumbnail 1
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a little clumsy. It's beautifully presented, with a wonderful soundtrack and a cute cartoon style, but its controls let it down a little too often.

It's ostensibly a game about trying to scare the inhabitants of a series of creepy, creaking buildings, but more often than not you'll find yourself struggling with the touchscreen foibles of the game instead of the inhabitants of the house you're in.

That's a shame, because the central idea is a solid one. The game just never manages to make you feel like the stealthy spook you need to be to succeed.

Spook shaming

You move your apparition around the screen with a tap. You can double tap to possess items, then tap around them to make them jiggle, move, or otherwise do something a bit out of the ordinary.

But if you're too vociferous with your taps you'll just fly out of the object into a different part of the screen. When you're trying to fill a bar with frightened energy, that can prove to be particularly frustrating.

You need to choose your targets carefully, striking when there's the biggest potential for a scare. The more frightened people are, the more powers you unlock. So for example a glass might shake to begin with, but scare more people and you'll be able to shatter it.

Manipulating the environment is fun for a while, but there doesn't seem to be any pattern to the people you scare. Some will get freaked out, others will just potter along like nothing's happening, despite the fact there's a dancing skeleton in the corner of a room.

Dead ghosts

It all adds up to make an experience that doesn't live up to its concept. Your ghost just feels a little bit useless, rather than being a force of terror that can scare anything that dare look upon it.

Haunt the House: Terrortown is a flimsy game with controls that don't quite work, and while it does have its moments, often you're not entirely sure why they've happened.
 
Haunt the House: Terrortown
Reviewer photo
Harry Slater | 12 November 2014
A game that never lives up to its central idea, Haunt the House: Terrortown is spoilt by clumsy controls
 
Have Your Say
POPULAR REVIEWS RECENT COMMENTS LATEST NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
VIDEO REVIEWS