Hellraid: The Escape
Heart of darkness
by Harry Slater 15/7/2014
Product: Hellraid: The Escape
Developer: Shortbreak Studios
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Adventure, Puzzle
Hellraid: The Escape is a gloopy pustule of a game. Every corner drips with some un-mentionable substance and every trap or trick ends in your untimely and painful death.
It's never subtle when it comes to the horrific, and because of that it fails to build any sort of atmosphere of dread or suspense. Everything is always awful, rusty, and splattered with blood that probably came from you.
In spite of that though it's still a reasonably interesting first person-puzzler. Comparisons to the superlative The Room will do it no favours, but if you're looking for an endlessly grimy trudge through entrail-filled dungeons, there's enough here to recommend.
A jumble of gore and old ideas, Hellraid: The Escape is entertaining when it's at its best, and enjoyable when it's not
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