Get a Quick Scare with Home

January 30, 2016

Written by Capt McNeely

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Home, created by Benjamin Rivers and released in 2012, is touted as a unique horror adventure game by the developer. Everything that happens is entirely subjective, which is not commonly seen in games. The art is in a pixel style, making the game feel retro, especially when combined with the story taking place in text. It is a very simple game as controls only go forward, backward, raise your lamp, and select highlighted objects, which makes it perfect for mobile gaming. Going through the first time will only take an hour and it is best to play the game straight through. However, it requires multiple passes to achieve each of the different endings. The game is engaging for the first time, but it becomes very tedious and repetitive if you make attempts at each of the endings and achievements.


The game is heavily story-driven and you wake up in an unknown house. As you explore, you uncover many dark secrets and are led through a factory, the woods, and other houses. However, the answers to the questions that are raised are entirely up to you. The fact that it is a subjective game can be its downfall if you want a clear cut story with a true ending that is not of your design. Fans of Choose Your Own Adventure-style stories will love the game.

Home is available on Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, iOS, Android, and through Steam for PC and Mac.

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