Nuns, brides of Christ who have sworn a holy oath to live a peaceful life bringing comfort to those who need it… unless they’re evil like Sister Madeline from Keplerians’ Evil Nun: The Broken Mask, a survival horror where players must outwit Sister Madeline and escape with their life from her summer camp. The game was quite popular on Mobile before being ported to consoles by Feardemic. With that, let’s take a look!
In Evil Nun: The Broken Mask, players take on the role of a kid who is sent to Sister Madeline’s Catholic Summer Camp, but it’s quickly obvious that something is wrong. The “Camp” is in an abandoned school that’s seen better days, and Sister Madeline is armed with a sledgehammer and prays to Baphomet. Now it’s a game of cat and mouse to escape or die trying.
Controls for Evil Nun: The Broken Mask is limited but could have been mapped better for controllers. The soundtrack and voice acting are good, but some of the sound design needs a bit of work, you have to listen to Sister Madeline’s footsteps, but it’s hard to tell hers from yours sometimes.
Gameplay-wise, Evil Nun: The Broken Mask is a live-die-repeat game, but with limited times you can get caught/killed before the game is over. I don’t know if it’s bugged, but I got killed a lot on Easy mode. In the game, you can pick up and drop objects, at the risk of attracting the Nun’s attention, but in easy mode, it is supposed to be harder for the Nun to hear objects dropping but it seems like no matter how far I am from her, she hears everything that happens. I’m sure if a mosquito farts in this game, she could hear it. I’ll admit I like the fact that the Nun can chase after you through crawlspaces. This amps up the terror and dread!
I think Evil Nun: The Broken Mask is fun and intense, but I have an issue with the rating of the game. It’s rated E. I’m actually kind of shocked at this rating as there are moments of terror, depictions of blood, and gore, hell, there are even buckets full of excrement at the start of the game. At most, I think the game should be rated T.
Overall, Evil Nun: The Broken Mask is a good stealth/chase game where you don’t feel safe at all on the map, but the questionable rating, bugged difficulty, and strangely mapped controls may sour one’s experience. On my scale of 1-10, I give Evil Nun: The Broken Mask a 6.
Evil Nun: The Broken Mask will be coming out on December 7th, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.