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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review: streamlined terror

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review: streamlined terror

There's a certain feeling of helplessness that comes with exploring an unfamiliar area. A stomach-churning sensation begins to sink in, and at the first sign of anything strange, you're ready to leap into the air, like Scooby Doo frantically jumping into Shaggy's arms. This is the feeling that drives Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. It's a stark reminder that developer Frictional Games understands the essence of fear, and that Dear Esther creator The Chinese Room can write a compelling story.

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture PC release 'not planned'

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture PC release 'not planned'

Everything you loved is gone, and all you can do is wander aimlessly, looking at what remains and meeting the few left behind. That's the premise of The Chinese Room's new game Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, but may also be how you feel after this. Following this week's news that it's coming to PS4, the Dear Esther creator has said it no longer plans to release a PC version.

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