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Anchorhead

by Michael Gentry profile

Horror
1998

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- Watchman2012 (Manchester, NH), July 12, 2009

- Stephen Gilbert (Canada), July 10, 2009

- GDL (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), July 7, 2009

- Irfon-Kim Ahmad (Toronto, Canada), June 29, 2009

- Mike Ciul (Philadelphia), June 15, 2009

- googoogjoob, May 18, 2009

- ReasonAnce (Poland), May 18, 2009

- Vambuli, May 16, 2009

3 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
Spooky and Puzzlicious, May 16, 2009
by Bernie (Fredericksburg, VA)
I'm not normally a fan of horror games, but the prose in this game was so well-written that I couldn't tear myself away. This is my #1 most recommended game to friends, since I found the puzzles fairly intuitive and fun.

- BladeL, May 12, 2009

- Mark Jones (Los Angeles, California), March 31, 2009

- Mastodon, March 26, 2009

- Jerome C West (United Kingdom), March 18, 2009

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Lovecraftian Masterpiece, March 11, 2009
by Archbaron (Texas)
Anchorhead is a well-developed masterpiece of both prose and gameplay that leaves you thirsty for more horror lore when the game draws to its close. The puzzles are intuitive and pretty straight-forward, but open enough to allow for multiple solutions depending on how you think. The atmosphere is rich and really sucks you into the Gothic ambiance, which amplifies the story's effectiveness tenfold. In addition, the diction is manipulated perfectly to allow for chills to run down your spine and your hands to shake on the keyboard, all tall-tale signs of a good horror experience. However, this game has a few flaws, as stated in other reviews. Near the end of the game, it is very easy to miss a subtle clue or item that can leave the game unbeatable. However, if you save often, you'll be fine, because there's almost always a chance to go back and hunt down the item you need to acquire, or the puzzle you have to solve. I believe this game to be a fine beacon in the genre of interactive horror fiction, and I'm sure most who have played would agree. Even if you do not have experience with Lovecraft, the story is followable and even more intriguing to your "untainted" mind. However, by the end of the game, the vivid terror and sheer depth of the lore involved will leave you inspired to pick up a Lovecraft novel and foster a healthy respect for the horror genre and a desire to divulge yourself more in the spooks and thrill of Lovecraftian masterpieces such as this one.

- winky, February 24, 2009

- qwrrty (Carlisle, Massachusetts), February 10, 2009

- albtraum, February 8, 2009

- nallam, February 4, 2009

- Kritsada Piriyakitpaiboon (Ubonratchathani, Thailand), January 31, 2009

- Ghalev (Colorado), December 23, 2008

- kba (berlin), December 21, 2008

- ensoul, November 14, 2008

- AUSTIN_HAX, November 7, 2008

- wlerin (Orichalcum Citadel, California), October 7, 2008

- adlo, September 29, 2008


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