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Underwater Thrills and Chills
No don't get me wrong, if you horror games and gore are your thing, you definitely need to check out OUTLAST II ASAP. That being said, if you're like me, a gamer who doesn't mind an intense thriller with some scares, NARCOSIS is probably right up your alley. Taking the terror underwater, this title focuses much more on realistic horror that is a slow burn and very little sci fi or fantasy.
When you launch the title on Steam, you can choose between a normal mode, Oculus Rift, or HTC VIVE mode. I played mostly on normal with some touches of VIVE which only adds to the horror of being surrounded by the creaks, groans, gurgles, and splashes of the underwater terrorfest. I love the flexibility of playing on any device whether just normal PC monitor or VR!
The game starts out slow but quickly escalates into disaster and the intensity spikes hard, even though it's a different intensity than having your junk pick-axed by a psycho woman a la OUTLAST II. The small dev team behind NARCOSIS has crated an amazingly polished title and the graphics, voice acting, and especially sound effects create a feeling of dread and claustrophobia that is unmatched. If you like your horror with a little less gore, check it out ASAP.