I Have Not Mouth And I Must Scream is a kind of game that is meant to freak you out
, by offering a strange stoyline to start with. No, this is not a horror game, it's more like a psychological game
, something similar to Sanitarium
. The game's premise is that the three superpowers each secretly constructed a vast subterranean complex of computers to wage a global war
too complex for human brains to oversee. One day, this deadly trio of self-repairing machines united and called themselves Allied Master Computer, better known as AM (I think, therefore I am). The first thing AM did was to start the Final War: because the flaws of the humans who programmed AM showed in the computer, its hatred of humans led AM to destroy humanity. But because this demented computer has such a giant intellect but can do nothing with it, it is eternally a prisoner in its own mad-house
. AM saves the last five people on Earth and brings them down to Earth's centre, so that AM can torment them eternally
. And this is pretty much what you get in the intro and believe me that it kind of disturbed me. You can play as one of five different characters in different scenarios, each done properly well. The gameplay is nothing special from any other point-and-click games. You just basically explore, pick items and solve puzzles. The game also offers multiple endings, which increases the replay value. In conclusion, IHNMAIMS
(the name in short) is a thrilling psychological point-and-click game, with an interesting story and high replay value. Everybody should check this game out.