Top notch horror thrills
If you like your games dark, moody and intense, with heaps of close-up and brutal combat with a vast array of nightmarish beasts, then this is the game for you. Backing up the action are an intriguing and highly atmospheric narrative and game-world so really if you fancy some slick black magic-themed thrills, this makes for a great ride. The engrossing storyline describes how Victorian London has become infested with all manner of undead and diabolical creatures, thanks to the efforts of fallen scientist now more interested in the black arts. Taking the role of either a priest who happens to be an occult expert or the daughter of a murdered scientist, players get to venture into the mean streets of old London town, dealing death to its invaders by whatever means necessary. The game plays out in a traditional actioner fashion, with a 3rd person perspective, much like Tomb Raider and the like, but with a particular focus on close combat and with a nice range of weapons and special abilities available to help you out. As far as action games go, this is pretty decent stuff. The visuals are strong and create a wonderfully unsettling mood which really brings this dark world to life, while the monsters which populate it are genuinely frightening and imaginatively designed, leading to lots of scary moments. The array of moves available add in some variety to the combat and help make it extremely satisfying and perhaps the only major issue is the occasionally awkward controls which can make movement slightly frustrating at times. Apart from this however, Nightmare Creatures remains an intense and thrilling horror experience that is perfect for Resident Evil fans.