The newest playable horror movie

Staffer reviews video game perfect for spooky season

The newest playable horror movie

If it came down to a choice between life or death would you choose yourself over your lover? This is just one of the choices you’ll have to make in the new teen-slasher video game, The Quarry. Designed by Supermassive Games, The Quarry has many twists and turns that leave you on the edge of your seat pondering the choices you make. The fate of nine camp counselors lies in the hands of the player as you attempt to help them escape from Hackett’s Quarry summer camp alive while also trying to survive a night full of man-eating werewolves. 

At the start of the game, you play as a couple, Max and Laura, who are getting ready to head to Hackett’s Quarry. The beginning of this game is very interesting because if you are playing multiplayer, up to seven players are allowed to play together, you and whoever you are playing with can take turns choosing each choice between all the characters. This happens during the entire game and is a really cool feature. Unfortunately though, there are some times where one player might get to play more than another.

As you continue through the game you will notice the lack of interactivity, as it plays like more of a horror movie where you get to choose what happens. If you aren’t an avid gamer and enjoy a good thrill it’s definitely worth playing at least once. I do love that it is more lighthearted than previous Supermassive Games, and how they make the characters socially aware of horror characters, yet still give them a few dumb choices to choose from. 

The cast play the characters genuinely and it really keeps you invested throughout the entire game, though some of the characters like Emma, Jacob, Nick, and Max can be quite forgettable by chapter seven. And even when Dylan and Kaitlyn bicker at each other the most, seeing their teamwork makes it almost worth trying to save everyone. 

The concept and storyline are really interesting and definitely worth at least one play, although I will say that most of it is either anticlimactic or a plot twist. Unfortunately the Death Rewinds cause so many bugs in the game it’s crazy. Aspects like this make it seem like it was rushed, but overall it shouldn’t bother you too much. (Unless you’re getting creepy or funny looks from Dylan. You’ll understand if you watch a play through or play the game yourself.) 

With a total playtime of 10 hours it is almost scarily similar to its mother game Until Dawn, minus the puzzle aspects. Of course you can still walk around and investigate for items to help you on your journey through the game, but it just leaves you wanting almost more to do than just search for tarot cards. 

Overall, the game is fantastic and leaves you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. With over 186 endings, there are so many possibilities and ways you can take the game. The Quarry is definitely worth playing at least once if you have the time and money.

Rated M for Mature – intense violence, blood and gore