BEWARE Seems to Be a Fresh Take on the Survival Horror Genre
BEWARE offers up a new take on the survival horror genre, by having the player exist only in a car. The town you explore is foggy and dimly lit, and the town’s inhabitants seem to have something to hide, and chase you with their cars if you see something you shouldn’t.
BEWARE’s demo is still in early access, so expect the possibility of bugs and glitches, but from what we’ve been able to see so far, everything looks very polished and terrifying. The gameplay is described as: “… an open-world driving simulation where the player embarks on a long journey of information-gathering through exploration. One of the gameplay elements are intense, 70’s movies style, car chases with challenging AI opponents. There are stealth element too where you can avoid being detected and explore the world undisturbed.”
If you want to see what the gameplay is like for yourself, then you can check out a short gameplay video that YouTuber Ray Fields uploaded to their channel. It showcases how BEWARE uses their atmospheric lighting, and how terrifying something as simple as driving down a road can really be.
The video showcases some of the paranoia BEWARE can create in its players. Having the music change slightly whenever you see someone, or when they see you, doesn’t make me feel as powerful as I usually do behind the wheel of a car, which was the one worry I had for this horror game.
Being able to mow down my enemies doesn’t make the game very scary, but having them stalk me and try to ram me off the road definitely does a good job at instilling a healthy amount of fear in me.
If you’d like to experience BEWARE for yourself, then you can download the free demo here and see what mysterious you can uncover. A Reddit thread was made by people looking to solve some of the mysteries, so feel free to drop by and let people know what you think!
(Beware of BEWARE spoilers, however).
Did you get a chance to play the demo? What did you think of it? Let us know!