Daymare: 1998 is a third person survival horror game with over the shoulder camera, developed in Unreal Engine 4 for Windows PC. The game features high-end graphics, original soundtrack, immersive atmosphere, hardcore survival mechanics and many connections with the beloved old school survival horror games and ’90s landmark brands.

Daymare: 1998 is a game that, far from reaching the level of Resident Evil remakes, still deserves a chance from fans of the survival horror genre for the efforts of differentiation and depth of its created universe. A great debut for Invader Studios.

Daymare: 1998 is a very interesting homage to the 128-bit era survival horror games, even if it struggles a bit technically on PS4. If you understand you’re going to play an indie tribute and not the next AAA horror game, you will have a good time with it.

In the end, Daymare: 1998 is clearly a passion project and it definitely shows (and I absolutely love it for that). Granted, there are some bumps along the way in the gameplay and design departments, and the game itself looks like it is a generation behind current gen. However, if you can live with those things, you have a solid survival horror experience here. Just make sure you’ve played all the classics first!

While it never manages to rise beyond being a fastidious clone of a beloved series, Daymare 1998 is not as terrible as some might have you believe. Sure, it doesn’t have a creative bone in its body, and that is a problem, but it does show that the development team has an understanding of classic video game action/horror, and were they to come back with an original idea and distance themselves from existing, better properties, this developer could end up becoming a solid B-tier players in the space.

Designed as an homage to 90s horror, Daymare: 1998 tries too hard to mimic its inspiration when it should have focused on being its own game.

Daymare 1998 is true to it’s name in all the worst ways. Uninspired, dreadful to play, and not the least bit scary.

What started off as a fan remake of Resident Evil 2 has been transformed into a would-be homage that even in its better moments is a tedious and frustrating slog.

I really liked it, the puzzles are fabulous and it’s very 90s.
I appreciate both an indie title and it has come this far. Fabulous music and thrilling atmospheres

I really appreciated the vintage survival horror atmosphere, the look and feel of the game are pretty neat It gave me chills! Well played, Invader Studios, I think they did an amazing job.

A game really well done, counting the number of people who worked on it! On the PC it makes much better, but also on the PS4 it has its beautiful sight! Congratulations to the team. To be an indie game it is truly a masterpiece.

This game presents a great atmosphere, a good story with an interesting ending, some nice mechanics (like the reloading system), and good survival horror elements. Also, if you take the time to read all the optional text files, it really give you an interesting lore behind everything happening in the game. Yes, the controls can feel clunky sometimes, the fluidity of the game is not always perfect, the boss fights are not amazing, but it really throws you back to the 90s with his gloomy atmosphere and countless references to pop culture. This is a great indie game, and you should take it for what it is, don’t expect the level of polish you can see in RE2 remake or similar titles. Give it a try!

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