Released (on Steam): 15 Feb, 2016
Genres: Action, Adventure, Free to Play, Indie
Developer: Guru Games
Publisher: Guru Games
Steam Price: Free
Medusa’s Labyrinth is a very short mythological first-person horror game set in ancient Greece. It takes myths and legends that have stayed with us for over 2000 years and mix them together in a game that blends horror with stealth.
The player will have to carefully pick their path through the abandoned hallways on Temple Island, through winding catacombs and dark corners to solve the mysteries that lurk within the labyrinth.
The game in it's current state was originally planned to be a part of a much larger game, but we decided to launch this version as a short free adventure, so anyone with a Steam account can play it without paying a dime. We really hope you will enjoy the experience, as we made it public for just that reason: For you people to get a glimpse of what Medusa could have become with a longer production time and additional funding. Right now we are working on something similar, a spiritual sequel to Medusa and we hope to show/tell you more about it soon!
Completion: One playthrough
Playtime at Review: 0.7 hours
Total Playtime: 0.7 hours
My rating: 6.0/10
The lighting, sounds, and music help create incredible atmospherics.
I was on edge the entire time.
This is a short snippet of what was inteded to be a larger project. Judging from Steam discussions, this larger project may no longer be in development.
I was on edge the entire time.
Medusa's Labyrinth is a free-to-play horror game, although their is a paid option with the Collector's Edition if you want to support the developers and get the art book. There's also a VR version for a small price, although judging from the reviews, the VR version isn't particularly good. This review is for the regular free-to-play version.
First of all, I'm not a big horror game fan. I've not played many horror games, and I'm a bit of a wuss when it comes to them too. Give me a horror film and I'm fine, not scary at all, but when I'm in the horror with a game, it's a whole different story! One of the pleasant aspects of this game is that it's not like the few horrors I've already played. Previous experiences were generally focussed on jump-scares, but no this game.
The lighting, combined with the various sound effects and music were quite honestly amazing! They played a crucial role in why this game was so effective and impressive! I was always on edge throughout the whole game. The suspense was insane! Every corner turned, I was anticipating the worst. Every new sound, I was expecting something to jump out and attack me. Thankfully the game is only short, so I managed to finish it without my heart giving out!
The gameplay is nothing special, and pretty basic. It's mainly walking, running, crouching, and hiding, or some variation of that. Although it seemed I could run at the same speed as the monsters, maybe even faster, so there wasn't much need to hide or sneak around. Charging through, hoping you take the right turn generally worked, although even that was terrifying! Thankfully death doesn't set you back too much, generally a short distance from where you died, but items used prior to death aren't replenished on respawn, as far as I saw. It's a very dark game, so keeping your torch alight was a pretty big deal too, along with lighting unlit rooms.
Unfortunately, the game is very short, which is great for my heart, but it didn't really have an end as such. I mean, it ended, and the credits cameup, but then I was in the next area, which I can only imagine was planned for the larger project that this was supposed to be a part of. Unfortunately, I don't think this larger project is in development any more, judging from the developer comments on Steam. It's a shame, because the experience I had was a great one, and a larger game of the same type would be awesome.
I definitely recommend giving this game a play, especially if you enjoy horror based games. It's free, and very short, so it's not like there's much to lose from giving it a shot.
Posted on 21-05-2020