Remothered: Tormented Fathers

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David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Disturbingly scary yet repetitive game of cat and mouse.

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Positive Messages

Rosemary's mission is a personal quest both for answers and possible redemption or revenge for events from her past that are revealed over time.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The game is filled with selfish, cruel, and evil people with murderous intent. Even Rosemary is hiding a secret that fuels her true motivation for seeking out the Felton family.

Ease of Play

Movement can feel a bit awkward at times, especially when fighting with the game's camera. You'll spend most of your time trying to avoid running by sneaking around and hiding when you can, as opposed to direct confrontation.


The game includes scenes of intense violence and gore, including rotting and bug-infested corpses, slashing and stabbing attacks complete with splashes of blood, getting impaled by a sickle, and other disturbing imagery.


There are scenes of partial nudity, including players getting chased through the house by an elderly man wearing nothing but a butcher-style apron.


Dialogue in the game contains a lot of profanity, including "bitch," "whore," and more colorful language.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Rosemary is shown smoking cigarettes, bottles of wine and other alcohol are used for distraction, and one of the key plot elements involves experimental drug use.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Remothered: Tormented Fathers is a survival horror game available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows-based PCs. Players search through a house to uncover the mystery behind a missing child while hiding from and evading the homicidal "stalkers" within. The game features a lot of disturbing imagery and violence, with detailed scenes of death and dismemberment. One of the primary antagonists is a seemingly elderly man that hunts the player wearing nothing but a butcher's apron and rain boots. The game's makes occasional use of profanity throughout the dialogue and the notes/clues found scattered around the house. Characters are shown smoking in the game and a key element of the plot involves the use of experimental drugs.

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What's it about?

REMOTHERED: TORMENTED FATHERS is the opening chapter of a horror mystery of disturbing secrets and grand conspiracy. It's 1973 and Rosemary Reed is a woman in search of a missing young girl and the truth behind her disappearance. This search leads her to the home of Richard Felton, the girl's adoptive father. He's a man living in isolation and suffering from a strange, unexplainable disease. As Rosemary makes her way through the vast Felton manor, she quickly discovers disturbing and deadly secrets trapped within these walls, secrets that some would kill to keep hidden. It's up to you to guide Rosemary through the halls to uncover the events that led to Celeste Felton's disappearance and how it may link to Rosemary's own dark past.

Is it any good?

This survival horror game packs lots of scares and thrills over the course of the plot, but its repetitive action can water down some of the creepiness. Remothered: Tormented Fathers highlights an obvious fact: there's nothing in the horror genre quite as terrifying as a chase scene. It's not just the visage of some twisted thing gaining ground on its prey, but it's the sense of dread that comes with knowing what's going to happen when you get caught. Remothered makes this its central focus in an extra disturbing way. Being chased by some hulking brute or grotesque creature is one thing, but hiding in a closet from a withering old man in nothing more than rain boots and an apron is a whole different level of creepy. Things get even more unsettling as more of the story unfolds, as the game become a horror on both a visceral and a psychological level.

While Remothered: Tormented Fathers might have nailed down some of the elements of a great survival horror, it's got a few issues that dilute the overall effect. For starters, the game gets extremely repetitive fairly quickly. You're trapped in a confined space with only so many places to run and hide, so you can't help but constantly double back when being chased. Eventually, running and hiding feels like less of a life-threatening ordeal and more a case of simple inconvenience between searching for clues to advance the plot. Thankfully, the story is one that's filled with enough twists and turns to hold your interest, while maintaining a level of foreboding atmosphere that'll make you want to play it with the lights on.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in entertainment. Is the impact of the violence in Remothered: Tormented Fathers affected by the graphic scenes of violence? What sort of impact can these scenes have on younger kids? What are some ways for parents to help kids deal with graphic portrayals of violence in movies, television or games?

  • Why is it fun to be scared sometimes, such as watching a scary movie or playing a horror game?

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