Parents' Guide to

The Park

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Fascinating but very disturbing and short horror game.

Game Windows 2015
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This short horror story isn't like most other games, which is a good thing for those looking for something fresh and fascinating. It can be completed in a couple of hours or less, but the story -- as disturbing as it is -- and frightful locations make it a worthy $10 ride. Those who like scary games such as the Five Nights at Freddy's series will especially get something out of this creepy Windows game -- though the game relies less on jump scares and more on psychological horror. The game isn't perfect, mind you. Even if you have a powerful computer, it's full of bugs and choppy frame rates that make the action feel extremely slow. Fortunately, the story atmosphere and simple controls don't ruin the overall experience.

Without giving much away, parts of the story are also questionable, such as Lorraine having no problem riding on a Ferris wheel alone and late at night. The same could be said about notes that mention how someone close to her was mysteriously killed on one. And isn't she supposed to be looking for her son? Maybe if Lorraine said something like "maybe I'll be able to see him if I'm high up" or something to that effect. If you can forgive the game's brevity and few shortcomings in the technical and story department, mature gamers who love psychological horror will no doubt find The Park a disturbing, intriguing, and memorable adventure.

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