Until Dawn (PS4)
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Prior to its release in October 2015, few people really cared about Until Dawn. Telling the tale of a bunch of teenagers who decide to stay in a creepy lodge on the anniversary one of their friends died there sounds incredibly corny. And in reality, Until Dawn is very corny, but it’s not to its detriment. It catches that awful horror movie essence, blends it with QTE and decision-based gameplay, and wraps it all up in an engaging, interesting story.
These decisions actually do mean something, too. You can get a variety of different endings depending on how you play, so there’s ample reason for multiple playthroughs here, too. It’s not perfect – its controls and motion capture leave a lot to be desired – but once you get accustomed to these drawbacks, Until Dawn is a great title. This is one of the best freebies to come to PlayStation Plus in quite some time.
Metacritic Score: 79