February 15, 2015

Psycho Killer

Delta 4 Interactive, 1993

Psycho Killer is an obscure and hard to find horror adventure game created utilizing the multimedia and digitized video technology of the time. The game is set in modern day London, where one misty day while driving on a country side road you come to a sudden stop due to a car parked sideways in the middle of the road. On investigating the surrounding forest and the adjacent field you come to know that you have been tricked and trapped in this wilderness by a psycho killer waiting for you in his hideout to kill you. Your main objective in this game is to interact with the onscreen actions as and when they are prompted and try to kill the psycho killer before he kills you.

Graphically, the game is not a classical piece of art and only exhibits EGA colors at its best with monotonous video digitized scenes. Ambient and atmospheric music and sound effects are very nice. While the interface is point and click, the game controls are very clumsy and there is no option to save the game, which forces the player to start the game all over again when he gets killed. Overall, this is one of the worst game I have ever played and would never wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone.