Survival horror throwback Tormented Souls scares its way onto Xbox Series X and PC on Aug. 27
A modern horror game with retro sensibilities.
What you need to know
- Tormented Souls is launching on Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC on Aug. 27, 2021, for $19.99.
- This survival horror title pays homage to series like Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
- Xbox One and Switch versions are also on the way, but no release date has been confirmed.
Longtime fans of iconic horror franchises like Resident Evil and Silent Hill have another haunting title to keep on their radars. Tormented Souls pays tribute to the incredible horror games that came before it and offers players a way to experience a modern take on this classic formula. Dual Effects and Abstract Digital Works just dropped a new cinematic trailer for Tormented Souls which gives us a better idea of what to expect from the game's story in addition to confirming the Xbox Series X and PC release date of Aug. 27, 2021.
Players take control of Caroline Walker after she awakens to find herself trapped in an abandoned mansion. It's your mission to investigate the disappearances of two twin girls and uncover the mysteries of Winterlake. In classic survival horror fashion, you'll need to scavenge for resources, battle horrifying monsters, and solve elaborate puzzles to escape this nightmare. Much like The Medium, Tormented Souls also features fixed camera angles that help deliver a terrifying sense of nostalgia.
From what we've seen of the game so far, Tormented Souls appears to be dripping with quintessential '90s horror. From the character design to the story, and even the enemy design, it's clear the teams at Dual Effects and Abstract Digital Works want to deliver something special for players like myself who've been playing survival horror games since the original PlayStation era. If you're looking for something to scratch that ghoulish itchy, tasty, be sure to check out our list of the best horror games on Xbox.
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Miles Dompier is a Freelance Video Producer for Windows Central, focusing on video content for Windows Central Gaming. In addition to writing or producing news, reviews, and gaming guides, Miles delivers fun, community-focused videos for the Windows Central Gaming YouTube channel. Miles also hosts Xbox Chaturdays every Saturday, which serves as the Windows Central Gaming weekly podcast.
Oh boy this looks great! Bad voice acting and all! I'll be buying.
Looks pretty bad to me. Is having dated graphics an aesthetic for indies now or it's disguising lack of budget and/or artistic direction? Anyway, maybe fans of PS2/3 games will go crazy about this. Personally I'm not a fan of the genre but I believe that being a game that comes out for "next gen" consoles it should look better. PS5 sure is STARVING for titles.
i don't see the game in my region...it is the 29th of august and its not listed...