Amnesia games are notoriously terrifying, pitting the player against strange creatures and bizarre mysteries with only a flashlight and their minds. The third game in the series premiered on Thursday, and it shakes up the formula to chilling effect. It’s the first game in the series to give the protagonist a gun, though it doesn’t seem like it’s too useful in the grand scheme of things.
the bunker is set during World War I, with a weary French soldier waking up in the blood-splattered bunker in question. Like previous entries, the game tasks the player with dealing with stress as they navigate this terrifying new environment with a loud dynamo flashlight in hand.
Unlike previous games, the gameplay is much more sandbox, with the player controlling to set their own priorities instead of following a more scripted narrative. Perhaps the biggest reveal of the trailer was the fact that this time around the player character will be given a gun – although considering it’s a revolver with limited ammo, that doesn’t. probably won’t be too useful against the new threats lurking in the bunker.
Frictional Games is the originator of Amnesia games and SOMAwhich is a promising pedigree. Amnesia: the bunker is being developed for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, and while we don’t have a release date yet, it looks like a fascinating twist on a beloved horror series.