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Gray Dawn Review.

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Gray Dawn is a first person horror game that places you into the terrifying adventure of a priest on a quest to prove his innocence. The game keeps you on the edge of your seat from the get go…What’s going on why do I hear Christmas music ohh ok it’s Christmas Eve, 1920 and why is there so much blood.

You start the game playing as Father Abraham, a priest trying to find the missing altar boy and to understand what has transpired.

Gray Dawn is a thriller infused with lots of religious elements seen through beautiful and terrifying worlds, your goal is to find the missing kid and to prove your innocence, are you guilty or not you’ll have to find the answers however while you do you’ll find yourself trapped in mind blowing events involving demonic possession and apparitions and a shed load of blood.

If I’m honest I really didn’t understand the plot of Gray Dawn, its completely nuts I’ll just find myself playing the game without and real understanding what my objectives was or what I was supposed too be doing, a lot of the time I was trying to figure out was I in reality or not, and with no real idea what I had to do next its a mission itself trying to keep with the program.

The game play is madness and bonkers, some of the puzzles and little parts where you have to figure out what to do next is some next level stuff and has you challenging your sanity at times. In some weird and wonderful way has you wanting more as it has you in some crazy holding wanting you to play a little bit more and more guessing what will come next and what have I just experienced.

The game is well balanced and one of the puzzles has you in a room with a boy on a bed going crazy like out of the exorcist twitching about on a bed and a furnace with horns which has to be opened to get the burning crucifix by turning the dials to read 666 its complete chaos, but I like it !

Through the game you’ll hear deep bone chilling voices which reprocent demons and abominations which 100% made my hair stand on end, I’m not a lover of scary games or films or anything horror related but if I’m honest this game was more fun that scary, and some parts of the game is just bat shit crazy once you’ve played a few hours you will understand what I mean.

One part of the game I really did like was the sound effects as you walk through the snow it really sounds like freshly walked on, you know that sounds like a crisp crunchy one.

Without giving the game away you’ll have to make some decisions as there is multiple endings one is Giant demon rabbit that you have to kill with a gold diamond encrusted bear trap, there is so much to do and to be fair you’ll have to play it to understand how bananas this game actually is.

To be fair I did have a good few hours playing this game and could have put a lot more time into it so there is the potential of getting more money out of this title and for as little as £14.99 I could think of worse ways you could spend your money on.

You can find Gray Dawn on the Microsoft store and I would recommend playing it even if you don’t like horror games.

Gray Dawn Review.

Colin Cashin



You will be entangled in a terrifying adventure of a priest on a quest to prove his innocence. Guilty or not, you find yourself trapped in the middle of strange events involving a demonic possession and divine apparitions. Each time you remember the boy or hear about being accused of murder, you go into a trance fueled by fear. These moments of madness depict gore, repulsion towards God, and sometimes even the voice of the devil himself trying to convince you of things that may or may not be lies… Gray Dawn takes place around the year 1920, in a remote village in England. Throughout the game, you will often be transported to the beautiful world of Romania, which is inspired by the mysticism of Eastern Europe.


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