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Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut Review
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: Andrea Walney and @GeekDadGamer.


Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut is a macabre puzzle game. You control Skullface, a serial killer hellbent on killing every camper in this homage to 80's horror movies. It combines a basic slide the block puzzle with a cute block world but with a dark sense of humour. Imagine Minecraft: the Horror Movie. One for grown-ups.

You can only move your character in straight lines, from wall to wall, but must find the right path to pass (and kill) all the teenagers. You must then continue this path to escape before being caught by the police. Some levels have limited moves, and some contain police that you have to avoid. You can rewind your steps if you end up in an impossible position. You can also buy hints once you have completed levels to gain enough credits. There is also a quick reflexes game that can build up your credits, so you can get the hints and the walkthroughs, so you will not get completely stuck and unable to complete the game.

The levels are displayed as video cassettes, each with a movie title that emphasises its inspiration. The original version, Slayaway Camp: 1980's Horror Puzzle Fun! is available on Android and iOS, Butcher's Cut is a console exclusive.

For horror film puzzle lovers, there are some extremely devious challenges, the murders are very silly rather than scary, and there is a lot of "tomato sauce" sloshing about.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 26/10/2016, updated in 2017

Platforms: PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Brain Game, Fighting and Puzzle

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Blue Wizard Games (@BlueWizardGames)

Players: 1




Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for frequent scenes of strong, bloody violence in an arcade setting. Violence consists of you solving your way around the puzzles to slay the cube-like campers in a variety of fashions. Blood and gore is shown although details are limited by the cubist nature of the characters and scenery.


Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut usually costs £13.49 to £13.99.

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut

PlayStation Store PS4 £13.99
Switch Store Switch £13.49
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. The console version contains the main game and all the downloadable content from the mobile phone version.

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