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Carrion Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Carrion is a horror game where you play the amorphous alien as well as human protagonists. This reverse-horror scenario puts you in control of an organic tentacled monster to make your way through the facility, stalking and killing humans in your path.

It's an unusual premise, playing the bad guy. And here you do it in the most graphic and blood curdling way. But more than just gratuitous violence, stepping into the alien's shoes cleverly subverts all those Alien films as you start to care about the red bubbling biomass that moves in believable squeamish fashion. Add to this the emotive cinematic music and it's really atmospheric.

As the game progresses, you gain more abilities to get to the deeper parts of each levels and grow in size. As you do you get glimpses of the humans at the base, taking control of them as they investigate the infestation. Eventually, the creature returns to its initial containment area and absorbs the last piece of its stolen genetics, allowing it to totally reconstitute a human form as the scientist it originally infected. The disguised creature then escapes the facility into what is revealed to be a partially quarantined Seattle.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 23/07/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 12 features

Developer: @Kroskiewicz

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Carrion usually costs £16.74 to £17.99.
 

Carrion

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for extreme violence.
In the US, ESRB state: Players traverse side-scrolling environments by using their tentacles to grab and fling objects, including small human figures. Humans are sometimes consumed, often ripped in half while screaming. Large blood-splatter effects and pools of blood are depicted. While controlling humans, players can use various weapons/tools (e.g., military mech, firearms) to shoot and kill other characters; possession of human hosts can cause them to burst into pieces.

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