Tales of Terror: Art of Horror Collector's Edition
March 31, 2017
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Morphing Objects
Achievements & Collectibles
Your brother was kidnapped by a monster right in front of your own eyes 20 years ago. There were no clues as to his whereabouts until you received a letter claiming that there is new information regarding your missing brother. Travel to the Artem Estate and find out the details about your brother, or will you be the estate’s next victim yourself?
Tales of Terror: Art of Horror hits all the right marks with the storyline. Although it is not amazingly unique, it is fresh enough to keep us on our toes all the way through. The psychological thriller vibe is strong in this one and while there is not much gore or blood, the moody environment and the creepy characters are enough to send chills down our spines.
The game also impresses with its visuals and audio. Tales of Terror: Art of Horror features sharp graphics and Grade-A animations that work together to create a perfectly eerie atmosphere. Furthermore, the background soundtrack does an unbelievable job in building the suspense and keeping us on edge.
Having said all these positive comments, we honestly think that Tales of Terror: Art of Horror still have room for improvements. First of all, the gameplay is as straightforward as can be. HOPA veterans will have no trouble navigating their way through the game without relying on the strategy guide or the hint button. Also, the puzzles could have been much more complex and innovative. Nonetheless, the interactive hidden object scenes are very fascinating and offset some of the flaws mentioned.
As usual, the Collector’s Edition comes with a bonus chapter, which adds about an hour to the 4-hour length of the game. Other bonus items include wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, a strategy guide, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects.