Haunt The House: Terrortown – The Brief

Is the Bidet supposed to do that?

We all play a lot of games so often every minute counts. To help you all find more games we will be launching a new range of titchy reviews, the Brisk Breakdowns. In these reviews we will be trying to keep it short and to the point. The first game will will be looking at is the spooky game, Haunt the House: Terrortown, where you do the scaring!

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Playing as a tiny ghost, you must float around a map scaring all those who happen to be present. Thankfully, to speed you along in your noble quest, you can haunt various items around you, getting them to perform various spooky actions. To empty the map all you need to do is scare everyone witless and get them to run away.


Charming graphics leads nicely into the simple gameplay. While it is evident that it was first and foremost made for mobile, it is playable on PC. The sounds suit, but unfortunately become repetitive quite quickly, much like the mechanics themselves. Getting the people to leave is worse than herding cats. They will often run towards what is scaring them rather than away, and they seem to have no memory of previous places that terrified them. The way they randomly move turns this game from being a nice fun way to relax to being an exercise in futility as you hope that luck will guide your petrified patrons from the building.

On sale, this game is well worth an hour of your time, it is not something I will be picking up to play again however.

Julian has been involved in the games industry for more than a couple of years now, from working in retail to developing board games to judging Magic: the Gathering tournaments Australia wide. Now as a writer for OK Games he likes to explore niche titles that try to approach gaming from a different perspective. Now all he needs to do is start finishing all those games in his Steam Library...