The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Review (Steam)

For our The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Review, where we take on the role of one of the notorious Slaughter family, or their victims, in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a third-person asymmetrical horror experience based on the groundbreaking and iconic 1974 horror film. Experience the mad and macabre for yourself in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Review

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 25.61GB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • Graphics settings – resolution, fullscreen, upscaling, image quality, brightness calibration, graphics preset, anti-aliasing, effects, foliage, post-processing, shadows, textures, view distance, and v-sync.
  • Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, two presets for each control layout (victims/family/leather face).
  • Keyboard settings – mouse sensitivity, and two presets for each control layout as above.
  • Opening rolling intro credits like in the film.
  • Official game of the films.
  • Crossplay can be turned on and off.
  • Anonymize player names.
  • Party options – join or create. Use an invite or use the join code system.
  • The tutorial menu houses a video series for each action and is split into family and victims.
  • A full 3D world with full 360-degree camera control.
  • As a victim, you need to stealth around as you can make noise from running, slamming doors or hitting things like bells, etc.
  • The environment allows so much variety for escaping and/or hiding.
  • Many ways to escape the house with some needing particular parts or tools to operate.
  • Every character has unique abilities.
  • Victims start the game injured and over time they will bleed more or move slower.
  • Medkits can stave off injury.
  • The family’s job is to stop all victims at any cost.
  • Gain blood from attacking victims or bleeding out animals and feed it to Grandpa.
  • Grandpa will be able to hear things more accurately and feeding him will improve that further but also give family members new abilities.
  • Family members can disable important elements like escape routes.
  • Noise alerts go off when triggered or are seen by family members when triggered.
  • Dripping in atmosphere.
  • An amazing yet creepy as hell soundtrack.
  • Full stats screen.
  • 167 unlockable to be earned.
  • Player progress shows for each individual character.
  • Ten characters to play as – Leatherface, cook, hitchhiker, Johnny, Sissy, Connie, Leland, Ana, Sonny, and Julie.
  • Overall player rank where earning exp builds your rank.
  • Every victim character has their own set of stats covering toughness, endurance, strength, proficiency, and Stealth. As well as their own rank earned from exp.
  • Family members have unique stats for savagery, blood harvesting, and endurance.
  • You can edit the load-out, cosmetic look, and skill tree for each character.
  • Three public ways to play – family, victims, or quick match.
  • Two ways to play privately – create a lobby or join a lobby.
  • The tutorial video will be played upon loading a match. Can be skipped.
  • The game is about four victims escaping three family members.
  • Picking a character is first come first serve.
  • Upon death, you can spectate the other players.
  • The atmosphere in a game is insane, you feel like you are in it from the way the audio works to hearing creaking floorboards, and dust falling through the floor to the wind, it’s just really well done.
  • As you explore you can interact with doors, boxes, and so much more.
  • A noise meter pops up as you do anything Interactive.
  • Icons show if a player is on pc or console.
  • I love you don’t have an overall map so you are always feeling lost or confused.
  • Highlights the power of teamwork but also solo stealth.
  • It’s a nerve-shredding yet satisfying experience.
  • You get pop-ups saying how long you have lasted as a victim.
  • On-screen indicators such as yellow edging and text help you escape or know your surroundings.
  • Cool but grim death animations.
  • Once Grandpa is fully fed your position is shown all the time.
  • Unlock ables include concept art and stills from the films.
  • You can request to swap characters with someone on the lobby screen.
  • Fast matchmaking times.
  • You get an intro every game explaining your goals.
  • It’s a very addictive game regardless if you like the film or not.
  • Victims can only ever hold two items.
  • Watching people play the game is just as entertaining.
  • Victims will communicate with each other.
  • Attribute points allow you to edit and increase your stats.
  • Earned points for the skill tree are central so any character can spend them.
  • The skill tree is so vast that you can really create your own build.
  • As you buy skills it locks out others meaning difficult choices.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Review

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • No benchmark test.
  • The tutorials are just videos.
  • Doesn’t offer a lot of accessibility options like Colourblind support.
  • It takes a long time to get used to it all as you cannot practice things as simple as interacting with the world or how it all works or even what your character abilities are.
  • Few janky animations here and there.
  • Not enough team interaction stuff like helping each other.
  • You have to give the join code to players on other versions as friends lists are only for the platform you are on.
  • Being able to practice even just the elements would have been good.
  • A very dark hard-to-see game.
  • Had a few games where a player drops out in the lobby and it reset the timer and it dropped a player every minute or so.
  • Outside of leather face it can be hard to know if you see a killer in the distance or not.
  • Map knowledge is a real advantage and not knowing it is a huge disadvantage.
  • Had matches go on too long for comfort.

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Review

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre:

Official website.

Developer: Sumo Digital

Publisher: Gun Interactive

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The game is an official adaptation of the films, featuring cross-play and full controller support. The graphics settings are highly customizable, and the game has a full 3D world with 360-degree camera control. The gameplay involves victims trying to escape from family members, with both sides having unique abilities and stats. The game features a tutorial video series, and the atmosphere is dripping with tension. There are many unlockables to be earned, and the game is very addictive.

In my opinion, the game has a lot of depth and replayability, with many options for customization and a variety of characters to play. The detailed graphics and immersive atmosphere add to the experience. The emphasis on teamwork and stealth makes for a nerve-wracking yet satisfying experience. Overall, it is a well-made and engaging game for those who enjoy horror and survival games and you in no way need to be a fan of the films or have even watched them. Also worth noting is that this is not a reskinned Dead By Daylight and instead is a more fleshed-out and immersive experience than say Friday The 13th, A fantastic multiplayer experience.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!