Tormented Souls Review (PlayStation 5)

Join our Tormented Souls Review as we investigate the disappearance of twin girls at Winterlake – something terrible happens to Caroline Walker. Waking in the dead of night, naked in a bathtub and hooked up to some decrepit medical equipment, Caroline must fight for her life as she explores the halls of an abandoned Mansion.

Tormented Souls Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 7.13GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Two control layouts.
  • Movement is the analog sticks work as you think whilst the d-pad is tank controls.
  • Horror adventure gameplay.
  • Plays in the third-person perspective.
  • Has Resident Evil vibes.
  • Tutorial tips are found in-game.
  • Interactive prompts when nearby.
  • Magnetophon is your save point, you just need to find blank reels of tape to use it.
  • Tense atmosphere.
  • Uses cheap but effective scare/mind game tactics.
  • Excellent lighting work.
  • The darkness will kill you.
  • Your character will speak her mind.
  • Interact with everything you can pick up.
  • The game is hands-on with you having to select an item to use and then drag it onto where you want to use it, you may have to set the item up before use.
  • At times the game will zoom in on what you’re looking at and you use a cursor to investigate and interact in that area.
  • Full inventory management system.
  • Very puzzle-heavy.
  • Took around 8 or 9 hours to finish.

Tormented Souls Review Cons:

  • Clunky menu system.
  • The game does a bad job of explaining how it all works and what you can and cannot do.
  • The extra layers to using items are just a needless faff.
  • Save points are far apart.
  • Borrows a lot of Resident Evil tropes and tricks.
  • No camera control.
  • The game world feels claustrophobic.

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Tormented Souls:

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Developer: Dual Effect, Abstract Digital

Publisher: PQube

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Tormented Souls is a love letter to the original Resident Evil games, from the static camera angles to the sound effects and gameplay. It does differ itself by having a bigger focus on horror and jump scares in particular. Tormented Souls is puzzle-heavy and does follow the same style of puzzles from Resident Evil but they are more frequent and a little bit more complex. I like how they did the controls as playing with the stick means it’s normal movement but using the d-pad has you using the old-school tank controls. The story is well told although it does get broken up and it can make it hard to follow at times. Tormented Souls is on the short side but it is a blast to play and is a must for Resident Evil fans and fans of the genre, I hope we see more Tormented Souls as I think they have something special here.

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!