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Release Date: October 25th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Hide and Shriek

Overview -

'Hide and Shriek' is a PC title from Norwegian studio Funcom, which has also worked on things like 'Age of Conan' and the 'Dreamfall' series.

Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
October 25th, 2016

Video Review


There aren't a lot of levels, models, or other assets on display here, but what it has looks very good. The classrooms are familiar and a little bit spooky, with floating backpacks and other decorations that high school students probably wouldn't be able to come up with sans magic. The traps are more of the jump scare variety, and they mix well with the "you got me" style of competitiveness.

Audio Review


Audio is sparse but purposefully loud and jarring to pull surprised laughs out of tricksters. They are standard Halloween effects like cryptic laughter, creaky doors, and suspicious bells. Music is rare and voice acting is limited to screams.

Final Thoughts

At such a low price and with such a capacity for emergent gameplay it is hard to not recommend 'Hide and Shriek'. The fun is situational, though, and is best played with a friend, with comms, and with only a few matches at a time so as to not dilute its magic. Under these circumstances it's a riot.