"In some instances, a choice merely perturbs a companion, while in others, it determines whether they live or die." - TIME

Buried is a playable, interactive story told through stunning photos, a haunting soundscape, and gripping text. You play the role of Roger Hastings, a logger working the forests with his crew. When he awakens to find his friends missing and no memory of what's happened, he begins searching, uncovering something that should have stayed hidden...

Make choices that affect the plot: how to approach danger, who to trust, and who lives or dies.

No waiting or pauses - play straight through or at your own pace through 5 intense chapters.

What's beneath the surface? Where is your crew? And what will your decisions reveal about you?

More Praise for Buried:
"Buried is in a way a piece of interactive fiction that introduces more extreme branching choices than most other interactive fiction games." - Touch Arcade

What’s New

Version 1.1

Story updates and fixed typos

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Cooper Welch ,

Immersive and Engaging

As videogame graphics continue to advance, I’m always amazed at how compelling text can be as an interactive storytelling medium. Buried is a refreshing and engaging interactive narrative experience that is extremely well-crafted - a reminder that simple text-based adventures can be just as powerful as other more graphically-intensive games. I was easily pulled into the world of Buried and found myself eager to keep reading and uncover the truths behind Buried’s mysteries. The plot and dialog are interesting and well-written, and the background images compliment the story nicely. The game’s interface is very well-done…blocks of text fade in and automatically scroll at a good pace to keep things moving along (you can also manually scroll if you feel like it), and the text itself is easy to read. I was also really impressed with the audio design - the game has some great ambient sound tracks that heighten the mood and make the experience even more immersive. If you’re a fan of narratives or interactive fiction, I highly recommend Buried!

Shadowmaker108 ,

One of the few games I call great

Look there are people who think they have played a good game. They all lie, there is almost no other game that has made me feel like this. It makes you regret, sad, scared, happy, entertained, and plain up joyous. This game is so worth the 3 dollars. It took me 3 hours to finish one story line. Truthfully I just had one problem with my ending. They could have had such a stronger ending for some. They could at least added a love interest into a fraction of the endings but go buy it and play it. Imagine the scenes yourself and you will feel scared and anxious by the end but that's why it's a great game. It makes you feel things that aren't just frustration and entertainment. But it play it cry over it, This is a game worth everything it is for. Please buy this game.

CaliPrepper ,

Well-written engagement on iOS

I'm a mobile architect (incl. games) myself, and am quite critical of games for under- (and sometimes over-)utilizing various UI elements. This is seriously the most stripped-down "game" I've come across (outside of some projects from students). It, however, is exactly what this app needs to emphasis the writing and minimal aesthetics of choice.

This story was quite enjoyable. If I had to describe the genre, I think it would help to imagine the horror of Silent Hill mixed with the absolute paranoia of the unknown from H.P. Lovecraft. I don't give that vet lightly; Lovecraft is my favorite author.

Definitely recommended to those new and seasoned to Choose Your Own Adventure titles.


bromoco LLC
87.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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