In Sanitarium you play an amnesiac thrust into a morbid, really creepy universe. After a car accident you wake up to find that instead of lying in a hospital, you’re in an asylum with your head wrapped in bandages. Who the hell am I? What am I doing here? How do I escape? There endless questions eating away at you, and so too are the many puzzles you’ll need to resolve throughout this immersive, captivating adventure.
Featuring a rich, complex plot set in an intense world where a very thin line separates reason from madness, Sanitarium is a masterwork suitable for point-and-click beginners, experts and everyone who enjoys captivating storylines and horror games.
This version has not only been authentically recreated for mobile, but also enhanced with brand-new features:
• Choose between touch mode and pad mode
• A new easy-to-use interface specially adapted for touch devices
• Automatic save system
• Dynamic ON/OFF hint system
• New inventory system
• 20 Achievements to unlock
• Choose between full screen mode & original mode
• 3 languages available: English, French, German (voices and text)
Originally released in 1998 for PC and Adventure Game of the Year Winner, this timeless point-and-click horror game is a must-have for adventure game fans. Discover or rediscover one of the scariest games of all time with this mobile version you can play anywhere!
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Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic game, iffy controls
I've had the pc version of the game for some time now but I've never been able to properly play it because it would invariably crash once I finished chapter 2 (although I did manage to get to chapter 3 once) but now I'll hopefully have the chance to play the game in its entirety thanks to dotemu.
Unfortunately a problem that both the original and the port have is that the controls aren't nearly as good as they could be. In the original you would guid max along with your cursor rather than clicking a location and having him walk there. That coupled with his slow walking speed made things very tedious. This port has the same issues PLUS some wonky touch controls. The game is very slow paced so it won't effect your ability to play it but it will occasionally be a bother
A David Lynch inspired video game gem....
Ok, so maybe not directly. But if you enjoyed Lost Highway and Twin Peaks and kept watching despite not always knowing what was going on you’ll love Sanitarium. Actually, that could even be said of Lost as well. Anyway,that kind of sets up the premise that you won’t always understand if it’s reality or a dream world but that makes it pretty fun to play as well. And like the other reviewer said it’s a pretty intense mind-bender. Not gory at all but some great psychological chapters that will keep you interested even as you make some loose connections with what a certain chapter entails. It’s nice to see a classic suspenseful point and click such as this one. Now if they can just port Phantasmagoria so I don’t have to find all my disks to play it again. :)
Loved it but...
... I love adventure POC games but don't have a PC. This game really fun, great story, I absolutely love games with different themes for different levels and how the story tied together. Voice acting was very good. However I was playing on a small iPhone 5s and the 'trigger points' for so many things just got lost in the densely detailed environment. Also, yes please give a basic item tutorial, and consider have a 'description' for each item when clicked on, or maybe update the item menu. And the reaction time between clicking on areas and then getting recognized was really aggravating I almost deleted game.
Thanks for a good game I think for small screens this is not a good choice though.
- 926.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Sanitarium™ is developed by DreamForge® Intertainment, Inc. ©XS Games Limited. Adapted on mobile by DotEmu SAS. All rights reserved
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