You’ve just woken up in a strange house. A corpse lies on the floor nearby. You have no memory of how you got there or what happened. All you know is that you desperately need to get home.
That’s the intriguing premise of Home, a side-scrolling adventure that immerses you in a chilling psychological mystery. The horror doesn’t come from jump scares or realistic gore; in fact, the retro graphics are kind of charming. Rather, there’s a slow-brewing sense of dread as you get closer and closer to the end of this grim riddle.
While exploring creepy locations like an abandoned factory, an eerie forest, and your neighborhood’s lifeless streets, you’ll find clues that raise more questions than they answer. What’s the meaning of this note with women’s names on it—including your wife’s? How did the contents of your wallet end up scattered around town? Why does the weight of this gun feel so familiar in your hand?
To peel back the layers of this disturbing tale, you’ll comb through each environment and double-tap objects to examine them. Found a strange key in the sewer tunnels? Better track down the door it unlocks or you may overlook a crucial piece of the puzzle.
The story is told as your character’s questionable recollection of events—a novel approach that sets up a real brain-bender of a climax. Ultimately, you'll decide what really happened on this dark and stormy night by answering questions that cut to the heart of the story. Are you a victim? A culprit? Maybe both?
Finishing the game takes you to a website full of fascinating fan theories about Home. Chances are, you’ll have one of your own to add.