25th anniversary look back at Phantasmagoria

Classic Games

Video games have become a classic pastime, but there are some genres that seem to stand out more than the rest. When thinking back to classic video game experiences, point-and-click games are probably high up on many people’s lists.

From early in the personal computer’s lifetime, these types of games have found a home in them. The genre has evolved since then, with point-and-click adventures getting improved graphics, storylines, and more. One great example of a game that was a huge step forward for the genre is Phantasmagoria. Released in 1995, it combines a 3D environment, full-motion video (FMV), and horror themes that cemented the title as a classic in PC gaming.

Now, as the title celebrates its 25th anniversary, we thought it would be a great time to look back at the game, its riveting story and horror aspects, and more.

The story of Phantasmagoria

You play as mystery novelist Adrienne Delaney. You and your husband have just purchased a house in Maine. Well, it’s more of a mansion, really. A creepy mansion. Because of course, it is.

The previous owner had a mysterious past and five ex-wives who all died, but have you seen the housing market? When you find a deal you jump on it!

It doesn’t take long for things to take a turn towards the weird. As soon as you and your husband move in you start having terrible nightmares. One thing leads to another and you soon are dealing with a demon and learn the truth about the previous owner, Zoltan “Carno” Carnovasch; as well as the actual truth around his previous wives’ mysterious deaths.

The story is gruesome and definitely one for adults, but it’s more than just a surface level “scary” game. There is an engrossing story, memorable characters, and enough twists and reveals to satisfy even …read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games


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