Game details

Game:
Splatterhouse
AKA
Genre:
Fighting
Sub Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Release Date (US):
November 23rd, 2010
Release Date (UK):
November 26th, 2010
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
BottleRocket Entertainment
Publisher:
Namco Bandai
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
540 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
366 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360.

About Splatterhouse

Follow Rick and his mysterious Terror Mask as he unmercifully tears, cuts and beats his way through denizens of unearthly creatures in an epic adventure to rescue his girlfriend from the clutches of deranged occult figure Dr. West. Embodying the unfiltered, primal aggression of its namesake, Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics. Featuring an original storyline by critically-acclaimed comic book writer Gordon Rennie (Necronauts, Judge Dredd), Splatterhouse takes Rick beyond the mansion as he scours the ends of the world to rescue his beloved Jennifer.

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PSU Review Score
7.5
Avg. user review score:
7.7

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Summary

Splatterhouse falls short of classic brawler status, but there's still fun to be had out of dishing out handjobs and experimenting with the range of grisly moves on offer.

We like

  • Dishing out handjobs -- and we never thought we'd say that!
  • Getting creative with the varied move-set
  • The compelling boss battles

We dislike

  • The frequency of checkpoints. If you die, you sometimes have to go back a long way
  • Unrefined combat system and unbalanced A.I.
  • The repetitive takedown animations

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

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