Once you’ve played this, it’s kind of hard to take the people who drone on about the Walking Dead games seriously. Yes, those games are great, and yes they’re upsetting, but once you’ve played point-and-click adventure I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, The Walking Dead might as well be Kirby's Epic Yarn. Simply, this game is horrifying. Based on Harlan Ellison’s short story of the same name, it’s the tale of a supercomputer called Am that’s destroyed mankind, except for 5 people that it’s kept alive to torture for eternity. Am sets each character a task to prove they can redeem themselves, which is where the game part comes in. Although the word ‘game’ denotes fun, and ‘I Have No Mouth…’ isn’t really fun in the slightest.
The game just has such a nasty, malevolent atmosphere. Each level is based on its particular character’s fears and weaknesses, and everything in the level messes with you, so even when not much is happening, it’s a stressful, claustrophobic experience. It’s less than £3/$3, and so a much cheaper, more effective way of feeling any joy and happiness being sapped out of you than the grim brutality of Killzone: Shadow Fall.
Get it here for £2.39/$2.99.