Though we haven’t triple checked this, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture might just be the first game to ever take place in Shropshire, England. The game drops players into the Midlands during 1984 and the area looks gorgeous, with large fields, pretty farmhouses, and small creeks. However, the quaint, small town vibe is just on the surface of the eerily unpopulated world you’ll be investigating throughout the game.
Why, of all years, is the game set 1984? The devs like the remoteness of an era before cellphones and the internet, as well as the sense of fear and paranoia that the British developers associate with that timeframe. It’s certainly going to make the world distinct, and the specificity of the mundane setting will no doubt remind some of last year’s similar first-person exploration adventure, Gone Home. Given that game’s critical reception, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is in good company.