Free survival horror game
Sinister Within: Decay is a free horror survival game for Windows created by QuocMT. You’ll step into the shoes of police officer Matei Enache as he tries to solve the murder of his entire family. Help the grief-stricken officer investigate a seemingly abandoned property as psychological horror starts to unfold.
Like many indie projects, Sinister Within: Decay can stand up to the competition with its clever use of visuals and audio. Even though the game is quite short, it holds its own against titles like Partum Artifex, while being a brilliant alternative to other indie games like Cleaning Redville.
Even though Sinister Within: Decay is an interactive teaser for a full game, it’s rather resource-intensive. In order to run the game without interruption, you’ll need at least an NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 or better in terms of a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).
If your system meets the rather intense requirements, you’ll enjoy an incredibly detailed, thrilling visual experience, topped with atmospheric lighting and realistically rendered environments. This game also has a jaw-dropping storyline.
The game’s ‘teaser’ nature is no more evident than in its playthrough. Even though Sinister Within: Decay is incredibly impactful with its environments, the game is underwhelming, as it ends rather abruptly.
You’ll be immediately pulled into the gripping story of the struggling police officer as he tries to solve his family’s murder. Soon, however, the game takes a turn toward a darker, more survival-based experience as the officer ends up having to fight for his own life.
Just as you fall unequivocally into the deep end of the storyline, the game cuts off. While most teasers for future or premium titles give a complete chapter or a defined time frame, Sinister Within: Decay cuts off quite unexpectedly, without any kind of conclusion or set up for a brief intermission or break in the action.
Whets the appetite
Sinister Within: Decay definitely aces the purpose of whetting your appetite for the full game and thrusts you head-first into the incredible story that partially unfolds. However, as good as the graphics and limited gameplay are, the game feels completely unfinished. It doesn’t feel like a trial version or teaser to a finished game; it just feels incomplete.