Damned: A Randomized Online Horror Game - What is Damned? Damned is a randomized online horror game for up to 5 players (4 survivors and 1 monster). You’ll be able to play as one of four people trapped in different haunted places (hotels, hospitals, etc).
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Mixed (39 reviews) - 61% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (2,753 reviews) - 75% of the 2,753 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 6, 2014

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March 4

Update Version 2.0 RC14 [Small Fixes and Balances]

Update Version 2.0 RC14

Balance

  • Decreased the time to reset traps with Phantom from 260 to 200 seconds.
  • Decreased the number of traps for Fallen transform from 12 to 14 for 9 to 12.

Bugs
  • Fixed some issues with keys and doors mainly on the Black Lake Woods.

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“...in Damned if things are happening then it’s because whomever is in control of the monster is right there in the room...That’s a really smart idea...”
RockPaperShotgun.com

“What sounds really cool...is the stuff you can do while playing the monster.”
Kotaku.com

“...Damned has a unique premise...”
Eurogamer.com

About This Game

Damned: A Randomized Online Horror Game

- What is Damned?

Damned is a randomized online horror game for up to 5 players (4 survivors and 1 monster).
You’ll be able to play as one of four people trapped in different haunted places (hotels, hospitals, etc).
As a survivor your main objective will be finding your way out, as well as helping your friends get out too. You’ll often find yourself on the edge, hearing and seeing ghostly things, trying to find keys and items to help in your escape. And sometimes you’ll find yourself running desperately from a monster, who’s there only to find and kill you and your friends.
You’ll also be able to play as the monster. The game will feature different monsters, each one unique in its gameplay and hunting style.

- What kind of horror game is Damned?

Damned explores the sense of being defenseless against a powerful supernatural force. The survivors can’t directly affect the monster in any way. When it’s there to get you, your only chance is to run and hide.
This perception of being defenseless is very strong, primal and terrifying, it builds up anxiety and makes you really scared, fearing any unexplained noise or movement.
This is how Damned creates horror in a multiplayer game session, and we believe it to be super effective! (tested and approved!)

- Why is Damned a randomized game?

Every stage in Damned is randomized:
  • Almost all the objects in a stage may or may not appear;
  • The item system is fully random too, randomizing which item will appear in the game, and where it'll be;
  • The way to win a match as a survivor is also randomized;
  • Even the stage may trigger random events to scare the survivors inside.

- Why is Damned a competitive and cooperative game?

Because in a full game, with 4 survivors and 1 monster, there’ll be a survivor “team” cooperating to try and escape together, and at the same time they’ll be competing against a monster, trying to flee from him and deny each one of its attempt to hunt and kill a survivor.

- How to play as a survivor?

As a survivor you’ll be cooperating with your friends (up to 4 survivors in a single game session):
You and your friends will be searching the level for keys and items to help in your escape;
Each survivor will have a flashlight that can be turned on and off, helping you see your surroundings, but at the same time letting the monster know where you are;
The survivors will be able to manipulate objects throughout the hotel, like drawers, doors, safes, cabinets, wardrobes;
Challenge yourself to find the exit and get out alive.

- How to play as the monster?

As the monster, your game will be all about competing alone against the survivors team.
The game will feature different monsters, each one unique in its play style. It's up to you to play a few rounds with each monster and decide which one works best for you.
How are you going to hunt and kill the survivors?

- Why is Damned worth buying?

Because it’s fun!
It’s really scary, you’ll find yourself on the edge a lot of times, trying to evade the monster or trying to pay closer attention because you don’t know if the sound you just heard is some random noise or if it is the monster haunting you.
It’s a real horror game, it explores deeply the feeling of being completely defenseless against a powerful force that can finish you easily. Your only choice is to run and hide!
And also because it’s really fun to play as the monster as well. You’ll keep haunting and building up anxiety in people, making them terribly scared of you. We really put you in the skin of a terrifying monster.

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Got any questions and/or suggestions? We want to hear your opinion, please contact us: contact@9heads.com

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz (quad core recommended);
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2000+, nVidia GeForce FX 6 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0+ GHz (quad core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 4850, GeForce GT 645M
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Recent:
Mixed (39 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (2,753 reviews)
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KreamKorn
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Its pretty fun, monsters are well thought out and scary
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OranjeSnowFall
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
worst puzzle game ive ever seen shake my head even worse than outlast and atleast that game had my alphalord tyler stienkamp to bless it, whereas with this game their is no saving grave, dumpster game, id rather do what tyler said and go to walmart and put a puzzle together than play this agian, 2/10
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RalphNator
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
The lighting is terrible! when you turn on your flashlight, you can barely see because its soo god dam buggie. When the monster is having a hard time killing, the game is absolutely boring. they should of put an AI mode where, in my opinion, it would of been more thrilling.
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AliceTheOracle
( 45.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I have never had to login to the attached account, it has never been an issue for me, it never pops up. This game is really fun when you have a full party and I think it is worth getting, but i wouldnt pay 20$ for it
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RPhoenix
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
It's a good game if you have friends to play with. Don't go in straight for the kill, but toy with them for a while. Great with skype calls or just playing in the same room.
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Grinning Fool
( 40.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
When it's working it's great.
When they update with content, it's great.
When you have someone to play with, it's great.

Unfortunately, it rarely works. There's issues with Login and DRM. The content updates are small and occur rarely.

There are clipping problems for a lot of monsters, as in, parts of the map you just can't access, making them safe havens for survivors and leading to people going AFK in these places for whatever reason. Usually the kick from game option hasn't worked for me either to remedy this problem.

The game CAN be fun - and atmospheric, but you need a LOT of patience.
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Senor Esteban
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Badly optimized game that doesnt seem to ever work properly. Terrible customer service.
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SCRUB_L0RD
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Reall Good Game Super Fun.
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DOKTOR IGNITION
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Goddammit, Kyle.
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CitizenZero
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Simply THE best online party game! Grab a bunch of friends (an even split between male and female works best!), some beer and play this game - and then spend the rest of the evening screaming, swearing and laughing. Well worth the price!!
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Terabyte
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
A really fun game, frightening at times.
The only thing holding it back are the bugs and glitches.

Though its hard to join a game at times with the bugs i still recommend it because of the fun i had scaring my friends and getting scared myself.
if you easily get frustrated with bugs and/or glitches then dont buy this.

7/10
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manollette
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
The game requires you to attach your account to your product key, but God help you if you forget that information. Purchased an additional copy for my alternate account and now it's impossible to login to it, and as a result is impossible to play it because I don't remember the account info. Ridiculous DRM for a steam game because the devs can't be bothered to incorporate steam logins directly into the account info.
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SpExXkRi SaInTiNeL
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Product received for free
Good Game
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Arom3s
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
9/10 in my opinion. The gameplay is fun and scary at times. Kind of friend dependent though. Hard to get into games unless you have a pre-made 5. The game can be buggy at times. In all honesty I wouldn't recommend buying it for $20, wait for it to go on sale or find someone willing to part with their key at a cheap price. I paid $7 for the game and wouldn't recommend paying more than $10 for it.
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oo7peede
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
never update
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Last Rhodesian
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
beefy ♥♥♥♥ing game
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Shokatsurai
( 137.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
This game has improved a lot!

Recommend the creator to balance the game more by limiting monsters for each stage, rather than just changing the monster attributes entirely.
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Runny Bum Curry
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
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Vylann
( 339.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
So here's the scoop, don't pay full price for this game because you'll immediately regret it and probably refund it. But if you get it on sale, you're more likely to stick with it. Probably the first 10 hours I put into this game were horrible. It crashed all the time, and when I was in game I didn't know what the heck I was doing. Now after 330+hours of this game, I can say it's one of the most fun games I've played. There are bugs with it and it rarely gets updated which is frustrating but I've met many people through this game, one of them is my best friend now. The maps don't change, the monsters don't change but every game is something different. So if you're looking for a fun horror game, get this when it's on sale. Add me if you want someone to play with.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
9/10 in my opinion. The gameplay is fun and scary at times. Kind of friend dependent though. Hard to get into games unless you have a pre-made 5. The game can be buggy at times. In all honesty I wouldn't recommend buying it for $20, wait for it to go on sale or find someone willing to part with their key at a cheap price. I paid $7 for the game and wouldn't recommend paying more than $10 for it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Simply THE best online party game! Grab a bunch of friends (an even split between male and female works best!), some beer and play this game - and then spend the rest of the evening screaming, swearing and laughing. Well worth the price!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
When it's working it's great.
When they update with content, it's great.
When you have someone to play with, it's great.

Unfortunately, it rarely works. There's issues with Login and DRM. The content updates are small and occur rarely.

There are clipping problems for a lot of monsters, as in, parts of the map you just can't access, making them safe havens for survivors and leading to people going AFK in these places for whatever reason. Usually the kick from game option hasn't worked for me either to remedy this problem.

The game CAN be fun - and atmospheric, but you need a LOT of patience.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
The game requires you to attach your account to your product key, but God help you if you forget that information. Purchased an additional copy for my alternate account and now it's impossible to login to it, and as a result is impossible to play it because I don't remember the account info. Ridiculous DRM for a steam game because the devs can't be bothered to incorporate steam logins directly into the account info.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Mary appears, starts charging one of my group.
He ducks into a room, trying to get away, she follows him in.
Shut door in his face, held it shut until there was no sound.

Would kill random guy again to save my own skin.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
To be straightforward and completely honest, this game feels AND PLAYS like an alpha of an alpha. With aids.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
339.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
So here's the scoop, don't pay full price for this game because you'll immediately regret it and probably refund it. But if you get it on sale, you're more likely to stick with it. Probably the first 10 hours I put into this game were horrible. It crashed all the time, and when I was in game I didn't know what the heck I was doing. Now after 330+hours of this game, I can say it's one of the most fun games I've played. There are bugs with it and it rarely gets updated which is frustrating but I've met many people through this game, one of them is my best friend now. The maps don't change, the monsters don't change but every game is something different. So if you're looking for a fun horror game, get this when it's on sale. Add me if you want someone to play with.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
I payed $20 and I get a game that is filled with bugs and is locked at 10fps.
I hate myself.

Seriously tho, fix this ♥♥♥♥.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
when the game works over all its a great game fun game play lots of jump scares and plenty of panic
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Oh man this is good. It isn't that scary... unless whoever plays the monster really knows what he's doing.

The ambience is on point and on occasion you can make yourself ♥♥♥♥ yourself as the monster when yous pawn right beside people!

All in all, if you got guys that you're going to play it with. Get it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
hate to say it but game's been damn near abandoned. Updates too few and far between
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Intensely boring and riddled with bugs. stay away.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
The fact that they are charging 20$ for this is insane. It's not finished, it crashes constantly.

To actually get a game where at least one out of the five of us doesn't crash trying to load in is like winning the lottery. Don't support lazy developers!

The game is coded in Python 2.7 btw....

System specs
core i7-5930K
128GB DDR4 RAM
Trifire R9 390 GPU's
Windows 7 Ultimate
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
scared the sh@t out of me.....haha very funny game indeed!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
The game is quite fun. However, just as other players have suggested, some of the monsters need to be better balanced. Some monsters are way too OP (Phantom and Lurker especially) while the others (May and Fallen) are very hard to play with. I like the idea behind Fallen especially, but only having 7 seconds to attack a running player at walking speed after spending 5+ minutes trying to get energy is taxing on the fun.

I am also slightly concerned about the price of the game given the amount of content that it has and also how the product itself appears in its current state. There is much potential to this game as it is very unique in that it gives a personal horror experience that is fun with your friends (which you can have up to five of them playing including yourself). However, in its current state, it is not worth $20. I got the game on sale for around $7 and I don't feel I wasted money, however, if I had paid $20 for it, I may have been slightly disappointed. I think $10 would be a fair price for the game in it's current state.

Some suggestions that I have personally is adding some new monsters, like maybe a clown (an omage to Pennywise from IT), warewolf, alien (like alien vs predator)... the more options the better. That goes for the survivors as well. While there may only be 4 survivors total in a given game, giving more characters too choose from would be awesome. There is only one female to choose from in the list of survivors, while there could be an all male team, or an all female team. Giving more options allows players to connect better through the character they choose.

Another critique is that some of the locations are identical. While there are plenty of locations to choose from, the hotels look very similar to each other, and so do the hospitals. It takes away each location's uniqueness. The forest and the diner and warehouse are good locations. But if there are going to be multiple hotels and multiple hospitals it would be wise to consider making them vastly unique from each other.

Overall the game is great, but I would say that the biggest con is that it is overpriced given the amount of conent that it has. When this game is on sale, I recommend getting it, as it is fun to play with friends.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Way spookyer then skellingtons
10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Every ♥♥♥♥ing time the music starts, i ♥♥♥♥ twice a minute
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
VERY SPOOKY RASH B /10

GOTA GO FAST
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Great game if you want to get scared or play with a team full of idiots that sprint when there's a phantom or stare at fallen

50/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
This game ruins friendships
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