Eleusis is a 3d first-person adventure game for Windows developed by Nocturnal Works using the technology of the unreal engine. It takes place in a seemingly abandoned village in Greece where the player character, while trying to seek refuge, finds himself in the center of a whirlwind of mysterious events.
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Veröffentlichung: 16. Okt. 2013

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Eleusis is a 3d first-person adventure game for Windows developed by Nocturnal Works using the technology of the unreal engine. It takes place in a seemingly abandoned village in Greece where the player character, while trying to seek refuge, finds himself in the center of a whirlwind of mysterious events.As the plot unfolds he finds clues that indicate that the village is a nest of a cult which plans to revive a dark force through an ancient ritual and harness its power. The player character faces the challenge of unlocking the forgotten knowledge of the ancient mysteries in order to stop the cult from accomplishing their goal.

It is a story-driven game with emphasis on exploration, information gathering and also includes horror-survival elements. The player is called to solve inventory item based puzzles in order to proceed to unlock new areas and solve the mystery. The game’s puzzles are made to challenge the player and are based on actual history, mythology and technology of ancient Greece. The player also needs to be cautious and use stealth tactics and agility to survive the threats looming the area.

Key Features:

  • High detailed realistic graphics.
  • Explore open environment with realistic physics in the Greek countryside.
  • Use stealth tactics and agility to survive.
  • Use physics-based objects to defend yourself.
  • Challenging item–based Puzzles with simple interface.
  • Dark atmosphere with eerie sounds.
  • Original storyline


    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Prozessor: Intel Core2 Duo, AMD Athlon64 x2, or better
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: NVidiaGeforce 9600GT, ATI Radeon 4670HD or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Speicherplatz: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Soundkarte: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Prozessor: Intel Core i5/i7, AMD equivalent or better
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, ATI Radeon 4870 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Speicherplatz: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Soundkarte: DirectX compatible sound card
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1 von 1 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Februar
Das Spiel nach Maßstäben von großen AAA-Titeln zu beurteilen wäre unfair. Glaubt man den Credits, dann ist Eleusis ein Drei-Mann Projekt. Und das ist ordentlich gelungen. Es ist nicht gruselig, aber atmosphärisch. NPC-Bedrohungen durch einen Typen, der mit einer ♥♥♥♥el hinter einem her läuft, oder einem Wolf setzen den Spieler etwas unter Druck, lassen sich aber auch bei Spielstart deaktivieren.
Was ein wenig nervt sind die langen Laufwege, besonders dann, wenn man an einem Schauplatz einen Gegenstand übersehen hat und dann weite Strecken zurücklatschen muss.
Ein wenig mehr Story, überraschende Wendungen oder mehr Dialoge hätten dem Spiel gut getan.
Dennoch ordentlich gemacht, sofern man Adventures mag.
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20 von 23 Personen (87 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. April
An abandoned village in Greece where mysterious events happen. Lets stay there for a night, shall we?
Hint: At the end of this review you will find a TL;DR and a video section.


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Eleusis was developed and published by Nocturnal Works in October 2013. It is a puzzle based 3D adventure indie game for Windows and runs on the Unreal Engine.

The story twirls around a nameless protagonist who got a letter from his mother, living in a village called "Eleusis" -the eponym for the game- in Greece. She wishes to speak to him in person to talk about his father and so the character sets out for visiting his mother by car. On the long way at the road a huge stone rolls down the scarp, crashing into the vehicle and then... nothing but darkness. After a while the character comes back to his senses and has unfortunately to realise that his car is demolished and that he has to continue his way afoot. Arriving at his destination through a near shortcut, the protagonist seems to be all by himself, not a single living soul to be seen, not even his mother. But things never turn out the way somebody would expect and so the character finds himself in the middle of a long forgotten cult, which wants to summon something more sinister than earth could imagine.
This village exists also in reallife near Athen, now called Elefsina and is known for the Mysteries of Eleusis, one of the many cults in the greek religion. Eleusis makes use of this fact and also implements parts of the actual mythology in its story.

The gameplay mechanics are similar to games like Amnesia or Penumbra. The player has to discover everything in order to find more clues about what could have happen in the village. While doing so, there are also puzzles to solve. Either through finding keys or combining items. This is not possible in the inventory itself unfortunately, but if the player equips for example a shovel, he can use it on piles of dirt around the map. This works with every other item in the inventory. A lantern and flashlight will light the way in the darkness, but only the flashlight needs resources in form of batteries.
Threats such as wolfes and priests, are lurking around the corner, ready to kill the protagonist. Stones and other objects are most of the time physic-based and can be thrown at the creatures to keep them at distance, while finding a place to hide. Stealth tactics are mentioned but not particularly needed. Running away and hiding in one of the houses is mostly the solution to the problem behind the back, especially when wolfes chase the player. Mentionable is the option to turn off enemies in the options, which simplifies the games but bores it likewise, So it is recommended to keep it on for the own enjoyment and to experience the full atmosphere of Eleusis.
To keep track of what the player is doing, Eleusis offers a journal and later on a map. Mostly everything found on the journey will be written down in the book, including important things which can be read in other books and letters. However, sometimes it is not clear what could be the possible next step and is the reason for most of the negative reviews. It is absolutely necessary to be focused all the time and also to keep an eye and ear open for more hints. Yet, Eleusis promotes itself as a challenge and at some point it will be proved right. The idea to emphasis the player on exploration and information gathering is not new and always welcome in games of this genre, but letting the player stumble in the dark for too long without any hints can destroy the fun and take away the patience to search any further for unknown information and ways.

Graphicwise Eleusis cuts out a fine figure and starts out to be very atmospheric. Everything on the map is very detailed and pleasant to look at, as expected from the Unreal Engine. Ambient lighting from both, flashlight and lantern, contribute their own feature to the atmosphere. The flashlight has a smaller area it can illuminate, but adds some more fear factor while the lantern gives a cozy feeling through the huge area it warmly illuminates. Nothing incredible stunning and also nothing that gamers have not seen but still, the stifling atmosphere and greatly designed surrounding speaks for itself and has the possiblity to mesmerize the player.

Eleusis maintains a low profile in terms of sound, which is not particularly bad. Footsteps of the character follows wherever he goes, sound of cicades, some creaking here, a windblow there but overall it underlines the dead atmosphere of the village. Threats like the wolfes growl, but the stalking and chasing priests are more or less silent, what throws a potential fear factor just over board. Yet, the voice acting in cutscenes is greatly done. Why Nocturnal Works did not took this completely over into the actual gameplay remains a mysterie. Overall, the sound does its job and it is surely nothing to sneeze at.

The controls remind a lot of similar adventure games like Amnesia or Layer of Fear. By holding the left mouse button on certain objects or doors the character grabs it, moving the mouse forward or backward opens and closes doors /drawers/chests and when holding an item and pressing the right mouse button the protagonist throws the object away. It is fun to mess around with objects and also necessary to throw for example stones or bottles at threats to keep them at distance.

To cut a long story short; Eleusis will not always hold the hand of the player and can get tricky at some point, but overall the gameplay mechanics, great atmosphere and mythology based story compensates this problem. For everyone, who is still unsure if he will enjoy this game can also wait for a sale or a bundle deal.


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As a lover of this genre I can not recommend this game enough. Sure, it is short and tricky as already mentioned in the review, but the atmosphere alone was worth for me to beat the hell out of this game. In the end, I finished Eleusis in around 3.5 hours and was overall happy with both endings. Sadly, it has no replay value but maybe I will come back to it to replay it in the future, just to enjoy the story again.

For fans of games like Amnesia, Penumbra or Layer of Fear absolutely worth the purchase!

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[✔] Storyline based on reallife facts/greece mythology
[✔] Phsyic based objects to use against enemies
[✔] Very detailed graphics and stifling atmosphere
[✔] Threads can be turned off in the option menu

[✖] Only two kind of threats (wolf and priests)
[✖] Puzzles itself too easy
[✖] Hard to find the next objective, when journal is not updated

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5 von 5 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Oktober 2013
Gute Story, stets spannend und recht gruselige Atmosphäre! Das einzig negative ist, dass die Rätsel teilweise zu schwer angesetzt sind und diese dann dementsprechend lange dauern, ansonsten super!

Ich kann's nur empfehlen! :)
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5 von 6 Personen (83 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Februar 2014
Es handelt sich hierbei nicht wirklich um ein brutales Horror- Gemetzel Spiel sondern eher um ein Adventure.
Man spielt zwar der in Dunkelheit und hat anfangs sicher das Gefühl man wäre bedroht und müsse ständig flüchten. Aber es ist kein "Slender" ähnliches Spiel.
Man erfüllt kleine Aufgaben und kommt so im Level immer weiter (kleine Rätsel)
Die Stimmung ist sehr gut umgesetzt (Grafik und Licht) und die musikalische Untermalung passt gut.

Über die Geschichte möchte ich nichts sagen dazu haben sich schon andere geäußert, bemerkenswert finde ich an dem Game die schöne Präsentation (Landschaften und Häuser)

Das es Horrorspiele wie Sand am Meer gibt kann ich nicht bestätigen, sie sind eher selten.
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0 von 1 Personen (0 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Oktober 2015
Eleusis ist ein Spiel, wo ich mit gemischten Gefühlen rangehe. Es ist zum einen schön anzusehen und macht auch von der Story und Inszenierung ziemlich viel richtig. Doch dann kommt das Gameplay.

Ich habe das Spiel übrigens ohne NPC-Feinde gespielt. Der erste Wolf, der mich genervt hatte, hat mir gereicht (und ich weiß durch ein Let's Play, dass das mit den Gegnern auch nicht wirklich sinnvoller oder atmosphärischer wird). Die Rätsel sind von der Sache her garnicht schlecht, wenn man nicht jedes kleine Fitzelchen Erde absuchen müsste, um die passenden Gegenstände zu finden. Selten machen die Rätsel auch überhaupt keinen Sinn, weil man kein Hinweis hat und die Lösung dennoch etwas absurd ist.

Wer leidensfähig ist, kann sich das aber definitiv anschauen, da die Stimmung und Grafik gut sind. Für alle anderen bleibt zu sagen: Finger weg. Achso und: "Where is the Blacksmith?!"
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