Two years ago, a group of young teenagers found themselves trapped inside their school. They suffered through the longest night of their lives, chased by abominable creatures created by their principal. Some of them survived that terrible night, while others perished.
User reviews: Very Positive (53 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 25, 2008

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“It offers an enjoyable distraction, some smartly designed puzzles and an engaging two-player co-op mode.”
7.5/10 – IGN

“This game offers quality entertainment!”
7.0/10 – Cheat Code Central

About This Game

Two years ago, a group of young teenagers found themselves trapped inside their school. They suffered through the longest night of their lives, chased by abominable creatures created by their principal. Some of them survived that terrible night, while others perished. Now, the survivors have picked up the pieces of their lives and gone to college.

But all is not right at Fallcreek University: strange flowers suddenly appear everywhere on the campus, flowers that contain a dangerous substance that induces strange but vivid dreams. A handful of students learn that the flowers are far more dangerous than they seem. When the seeds finally sprout, nightmare suddenly turns into horrifying reality...

- The sequel to ObsCure, the game that has become a classic in the survival horror genre.
- Adventure and action with a teen horror-movie scenario.
- 6 charismatic characters with unique skills.
- Co-op mode: a second player can join the game at any time.
- Find clues and solve puzzles.
- A wide range of weapons... and terrifying monsters.
- Stunning soundtrack composed by Olivier Derivière and performed by the Boston Symphonic Orchestra and the Paris Opera Children's Choir.
- Compatible with the Xbox 360 controller.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium III 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible 3D card with 64 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Co-op play with 2 players requires a controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible 3D card with 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Co-op play with 2 players requires a controller
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Combine a storyline more loopy and incoherent than almost every Japanese anime ever made, a cumbersome real-time item-choosing system guaranteed to make you use those medkits even faster, a save system which ensures you'll have to waste countless minutes at a time getting back to the bit which killed you in the first place, the occasional obstructive "camera angle" almost deliberately designed to ♥♥♥♥ you six-ways-to-Sunday, and some of the ♥♥♥♥tiest boss fights in all of video game history...and what do you have? Well, oddly enough, a mostly enjoyable and worthwhile gaming experience...but ONLY if you've already played several dozen other post-Resident Evil third-person "survival horror" games, and are so addicted to such curiosities that you'll endure almost any level of punishment in search of that next elusive "fix".

I recently played and wrote a review of the first Obscure in which I declared it a "pleasant surprise", or words to roughly that effect. Given that I had slightly higher expectations of this one in the wake of its more-than-serviceable predecessor, I wouldn't say that I'm "disappointed" so much as a little bewildered at just how nutty and, well, frankly "incompetent" this one so often is.

Don't get me wrong: There's a lot of REALLY GOOD IDEAS here. One improvement it arguably makes over the original are the very distinct "special abilities" which each character has, all of which you will at some point REQUIRE to make progress through the game (as opposed to the "vaguely-useful-but-mostly-inessential" abilities evidenced by most of the characters in Obscure 1). To this effect, most of the puzzle-solving in this game is actually quite clever (though asking the player to pick a tricky lock puzzle in the midst of the climactic boss fight while a monster clobbers you from the side was perhaps pushing the friendship a little)! And the learning curve applied to these virtual "mini-game-within-a-game"s is mostly realistic and achievable, even for a certifiable doofus such as I. The scenery is also frequently interesting and varied...perhaps a little TOO varied for realistic geography purposes, but never mind (just think of it like one of those epic sword-and-sorcery fantasy worlds where a blazingly hot desert and an icy wasteland are just a hop, skip and a jump away from each other...apparently suburban high schools and spooky, near-desolate islands inhabited by in-bred Texas Chainsaw rejects do much the same thing). It's also a game with lots of "personality", not least of all within the characters themselves...plenty of entertaining banter and carry-on whilst the gameplay continues unabated, giving it a convincingly "cinematic" feel and making you actually "care" a little more for the fate of said characters than your average paper cut-out video game personas (off the top of my head, the Walking Dead and Left 4 Dead games are about the only other horror titles so earnestly devoted to giving their protagonists more than two dimensions).

Look, it's pretty clear by now that I have a certain fondness for these games, even if this one in particular infuriated me almost to the point of electronic pulpification. Mostly I'm just relieved that there was never an Obscure 3, 'cause you know that I'd feel obliged to play it, and judging by the quality arc this series has evidenced thus far, it would probably be almost intolerably "bad". ALMOST. In the tradition of the best "trashy" horror films, let's just chalk this one up as a "guilty pleasure"...even if the "pleasure" parts only seem to come in spurts...

Verdict: 7.5/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
So I went and beat the first obscure game because I bought the obscure bundle. I loved every minute of it and wish it didn't end, it was a very good, B horror flick type of horror game. So then I went on to this one. This one has made definite improvements to the combat however this can be seen as a detriment as well. While the combat was improved the layout of the game is hindered and much more linear which to me is a bad thing. Story is actually worse than the first, but still in the B horror movie flick sort of way. Given how I was so used to the first obscures controls, camera angle, and combat, this game was difficult for me to get into. All that being said, I am still a fan of this series and I do believe the bundle in particular is worth the price for these games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Just when you thought the events of Obscure was going to end but NOPE! The horror is back and it gets worse too! Just like Obscure, Obscure 2 (The Aftermath) is another classic gem/nostalgia game if you ever played this game on the PS2. I like the new environments and the new characters on this game but some of the characters from Obscure come back to Obscure 2 world and face the horrific nightmare again! Except this time your characters are College students. I love the plot of the game, the music of the game, and I absolutely love the atmosphere! I also love the music at the main menu of Obscure 2! But there's one thing that I didn't like about Obscure 2 which is its Camera angles/movements. If you move around or turn around a alot with a weapon out, the camera will go bonkers! But besides that con, this game is awesome! This game (hell buy Obscure 1 and Obscure 2) if you like playing survival horror games! I highly recommend it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
where to start well the gameplays like your average ps1/2 era survival horror game but wit a twist. every one the the playable characters has a skill from brute power to logic and reasoning. unlike horror games of the era i dose not use the resident evil style Tank controls but rather the modern 3D control style. the game can be played with a Xbox control and the keys support custom controls to your liking there are no graphics options beyond resolution. the FMVs are full screen altho a bit blurry but the ingame graphics arnt bad for a 8 year old game the monsters are very silenthill/parasite eve esq. the weapons range from hockeysticks to shotguns and the puzzles are enough to keep you entertained. the game can be played in a local drop in style of CO-OP which can be hilarious. i played this with my wife and she spent moretime hitting me with the bat than the monsters. the music is nice again reminds me a lot of silenthill which is not a bad thing. so to sum up i recommend this game for survival horror fans and alike.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This is a crazy sequel for the original Obscure. As a fan of the first game, I disliked the first half of the story, but it gains so much on the second half that, for me, this game is as good as the original. The steam version runs fine, no bugs, decent controls, some little issues with the camera, but nothing too serious. If you like the first Obscure, get the second one. You will regret nothing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
I played this on the PS2 and it was great.

However, this port is awful. The controls are absolutely atrocious - Normally you would use your mouse to click on things and move the camera smoothly, but if your desk happens to shake then you might as well forget about playing, because suddenly your vision is off to the big nowhere.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Obscure 2 is a lot like the first, it's still a good game, very b-horror and uses all the horror movie cliches that you would come to expect, cheesy story but enjoyable, sterotyped characters will make you laugh. Gameplay was good but if you didn't like Obscure then you're probably not going to like this one. Combat system was okay, no big changes from the first game, i found melee weapons a little hard to use on some enemies which was not good when i was trying to conserve ammo, the puzzles were interesting and more challenging than the first game. Graphics are okay but no real improvement over the previous game. Level design was pretty cool and the soundtrack was awesome. If you buy this expecting a scary horror game you'll be disapointed, if you want a funny b-horror game than get this.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
silly music plays as college students smoke evil drugs created by a mad scientist, and hijinks ensue until they all get ♥♥♥♥♥, or murdered. leatherface from the texas chainsaw massacre has a moving cameo role.
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149 of 186 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
I rented this game on ps2 once, it might have been the dumbest horror game I've ever played. So of course I had to buy it on steam.
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103 of 129 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
The Sequel to 'Never heard of it: give back the 90's edition' comes in at full force. I now know 47,000 different ways to say dude.

oh and it tells you to kill yourself before you've saved so 10/10

9/10 needs more Sum 41
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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Let me just start by saying this game is cheezy, like a bad horror movie, and as a lover of bad horror movies, I love it to death. I loved it on the PS2 when I was 15, and I love it now. That said, if you cannot stomach bad voice acting, this might not be for you. It ping pongs back and forth between being quite good and laughably awful, but when given a chance it has some very tense moments, and the port is, in my opinion, a very good one all things considered. There is the issue that the game is not in widescreen, but it also wasn't on my PS2 so I am not terribly concerned with it. More important to me was the controller support, which thank god was added. There are also some token achievements for those who like that sort of thing, so overall, I am impressed. Overall, if you like cheap horror or old school survival horror, download this little cheap game and have a few hours of fun with it.
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33 of 47 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
So far so good, I really enjoy it. I played alitte by myself and alittle bit with my brother. It is very fun so far except when I keep hitting by acident xD I shall change this review when I am finish with the game and most likey nake a review of it :D
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Pretty good game, just like the first one. Less amount of weapons, which was something good, no longer having to toggle between 3 handguns or taping flashlights to all of them since you now carry one. Nice acting, decent story, hopefully someday another Obscure will appear.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
the name of the game suits it... in a good way at least. I think...
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
This game is real.
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3 of 20 people (15%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I would recommend the game itself but not here.
The entire thing is a plain stupid port for PC, thank you Bandai Namco games!
I see my mouse ingame which is a bug due to steam overlay, the same as in Dark Souls and
its also from the same company who did Dark Souls and they haven't fixed that bug in Dark Souls
so why should they fix it here? are the developners ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ for not seeing that or ignoring that problem? The game also laggs like hell for me on my high end system while Obscure I has better "widescreen support" and runs smoothly while Obscure 2 laggs, ♥♥♥♥ING LEGIT
It would be fine if I could just play with my controller but apprently the game only supports Xbox 360 controllers
GOOD ♥♥♥♥ING WORK ITS NOT LIKE THE GAME CAME OUT FOR PS2 AND SO ON AND DOING SUPPORT FOR THOSE CONTROLLERS IS NOT HARD AT ALL. Also I readed online that they announced widescreen feature, well, TOO BAD ITS NOT ♥♥♥♥ING WIDESCREEN...got black bars on the side, Im seeing my mouse ingame, the controllers dont get supported, just WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥? I feel extremely betrayed for my money, I mean this is just plain stupid, its not that hard to polish the game a little up. I mean the game itself is great and incredible, especially in coop but with all these "problems" I rather download the game per torrent now cause there I dont have this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. As long as they at least did not implement widescreen support, DO NOT BUY. If they did you might have some fun while always seeing your mouse ingame..or maybe you got a Xbox 360 controller after all but im not a fan of that.
To summarize that: Unplayable -> strong lag on high end system/obscure I runs fine and stuff like Metro2033 too, no widescreen, seeing my mouse ingame, no proper controller support
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4 of 30 people (13%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
steam is crap and doesnt help get their games to work
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8 of 77 people (10%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Worst. Game. Ever.
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