Montas is a first person survival horror adventure that focuses heavily on exploration, immersion, atmosphere, story and interactivity. The player is cast into a dark and mysterious world with little introduction, and must do what is necessary to survive on a twisted ride full of intrigue and drama.
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Mixed (124 reviews) - 59% of the 124 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 24, 2014

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“WARNING: This version of Montas is unfinished. Only purchase if you are a fan of horror and wish to support the developers. This version is designed to introduce players to the world of Montas without spoiling the story of the final game. [*Those who purchase Montas on Early Access will also receive the Collector's Edition of the final game, which includes the digital Artbook and Soundtrack all together valued at $30.]
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Story of Montas


You wake up at the desk of Joseph Walker, an accountant working for a firm in the city of Montas.

Normal life for Joseph has become a distant memory, haunted by nightmares of events that didn't happen, and cursed with unsettling hallucinations wherever he goes. As a result of stress and anxiety, Joseph is now an alcoholic.

Paranoia is growing, and the situation worsens when police begin to question locals about recent murders in the area. What is happening to Joseph?... and what is Montas hiding?


Features of Montas


  • Run or hide from enemies
  • Use the environment to your advantage, if it's not already out to get you
  • Uncover vast underground labyrinths occupied by the unknown
  • Discover secret areas and hidden content
  • Explore numerous environments and conditions; bright, dark, new, old, safe, dangerous, real and imaginary
  • Play using keyboard or controller
  • Full support for the Oculus Rift DK1
  • Final version to support DK2 in Unreal Engine 4

The player is the audience, Montas is the play, and you are invited up on stage...

Welcome to the Opera.

Montas on Early Access


We feel that Early Access is a great way to engage with the community, test integration of Virtual Reality peripherals and receive feedback on the game while supporting development of the final product. Montas on Early Access is built with UDK (Unreal Engine 3), and development is underway on the final version in Unreal Engine 4.

The price of Montas on Early Access and the price of the full game will remain $10. Those who purchase Montas on Early Access will also receive the Collector's Edition on release of the final game, which includes the digital Artbook and Soundtrack all together valued at $30.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP 32-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher. 512MB VRAM.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6870, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti. 1GB VRAM.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 18, 2015
- Changing Review -
(I'm obligated to change this review in order to protect customers)

Montas. It's a horror game that stayed 2 YEARS in Early Access.
We all know what that means. Game won't be finished(?).

I'm sorry devs.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 20, 2015
Visually impressive, though I'm kind of bugged they don't update the game as often as promised. Cautious thumbs down for now, to give it a shove in the right direction, I guess?
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 5
This game has been in Early Access for too long, devs don't seem to be implementing any new changes anytime soon. Very disappointing. FeelsBadMan.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 24, 2014
Montas is survival horror game that really focuses on immersing you with its atmosphere. As you explore the environments you can discover multiple paths that can lead you to hidden secrets and content. I was honestly paranoid and scared from the very start even when nothing had attacked me yet. Eventually you will come up against enemies that will chase you down Amnesia style and you must avoid them. This game is currently in early access so it's not a complete game and I did come across glitches and annoying level design flaws but that will be fixed during early access I'm sure. I really recommend trying Montas out for yourself if you enjoy horror games.

Here is my video preview of Montas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpY5Y-rvDfo
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24, 2015
this ♥♥♥♥ has been in early access for over 2 years thats a major ♥♥♥♥ing x gt this ♥♥♥♥ off my pixels
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32 of 53 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 24, 2014
This is just an introduction to the world where the game takes place and if you want to see more you can watch the first 40 min of my playthrough here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Mp_H3Vgzo&feature=youtu.be
Montas has all the right ingredients to be a great horror game with a lot of exploration to do, platforming and puzzle solving.
As an early access game the developers did a very good job not to spoil the story much but it still gives you a lot to do in the game. The city is very much open with plenty of dark corners and secrets, you can go wherever you want, if you are not too afraid to go there...
The atmosphere is amazingly creepy, most of the time you have no idea of what's going on and what's real and what's not and if you are dreaming or awake and that makes you fear the game and trust nothing in the game.
Lighting is great, sound is also good, there are a few glitches some frame rate drops, some animations also need polishing but this is still a beta.

Have in mind that this is not the final product but if you are an horror fan you should at least try it.
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26 of 42 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4, 2014
In its current state, I cannot recommend Montas. The movement is extremely slow, from normal speed walking to what seems to be sprinting, or what I would call, "running knee deep in mud." It gets to the point where you become so frustrated because you are being controlled by the game's slow movement speed and animations. You feel confined and you cannot go at your own pace. I feel as though the developer was not confident enough in their design to allow the player to move at their own pace. I find this to be a major drawback. After several minutes in "slow-mo," I started to feel nauseated and frustrated at the same time.

The platforming, due to the slow movement speed, can be a frustrating task. I fell a few times due to the clunky, slow movement speed of walk and run. Mind you, I have played more than my fair share of platformers since the 90s. I am not claiming to be an expert at platforming, but character movement speed and fluidity is important if you want to platform properly.

Another glaring flaw in Montas are the visuals, which is splattered with blur effects and post processing effects that only add more to a distorted image. It is difficult to enjoy the scenery when every pixel is smeared with post processing effects that ruins the game's visual fidelity.

Overall, I do not feel like Montas is worth playing due to these setbacks. By the time you proceed to the "scary" and "horror" elements in your dark journey, you find yourself pulled away from the atmosphere that is nothing more than a void. To further add fuel to the fire, the opening sequence did not draw me in, nor did it introduce me to anything I would be interested in playing. The terrible pacing that feels like you are being mind controlled by the developers in a horrid dream, hampers any sense of imagination and player choice.

Montas feels like a game without proper direction and it is poorly executed. And I do not mean to rub salt on the wound, but it is no wonder why Montas was in a PC bundle deal a few months ago that went for as low as $1 for entry donation. The developers do not even have confidence in their own product. I would not recommend it to any of my friends.

Rating: 5 out of 10
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 13, 2014
EDIT: November 19

Though the game is early access, it's really worth buying.

PROS
-Dynamic atmosphere. Especially when you set the game to top notch settings. If you have Oculus Rift, terrifying terrific.
-Great ambience. Sometimes the music and the sounds get me instead. Imagine going down a corridor and constantly hearing "Someone's here. Leave." whispered to your ears. Get a good pair of headphones!
-Very immersive. There's a whole town waiting to be explored. I haven't mentioned the sewer system, have I?
-Scary. Yes, scary. About the game's horror-o-meter, besides only a few cheap scares, there are elevators, hallways, and illuminating corners. Plus, as I mentioned the sound effect is enough to bring you a good horrifying experience. There are enemies, too. The cool thing is that there's little time for you to react when seeing enemies, and they usually appear out of nowhere. Test your guts, and your mind.
CONS
-The game is still in the testing phase. That gives it bugs like frame drops. Frame drops are significantly reduced as of update #7.
-Light effects are not as good. Sometimes, as you go around corners, the lights go out. This is more of a minor annoyance, really.
-Enemies are not too smart. Just run like hell away from them and you'll be fine. I really expected something more challenging.
-The character moves at a snail pace.
-It's pretty difficult to move things around.
-Inventory system is still incomplete.
-Some market-sold computers might not be able to handle the graphics. I test the game on Intel HD Graphics 4000 and Intel Core i7 2.00GHz processor, which runs smoothly but gets choppy in certain highly-detailed and illuminated areas.

Overall: 8.5 out of 10. You'll just have to see for yourself.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 27
dead game that wont be completed
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 3, 2014
Short Version:
Great game! :3 really scary even as a beta. can't wait for full release of the game! the atmosphere gives you the chills. x.x

Long Version:
This game is a mystery within a mystery. You have no idea what you're doing, you follow your instinct. Normally, this would be a bad thing, however the way they give you all the choises of where you can go, it makes you feel free from the story and that you can do whatever you want. When you finally get to a place where you were supposed to get to, you're like......wow, too bad i didn't explore more, OH WAIT i can always just go back and check the things out that i missed! :D. This game requires you to spend time in it, and to explore every single corner of the game. Also, not to mention that this game will give you a heart attack without using the ultimate power of pop ups. The sound in the game is enough to make you want to press escape and instantly just want to click that exit game button as soon as possible. The effects can really just start taking over and you just feel in danger and like you should run 4 ur lyf. There was literaly where i was pushed to a point where i just pressed Alt+F4 because of a scary noise that kept going louder and louder.

Some Fun/Funny Times I Had:
Alright....soooooo..without giving any spoilers here, i got out of some sewers and i decided HEY LET'S PICK UP A TRASH-CAN AND PUSH IT AGAINST THE MONSTERS FACE THE WHOLE TIME TO DODGE IT :D, without expecting it to work ofcourse, i tried it and it worked, so it kept walking into the trashcan, and i was like AH! D: and held the trashcan up a bit higher, then he was stuck underneath the trashcan and i slammed the trashcan down, and poof, i murdered a monster (and by that i pushed him to glitch completely into the ground). My reaction: O.O ...... wut did i just do....

I would give this game a 8/10 for being fun and enforcing exploration, not to mention keeping it's horror gamestyle. I can't give it a 10/10 considering it's still in beta, however the score might go up once the game is fully released. Worth every penny.
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Xenox_Ilz'ot
0.8 hrs
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Posted: August 30
Not scary for a horror game, bugged, bla bla bla...
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Flashmaster185
0.6 hrs
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Posted: July 5
Worst game eveeeeeer. Dont make the stupid decision to buy it !

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jacobbradford
28.6 hrs
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Posted: June 22
My only problme is that the devolpers don't do a very good job at updating pelople on game progress. To find out more you have to go to Organic Humans devolpers twitter accouants to get updated on progress. Other wise a great horror game and very enjoable on the Oculus.
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Unknown2585
0.8 hrs
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Posted: May 5
THIS GAME IS DEAD!! MOVE ALONG PEOPLE................ NOTHING TO SEE HERE!!!
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James
0.1 hrs
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TheOnlyKiwi
0.8 hrs
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Posted: April 10
Tabbed out standing in an alley tabbed back in and I was in a cave on top of a sandy mountian with a skull totem that teleported me to a warehouse. 10/10 would teleport to random places again.
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Atomic_snail
1.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: March 28
Montas is an atmospheric horror game. In Montas, you play as Joseph Walker, an alcoholic accountant who suffers from anxiety and depression. Joseph also suffers from unsettling hallucinations and is haunted by nightmares of things that never happened. The game is set in the city of Montas, and you move throughout the city as you play. Montas is currently in development, and so still has some issues with level design, AI and game breaking bugs. The game delivers a very captivating atmosphere with well chosen unsettling ambient music. The volume of the music and other sound effects help to deliver the unsettling, horror atmosphere, with booming distant sounds and faint whispers all present. Although at one point the audio does not fit the atmosphere of horror, this however, was due to poor level design. The room has a goal that is not easy to find causing you to wander around with a man whispering in your ear “Come Joseph”, this becomes much more homoerotic instead of frightening. Also, the movement in Montas feels extremely limiting. The walking pace is distractingly slow causing you to feel as though you are dragging a boulder at all time. Running does relieve this slightly, but running and walking seem to swap at random with no explanation. Trying to open doors is also confusing, requiring you to hold right click and then drag the door with your whole body. This confusion is further increased when trying to identify actual doors from painted walls , making you click and drag on every door hoping it might open. This click and drag system does however work strangely well when interacting with other items in the world, such as boxes and tables. It gives the items a satisfying feeling of weight, making you drag furniture across a room rather than throw it. At certain points world items can fall through the floor and beyond reach, thankfully these items were not needed to continue playing the game. It is likely that these issues would be fixed upon full release due to Montas being an early access game

Montas appears to be a game about the mind. Walking through a city like a nightmare, never really explaining itself but always seeming to make sense in the moment but never in hindsight. This interpretation gives an explanation for the limited walking speed and the lack of strength of the player. The meaning behind the game may change with further updates, but currently appears to be a representation of a nightmare. All in all, Montas has potential. Currently it uses classic video game tropes proficiently emphasising on intrusive audio and dim lighting. It gives a very interesting and somewhat disorienting feeling with the path it encourages you to take, making it feel almost dream like as a whole. The game provides great scares, but just has a few kinks here and there to iron out, but all will come in time.
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monodynamix
1.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: February 9
It was never a pretty game, but it had promise. The style and the feel were right up my alley. But the devs have thoroughly disappointed me. Even excited players who still want the game get no response from the devs on the forums. Their last 'news' post on the game was from last year. The last update on their Facebook page was from a couple weeks ago, and it was about a local music show. Their last update about *the game* was 3 months ago. It appeared to be basic character animations that weren't even actually implemented in the game yet. A lot of them sucked.

I was somebody who was really excited about this game when it first went into Early Access. I told other people about it and got a friend of mine to play because it seemed like such a cool title, that was different from most of the other horror games out there. But it's been ♥♥♥♥ing abandoned - and they attempt, ever so slightly, to make it look like it's not, by making vague posts with NO real information. Middle of last year, they said that they were making TONS of progress, that everything was going swimmingly - and what did their video update from 3 months ago have to show? Crap character models running and falling down on flat untextured surfaces. Another crap character model sitting down in a way that looks fake as all hell. Oh, and COINS falling. COINS! Coins which take all of 5 minutes to make. THIS is what they have to show after two years! Not even a ten second pre-rendered cut-scene with a character or two doing something IN the game. Just a few individual models running like morons to Benny Hill music.

Don't buy this ♥♥♥♥ unless they get their act together and finish the ♥♥♥♥ing game. Otherwise, you're probably getting ripped off like the rest of us who have bought it.
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