Haunt your way through a town in the dead of night! Possess objects with your soul, to scare people away from a museum, a hospital, a theatre and a cruise ship. Will you be able to scare everyone out and reclaim what has been lost, before the night is over? A side-scrolling action puzzle game starring ghosts!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (28 reviews) - 85% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (728 reviews) - 81% of the 728 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 6, 2014

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Reviews

“Honestly I fell in love with the concept behind Haunt the House the moment I heard about it.”
4/5 – PSNStores

“The visuals are gorgeous, with a unique style which is both cute and creepy at the same time. The audio is also impressive, boasting effective spot effects and some genuinely amusing sounds.”
7/10 – Pocket Gamer

“There's a surprisingly dark heart beating away inside this cheery little Halloween special. There's a genuine sense of mischief, too, conveyed by the bug-eyed howls of your prey and the looping, lilting tones of the jazz-club soundtrack.”
8/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game

A side-scrolling action puzzle game starring ghosts!

...What was that sound? Is somebody there?

Leave the dusty halls of an abandoned clock tower to haunt your way through a town in the dead of night! Possess objects with your ghostly soul, to scare people away from a museum, a hospital, a theatre and a cruise ship. Will you be able to scare everyone out and reclaim what has been lost, before the night is over?

Features
  • Three free expansions added since launch! Ghost Train, Mansion House and The North Pole!
  • A vibrant town with 5 locations to visit, each with it's own musical style and unique objects
  • Hundreds of different objects to possess, with several surprising powers each to try
  • A beautiful original score featuring world-class live session musicians
  • A large cast of townfolk, each with a personality, voice and sense of style
  • A secret second goal beyond simply scaring everyone out of town...

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (28 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (728 reviews)
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Francis
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I just died


Want to be spooked again 9/10
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Nannasprite
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I Think its a really charming game with loads of scare options top animations and lots of maps, there are some bugs
- Screen freezes ( the most annoying one But luckly the game autosaves for you)
- people getting stuck in places ( not being able to find the door or window and just run around at the same spot )
the last one does prolonge game play but its annoying if you just want to clear your last person and start a new game, I hope they can find these bugs and fix them, And while you are at it maby a nice new map something Western themed maby or Space, I think a shopping mall could be really cool aswell !

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lararterius
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is so so wonderful and it brought me so much joy and entertainment, definitely give it a try! It has so many beautiful options of how to haunt and force out the people.
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LudraJenova
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I really love this game...it was fun scarying people and see them die XD the only problem I see for this game is....too ♥♥♥♥ing short!! Unless you want to achieve the highest score you'll forget easily this game. I don't really recomend to buy at its full price, wait for sale times!! ;3
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[TCG] Wheatley
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
it's alright it's worth the price
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Denilson Sá
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I wanted to recommend, but this game is buggy.

- It freezes randomly.
- Characters sometime get stuck into ladders/doors/rooms.
- Characters that are 100% scared but still keep running randomly around the house, instead of just leaving. Not sure if this is a bug or if it is intended, but it prolongs the game needlessly, beyond the point of having fun.

If it weren't for those bugs, it would have been an enjoyable little game.
The gameplay doesn't seem deep, but the animations are charming.
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Dragon's Scythe
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
a sweet little flash game turned steam is sometimes a recepie for success, this game is one of them,sure not much of a story but the gameplay is simple and easy to grab on

perfect for anyone wanting to kill some time without killing people via over scaring them
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cap'n breadcrumbs
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Haunt the House: Terrortown is one of my favourite games.
I watched Steam Train play this and I knew I had to buy it.

It feels awesome to float around as a ghost to possess items to spook people, making them run around in the levels. The art style is very adorable, and colour schemes of the levels are gorgeous. I took so many screenshots. The background music is great, especially in the ghost train level. There's a really pleasent atmosphere, which is quite ironic since the goal is to make each room's atmosphere terrifying.

The only bad thing I can think of was me getting frustrated while trying to get the more challenging achievements, but they wouldn't be called achievements if they were too easy right?
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Emma
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
3spoopy5me
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The Freeman Killer ☣
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
First look:Good game,good idea,7 points (max.10)
Gameplay:OK,funny tactics but sometimes hard to beat (last Victim=Ragequit),10 points (max.20)
Trading Cards:Good for XP (only 5 cards),3 points (max.5)

RESULT:

20 Points out of 35.
You shold think about it 2 (or 3) times before you buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This game is so so wonderful and it brought me so much joy and entertainment, definitely give it a try! It has so many beautiful options of how to haunt and force out the people.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
The game is cute and simple. All you have to do is do your job as a ghost to scare away nameless folks from all sorts of areas. There are new ways to freak people out depeding on the atmosphere of a certain area. I had no issues with the game whatsoever. It's a fun little game for Halloween or when you are in a mischevious mood at times.
Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I wanted to recommend, but this game is buggy.

- It freezes randomly.
- Characters sometime get stuck into ladders/doors/rooms.
- Characters that are 100% scared but still keep running randomly around the house, instead of just leaving. Not sure if this is a bug or if it is intended, but it prolongs the game needlessly, beyond the point of having fun.

If it weren't for those bugs, it would have been an enjoyable little game.
The gameplay doesn't seem deep, but the animations are charming.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I really love this game...it was fun scarying people and see them die XD the only problem I see for this game is....too ♥♥♥♥ing short!! Unless you want to achieve the highest score you'll forget easily this game. I don't really recomend to buy at its full price, wait for sale times!! ;3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
I'm not a terrorist I say!

I'm white.

Therefore I'm a Ghost!

THIS IS MY TOWN.

#This game is too cute to deserve a serious review,

That being said however Haunt the House is essentially a ghost simulator where you float around your 2D realm haunting people....like I would assume would be the case, there isn't really any objectives or progression, its a fun minigame that is mostly on novelity factor...there isn't anything more than a couple hours of gameplay at best. That being said its still an adorable experience and is relaxing in its own merits...recommended if you are looking for a VERY short term distraction.
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145 of 187 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Denny Crane still ain't afraid of no ghosts. But to BE a ghost? Simply fun. Fun for the whole family, politically safe and just charming. This game proves there are still game makers out there who put all their heart and... soul into their projects. Support these fine people. Denny Crane says it is well worth it.
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127 of 161 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
Why there isn't the "Mixed" button in this review!?

I mean, I personally like this game a lot. The overall style and atomosphere is just great. But I wouldn't recommend this to others because of its length. Is it too much to wish the experience lasted a little longer?
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98 of 120 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
I didn't expect Haunt The House Terrortown to be this short. 30 minutes is all it took. Then the credits started rolling. Look up 'disappointing' in the dictionary and it probably shows the title of this game.
And it was pretty good actually. Possessing objects and interacting with them is fun. Especially if you can scare a bunch of people at the same time. The animations and designs are just excellent, by the way.
And sure, the controls for possessing objects could've been much better (a mouse would've worked better, or a 'snap-to' system), and the UI could've been more intuitive but the game was fun for as long as it lasted.
Still, some extra levels couldn't have hurt the game, they could've even improved it a bit.

[Rating: 71/100]
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a charming side-scrolling game, in which you play as a mischievous little ghost. When the night falls, you float from your home in an old clocktower and start wandering around the town, scaring people to death. You can possess objects and interact with them, making townfolks running away terrified.
The game has colorful and cartoony graphics that really stand out. Each playable ghost has its own style and signature howling.
The soundtrack is fitting and catchy, I really love the North Pole theme.
The game includes achievements, and some of them are actually kind of challenging: after many attempts, I still miss a couple of them (those people just won't jump from the window!).

I fell in love with this game at first sight and just bought it without thinking about it twice. It was during its launch week, around a year ago. The game was pretty short back then (there was only the Terror Town level) yet it was so cute I didn't regret my impulse purchase. During the past months the developers have added a tutorial and three more levels for free (Mansion House, Ghost Train and North Pole) including new achievements and new cute ghosts aswell (by the way, the stuck-out tongue ghost is totally my favorite). I'm impressed by the great work they did.
As a huge indie game supporter I'm really glad when I find cute little gems like Haunt the House, so I totally recommend this game even at its full price (but it has been on sale during the year on several occasions, so you can actually get it at a lower price).
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