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 (24 reviews) - 87% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (748 reviews) - 81% of the 748 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
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KUER
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This game gets boring after about 10 minuets of gameplay, there are many bugs and the game is just unpleasant in general. I do not recommend this game.
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deaddogcrippleman
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Awesome fun game.. but alittle too short ..
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Codyzcool
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
this game was awsome the art style was good so was the animation i highly recommend this game
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🎃 Spooki Skeletun 🎃
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
This isnt nearly as spooki as me
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PotatoXSenpai
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Oh my God THIS SUCKS

I PLAYED THIS GAME LIKE A FEW HOURS THEN IN TERROR TOWN I ALMOST FINISHED EVERYTHING JUST THE HOSPITAL LEFT THEN IT RANDOMLY CRASHES THAT HAPPEND ALOT OF TIEMS
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katief_acting5
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Product received for free
It's surprisingly really fun! It's a lighthearted game, and I think it also makes a good gift for younger players. I like it!
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ChillyDilly32
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
This game is so beautiful. I like the art and design. It's like a cuter "Nightmare Before Christmas". Atleast that's what is reminds me of. Anyway, it's fun to scare folks but my only question is there's a part I'm on in the theater that I'm wondering about. Am I able to scare the Shakespear guy? The actor in the previews; can I scare him? cause he just talks and talks while everyone is runing around him screaming. Anyway, it's a great game with lots to do so give it a try :)
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VideoGamer0
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
If you're looking for a cute game with lots of love and detail, this is for you.

If you're looking for something you're not expecting, THIS is DEFINITELY for you.

There's lots of replayability as far as learning the actual mechanics, getting perfect scores, and of course achievements - plus a hand-crafted soundtrack played by actual musicians and a subtle storyline lurking beneath the surface.

Plus, there's three additional levels to the game that the developers seem to have added for free.

$4.99 IS a bit much for this short of a game, but this isn't a cash grab by any means. This was clearly a labor of love.
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Space Plant
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
This game is so cute and spooky, my favorite kind of game. It has fairly simple gameplay that can get a bit repetitive towards the end of a level, but overall it's fun and doesn't require a lot of brain power. It's nice little game to play to relax and pass some time. It's not a very long game so I'd recommend getting it while it's on sale.
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-=Ille̺gͪal Beauṫy=-
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
>Played original during childhood
>buys game
>plays
>has to kill people to get their souls to fill bells in a clock tower
:^)
10/10 would spook kill again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 3 people (67%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
So... here is what my experiance was like with this game...


Opens up the game and starts playing classic Haunt the House

1 Hour in and the game crashes

"1 new item in your inventory"

It's a foil hospital card

Opens up the game again and starts playing Terrortown

Falls in love with the nurse ghost

Later i fall in love with the actor ghost

Finally completes the hospital level with the captain ghost

Got a S rank on Terrortown

Starts the Northpole level

1 minute after scaring away 3 guests and it crashes

Gets regular hospital and regular Theatre cards

I-
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
146 of 188 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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129 of 164 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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99 of 121 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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38 of 39 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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87 of 125 people (70%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
I made somebody slip and die on a banana peel. 10/10

A game about interacting with things as a ghost in order to scare people out of a building.
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
A cute little indie game that just makes you want to put it in your pocket~ I got the game on sale, but I still think the full price is worth it. You basically play a little ghost, and scare the living bajeebus out of people.

Pros:
  • Unique arcade game concept
  • Smooth and fluid gameplay
  • Cute art style and animations
  • Detailed settings
  • Nice music and sound effects
  • Can get you a few hours of gameplay
  • Several playable characters and settings to choose from
  • Easy to obtain achievements
  • I personally think it is more suited for children

Cons:
  • Little to no story
  • Low replay value
  • AI can be annoying at times

Overall Rating:
7/10
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2015
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a very short yet charming little game backed by a very nifty art style.

PROS:

-the art style is very nice and colorful

-funny sound design with quirky ghost sounds, amusing screams and nice soundtrack

-the overall gameplay is fun, making people scream and run away from your ghost and haunted objects really becomes a guilty pleasure

-tons of objects to haunt with 2/3 different scares each

-simple yet effective controls


CONS:

-the game is VERY short,about an hour for both the main game+expansion, you'll get some more mileage if you decide to replay it to hunt achievements though

-not really any strategy involved, you can just spam an object's spooks and it'll do the trick as there's no need to diversify

-sometimes terrified people will run the wrong way rather than exiting the location, giving you extra work without reason as you scramble to terrify them again

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=446331069

Overall Haunt the House offers a very charming and quite amusing experience, it's just a shame that the game is so light on content and extremely easy.
I think that the 2$ sale price I got it for is a decent proposition overall, the game is fun enough,sports a really good art style after all and this is enough to give it a try if you think it'd be your thing.
I guess parents'd also strongly consider this game due to its very child-friendly interface, gameplay and design...I'm sure they'd have a blast.
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