NEW: Haunt the Holidays free expansion! 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?
User reviews: Mostly Positive (458 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 6, 2014

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December 10, 2014

Haunt the Holidays! A free expansion update!

Hello everyone!

We've just launched an update to Haunt the House: Terrortown that features a brand new level to play, as well as a new ghost to play it as!

We know a lot of you wanted more content, so we decided that for this festive season we'd put together a holiday-themed department store for you to haunt.

Just let your game update and you'll find the new level right there on the title screen! You can see a new screenshot and short teaser trailer on the games Steam page.

We hope you enjoy it!

Tom & Adam

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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

NEW: Brand new level added, for free: Haunt the Holidays! Scare all the shoppers out of the North Pole Department Store! Play as a new little ghost as she comes in from the freezing cold!

...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?

A side-scrolling action puzzle game starring ghosts!


Features
  • 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
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 54 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Haunt the House: Terrortown is in essence a game about playing the man behind the haunted house curtain. As a lonely ghost (or so I would assume, given the story centers around reclaiming the souls of others so as to collect a band of ghost friends...or something like that) it's your job to float around and posses objects to scare the living daylights out of party goers until they either abandon ship (sometimes literally) or out of stubbornness end up dead at your ghostly hands.

The problem I have with HtH is that there really isn't enough - it - here. It's mechanics are incredibly shallow and inconsistent, largely boiling down to spamming random scares until the person you are scaring finally gets the idea and fleas the scene, which doesn't really give you much of anything to work with. It never feels like you have any real control over anything, as people will run any which way they want often irregardless of how scared they are or where the source of their terror is. It makes actually getting anyone out of the house (or wherever you might happen to be) rather tedious and uninteresting, like you're shooing flies with a newspaper, occasionally lucking out and hitting one.

I guess it's somewhat a blessing then that the game is completable in under 30 minutes, as any longer and I'd likely have dropped it out of boredom, but that then falls back into the issue of there not being much of anything here. It feels like a free game fancied up into something that might resemble a fuller experience, which is pretty much exactly what Terrortown is: a slightly larger version of the original Haunt the House flash game, which more than likely lasts as long as you would want to spend with the game, and is far easier to recommend being that it's still freely available.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Played this back when it was a flash game. Short but I still love it.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
I'm Not going to post a long review of this, but i don't need to either. :)
A Great Game, that does run smothly on even the shitiest computer, (Mine for example).
An extremly fun game with simple mechanics.
Buy this game!
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Cute , Awesome , Spooky and Fun game even though it's a short game it's still Fun for me because your main role here is you're a ghost and and just scare people and you can kill few people too. 8/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
This is a really cute game. I don't regret purchasing it. I would had loved it though if there was more to do and more places to 'haunt'. The design of the game is cute, too. Maybe if things, such as how much you can do within one place, was stretched out to more places it would had made the game so much better, and longer. That's my only complaint about this game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
First of all go play the original flash game version of Haunt the House on Kongregate or Newgrounds or whatever.

All right did you do that? Yeah? Well if you liked that and wanted a few new levels and to support the devs than Terrortown is for you because that's what it is, more Haunt the House. Nothing much different aside from an improved atmopshere. As people say it is short but right now you can get it for less than 3 dollars and that's the price of a candy bar or something. I thought it was worth it and you can always just come back to it for some quick fun.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Great fun, easy to play good time killer
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
AUDIO: Charming                                                AESTHETIC: Adorable
MEMORABILITY: Great                                       WORTH: Full Price

PROS: Delightful atmosphere with great voice-acting! Very impressed that everything has its own animation and can be interacted with. Being a ghost and scaring people out is a creative concept and leads to a lot of laughs. There is always something new to discover. The art style is full of love and character.

CONS: The game itself is pretty short. Achievements are finicky, some are simply not working, or have to be jarred by messing with the menu options. AI can act a little wonky, especially if you've been messing with them for a long time, (as you would when trying to get certain achievements.) Not much of a challenge, otherwise.

OVERALL: An extremely cute, family-friendly game that is a safe bet gift-wise around Halloween especially. Can't wait to see more from this developer.

                                                    
SCORE: 7/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
I really love the game, i played the original one on newgrounds, its a short game but the bit of story you get, and the art style is really cool. so i give this game 4/5 happy ghost!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
You play as a ghost that can possess different objects and control them in order to scare people.
It's cute and quick and hey, it's on sale atm. :P
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Cutest thing EVER!!! I absolutely adore this game, and the main ghost is the most kawaii being of all time! Even more kawaii than Kirby!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
I love this game. I can play it with my 7 year old son without feeling that it will turn into a gore-fest. We both love the music and the style of gameplay, it's easy for him to grasp the controls and I really like the concept.

Very glad I bought it. Good family fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Haunt the House is a morbidly charming game. Its brevity suits it just fine, and does nothing to impact the near innocence of it all. Some of the images you use to scare people out of the building ( or ship ) are genuinely frightening, and the controls, while a little clumsy at first, soon feel almost natural. It's a good game to come to on a rainy day, and the soundtrack sets the funhouse tone perfectly. The 'ending' served the biggest shock of all, at least for me, but I'll wait for you to see it for yourself.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
The horrifying part of Terrortown is NOT being a ghost and scaring the ♥♥♥♥ out of people and maybe making them commit suicide by jumping out of windows.

The horrifying part of Terrortown is the systematic murder of your entire family so that you can be together again.

100/10 would kill them all again
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Cute, funny and a tiny bit scary. Its a great game but has low replay value. You could go full out and get every achievement but eh. ;3 I give a 6/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
In this game, you are a lonely ghost who killed everyone you love.

This 30 mins is darker than we thought.

8/10 spooky confirmed!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Nice, short and cute game. Not much deph, expect an ultra-light snack. Delicious snack.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
A short, but fun game that has a deeper background to it if you're observant. You play as a ghost who needs to scare people out of various places by possessing objects with your soul and performing various actions. If you want to get sort of a taste of what this game is like, you can play "Haunt the House" on a flash gaming site like Armor Games. This has about five times the content, with the christmas update from the developers. I think the audiovisual combination creates a world that you'll remain fond of even after finishing the game :)
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118 of 144 people (82%) found this review helpful
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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144 of 183 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.2 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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