A one-of-a-kind horror shocker – a game aware of your fear! Check out new games modes introduced with Update 1.5!
User reviews: Mixed (202 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 31, 2014

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March 30

Pineview Drive is now available for Linux!

Pineview Drive now available for Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 - Trusty Tahr - recommended).

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Reviews

“Great and varied moments of shock.”
79% – PlayNation

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Additional game modes (unlocked once finished the main story)

  • Open House Today: Explore the mansion in bright daylight
  • Scarecrow - The Eight Letters: Collect eight Letters that are scattered within the house and garden - but watch out for the scarecrow

About This Game

A one-of-a-kind horror shocker – a game aware of your fear!

An old abandoned mansion lies at the dead end of Pineview Drive. A troubled man is standing at its gates, looking over the property. 20 years ago he had visited this estate with his wife Linda. During their stay his beloved vanished without a trace – her mysterious disappearance unresolved.

For 20 years no clues, for 20 years no peace, for 20 years this house on Pineview Drive has not relinquished its tormenting grip on him. Now, he returns in hopes of coming to terms with his nightmarish past.

The ominous legends haunting this seaside lodge have become renown. The stories abound that no one has been able to endure more than 30 days within the mansion since Linda’s disappearance. Facing a force greater than you ever imagined, you must cross the threshold and confront the evil that envelops this cryptic cottage. To solve the mystery of Linda’s disappearance and lift the veil on this troubling history, there is no time to spare.

Features


The game watches your every move and reaction - you will need steady nerves if you want to survive the game unscathed. In this extraordinary gaming experience, any trace of fear comes at a price – your life. Get ready for a ground-breaking spine-chiller.

  • 30 in-game days: Each one allows you to delve further into the secrets of the house on Pineview Drive
  • Every move and reaction is being watched: Do not get yourself worked up or you will lose precious health
  • Premium sound scenery and effects: Every tone will run your blood cold
  • Breathtaking horror atmosphere: Face your deepest fears within the house

  • Additional game modes (introduced with Update 1.5):
    • Open House Today: Explore the mansion in bright daylight
    • Scarecrow - The Eight Letters: Collect eight Letters that are scattered within the house and garden - but watch out for the scarecrow

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo / AMD® Athlon™ X2, min. 2.8 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® / AMD® with 512 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 10 compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad / AMD® Phenom™ X4, min. 3,4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® / AMD® with 1024 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 10 compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo / AMD® Athlon™ X2, min. 2.8 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® / AMD® with 512 MB memory
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad / AMD® Phenom™ X4, min. 3,4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® / AMD® with 1024 MB memory
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
41 of 61 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Please not buy this game, it starts out good but then youre just walking through the same rooms over and over, day after day, with so little light it hurts your eyes. By the end I never wanted to play this game again. And if youre thinking the ending will be worth it, i will save you a great deal of wasted time and tell you now it is not at all worth it. In any way. At all.

TL;DR
DONT BUY!!! WASTED TIME!!!!! WASTED MONEY!!!!!
You've been warned :)
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
★☆☆☆☆

Pros:
- Really nice lighting and sound effects

Cons:
- Keys, thats what they should rename this game. You find keys which aren't difficult to find at first and makes you believe your getting somewhere but there lies a fault. You have to try the key in every door to progress, thats it, that is all I endured in my time with the game.
- Backtracking, you will see the same corridors and rooms over and over again as you look for those damned keys.
- Dark, you cannot see a thing most of the time which is a shame because those lighting effects is the only good thing I can think of. It also makes no sense cause its forever daytime and theres no natural light whatsoever in the house.
- Spooky empty ghost house, yawn.
- Horror, its not scary whatsoever.

Verdict: This game is awful, theres a serious lack of ideas and its not worth your time or money.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
You enter a mansion. You can't see ****. You look for keys to open doors to get access to other rooms to find keys to open doors. You find batteries. Your brilliant character won't pick them up cause you don't have a flashlight yet. You finally find flashlight to see something. Batteries die in less than a minute. You can't see ****. You go to where the batteries first were to pick them up cause you know, it's cool to not be blind like a bat looking for keys, but these batteries too, end in a minute. Sound effects abound to let me know something ominous happened but i can never know what cause i can't see ****. So there you are, can't see **** again and are still looking for clues. Then you find a note that ends day 1. 1/30th of the ways done. Day 2 begins. Finally a bit of light. OMG, nitghtime arrives at super speed, so, you can't see **** because the sun lasts just as long as the batteries... Now you have to revisit all rooms, to look for wich one something happened cause you need a key to open a new door that will allow you to find a key to open a new door where you won't be able to see ****. Some rooms have nice little details artistically. Only problem is... you can't see ****.

All in all save money, just ask your wife or whatever to hide your car keys and close your eyes and look for them. Same thing, same fun.
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Usually, horror games feel like regular games, only without gameplay and with dimmer lights, and the tension is built more through ominous music, eerie noises and jump scares, and the whole genre relies heavily on how much your mind is willing to work to fill the gaps and especially on how loud you can scream and clown around while streaming it.Which is a pity, as the horror genre relies on character development, mystery and conflict in order to deliver its effects, alongside the mandatory creepy vibe. Pineview Drive gets the atmosphere part right to some effect, but it unfortunately lacks the necessary depths to immerse one in its world and offer a truly thrilling experience.The story is delivered in short bursts that are unfortunately too vague and unengaging to hook you and make you interested in sticking around long enough to find what’s going on. There are no puzzles, there is no action, there is pretty much nothing to do but look around for keys randomly left around that unlock random doors to new rooms that have little to offer.The game relies a bit too much on our innate fear of the dark. It feels genuinely creepy at times, but more often than not, you are stuck circling endlessly at a very slow pace, attempting to find something new or something that you missed during your previous rounds.The overall experience is very tedious and slow, as Pineview Drive doesn’t even allow you to grab an axe (that you stumble upon, just can’t pick up) and smash doors open, and coerces you into being the perfect gentleman, who doesn’t stoop to breaking windows with rocks or jumping over the fence just because he doesn’t have the right key to open a lock.It’s disappointing really, because there’s not much going on, you have to constantly backtrack, and there is no reaction to the various instances of tame poltergeist such as furniture pieces piled on top of one another and other such weird occurrences.The gameplay revolves around looking for keys and feels very contrived and lacks the kind of flow that would allow the developer to get away with this.Pineview Drive advertises itself as a game that knows when you’re afraid, and thus gauges your reaction to sudden noises and other such things, but does nothing to tell you what you’re supposed to do in such a situation.Luckily, your health pool is pretty generous and these moments do not come up very often. It’s in a way better than older games that threw monsters at you and had you smash them upside the head with a sledgehammer, but it would still need a bit more interactivity in order to function properly.You won’t be attacked by anything in a physical sense and you won’t even explicitly see bizarre apparitions, not in the beginning at least, since you’ll be too busy backtracking and searching for letters from your disappeared wife, that mysteriously pop up around the house.Further in your journey, the electrical lights will cease to function, making everything even more annoying. The overall vibe of the game is that it’s less about being a horror game but more along the lines of a reminder to pack camping gear unless you like to wander aimlessly in the dark.When there’s light, the game looks pretty good, especially the vegetation, but it also requires quite a bit of processing power to do so. Walking around the garden in the middle of the day was pretty enjoyable, if uneventful.If you like horror games where there is nothing much to do, you’ll most likely enjoy its atmosphere, in spite of its slow pace. Unfortunately, the creepy vibe that the game nails is not enough to carry all of it, especially due to the slim narrative, which severely detracts from the entire experience.Overall 6/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
This game is not very well optimized, but I find the bit of story that is here rather intriguing. The game itself is basically fetching key after key and trying to find the door that it unlocks to progress, which can ne tedious at times trying to remember what ones you've yet to open. The atmosphere is pretty good and the scares have been decent so far. I am currently at day 7 of 30 and plan to play through. Not worth $20 dollars, but if you can get it on a sale I'd say go for it.
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