The game tells the story of Walden, an old hunter who lives alone in the woods. Recently, Walden began to be haunted by a mysterious creature that destroyed the village located near his cabin, killing every person residing on the premises. Now, Walden wants revenge.
User reviews: Mixed (78 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 18, 2014
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About This Game

Overcast : Walden and the Werewolf is a Western Survival Horror game developed by Microblast Games.

The game tells the story of Walden, an old hunter who lives alone in the woods. Recently, Walden began to be haunted by a mysterious creature that destroyed the village located near his cabin, killing every person residing on the premises. Now, Walden wants revenge. In order to accomplish this, the old hunter will hunt the beast and adventure in numerous horrifying scenarios that only an horror classic can provide.

    Horrifying Scenarios

  • The Hunter's Nightmare...

    Original Soundtrack

  • An unique soundtrack, performed by Igo Carminatti.

    Sound Design

  • Exclusive Sound-design to Chill Your Bones.

  • " Played by famous Youtubers such as PewDiePie, Markiplier and many others, Overcast : Walden and the Werewolf is scaring the world. "

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 (or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1
    • Processor: 3.20 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 (or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
An hour long. Terribly boring. Terribly designed. Arguably the worst horror game I've ever played (and that's saying something). Its idea of scaring you is inverting the colors on the screen, playing a loud noise & showing random dead horses...not even joking. I can't believe I just spent an hour of my life playing through this trash. If you enjoy having a gun with a 10 second reload, having no checkpoints and dying in one hit to everything then by all means play it. The story makes no sense, you're thrown in random areas for the hell of it & it's just more frustrating than fun. The game itself is more disjointed than this review. I tend to find something good to say even for some of the worst games out there. This one, I can't think of a thing. I guess it's short so the pain only lasts so long?
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Imagine a failed English major shoving toothpicks down your urethra. While he's doing this he's yelling in your ear and flashing your eyes. Everything about this game is terrible, the animations, the music, models, textures, sound effects, visual filters. In fact this game is so bad it isn't even good, it's past that, it's Avante-Garde. A true post-modern game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
No.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
A Werewolf with Turkey Drumsticks for legs
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
An interesting world, cool story and awesome soundtrack. I'd say you pay for the music and receive a free game, sounds better.
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118 of 151 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Wow. Easily a top 5 worst game I own. Probably the worst one I've actually completed. Terrible Amnesia mod looking graphics, an idiotic story, and amusingly bad writing = this game is the cr@p fest total package. Cherry on top - the dev banned me on the forums within minutes of posting about how bad the game is. Such garbage I'm half tempted to give this a thumbs up instead.
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67 of 78 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
A really amateurish effort that feels like a poorly made mod. The game starts out as a mediocre atmospheric horror game and devolves into a horrid FPS. It feels like the devs were running out of ideas or weren't really sure where to go after the fourth level. Don't waste your time or money on this one.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Overcast : Walden and the Werewolf is a Western Survival Horror game.
You are Walden, an old hunter who lives alone in the woods, without any connection with the society, making nature his only form of livelihood. Walden began to be haunted by a mysterious creature that destroyed the village located near his cabin, killing every person residing on the premises. Now, Walden wants revenge.
Overcast is played in the first person, with your left hand perpetually holding a lantern and your right holding your useless weapon. Throughout the games nine chapters, which takes around 1 hour to finish, you guide Walden around as he solves extremely easy puzzles and shoots werewolves and other evil creatures. The game controls work well enough, with the exception of climbing ladders.
The graphics are extremely poor, besides of the annoying film grain that is overlaying the screen and impossible to turn off.
There is no voice acting, the story is told by the use of text phrases.
The only noteworthy aspect of this game, would be the music. The soundtrack is well done and serve as a nice background.
Overcast : Walden and the Werewolf is no horror game at all, it is an extremely poor game in nearly every sense. Unoriginal concepts, poor graphics and most importantly the game play is just no fun at all.
It is a waste of time and of money. My advice: Hands away!

Sounds 5/10
Graphics 2/10
Gameplay 2/10
Atmosphere 1/10
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Honestly, taking into account that it's a one dev's work, and, i presume, the first one of his, i'd like to give this game a thumbs up. But feels like it just wouldn't be right, and not recommending it is sure to save many players from dissapointment and the dev himself from offensive comments.
Though i can recommend it to those who like getting themselves in some new surroundings to walk through another short and primitive story and have little care for how bad them both were thought out. You'd even find a little pretty scenery(if you like that kind of it), slightly scary for noobs visual and sound effects and maybe a couple of other good things. But it won't add enough to make the whole game damn good. Can't say i'm totally dissapointed but looks like screenshots and description on the steam store leave much better impression than the game itself. And everything i relatively liked in this game was getting heavily damaged all the way by the boring combat, based on the idea to kill me twice an episode or a couple times more by primitive logical traps in how it was going on, and almost killed by the ending which was either(i'm sorry, mr developer) stupid or far beyond the limits of my ability to perceive why the hell it had to be ended that way, looking like a text description of a bad movie's promice to be continued(i'd even speculate that's what it is or once had to be).
There was a slight hope for an alternate course of the game story, (here goes a spoiler on a game story event): screaming woman, found dead in my playthroughwhich i don't believe in and don't feel like gonna check it right away i finish typing this. Maybe later.
Combat would be much better with twice faster reloading (compensated with additional enemies) and maybe an option to bash the enemies getting up close with the rifle's butt. A faster reload would also allow to leave the werewolf chazing the player in first contact without lingering on spot when animation shows he's running, which, i suspect was made with a purpose to grant the player a chance to survive with that slow reload.
To say more good about the game - it doesn't take too much time to play through and has no bugs - i only spotted a bot getting stuck against something he had to go round to attack me, twice at the same place.
Buy it on sale, if you're planning to give this game a try.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Its a pretty bad game honestly, its very short aswell when I look at having finished a third of it in just a few minutes.

Mistakes
-Alot of jump scares, you even see those from a mile coming "oh gonna just go out of this here building after getting something" and somethign drops or the doors slam or whatever, as cheap as jump scares are..they are even mroe annoying, when you know that they are coming and guess what, they are never scary
-Bad atmosphere, I don't know why but there seems to be some kind of static constantly bluring the screen every few moments, annoyingly loud sounds in company to the bad jump scares destroy the entire atmosphere
-Ammo count, whats the point, when I get a full reload of Ammo in between missions than accidently shooting a bullet means nothing, here you could have had a real great way to build tension, if you waste all your ammo before finishing the game, well bad luck for you, but no jsut giving the player ammo back is simply a bad decission

Overall the gamedeveloper do not understand what makes a game creepy constant "BAH" soudns as something crashes or soemthign tumbles are annoying instead of scary, jump scares only work with thick atmosphere, when tension is suddendly cut and you are suprised, not every few steps.
It could have had potential, but it was wasted, I think the accident tumble of physic objects, that I created myself as I was rumaging trought houses, was more scary than constant jump scares, a horror game works when its subtle, not all in your face.

The only nice thing about this is really just the music.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I had to stop playing it, because the obnoxiously loud and cheap jumpscares ticked me off.

It looks like they were going for nice a concept, a horror game set in the wild west(at least, that's what I thought they were going for, until I saw a ship that looked like it belonged in the Golden Age of Pirates), where you hunt down a werewolf.

But instead, it felt like they said "♥♥♥♥ it", and just threw crap in it that had nothing to do with the werewolf, like the giant snake you had to kill, and get one of its fangs for god knows what reason. It should be called "Overcast - Walden and the Werewolf, and a Snake for some reason". Plus, the storyline isn't even interesting, and the FPS gameplay is just plain dull.

The only reason I got this game(not through steam, if you get what I mean)was so I can get the soundtrack, because it is good. I mean, VERY good. It's literally the only thing that shines in this poor excuse of a horror game.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
The motion blur is terrible.
The objectives aren't really clear say for go here.
The first werewolf you fight kills you no matter what, not sure how you're suppose to proceed.
Not worth it, even on sale. Sorry.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This game was an interesting experience. But i honestly would not recommend purchasing it. The scares are not scary if you have actually experienced horror games, they will honestly make you lol by the end. It's such a cheesy game that it's hilarious to play. I got it for 3.39$ on The Summer Sale and i'm grateful that's all i paid for the game. There's no voice acting whatsoever, all of the story is subtitles except a few screams. I beat the game in an hour and half just goes to show how short it is, and that's with multiple deaths of the boss encounters. Interesting concept, i'd like to see the game remade one day, the story has potential if someone made an awesome game and bought the rights but as of now. No, just no.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Not worth your cash. Best thing about this is the soundtrack, and that's free.

Check out videos like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlv2dVr4R98 if you want the story.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Hurts my eyes. Like literally.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Teleporting Werewolves

'Nuff said.
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6 of 15 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
First of all, when you are judging this game keep in mind that it's made by one man. And it's not that bad to be honest.

I like the visual part. Everything looks smooth. Gameplay is fine (minus extremely long gun reloading process). Creatures looks decent (except this funny snake, which you will encounter in one of the first locations). And what is really important - this game is not boring and you don't want to turn it off after 10 minutes. It happens to me very frequently but not this time.

Sadly, "Overcast - Walden and the Werewolf" are full of weaknesses. Story is kinda awful. Sometimes it feels as bad as 7 years old writings. So if you about to play this game - don't read anything.

Music... Well, it's definitely one of the weaknesses. It's too simple and narrow and doesn't fit the visual part in my opinion. But it's not that bad to ruin the game entirely. Let's just say it could be better.

Also the game is very short. I finished it in two hours.

Buy it if you sure you can survive terrible story and pretty bad music. Otherwise this game is enjoyable.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
First of all I always analyse games from all the angles I can (incluiding development, not just the final product). This is not a masterpiece, but I congratulate the developer for bringing this on Steam on his own. It's not easy. Well now to the game: Sometimes I felt I was just following sequence of events that always ended up on a cheap jump-scare loud sound and disturbing image, sometimes it was very predictible. BUT some other times I really got into the atmosphere and the game got me really nervous at some points. The game should have exploited more elements and bringed more experience-driven scary sequences or events rather than cheap scaring. The graphics are Ok and the Soundtrack is really good. Loved the guitar theme. I would recommend getting this game as a bonus of a bundle (as I did) or buying it on a SUPER sale. Other than that it's an OK game to kill some time and get some scary moments. I hope the dev makes another game with more moments like the monster chase in the mountain where you could only slow down the creature by shooting it but not kill it, I guess that was my favourite part of the game.
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3 of 12 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Quick short review.
The game isn't that long but very enjoyable. The gameplay is a bit cheap and the story is so so but overall the game is very enjoyable. I actually played in broad daylight and jumped at most jump scares. And i'm not the kind to make stuff up when it comes to scary games. The game is not that scary but anyways if you do play it you will understand what I mean when the game doesn't warn you 5 seconds before something screams in your face. As far as the graphics I don't really want to give any notes on that because depending on how you look at it, they are amasing yet not that great. The art style is kind of an LSD bad trip in a good way... The pirce is a bit too high for what it is though if you get it in a sale or in a bundle you will very much enjoy the few hours this game will offer you.

Originality 9/10
Music 10/10
Story 7/10
Gameplay 6/10
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Slow paced, but deffinetly scary, if you like a big build up to a scare then this is for you! The darkness will overtake you as you never know what could be right in front of you.
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