Coma:Mortuary is the introduction part of a trilogy about events in the world of the dead. The game`s genre is Adventure-Ambient with Horror-quest element.
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Mixed (653 reviews) - 53% of the 653 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 12, 2014

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About This Game

The story is about a guy who has lost meaning in his life, because of the tragic death of his girlfriend. Drunk and depressed, he got behind the wheel of his car, determined to commit suicide in the same spot where she died. Somehow he survived the accident, but fell into a coma, and his soul is now wandering the world of the dead where a new story unfolds.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7.
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 6000 series or higher graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not tested on Windows XP!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7.
    • Processor: 3.0+ GHz processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 7000 series or higher graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not tested on Windows XP!
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Mixed (653 reviews)
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Thepr0star | kickback.com
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
The main character moves way too fast and gets stucked randomly by unknown forces and does'nt die randomly at all after all that.
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Eggerd
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
That what he said..
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Kosh
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
I really don't understand that game. You run, run, run, then you dead. And where next part?
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ScareCAT
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
This is an odd game at first look. It doesn't appear to have any direct action (i.e. fighting and interaction is minimal), it doesn't really have puzzzles in the traditional sense... But what it does have is a Gothic chic like me's dream atmosphere! Creepy stone worked and long dark hallways, strange scurrying in the blackened corners, dripping moss, ancient angel statues, even giant centipedes!!!!! What girl could ask for more? And, best of all, one has a chance to basically explore The Land of the Dead. Very cool!! Throw in an excellent, mostly Ambient soundtrack (one Black Metal sounding song does play too at one point but other than that, all Ambient), and Viola! You have a very dark and almost fable like tale. I say 'fabel' as it has a moral message, not an annoying one, but one which makes one think of ones life. It does have an issue with ending too soon and I think this is because it was intended to be a two part game. I do not know if the devlopers are working on Part 2, but I truly hope they are. It is a graveyard rich, dark, and spooky explorer horror game is how I would assign a genre to this game. To top it off, it has a cool tale which the main character (you) tells as you walk through this dark world, which I greatly enjoyed. Definitely worth a look for horror fans like me~ 8.5/10
For basic game play, graphics, and storyline. To be honest, I love this game but I am frustrated it does not appear to have it's part 2 yet. It is a bit like only reading half a good novel. So 8.5, not 10.
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GrD« Sabu™
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
Movement speed sucks so bad. The story is slow and boring to go with the walking. The voice actor sounds like he is trying to sound like captain Kurk most of the time. I made it through stage one and the speed of the walking and the slowness of it all bored me i didn't even bother to finish. Sorry to say a thumbs down from me and when i got it i had high hopes.
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HeadShot
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
Coma: Mor - turtle - ary

Why parodize a title? because you are SLOW. And by slow I mean extremely tortoise snaily slow.

+: graphics are alright, concept art is amazing. story is ok - too much info/too many features - you get lost in it. And doesnt expand, narrating is decent

- : walking speed, can't jump(you can get stuck), bugs here and there, not knowing cause of death sometimes, transition between "chapters" or parts of game (I ended up saying "how did I get here" multiple times, it is short

not worth full price, but you can grab it on -90% or something. 4,5/10, curious about other installments (it says part one of a trilogy in the description)
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pauloh_93
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
I'll start off by saying this, only get this game ON SALE, 50% off or more!!! Having said that, this game is the epitomy of the "short but sweet" saying. Yes, it is very short, I beat it in less than an hour, but, that's also this game's strong point, since the story is quite simple, and so is the gameplay and it's broody and heavy atmosfere do weigh on you, or at least it did on me, so having it go on for five or more hours might have broken the game rather than improved it. Although, since this world they created is so interesting and rich with detail and backstory, mostly spewed by the main character as he wanders the depths of the mortuary(world of the dead), it did feel a bit TOO short, having it last twice the amount of time, with more story, of course, would been better though.

Still, with a price drop I can't recommend this more. Great atmosphere, solid art and design, interesting levels and a rather deep world setting.
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Nick the Flying Potato Salad
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
Short Version:

Pros:
+Nice visuals
+Interesting concept
+Decent voice acting

Cons:
-Horrible walking speed
-Short
-Not tense nor scary
-Boring Puzzles
-Nothing makes any real sense
-Ending is disappointing

"Long" Version:

Ah, "Coma Mortuary"... A game about death! Sounds interesting.

Ok so, I got this game for 50 cents or something and I really wanted to like it...
Unfortunately, this game is, as many people pointed out before me, a walking simulator. Yes, there is some very basic fun to be had but, in the end, this game managed to bore me to... DEATH (heh)!

Anyways, you play as a nameless guy who lost his girlfriend. He decides to commit suicide, but finds himself trapped in a bizarre world. Sounds interesting, right? Unfortunately, nothing really delivers. Everything starts off intriguing, but after a couple of areas, you realize what you are in for - a snooze-fest. The game doesn't really have an ending because it was meant to be a trilogy, so you're pretty much playing a third of a game.

Gameplay is trash. You can walk slowly or walk... Slower... I am serious. I pressed shift to run and the character walked even slower - the fastest walking speed is painfully tedious and, considering the game has a few parts where you need to backtrack, this was even more annoying. I get it, walking CAN build tension but in this case... Frustration ensued.
You can also interact with levers but it's all really easy and dumb. The "puzzles" require a certain lever sequence to be solved but you can't even press the wrong lever or anything, you just need to find the one that can be pulled and you're done.
There's a part towards the end that allows you to run - it comes out of nowhere and the soundtrack turns into a heavy metal cacophony that left me "WTF".

Voice acting is serviceable but the guy goes on and on about some nonsense about "the place" he is in. I mean, I'm all for a deep understanding of death and hidden meanings but this bordered on ridiculous. Also, there are a lot of parts where the character is quiet and the only thing you can hear is your footsteps - yet again, not scary , boring.

"Coma: Mortuary" looks really good. Even though the flashlight effect only works close to the character, the game world had an "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" feel to it and everything looked better than expected.

So yeah, a cheap, hour long game with pretty graphics, where nothing else works.

Do I recommend it? No. I'm sort of easily scared by games and I didn't even flinch once with this one.

Final Score: 3 out of 10.
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GameMaster
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
The game looks good, have a nice sound track, small jumpscares and the sound track make them more realistic but its quite small but yes i do recomend it, if u like mild horror games.
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Retarded Vampire
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2015
This was by far the stupidest god damn game I have ever played, I spent 1 hour (which felt like 99393987598435209 hours) listening to freesound.org on repeat and a ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ ass narrator talk about death or some ♥♥♥♥. Here's everything that happened:

-Walk
-.PNG spook ghost
-.PNG spook ghost that chases you with 3 ♥♥♥♥ing animation frames
-The end

And I'm not including every ♥♥♥♥ing cutscene where it legit looks like you're still playing the game, What would make me recommend it? If you have a longing obsession to commit suicide, this will really doot your ♥♥♥♥ing snoot.
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When I was a young boy, my mother had left my dad and I, and my grandmother was my only real mother figure. Yet, she had this really bad smoking problem, which my dad and I tried to make her quit. Despite our efforts, she eventually devolped mouth cancer, and ended up dying. My father told me that this should be a lessojn; to never smoke. To avoid what had happened to my grnadmother. So I've stayed clear of cigarettes for years; yet this still somehow gave me ♥♥♥♥ing mouth cancer.
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pilotjohnauctions
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
Constantly crashes
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andrewborne
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2015
Boring as waiting at the DMV. You walk in caves(which is where the whole 45 minute game takes place)as slowly as granny with her walker. You listen to some audio tapes, look at stuff, and walk for the whole game which is as exciting as it sounds. Even though I bought the game for $0.07 I still wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I understand its an indie game but it didn't have to be THAT boring, cmon people. 1.5/10
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Harkenstein
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
First of all : atmosphere. It feels good at start. Then you start walking slowly. And that's about what there's to do. Walk slowly or even more slowly. Every now and then you see something. Or die if you walk in to the dark, out of no reason. You can pull levers and you have to visit certain place to unblock your way but that's about all. You look around and admire the places. You can't crouch, you can't jump, you can't climb. In places if there's 10-15 cm tall obstacle you simply can't lift your leg enough if it is not staircase.

Whereas graphics are MOSTLY really good and soundscape is superb (both music and other sounds) some of the graphics are very poorly done - as if they were halfdone. It's like meeting a 2D Donald Duck in the middle of 3D slaughterhouse. Same goes with level design.

Overall it feels more like a demo. Like devs had vision but lacked resources and skills to actually do it. So they ended up building rooms and experimenting with stuff - and finally lost their interest to build a playable game in somewhere between. What a pity.
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๖ۣۜJ㊉ħȺN Ұ㊉
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
A boring walking simulator
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silencergroup
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 20, 2015
I must admit that though the game DID manage to put me to sleep several times, I never truly fell into a coma as promised in the title. Close, but still.... lack of effort on the part of the developer. If you are going to make a somnambulance simulator, I'd better feel like I had a good rest after watching the game play without me (except for that one ghost).

Seriously, in this you walk. That's it. It's slow, it's dull, it's confusing. I fell through the game several times and restarted, then after a single challenge with the only sprite - well, the game ended.
Instead of buying this, play "The Plan". It's free, and has slightly more to offer.
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Mr. Nasty Sack
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 7, 2015
Pants ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ moment been had.

Graphics look a lot better than the store screenshots.

How do I say: I like games that are creepy and atmospheric but I don't really enjoy being freaked out. I found it to be just tolerable so far but who knows what's next.
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KovicPlayz
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 4, 2015
I play and test many games on my Youtube/Twitch Channels and this was a game I have had on my list for a little while now. I gave it fair chance, but there were some game breaking problems for me. Overall I did enjoy the narrative and atmosphere the game had to offer, I have nothing against the style this game was going for.

My main issue with the game was the couple times it glitched out on me for no reason causing me to decide to not pursue the game to the end. The fact it had no jump function caused me to get caught it certain locations and with no way to get out I had the restart the game and lose progress. There also areas where the player could walk over raised surfaces but then from the opoosite side of the same little ledge I couldnt walk over it. Little things like that ended up making the game not fun to play.

Like I said though, I do like the idea of the game and the deep narrative as well as art design. If it wasnt for the problems I ran into trying to play it I would recommend it, but for the reasons I posted, I cannot recommend this game.
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Zeb89
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: October 18, 2015
I'd rather die than reinstall this game.
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matrixdll
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 10, 2015
This is just wank. I mean, screenshots look nice, but there's a good chance that the engine is doing most of the job.

I got it out for less than a dollar, but even then it really isn't worth your time (just play some freeware walking simulator or one of those face-cam horror survivals)
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Saint Aaron
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: October 8, 2015
This was a odd game. Had mix feelings for it. Def not worth 6 bucks.. It is a big walking simulator. It is a game that is short and will consist on series due to the end says "to be continued". Because of this, the developer will be making another game similar to this instead of adding on to this game in which i can not consider it a game.. But for the concept of the game i liked it. Not to many games have a concept of the world of the dead. Get it when its 50cents

Pros:
Nice graphics
Okay story
Concept art BEAUTIFUL
Music
small puzzles. FInding levels and mazes
Great voice acting

Cons:
few unexplained deaths
Plot boring
Can run. In game you walk
short
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
This is an odd game at first look. It doesn't appear to have any direct action (i.e. fighting and interaction is minimal), it doesn't really have puzzzles in the traditional sense... But what it does have is a Gothic chic like me's dream atmosphere! Creepy stone worked and long dark hallways, strange scurrying in the blackened corners, dripping moss, ancient angel statues, even giant centipedes!!!!! What girl could ask for more? And, best of all, one has a chance to basically explore The Land of the Dead. Very cool!! Throw in an excellent, mostly Ambient soundtrack (one Black Metal sounding song does play too at one point but other than that, all Ambient), and Viola! You have a very dark and almost fable like tale. I say 'fabel' as it has a moral message, not an annoying one, but one which makes one think of ones life. It does have an issue with ending too soon and I think this is because it was intended to be a two part game. I do not know if the devlopers are working on Part 2, but I truly hope they are. It is a graveyard rich, dark, and spooky explorer horror game is how I would assign a genre to this game. To top it off, it has a cool tale which the main character (you) tells as you walk through this dark world, which I greatly enjoyed. Definitely worth a look for horror fans like me~ 8.5/10
For basic game play, graphics, and storyline. To be honest, I love this game but I am frustrated it does not appear to have it's part 2 yet. It is a bit like only reading half a good novel. So 8.5, not 10.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Short Version:

Pros:
+Nice visuals
+Interesting concept
+Decent voice acting

Cons:
-Horrible walking speed
-Short
-Not tense nor scary
-Boring Puzzles
-Nothing makes any real sense
-Ending is disappointing

"Long" Version:

Ah, "Coma Mortuary"... A game about death! Sounds interesting.

Ok so, I got this game for 50 cents or something and I really wanted to like it...
Unfortunately, this game is, as many people pointed out before me, a walking simulator. Yes, there is some very basic fun to be had but, in the end, this game managed to bore me to... DEATH (heh)!

Anyways, you play as a nameless guy who lost his girlfriend. He decides to commit suicide, but finds himself trapped in a bizarre world. Sounds interesting, right? Unfortunately, nothing really delivers. Everything starts off intriguing, but after a couple of areas, you realize what you are in for - a snooze-fest. The game doesn't really have an ending because it was meant to be a trilogy, so you're pretty much playing a third of a game.

Gameplay is trash. You can walk slowly or walk... Slower... I am serious. I pressed shift to run and the character walked even slower - the fastest walking speed is painfully tedious and, considering the game has a few parts where you need to backtrack, this was even more annoying. I get it, walking CAN build tension but in this case... Frustration ensued.
You can also interact with levers but it's all really easy and dumb. The "puzzles" require a certain lever sequence to be solved but you can't even press the wrong lever or anything, you just need to find the one that can be pulled and you're done.
There's a part towards the end that allows you to run - it comes out of nowhere and the soundtrack turns into a heavy metal cacophony that left me "WTF".

Voice acting is serviceable but the guy goes on and on about some nonsense about "the place" he is in. I mean, I'm all for a deep understanding of death and hidden meanings but this bordered on ridiculous. Also, there are a lot of parts where the character is quiet and the only thing you can hear is your footsteps - yet again, not scary , boring.

"Coma: Mortuary" looks really good. Even though the flashlight effect only works close to the character, the game world had an "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" feel to it and everything looked better than expected.

So yeah, a cheap, hour long game with pretty graphics, where nothing else works.

Do I recommend it? No. I'm sort of easily scared by games and I didn't even flinch once with this one.

Final Score: 3 out of 10.
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261 of 342 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
I don't want to spam links or anything, but I think this video I made will do a good job of showing why I do not recommend this game and why I was furious that I purchased it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu_v54negZA
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155 of 195 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2014
Ok went into this game with lots of hope that it would be a very atmospheric horror game and to some degree it is,but and its a "BIG BUT" this game is very short as a matter of fact PAINFULLY SO.Now let me say this that the game does do a good job with atmosphere and i can see where the developers are going to take the story and it looks like it will be really good but only when all three acts are out and can be played one after the other as my total play time will tell you,1.5 hours is neither here nor there and is very short even for a seperate episode.
Now i get to the pricing and at £7.99 its way overpriced for the ammount of game (more like an interactive story to be honest) that you will get,so therefore at the moment is overpriced (in my opinion-no replay value as once you have seen it all thats it).
Ok lets gets to the brass tacs so to speak,the graphics are nice and look really good (your torch offering the only source of light down in the caves and cattacombs that the game is set in),the gameplay is very slow and methodic and to be honest i think i spent upwards of between 20-30 minutes walking places (the game has a very slow walk function,whether intended or not it actually bumps up the playtime).I wont spoil it to much for those that are going to play but there are some nerve changling scenes and these are of the chase variety (no guns or weapons-so it does share that in common with AMNESIA but little all else).There is no true freedom in game and at times you just feel like you are along for the ride.The sound in game is top notch with some of the noises actually getting to you (screams and other noises are all quite nerve shredding at times).
Interaction in world is quite simple and only occurs to advance the story and at times you will wonder where to go but a little trial and error soon sorts this out in time.
So on the one hand i would like to reccommend it but with hand on heart cant as whats there is good but really doesnt warrant such a high price tag for what is actually a shorter experience than most movies,sad as like i have said i can see where they want to go its just whether enough people will buy such a short game to help them get the following episodes out so that we can finish the story and see what actually does and is going on.

(JUST TO ADD-SINCE PRICE DROP)

The game has since dropped to nearly half price so it is now better value for money (but all the above still applies).
This is not a very good sign though as people have paid the higher asking price and it hasent even been out for more than 8 days (not a very good sign of either the product or the developers faith in it)
Lets hope that this doesent become the norm as to be honest this reveiwer will just wait for his games instead of forking out money for a game to just drop less than 9 days later.
(all games drop eventually but not this quickly and lets just hope that the next episodes remain free for the people who bought this game early and that it remains so for everyone else as well)
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97 of 117 people (83%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
If you want to hear a bored, off-brand Ron Swanson narrate generic dialogue about the afterlife, over VIDEO GAMES SLOWEST WALK CYCLE, then definitely check out Coma:Mortuary. If you're looking for a game where literally anything happens, maybe look elsewhere.

Oh, and if you do decide to check it out, stick around for the most comedically misplaced death metal music, while you walk slower than someone can crawl.
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193 of 275 people (70%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2014
This guy walks slower than my grandma
By the way, my grandma can't walk
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90 of 121 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
This game reminds me of a place i remember as a child called Fun Zone. An overpriced indoor playground Where any possible fun was ruined by the angry teenage attendants constantly yelling "NO RUNNING!!!!". The movement speed is painfully slow. Add a run function, and the beautifull graphics would be worth experiencing. but until then i can't come close to recomending.
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89 of 130 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

Dante's Inferno

Coma: Mortuary (Episode 1) is an indie adventure game from NAGA Entertainment Studios located within the Russian Federation that takes some of its cues from Dante's Divine Comedy. The game places you in the shoes of a depressed and suicidal man who mourning the loss of his girlfriend tries to take his own life at the very same place his lover died by dosing up on copious amount of alcohol and then careening his car off the edge of a cliff. Waking up in the realm of the dead the man begins his search for his lost love.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=280052541
This first episode of a planned trilogy can at times be incredibly obtuse leaving most of its interpretation open to the gamer. tid-bits of information are slowly relayed through the main protagonist short but sparse soliloquies but more often that not they open up more questions than provide answers. The unconsciousness state the man finds himself in (the accident does not actually result in his death but in him entering into a coma) could either be viewed as a state of purgatory or "Purgatorio" by some as there is repeated reference and imagery to religious cleansing and purification or his own personal "Inferno" due to the nature of some of the more oppressive and grim environments and encounters along the way. I am hoping the other two planned releases will expand a bit more on this so that each theme is given more clarity.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=280198311
Coma: Mortuary is a very short gaming experience with minimal environmental interaction required from the gamer bar the pulling of a lever here and there. Most gamers should get through this episode in roughly an hour and I can't imagine the game appealing to that many gamers who have been brought up on action frag-fests as it's an incredibly slow and meditative piece that is more Dear Esther than Amnesia - The Dark Descent. This is a thinking persons game that should provoke all types of questions around its central themes and that is exactly what Coma: Mortuary does even though as it closes many of those questions remain unanswered - something I am hoping the other two titles are going to eventually tie-up.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=280071991
The game uses the Unreal Engine and can be strikingly beautiful and atmospheric at times and I found for the most part that the joy of the title lay in discovering its unique environments. Sounds are well implemented and not overbearing except for the occasional out of place rock tune that somehow breaks the immersion. One thing for sure is that Coma: Mortuary has piqued my interest and now I am definitely keen to see how this story of death and redemption is going to play its self out. Only time will tell!

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39 of 48 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Worth the $1 I payed for it. It is a bit short and thats saying something because I don't rush. I take time to look at every crany and it could use more scare. The story is amusing enough but needs more atmosphere and better graphics. I would not recommend this for more than $5 though. It is about $0-$5 worth so about $2.50. There are other free games simular to this that offer more such as SCP Containment Breach.
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Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2015
I paid about 50 cents for this game but honestly this is a game that should be offered for free. Seemed like they were going for more of an experimental narrative type game than an actual horror-type game. You spend the majority of the game walking very slowly through tunnels without a real purpose except to flip the occasional lever or two. The one action scene they give you comes out of nowhere and it is extremely lack-luster.

One thing I actually did like about the game was the story and I would definitely read a book about this game. Only problem is that it would be better than the actual game was...

Coma earns from me a 1/5. Please do not spend your hard-earned six dollars on this game...
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Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
It's evident that a couple of people inspired by the Penumbra series wanted to take a shot at making a slow paced mystical exploration horror game with focus on eery atmosphere rather than combat and jump scares. With this first part, which is supposed to act like an intro of sorts, they brought me from sceptical (I bought it on a sale so I paid almost nothing at all - so I didn't expect anything really), to underwhelmed, to a bit intrigued, back down to underwhelmed and landed on sceptical.

If they put in more effort on the coming episodes, especially when it comes to character models and the AI, then I think it will be at least worth a purchase. As this episode stands, I would not recommend it to the general public - but I _would_ recommend it to horror lovers and people with a genuine interest of games of this type. The atmosphere is absolutely nailed at some parts, while it's completely ruined at others.

If I were to give it one of those oneliner judgements, I'd say "barely passable". If it's on sale again then yes, pick it up. You might enjoy it!
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Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2015
During my very brief time in The Land Of The Dead, I learned the following:

- The Land Of The Dead is a hauntingly beautiful place, lovingly realised with (mostly) top-notch graphics. It has nice sound, also.

- One can never walk any faster than a speed slightly above GLACIAL in The Land Of The Dead, except perhaps when being "chased" by things popping up (but not necessarily moving towards you) in corridors and doorways. Water provides an even greater obstacle to one's movement, thereby proving the old adage that "blood is thicker than water" COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY INCORRECT (mind you, I didn't get to walk through any blood in the course of the game, so perhaps I'm just jumping to conclusions). For those who can't handle the break-neck pace, however, there is fortunately the option to press Left Shift and slow yourself down even FURTHER.

- There are lots of dead-ends in The Land Of The Dead. Which take ♥♥♥♥ING AGES to back-track from, for reasons listed directly above.

- Every visitor to The Land Of The Dead is helpfully supplied with a FLASHLIGHT (it is pretty dark, after all).

- There are lots of levers and cranks in The Land Of The Dead, used to open doors and so forth. These levers won't necessarily be close to each other OR the portal one is using them to traverse through. In other words, bring a packed lunch if you plan on trying to get through any doors in The Land Of The Dead.

- The Land Of The Dead comes complete with mediocrely-acted narration, in some desperate attempt to recreate the atmosphere of Dear Esther, only in a far less linear environment with far less clues as to where exactly you're supposed to go next. Again, a packed lunch (and, perhaps, dinner) is advised; you may also wish to borrow a saint's halo to make the journey slightly less agonizing on the whole.

- There are a lot of "first-person" cut scenes in The Land Of The Dead, all of which are directed by a very nervous person with a twitchy mouse hand who can't pan around smoothly.

- There is death metal music in The Land Of The Dead, but only at highly inappropriate times, such as when one is being chased down corridors by witchy ghost women who look like cardboard cut-outs. Or witnessing end credit sequences which are as unskippable as the game is now unleavable, except by way of forcefully shutting one's computer down.

- Lastly but not leastly, The Land Of The Dead apparently comes in three parts. Here's hoping the next two are at least slightly better, and FREE to all of us who who were kind enough to give the developers money for THIS barely passable excuse for a "game". ONLY RECOMMENDED WHEN DIRT-CHEAP IN A SALE, AND ONLY FOR THOSE OF US SO ADDICTED TO HORROR GAMES THAT WE'LL PLAY JUST ABOUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.

Verdict: 5.5/10.
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2014
The game is still not worth the money they lowered it to, the only good thing about this was the voice actor. You move so SLOW during the entire game but one part and yet the game still was VERY SHORT. I honestly would not recommend this game to anyone. I was highly disappointed.

Save yourself some money and buy another game.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Yes walking simulators are boring... but hey you get what you pay for. This game is great for the PRICE. Only paid 0.50$ for it and was worth every penny IF you are a WALKING SIM FAN. Now don't expect Prenumbra or Amnesia. This game is short 1.5 hours for 50 cents.

Pros:
Game is nice for the eyes.
Music is relaxing.
Actor telling a story.
There is a lady ghost/monster chasing you at one point.
I had at least 3 jump scares.
Price.

Cons:
A few unexplained deaths.
Plot boring.
Walking is slow like most walking sims.
Game is short.
Ending to be continued kind of thing...

If you like walking sim games I recommend buying this game on sale.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
An extremely short and generally creepy game, but the single character just walks around very very slowly with minimal interactions. There are a few puzzles to solve but then almost nothing else. The cutscenes are the most interesting part of the game but again, there is no interaction. I did love the graphics. It doesnt make the game worthy of more than a couple of dollars.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
So a man walks into a catacomb.
slowly, really, but just enough to make you want to run the ♥♥♥♥ outta there so you don't have to hear all the ♥♥♥♥ed up ♥♥♥♥ coming from everywhere you dont want noises to come from.
No place that actually SHOULD contain a jumpscare does so, and the spooky ♥♥♥♥ that COMES outta nowhere wont leave you alone: when you get to do something when your nerves are completely wrecked from all the odd noises, you will panic.
and do it all wrong.
and you will die.
horribly.
then trial and error.

god damn i hate this game so much i love it!
my ♥♥♥♥ed up nerves were definetely worth the 4.99€ i paid.
The sad story is truly sad, and if i woulnt leave computer once in a while to regular bathroom visits, i would most likely cry to the story alone.

i loved it.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
There isnt much to say about this game other than its just plain dull. It gives you no reason why or direction to what your supposed to be doing. Which basically consists of walking around aimlessly down corridor after corridor pulling the odd lever every now and then. The monotone mutterings of the narrator about angels and demons doesnt help matters either making you care even less about the supposed story. Also there are no puzzle elements here, you are simply trying to find the exit to the cut-and-paste surroundings. The movement speed also has to be mentioned as your character moves so damn slow. Which I can only think was purposely put in to extend what is already a short experience.

The only redeeming qualities are the graphics and sound design, which aren't too bad at all. Although the death-metal style choice for the one short chase scene seems SO out of place.

Overall very disappointing and I can't recommend this no matter the price. Hopefully the other episodes are more entertaining.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
The game is alright, a bit short in my opinion and quite a lot of movie watching, slow walking speed but quite enjoyable. if the other two parts come out maybe play them all in one go as you're looking at about an hour ish of gamplay for this.

not bad, not brilliant.

6-7/10
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
Not worth the money if you ask me, you walk around, a narrarator (the character you play, I think) speaks confusing dialogue about ghosts, angels and demons. Total game time about an hr. There were only two scary moments within the game and the rest was atmospheric. The storyline wasn't even clear. There was no distinct beginning, middle or end. If you want a scary horror game, then stick with Amnesia the Dark Descent or any of the FEAR games. Just a waste of your time and money.
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Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2015
Not even at $0,57 can I recommend this game to anyone :P. My expectatoins were low but this game is a total waste of time. Basically you walk slowly(or extra slowly if you hold shift) through pretty repetitive and uninteresting rooms for 90% of the game occasionally solving simple/tedious find all the switches style puzzles. There are two segments during which you are forced to run which are somewhat tense but the rest of the time you are just walking slowly with the occasional loud noise scare popping up. While you are trying to enjoy your walking simulator you recieve the story in a pretty monotone narration that is very vague/nonsensical at times. I was really expecting this to be a Dear Esther clone, but it doesn't even deserve to be compared to that game.

One of the main issues I have with this game is the immersion. In a game like this atmosphere is everything and a big part of that is being in control and experiencing everythging first hand. However repeatedly the game takes control of the camera and completely breaks the mood. The best example of this is the cage scene in the trailer featured on the store page(that scene which appeared to be interactive was half the reason i bought the game), That whole segment is a cutscene though you have no control whatsoever on the cage comes down even though the trailer makes it appear that way. It also doesn't help that there are a mind numbingly large amount of dead ends / repetitive empty rooms that you have to go through. There is also a surprisingly small amount of detail given to each are sure there were a couple of areas which appeared interesting but for the most part the enviornment was very bland.

Finally the cherry on the pie is the game is a whole 40 minutes to an hour long. I came in at 60 minutes on the dot and that was after dying repeatedly and having the game crash to desktop 30 minutes in. It also ends rather abruptly with a cliffhanger that will lead into part 2 if it is ever made.
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