Doorways: The Underworld is an immersive horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Positive (213 reviews) - 70% of the 213 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 17, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

 

Recent updates View all (19)

September 6

Exclusive material of Doorways coming this month!

Hello everybody!

Hope you've been doing great lately.

August was an important month for Doorways with the launch of the final chapter, but September is also going to be great and full of surprises!

That's right! We're going to release a lot of exclusive and inedit material from all the saga, starting tomorrow (Wednesday)!

Here's a little preview (concept art from Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh made by artist and illustrator Victor Ahmed):







Cheers everybody and thanks once again for all your support!

The team at Saibot Studios

0 comments Read more

August 10

The Final Chapter is Now Available!

The Final Chapter of Doorways is NOW Available on Steam and 25% OFF!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/383930
With a 360° Video Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi7vdbilapg
Also a Demo has been released for newcomers!

And if you haven't played the previous chapters yet, they're ALL on sale:

Doorways: Prelude (50% OFF):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/248470/

Doorways: The Underworld (35% OFF):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/311250/

Doorways: All Chapters Collection (All Discounts + 25% OFF):
http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1182/

Thank you once again for your support and hope you like what we've done!

The team at Saibot Studios

4 comments Read more

About This Game

Doorways: The Underworld is a first person horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere. It will challenge you with its fast-paced gameplay and breathtaking visuals and sounds, so prepare to immerse yourself in a terrifying psychological experience.

The Underworld is the third chapter of Doorways. It is not necessary to have the first chapters in order to play this game. But we recommend to do so for a better understand of the story.

You're playing as Thomas Foster, a special agent who must track a missing psychopath. Who is she? What is this place and how did you get here?

These are just some of the questions that you must answer during your journey...

Key Features


  • Horrifying exploration adventure with an immersive atmosphere
  • Ingenious puzzles as well as challenges that put your reflexes at test
  • Inspired voice acting by Sam A. Mowry (the voice of Alexander in Amnesia: The Dark Descent)
  • Replayability through many secret places
  • Full Controller support
  • Native Oculus Rift support

----

Doorways is an episodic game, it's divided in three parts and they can be played separately:

Doorways: Prelude (Chapter 1 & 2):

http://store.steampowered.com/app/248470/
Doorways: The Underworld (Chapter 3):

http://store.steampowered.com/app/311250/
Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh (Chapter 4):

http://store.steampowered.com/app/383930/
----

IMPORTANT
Achievements do not work on Linux

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual core CPU @ 2GHz (Pentium D or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 6800, ATI 1950
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.9GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 512mb
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated Sept. 2016! Learn more
Overall:
Mostly Positive (213 reviews)
Review Type


Purchase Type


Language


Display As:
121 reviews match the filters above ( Mixed)
Recently Posted
Dig, Larry, dig!
4.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
The entire 'Doorways' series should be at the top of the list for ALL serious horror/adventure enthusiasts. The gameplay, graphics, atmosphere and story make the saga one of the best PC gaming experiences currently available. I never thought I'd be impressed again after finishing Outlast, but Doorways delivered in a big way, and now I'm waiting for the next 'aha!' gaming moment to come along.... these games won't be easy to top. Also, prior to playing the Doorways series, I always felt it was 'wrong' or somehow a 'copout' to have to rely on hints or walkthroughs in any way. The dynamic problems one must solve to complete Doorways gave me a different perspective on this; even if you need help with some of the tougher puzzles, once you solve them they certainly seem more than fair, and getting a bit of help didn't make me feel one bit like I hadn't played a rewarding or challenging game. Seriously, check out all three, as they're each masterpieces in their own right.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
portal2turret
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 5
This is an incredibly action-packed horror game. You'll find yourself running and hiding from a good variety of evil creatures. The graphics are impressive, gameplay enjoyable, and difficulty just right. There also are some very unique mechanics this game incorporates. Definitely something worth playing.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
mdavis28
7.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
Great 2nd saga in the story. Wonderful sounds and pop-scares. Nothing like running from something that is chasing you and you forgot where you were. lol

Play it in the dark and with the sound up. The only way to keep the hairs on your arm standing on end.

I will say, when you get towards ther ending og the mazes it can be very fustrating.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
King of the Banana's
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 17
Product received for free
Even tho i received this game for free to make review for it on Youtube, i must be honest.
As you can see i have maybe 15min in the game only.

Voice acting? He reads horrifying notes, in game talks like he is in his house, like he reads a Shakespeare!
I understand it's Indie game, but really this could be made much better even with free assets.
Walking through the water sound like baby splashing in the bath?
From this 15min in the game, i was walking 10 min around just to find where to go next.
There is no guide on your path, and that 1st monster? WTF is that?

I did got game for free, but my personal oppinion:
Game is worth $5 - max at this stage
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Lucasones
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 2
.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Nomak
4.3 hrs
Posted: July 30
You know, i like this game and all but it's just a ♥♥♥♥ you in the ♥♥♥ simulator 2016, the first 2 monsters, are pretty cute, but the 3rd is a stick in the ♥♥♥ or should i say, leg cause shes, ♥♥♥♥ing crippled, but you know good game, 10/10 ♥♥♥♥ you in the ♥♥♥ simulator 2016. 0/-5 ign- videogamedunky 1.2/100
Helpful? Yes No Funny
BTK-Dani*
11.4 hrs
Posted: July 23
Boring
Helpful? Yes No Funny
S@T@R@U@D@E@L
1.4 hrs
Posted: July 17
Product received for free
Game stressful! Is an excellent horror enthusiasts. As an nyctophobia game was very stressful at first, the game kept the element to be pressed very well! I made a video in Hebrew. You are welcome to watch at the same https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYYJ8YTx8AM
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Toy Bon Bon Games
3.7 hrs
Posted: July 15
One of the most boring and annoying games I've played! In the first one there was really great atmosphere Amnesia style, {which is one of my favorite games} But this felt as if I was playing the same levels over and over again, it all looks the same, the controls aren't great either. I was excited to pay this because even though the first two had their flaws I still enjoyed them, but this one I could have done without. If you want to buy it for your collection then go for it, you might enjoy it. but wait til it's on sale, it's not worth the price at all...
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Grim Gravy
6.6 hrs
Posted: July 12
A very decent (if not frustrating) follow up to chapters 1 and 2.

Time to beat: about 3-4 hours? (I dunno... I literally paused the game and went shopping for a couple hours because I was so ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off.)
Played with keyboard and mouse. Easy to control. No Jump. No Run.
Bugs: Came across ONE that was frustrating as ♥♥♥♥. Just as I hit a switch and celebrated prematurely, I got crushed in a concrete door. The game flaked out, it didn't consider me as dead. I was kind of frozen in place. I couldn't use Esc to access menu to quit. I couldn't move, but I could bring up the map, activate the 'flashback'. I had to Ctrl-Alt-Del the end task.
Motionsickness factor: not bad.

Story: Once again, you play the mysterious agent from a company called "Doorways" who is searching (once again, in a strange environment) for a psychopathic Doctor.

A decent amount of jump scares. Lots of hiding (like amnesia) Not really puzzles, but more like scavenger hunts.

I enjoyed this game ALMOST from beginning to end. Like many other people (you can see the community forums) the notorious "Maze" is what became a repetitive task. I had to do the last maze map a ridiculous amount of times and even resorting to following a guide to beat it (and you will know which map I'm talking about when you get there).

Sooo... I recommend this game. Just be prepared to be frustrated at the end.

Oh... I almost forgot.. 'the end'... yeah, there is no 'end' just a 'thank you for playing and please check out chapter 4'

I still recommend it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
38 of 54 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
I haven't played other parts, so I have no sentimental feelings nor knowledge about the series.
Doorways: The Underworld is one of the most boring, repetitive and dull games I've approached. It's far from being scary, monsters are walking on set paths (sometimes they magically teleport and reappear - I guess it was developer's only idea how to scare a player). Overall, I had this feeling that I've already played this game and that I was doing my second walkthrough. Nothing could surprise me, mazes were simple, puzzles were... wait, what puzzles? Even the voiceacting was irritating for me, but that's of second importance.
At least I got this game for free, otherwise it would be a waste of money. I can't believe they demand 8,99eu for it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Direct continuation of the previous chapters, The Underworld is basically what they cut down from the original release to sell separately, causing some uproar in the userbase. Anyway, as a stand-alone it's clearly much longer and fleshed out than the first two chapters. This one alone takes roughly 2-3 hours to clear. Where the first two chapters had a gothic/medieval feel to them, this one is more like a modern horror tale, with a crazy doctor and twisted abominations included. Nothing that out of the ordinary, just a compendium of classic western horror approaches. Gone are the Lovecraftian touches.

On the graphics side, things remain as good as the original but performance took a huge nose dive. Unity Engine is clearly not well-documented or its lighting sources are just massive resource hogs compared to, say, Unreal Engine games. Even in the lowest settings you are still bound to get some FPS dips.

A little annoying "feature" or bug is that even if you do pause the game, the game isn't paused at all and you are at the mercy of the monsters that roam within, which doesn't help because the pace is all over the place: you have very few moments of tranquility compared to the original release and you get to suffer an extremely boring sewer section that's extremely repetitive.

The most interesting mechanic is unfortunately introduced towards the end: a flashback that shows you things from the past but will eventually lead to the climax of the game, one final "battle" that's extremely well done in its tension/frenzy but that, sadly, doesn't lead to anything. The game just ends, not even a final speech. Simply because this is chapter 3 and we are still missing a fourth. There is a spoiler-free FAQ in the community section so at least scaredy cats can now some of what's coming but not all, heh.

It's a shame, the game is a glimpse of something that could've been so much more but a lot of constraints and situations affected the final result. STILL, it's worth giving a shot.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
Personal Rating: Ragequit
Classic Rating: ★★✬☆☆

This is the third Doorways Chapter about another sociopath, Katharina (Doctor).
The game is pretty much a copy-paste of the first one (Chapter 1 & 2) about several aspects: gameplay, graphic/visual effects and mechanics.

Even if I enjoyed and still enjoy the series so far, I can't recommend "The Underworld". As I said in my review for the beginning of the series, these games are not properly optimized and this time I had to play at a maximum 13FPS, which is not feasible, especially in the last part (maze with map) where you have to be fast - which is also the part where I ragequit.

I also found myself stuck a couple of time while trying to activate a lever and run out of the gate.. game was not accepting any input, so I had to shut it down and restart; hopefully the "map section" has a saving feature of its own, different from the one in entire game, so I had to explore the maze once again but my progress was not completely lost.

What else to add? I honestly preferred bosses in the previous chapters, rather than running from ghosts chasing you all the time; felt like a downgrade, not an improvement.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
Doorways: The Underworld was absolutely incredible. Compare to Chapter 1 & 2, Chapter 3 was longer, chasers were more thoughtful, puzzles were harder, ambiance was deeper and more terrifying and control mechanics were absolutely amazing (That Flashback was just whow and sometimes really scary!).

Only thing what was negative for me was that chasers such as The Wheeler and others. When they were still attacking you - After a while it stoped being scary - It would be much interesting if they would have more random abilities... Other than that - THUMBS UP!

Rating 11/10

My whole playlist of this amazing game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR4Cfk2aZ8E&index=1&list=PL-MZNXe7HxNARkio9i2Gmut6naw_Wf4tp
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
I’ve played the previous two chapters of the Doorways series and they were good, but not great. This third chapter boasts a higher budget and a better understanding of horror making this the best chapter to date.

For a budget horror game, this isn’t bad at all. I was genuinely scared while playing it!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2015
very good horror game, Nice athmosphere. Not too many scares. Monsters were well made, but some of them wasn't scary anymore becouse they hanged out for too long and came in totally predictable places. Maze near the ending were very frustrating.
I really liked this game series
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
One of the most boring and annoying games I've played! In the first one there was really great atmosphere Amnesia style and dark but beautiful leels, here we got mazes of the same textures. Level architecture? Neverheard about it. Only the Hospital level looks ok (or maybe it's just shorter).
As for the puzzles - here is how it works:
"Here is the the puzzle. Like it? Good, cause we got an other same one, but a bit harder. Now go to the next part of the level (that looks compleetly the same as the previous), and do some more of the same puzzles (now they're harder). Want some more of this cool puzzle? No? Want something different? Well, we don't give a f@#$, just go on with the same stuff over and over again!"
First game that I finished just for the achievements. But it's not worth it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2015
I've been a fan of Doorways since Chapters 1&2 first launched. I found the first installment of the series disturbing in both atmosphere and story. I'm happy to say that Doorways: The Underworld is a superb follow-up in the series.

The developers have really progressed the story within The Underworld, although this time around instead of dealing with multiple serial killers, the game deals with just one and her many tortured subjects. Tortured subjects who will chase you throughout the variety of presented levels; such as caverns, sewers and even an abandoned hospital.

The atmosphere is even creepier and more haunting in this third chapter than it was in the first two chapters combined. The ambient use of lighting along with striking, contrasting color schemes cause the vivid environment to really pop out at the player. The soundtrack, on the other hand, isn't much to write home about; it's mostly just soft sounds that lay under sound effects like foot steps and echoes.

The puzzles are key to progressing through the game, and up until the final puzzle they are rather easy. Go here, get this key, go back, unlock that door, get the next item you need, rinse and repeat. However, the final two mazes may present themselves as too challenging for some players. For myself, it took me a handful of attempts to finally get it down and it was fun the entire time.

My only big complaint with this title is the poor optimization. At some points, the game caps itself at 30 FPS, while at other points it will be anywhere from 60-80 FPS. It causes the FPS to drastically jump around throughout the game play. I played on the highest graphics settings, and eventually turned off special effects such as depth of field and it did not help the constantly fluctuating FPS. On my rig (specs in profile), this is completely unacceptable when games like GTAV run at a stable 60 FPS.

The Underworld lasts roughly 3 hours and has only a minimal replayability factor. So I suggest picking this title up on sale if you can. It's a welcome entry in the Doorways universe, and it will leave you on a cliffhanger, waiting desperately for Chapter 4 to come out of Early Access.

Rating: 4.5/5.0 - Excellent, highly worth playing.
Belphegore's Hell House Reviews (Group)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
The whole game is going around at escaping from some monsters in dark tunnel/labyrinth systems. I think developers got run out of ideas especially at the last part of the game because they have you pull a lever in a damn labyrinth while escaping a monster for 6-7 times. Boring as hell game if you ask me. Overall rating is positive because most of the people on steam don't really bother to finish a game. Prelude is more enjoyable and scary actually.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
31 of 51 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Doorways: The Underworld is an indie horror game and it starts where Doorways: Chapter 1 & 2 has ended.
As Thomas Foster you have to use some vague psychic powers to track down some psychopaths. In Underworld your task is to find the psychopath Dr. Katharina Stein. She has supposedly been running gruesome experiments and it is now your job to find her and do something about it.
The gameplay consists of avoiding the lurking dangers and solving small puzzles. It takes something around 3 hours to finish the whole game.
The sound and voice acting are okay but not more.
The graphics are still as bad as it was in Doorways: Chapter 1 & 2.
Overall the game is very repetetive and not really scary at all.
Compared to Doorways: Chapter 1 & 2 it has slightly improved, but still not worth your time and your money.

Sounds 5/10
Graphics 4/10
Gameplay 4/10
Atmosphere 3/10

If you liked my review, please feel free to follow me and/or my curator group:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/Ov3RT4K3R/myworkshopfiles/?section=guides
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/orcollective#curation
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny