Red Lake - horror shooter with elements of quest.
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Mostly Negative (137 reviews) - 36% of the 137 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 25, 2015

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About This Game

Red Lake - horror shooter with elements of quest.

The protagonist works in a department that is looking for a variety of paranormal places in order to hide them from humanity and prevent someone from using them for their own purposes.
There are rumors of a lake not far from the small village somewhere in Siberia, has changed color and became red. At the same time the behavior of animals around it began to change and strange things started to happen in there.
When the forester, the first who noticed these things stoped communicating, then a agent was sent to investigate. His main task - investigate what happened with the forester and the situation around the lake.

Towards the end of the game, when the main character finds a lake, a large open area for exploration. In order to perform the tasks of the scene, the protagonist will have to survive. During the night, dangerous creatures starts creeping arround the lake, you need to find a place to sleep before the sunset.

Some of the enemies you meet in the game:

Dogs - they behave very aggressively. The skin made ​​black slime, as if they are infected with something.

Sphere - flying metal spheres. When they notice around them living beings - immediately emit a deadly electric shock. It is better to avoid them.

Cat-like creature - a creature whose body is composed of bluish crystals. They are very agile and hostile.

Also in the game you expect creatures that cause hallucinations, infected animals and other enemies, you'll need a different tactic to fight or avoid each one of the enemies.

Inspired by the object SCP-354.

System Requirements

    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz | AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 240 GT | Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
I love it! There are no checkpoints, so every time you die it starts you back at the beginning of the level. But the fun part is there's always a game breaking bug, like all the dogs respawn but you don't get any new ammo, or you get ammo but the fuel tank you had to blow up to get through a wall isn't there this spawn.

I wanted to keep playing to see what would happen next, but I don't think it's worth walking 10 minutes from the beginning back to the point I died where 4 or 5 dogs attacked me at once.
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381 of 419 people (91%) found this review helpful
284 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2015
This is either a borderline unplayable nightmare or an excellent and deeply realistic training simulator for attempting to enter a house guarded by three vicious dogs in a world free from the laws of physics, space, time and reason.

After being killed by reading a note and having the game restart me upside down twice, I am forced to conclude the former.

Allow me to share my suffering.
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120 of 146 people (82%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2015
First of all, I would like to point out that there is no way you can possibly take this game seriously. That being said, the following review addresses the game as a joke it is.

My friend got this... unholy masterpiece for me so that we all could have some fun listening to the entrancing stories told by Russkij Ivan (I assume that's the protagonist's name). Well, we did get a few laughs from that, but...
It gets really annoying. Even though the death of the protagonist is shown simply by displaying a hilarious text box with "you died" written on it, it is tiresome. Every time creepy UFOs or ghost cats prey on your soul, you have to restart the whole chapter. Yes, even if you have to walk for ten minutes to the point where they kill you. Granted, it gives you couple of chuckles, but not for long.

So, get this gem ONLY if you are not easily annoyed or enraged by the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ game mechanics.
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150 of 203 people (74%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2015
Definitely not recommended, the mechanics are poor, the storyline is almost non-existent and the only jump-scares it contains are very loud noises ... Check out my playthrough to see for yourself!
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67 of 79 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2015
I played about 10 minutes and that's more than enough to go through the problems in this game.

First, there's basically no menu. There's a start game, "about us", and exit. Then you get in game. Every step you take you wobble violently side to side, worse when sprinting, and I'm pretty sure it could give certain people splitting headaches.

Also, the "stamina" is almost nonexistent --- the guy is out of breath and panting like he's near death after sprinting for less than 3 seconds.

The first spoopy ghosty thing to appear was a cat or a dog that ran across the screen, pure white. I don't know if it was supposed to be white, because it looked to me like a graphic model that had failed to fully load. Other random spoops appeared in the exact same spots with each playthrough (having died several times).

There's no option to look down the iron sights of the gun, and there's virtually nothing to actually do, see, or interact with. The fact that this game is even up for Early Access screams "scam", exacerbated by the broken english of the store page's "About This Game".

The game at this stage feels like it has gone through nothing resembling playtesting, and should not even be available for Early Access.

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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
To put it simple, Red Lake is the spiritual successor of The Slaughtering Grounds, but in his own way...

With six chapters that offer some varieties Red Lake could be an interesting game to play but sadly that's not the case since the game also comes with a variety of bugs and issues.

First of all, the enemies are badly designed and poorly animated. Also, the interior environments need lot of works. The only thing that stands out is the forest which is not that bad for an indie game.

Aside from the graphics, the presentation itself has nothing positive neither. The cutscenes look so amateurish as is the voice-over.

Throughout the game you will only carry a pistol. Its shooting rate is so ridiculously low that it's not even fun to use. Anyway, there's not many thing to shoot at except zombie dogs, crystal tigers and annoying crows.

Again, the worst part of the game is not the combat itself but the travelling or backtracking or whatever you call it. Chapter 5 is the most frustrating part of the game. Once you get there (if you haven't gave up before) you will know what I'm talking about.

Overall, this game will only please people who already has a big collection of bad games in their Steam library. Red Lake requires lot of patience. If you don't have much experience with horrendous indie games start with some Digital Homicide Studios games (The Slaugthering Grounds, Deadly Profits).

If you want to get an idea of what the game looks like you can watch my videos playthrough by clicking on the following link :

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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
Wow...this game was amazingly bad. First of all the animations of the dogs you first encounter are bad. I shot one, and his corpse did somersaults at my feet. In a wacky game like goat simulator that may be acceptable, but not here. When you die you respawn at a checkpoint, but the ammo you had does not respawn with you, so if you run out of bullets dying will not bring them back. There were plenty of times that the dogs were a mile away, but still managed to bite me. I would hear the barks after I died. Game is glitchy and full of bugs. When you run, the stamina meter depletes very quickly, and your character will go into an asthmatic attack. I did not make it too far, could not figure out where to go or what to do. I lost interest quick as I found the game painfully dull. A masterclass in crappy game design and execution. Not worth it.
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39 of 52 people (75%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2015
I've heard much about this game. YouTube videos, reviews and other stuff but I took the chance to buy it myself and just play it like it was a normal game. This game ♥♥♥♥ing sucks. This is the kind of game that you use a weekend or two to make and then you laugh your ♥♥♥ of when people buy it. This is total ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t and the fact that you get a "You died" message in a ugly font when you die, pisses me the ♥♥♥♥ off. This game does not have a menu eighter which is totally necessary if you want to play it for a long time. Atleast add a ♥♥♥♥ing "Audio" option, because nobody wants to listen to the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t low-budget sound effects every now and then while playing. ♥♥♥♥ THIS. Don't ever think about buying it because you think it is cheap and the "Why not" thought gets in your head, because in reality you are just using your money to get angry. You could've spent those bucks on a ♥♥♥♥ing plastic bag and put it over your head, because that's actually more useful than this ♥♥♥♥ing piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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77 of 117 people (66%) found this review helpful
122 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2015
The lake is red because of the blood pouring from my eyes.
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40 of 54 people (74%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
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0.9 hrs
Posted: September 4
This is what happens when a 29 year old idiot ♥♥♥♥ing moron decides he needs to make a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ unity game called Red Lake with the worst jump scares AND DONT GET mE STARTED WITH AI just kill me when i play this game, the effects look like it came from a 2001 GTA 3 game and that game is better in different ways, When someone says the game is beautiful when there is litrally 0 shadows is unbelievable. I hate this game
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0.1 hrs
Posted: August 3
11/7 best ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ simulator
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 12
Worth all my pennys.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: July 12

It really is hard to name one redeeming feature of this game. Ugly graphics and animations, awful mouse sensitivty, worse gunplay and bugs and crashes galore.

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Moon Man
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 9
I like the premise, but everything else is kind of..

I think this is someone's highschool programming project.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: May 27
What a joke
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Pika Pika.BOOM Headshot™
0.1 hrs
Posted: May 21
♥♥♥♥ this
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0.7 hrs
Posted: May 19
Don't buy this garbage.
It's so bad that it doesn't deserve full review.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
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