An independent story-based cinematic FPS game describing the drama of a student 's. Story is based on experienced emotions.
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Mostly Positive (231 reviews) - 77% of the 231 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 26, 2015

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You will be playing as an eighteen year old high school student who is living in his own utopia as an ignored, bullied person by many others throughout his life...

You will journey into his past testifying his dramatic events that troubled his young life.

Morphine will drag you empathize and make you witness to an alternative subconscious world from a different perspective.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, AMD Athlon™ X2 2.8 GHz, or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 768MB VRam
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual Core Processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 1GB VRam
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Indie or not, this game is garbage.
The story is crap, the writing is a grammar nazi paradise, the gameplay is an excersise in frustration. Even achievements are crap, why in the ♥♥♥♥ing would i need to play the game in turkish to get one?
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139 of 223 people (62%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
Not entirely certain what to think here :/ I thought this was going to basically be a horror game played from the viewpoint of a school bully's victim and exploring the pschological suffering and terror that go along with it. Blah blah - fancy words, fancy expectations.

What I got was a bizarre mixture of overly loud scream effects, guiding faerie lights, and the Donnie Darko rabbit with a serious case of steroid abuse. I honestly feel that this could have actually been an awesome game with a bit of polishing. But sadly, the only thing this game is, is a hodgepodge attempt at artsyness wrapped in chaotic failure. Cheesey, badly executed and predictable horror effects have been sprinkled to and fro and inbetween the cookie cutter characters: your default ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ bully, your default girl of your dreams, your default creepy creature, your default terrors, your default troubled nerd glasses kid... the list goes on. Oh, and just because: needless lockpick and door opening minigames. IMHO a game can be "wierd and artsy" but if it relies solely on that, the results end up being stale and somewhat cheap, as the story felt extremely flimsy and predictable here.

And I feel bad saying all of this, because the idea and the concept of the game are quite neat. One other thing that really really bothered me was the atrocious english translation. One or two little mistakes can easily be ignored, but the game is saturared with bad expressions, faulty grammar, and flimsy translations. English is a difficult language to master - even more so when you're not a native speaker. But there are so, so, SO many people right here on Steam who would have been delighted to proof read it as well as help out with the grammar, spelling and what have you.

Blaaaaaaaargh. Not my cup of tea, for sure. I tried to like it and give it a chance. But I wish the dev good luck in the future!
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43 of 62 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
This game has developed from fun horror to comedy then to absolute ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t that I was very annoyed and only playing for the achievements. Until it started making more sense in the end. And I must admit, I'm pretty impressed! An unpredictable game is always a favorite.

I agree the game is broken and needs A LOT of polishing on so many levels, from performance to animation and broken English which made the game pretty dull, but let's not forget this is a work of an independent developer. And for a first project this was quite impressive. So let's not play games for what we expect but for what they have to offer. Because I'm very picky when it comes to graphics and performance yet I was able to enjoy this game which made it very easy for me to ignore its flaws and not many games can do that.

Dear Kerim Kumbasar your message touched me and will keep spinning in my head for a while <3
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Play this game for Engrish-fun and you'll love it. As a scary game, it's garbage. Got this as part of a $2 bundle and enjoyed it for at least $3 worth.

+ Written by someone with a loose understanding of English
+ Decent enough quality
+ Unintentional comedy value through the roof!
- Stupid story line
- Not scary at all
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
A 18 yo student is constantly bullied at school and starts finding solace in a fantastical world that slowly mixes with reality.
Don't get fooled by this premise though, sadly the actual game is as mind-numbing as an actual dose of morphine due to its amateurish narrative and slow pacing.


-nothing really


-the graphics aren't too bad but suffer due to some annoying effects and wooden animations


-dull story, amateurish narrative, terrible dialogues

-drawn out cutscenes

-clumsy jump scares

-minigames feel out of place

-uninspired puzzles

-terrible English translation

Morphine feels, simply put, like an uninteresting and dull chore as you play through it. The gameplay consists of simply walking around, picking up diary pages and going through cutscenes with a few minigames or puzzles thrown around (lockpicking, making a campfire, opening certain dorrs or, sigh, fishing). Said puzzles and minigames are uninspired at best and can sometimes become annoying due to being set in dimply lit places or requiring you to find small objects in a certain room.

But the story and pacing are the main culprits here, seldom have I played something so tedious. Dialogues are cliched, slow (no voice acting and there's several seconds between lines) and basically all revolve around the fact that people at school are bad. Even cutscenes suffer from the same problem as they're filled with moments where nothing happens or your attention is drawn for several unnecessary seconds over certain things in the area. Heck even after you finish the game there's a small credits screen and then you're forced to go through several more minutes of cutscenes basically recapping what just happened, why? why would you do that? The stumbling English just makes things even worse and can sometimes also get in the way of a puzzle (like calling a safety pin "a buckle" or small branches being referred to as "bushes". Even if you discount the aforementioned problems the story is uninteresting at best, leaves no lasting impression and can at times just feel a bit pretentious.

Unless you desperately need to get rid of that insomnia that's been bothering you I can't recommend this one: horror games are a dime a dozen nowadays and Morphine is subpar both in story and gameplay.
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57 of 103 people (55%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
I was so interested in this game based on the screenshots and the obvious inspiration drawn from Donnie Darko. After playing it though, I became more interested in trying out the new steam refund policy. This game is absolutely ♥♥♥♥ing nonsense. There are some interesting artistic ideas here but everything about this is just ♥♥♥♥. A 3 year old could've made a better English translation for a game. The gameplay elements are clunky as hell. The story is just the most mindless rubbish on steam. I was worried this game would be hipster jerk off material, wearing its inspirations on its sleeve. I thought it would be incomplete or have bad presentation. It's all that and worse. Don't even bother.

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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Kerim Kumbasar. This is something that is spinning in my head after playing 5 hours of this.

Could have been a really good game. I like the concept, the atmosphere, the story seemed a bit interesting but... Let's summarise:

-If you have a good imagination, it can become a good game (in your head)
-The refund in Steam works

-Kerim Kumbasar everywhere (ok, I get it. It's your game and I won't steal it!)
-Terrible bugs just before the jumpscares
-The jumpscare screams almost f*** up my speakers with the high pitch and the low quality of sound
-Options menu - 404 not found
-Graphics are somehow ok but the settings are total crap (I had to play it in Low Preset on my Alienware)
-Get stuck at some points and then you have to restart at the last checkpoint
-The dialogues? Thank you Mr Google Translate!!
-Did I mention Kerim?

In my account I have all sorts of crap games. I never requested a refund. I paid for this less than a Euro but I want my money back.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Let me begin by saying that this is one of the worst indie games I have ever played. I am glad they lowered the price. It used to be 10 euros (or more), now it is 'only' 3 euros. I don't remember what I paid for it, but it was too much in any case.

The game treats important adolescence matters in a very superficial and stereotyped way. It lacks poetry and narration. There is no voice acting so you are staring at subtitles, which are horrendously full of syntax, grammar and spelling mistakes (can't speak for the Turkish version, I played with English subs). Animations are practically absent. Hell, the developer even switched the protagonist and antagonist's names, at the end of the game.

This game is not a tribute to Donnie Darko, it is an insult. It takes something from Carrie as well. It's a mixture of failure and ignorance, I really don't know what the developer wanted to communicate, but whatever it was, he failed miserably.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Terrible Game

-Kerim Kumbasar everywhere, I get it. You are proud of your game.
-Overly used Screen Effect where it doesn't make any sense
-Lots of Bug
-This is no Horror
-Jumpscare with the jumpscare sfx and camera doesn't sync if you keep on moving your mouse during cinematics. Making the jumpscare a jumplaugh

+Graphic is nice atleast

I tried to give it a chance, play it as far as it will let me. Upon reaching a certain point where the ugly rabbit pushes me off to the abbys, the game crash. I will never run this crap again. The moment it crash is the moment I uninstall the game.
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22 of 40 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Morphine is a (mostly) first person psychedelic horror adventure title that puts you in the shoes of Ted Bundy. No, not THAT Ted Bundy, but it's worth assuming that the protagonist was not given this name perchance. The decision of the name is quite misleading, as Ted Bundy assaulted and murdered women exclusively; the Ted in this game does not. With that said, I feel as though this game is a combination of inspiration taken directly from Donnie Darko, and the Columbine Massacre.

Ted is a student in high school, and it quickly becomes clear that he is the victim of what many of us have experienced at one time or another in our lives, bullying. Not only is he bullied by a student named Peter, but Ted's father also deems him to be a failure for not being able to shoot a gun, swim, or fish; you know, the typical "manly" survival aspects of life. The player will relive many of the decisive moments of Ted's life, and will be able to read more into the inner thoughts of the character through journal pages.

Morphine is made in Unity. Now that your skin has finished crawling, I will continue to say that while the game's performance isn't abysmal like many other Unity titles, there are frame drop issues and a lack of any sort of control configure system. However, on a positive note there are no glitches or crashes that deem the game unplayable. It should also be noted here that the original dialogue is in Turkish, and has been poorly translated to English; the amount of grammatical errors to be found are innumerable, and sometimes they lead to confusion of the main plot. However, the way the game performs overall is decent seeing as the entire thing was made by one person.

Now, I've never personally heard of Morphine causing anyone to go insane with rage and kill a bunch of people. I'm not entirely sure why the developer decided to make this the title drug of choice. The plot is weak, and Ted ends almost every single journal entry by saying "I am not a loser!". I understand that this game is based on the emotions that the developer went through during his time in school, and I understand them well; I too was bullied quite a lot. The self-loathing, awkwardness, social distance, and overwhelming depression are emotions all too familiar to me. Although these emotions are mostly conveyed through journal entries, I couldn't help but feel that Ted was an overall weak character. Despite his rage "building" towards the end, he comes off as more of a sad-sack than someone seeking revenge.

As far as horror titles go, Morphine is just okay. It tries hard in the beginning to scare you, and may even succeed with a few jump scares. However, towards the middle and end of the game, the horror aspect has been left far behind in lieu of the true plot and flashbacks regarding why Ted is reaching his breaking point. The game lasts about 2 hours for one playthrough, and unless you're going back for some achievements I sincerely doubt anyone will go back for a second run. There are far, far better horror titles on Steam; be they indie or otherwise. If you get it in a bundle, cool, otherwise don't waste your time.

Rating: 2.0/5.0 - It's not awful, but it's not great.
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Yosef black
1.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
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2.4 hrs
Posted: September 9
This game has not much to do with Morphine.

It's a story told about a guy who gets bullied at school and isn't welcome and gets ridiculed at home.

You play him and experience different stages in his life.

The game is overall not very good. It is very simple and the graphics are okay, the story is okay too. There are many mistakes in the texts but it's all understandable.

Overall i would not recommend the game, except you want easy achievements.

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Mλrine crλb
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 9
Hope he got an F on this highschool or college level, LOL LETS PASS THE course game.
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sabrina the teenage witch
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 6
ted bunny bundy is a very relateable protagonist. i am not looser.
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Karsten Karl
1.6 hrs
Posted: September 2
Just finished the game in roughly 90 Minutes and I have to admit that it's a pretty interesting and though game. It is definitely worth its money even though there are some spelling/translation errors (the english is still fine :D). Another great indie game that did deserve its Steam Greenlight appreciation! :)
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Ønę Nåmę
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 1
The door at the end of the first hall is room #420
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3.7 hrs
Posted: August 14
After 2 minutes I just wanted to switch this game off cos it was that jump scaring !
Someone can say that this game is being emo outsider simulator.
In other hand the story and main character problems are very close to reality.
Binding audiovisual looks really interesting and letting us go through the game without any bad conclusions about it.
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