Dare to be scared! After 30 years, Atari's classic groundbreaking game is back - with all-new scream-worthy chills and thrills!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (17 reviews) - 52% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 28, 2010

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About This Game

Dare to be scared! After 30 years, Atari's classic groundbreaking game is back - with all-new scream-worthy chills and thrills! With spooky enemies lurking around every corner, are you brave enough to enter the Haunted House?
KEY FEATURES:
  • Explore the dark depths of Graves Mansion - find your way through 20 dark and eerie levels - just don't let the ghosts send you running scared!
  • Uncover dark secrets - solve the mystery of what happened to your long-lost grandfather!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, 7 32-bit only (64-bit operating systems are not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E4300 or AMD Athlon X2 +3800
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1800, Intel Core i3/i5 HD 733mhz, NVIDIA GeForce 7950 (Intel GMA G43/G45/X4500 or lower video cards not supported)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
    • Hard Drive: 1GB free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
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Overall:
Mixed (17 reviews)
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[UF]CommanderBird
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
buy the game when it is on sale. a good game that reminds you of the old atari game. Easy to play and to pass the time by
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crjfrank
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
My second favorite Atari 2600 game behind Adventure. Really like the updated graphics and added gameplay elements. Would love to see a remake of Adventure in this style.
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Baal Lightning
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
To put things briefly:
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
Now to the actual review.
This game is not worth you time or money. It is a barebones experience without a ghost of a chance to be entertaining. And yes, this game is worse than those puns I just made. I came into this game wanting to enjoy it, and I came out sorely disappointed less than an hour later. It is a boring, samey slog through tiring, repetitive levels. The gameplay is so minimal that it utterly fails to entertain. A clear lack of effort is evident in the subpar level design, outdated graphics, and poor gameplay. I am glad I got this for dirt cheap through a sale, because payng any mre than 2 US dollars for this would be highway robbery. When Valve finally gets around to implementing that refund policy, this is the first game I'm going to make use of it with. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED AND BORED.
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jsabsd
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2015
I'm old enough to have owned the original for the Atari 2600. I spent some time trying to figure out how to get it to run 1080p proper. When I finally started playing, I discovered some of the most horrible controls I have ever seen. Frequently freezes you for dialogs, regardless of on-screen actions/threats.

This is unplayable. Very disappointed.
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dalbozofgurth
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2015
This game is a time waster update of an OLD simplistic Atari Game.

If you like that, buy it, if not, don't.

I like it, I saw it on sale, I bought it for a song, and I got my money's worth.
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CHILLY-DOG
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Game is not very good for today standards.. Don't waste your time..
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ThE_MarD
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Heyyo,

Hehe, another silly little indie game that's decent enough to pass time.. you run around in a haunted house and try to not get caught by monsters as you try to solve the mystery of the haunted house. You don't get regular attacks-per-se... just stuff you can sometimes do with a torch or what-not. It's a fun little time killer. I never delved far into the game though since at the time I was playing the Ghostbusters game which is a more badass game about ghosts... but still, I'll recommend this game for the fact that it's cheap and decently challenging.
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matrix_omega
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2014
Unfortantely I it won't run on my computer. Steam won launch it. No idea why. Running Win 7. And specs to run Crysis 3.

If I can get it going, Ill update my review. For now I cannot recommend it.
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BridgetFisher
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
At first the game seems easy, but its a pretty good puzzle game that revolves around the use of magical colored lanterns to open secret doors and find levers. Not a long game, but hunting all the treasures which do nothing may be of interest? The goal is to save Grandpa!!! The bad part of the game is that the lanterns run out which can leave you trapped unable to complete a level, luckily their not long though so restarting isnt a big deal. Poor instructions means going old school when getting into fights, just figuring out how to beat a boss, or an enemy, such as the last boss where you just drop a bunch of Holy hand Grenades, yep those are in the game, its fun. Later levels are very dark testing your memory, providing a good challenge. magical weapons in the game are a few, if you put them down they only reappear randomly once, so carry those through the whole game, except that eye of horus it appears a few times.

nostalgia: Game is based on a very old atari 2600 cartridge which was played in a console that looked like it was made of wood, everything back then had wood grain. In the original haunted House you ran around as a set of eyes with a light, they pull off the update nicely. To check out the old game with all its classy Atari EXPLOSION sound effects because haunted houses are hardcore check out this link: http://www.gamesloon.com/free-arcade-3/retro-games-8/haunted-house-atari-54815.html

Rating: 8/10 Value: $7.99
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Muir
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2013
Fun new twist to the old 8 bit classic.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
At first the game seems easy, but its a pretty good puzzle game that revolves around the use of magical colored lanterns to open secret doors and find levers. Not a long game, but hunting all the treasures which do nothing may be of interest? The goal is to save Grandpa!!! The bad part of the game is that the lanterns run out which can leave you trapped unable to complete a level, luckily their not long though so restarting isnt a big deal. Poor instructions means going old school when getting into fights, just figuring out how to beat a boss, or an enemy, such as the last boss where you just drop a bunch of Holy hand Grenades, yep those are in the game, its fun. Later levels are very dark testing your memory, providing a good challenge. magical weapons in the game are a few, if you put them down they only reappear randomly once, so carry those through the whole game, except that eye of horus it appears a few times.

nostalgia: Game is based on a very old atari 2600 cartridge which was played in a console that looked like it was made of wood, everything back then had wood grain. In the original haunted House you ran around as a set of eyes with a light, they pull off the update nicely. To check out the old game with all its classy Atari EXPLOSION sound effects because haunted houses are hardcore check out this link: http://www.gamesloon.com/free-arcade-3/retro-games-8/haunted-house-atari-54815.html

Rating: 8/10 Value: $7.99
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2015
I'm old enough to have owned the original for the Atari 2600. I spent some time trying to figure out how to get it to run 1080p proper. When I finally started playing, I discovered some of the most horrible controls I have ever seen. Frequently freezes you for dialogs, regardless of on-screen actions/threats.

This is unplayable. Very disappointed.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
My second favorite Atari 2600 game behind Adventure. Really like the updated graphics and added gameplay elements. Would love to see a remake of Adventure in this style.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2015
This game is a time waster update of an OLD simplistic Atari Game.

If you like that, buy it, if not, don't.

I like it, I saw it on sale, I bought it for a song, and I got my money's worth.
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2013
Fun new twist to the old 8 bit classic.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
To put things briefly:
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
DON'T BUY IT.
Now to the actual review.
This game is not worth you time or money. It is a barebones experience without a ghost of a chance to be entertaining. And yes, this game is worse than those puns I just made. I came into this game wanting to enjoy it, and I came out sorely disappointed less than an hour later. It is a boring, samey slog through tiring, repetitive levels. The gameplay is so minimal that it utterly fails to entertain. A clear lack of effort is evident in the subpar level design, outdated graphics, and poor gameplay. I am glad I got this for dirt cheap through a sale, because payng any mre than 2 US dollars for this would be highway robbery. When Valve finally gets around to implementing that refund policy, this is the first game I'm going to make use of it with. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED AND BORED.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
buy the game when it is on sale. a good game that reminds you of the old atari game. Easy to play and to pass the time by
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8 of 19 people (42%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2011
Disappointing despite the graphical facelift. I guess I was expecting a little more than an exact replica of the original game.
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Heyyo,

Hehe, another silly little indie game that's decent enough to pass time.. you run around in a haunted house and try to not get caught by monsters as you try to solve the mystery of the haunted house. You don't get regular attacks-per-se... just stuff you can sometimes do with a torch or what-not. It's a fun little time killer. I never delved far into the game though since at the time I was playing the Ghostbusters game which is a more badass game about ghosts... but still, I'll recommend this game for the fact that it's cheap and decently challenging.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Game is not very good for today standards.. Don't waste your time..
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