The Gray Man is a surreal first-person point-and-click adventure about a serial killer who confronts the player, as the murderer's conscience, with interpretations of his internal conflict.
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Positive (15) - 93% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 27, 2023

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Become the conscience of a psychopathic serial killer in the most bizarre point&click adventure ever created.

Players follow the linear story of protagonist Anthony. On the edge of his humanity, he struggles between his inner and real worlds. Through fragments of memories and traumas, you witness horrific acts of murder and torture and many expressive situations. A bizarre 5-6 hours of surreal journey through the subconscious, inner demons and the bitter reality of the world awaits you.

Player experiences a very atmospheric, almost distressful experience of a character hurting not only himself but also other innocent characters throughout the game with his lust and sense of pleasure. However the game does not put the player in a classical position, but rather guides him through the whole spectrum of a interactive movie, from which he becomes a spectator and a player in parallel. The more you free the limited will of the main character, the more the game interaction becomes available.

  • Decision. You have the option to decide right or wrong, and thus the serial killer will not be haunted by feelings of lust. However, if you don't help him, the game will become more challenging and thus the battle with your own soul.

  • Awake and Subconscious visual styles. The orientation in space is conditioned by the character's actions under the interaction of pointing and clicking, thus making it possible to click on various objects and other game elements, exploring the closed world and its dark corners. Conscience is heavily suppressed and it is up to you to restore it to its original state by your actions using various gameplay interactions, puzzles, searching for the right answers and memories in this surreal world.

Gameplay should be understood as a disparate whole of the "psychopathic mind". A mind that changes the rules of the game, level design, controls, gameplay and various limitations that also the Whisperer can influence by his actions. The game may seem to punish the player, but that's part of the experience of a story about a crazed serial killer, don't you think? If you accept that, the context of the chosen game mechanics and setting will make sense to you.

But beware, the character has a life of his own also. Occasionally for example, he throws away items from inventory. The Whisperer will severely limit the player's scope of interaction. The subconscious mind comes up with different game rules that may seem counterintuitive, but that's the intent of the deranged mind. A chaotic mix of real and subconscious worlds... what is reality, and what is a lie? I think even David Lynch would be horrified if he plays the game.

- Theme of serial killers and their inner world.
- Very unconventional take on the adventure genre.
- Anxious atmosphere and grim audiovisual style.
- Expressive game content, blood and nudity.
- Over 15 alternative endings to the game.
- With in-game score "Spilled Blood" and cheats and many other bonuses.
- An interactive film where, as the plot unfolds, the game interaction will become more and more expansive.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game features various explicit scenes of murder and torture in pixel art form throughout the game. Towards the end of the game, the player encounters the naked body of a dismembered woman.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz frequency or above
    • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 5450, Intel Core i5 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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