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Posted on: August 25th, 2023

Last we reported on Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Game, things were a little up in the air. Gun Interactive had just had the project’s technical run-through and, although the graphics earned much note, there were some glaring issues… Things didn’t look too promising for Leatherface and his kin.

However, fear not! That is all a thing of the past. August 18th saw the game finally release after a massive promotional push, and the response has been nothing short of stellar.

Any issues brought up by the technical run-through are a thing of the past, with Gun putting on an incredible display in both overall quality and cat and mouse tension.

“Tense” is the buzz word with this game, with praise heaped upon the stealth and cunning required when playing as a survivor and attempting to escape the Sawyer clan.

Also highlighted was the fact the game is much fairer than other multiplayer horror adventures, as it’s 3 killers against 4 victims, as opposed to one lone stalker. The game’s omnipresent sense of danger is a genuine thrill to players and has been lauded as a new and refreshing spin on the asymmetrical horror game.

The glaring issue from the game’s technical try-out was that the family of killers just moved too slowly, enabling too many escapees, and not allowing players a great deal of sport. Props have gone to Gun Interactive and Sumo Digital for recognising this, and vastly improving things for the final product.

With over one million players in its first 24 hours, it’s safe to say Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Game is an undeniable success. The graphics, the gameplay and the tension have all been noted as a significant step-up from Gun’s previous offering, Friday the 13th: The Game.

Now, with the promise of regular updates, new content and even some famous cameos rumoured, Leatherface looks set to become the newest titan in the survival horror gaming sphere. Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Game is unquestionably the most lucrative venture in years for the iconic horror franchise, and we’re happy to see it.

If you haven’t taken your own trip to Texas yet, the game is out now for PlayStation, XBOX, and PC, you won’t regret it!

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