Genre(s): Action/First-Person Shooter,
Action/Survival Horror

3rd Party Rating: None found.

Price: Free


Erie is a FREE spooky FPS that drops you into a visually stunning, yet terrifying scenario where your goals are to investigate, survive, and finally escape. Voted by as the #9 top Indie Horror Game of the 2012! It’s first person horror meets intense dark-ride with hidden, rotting cats. Erie begins in October 1966, when the Fermi 1 Nuclear Power Generator suffers a partial meltdown, and locals begin disappearing from a sleepy Michigan town. Oliver Victor is a Red Cross Investigator sent to find missing locals, but quickly finds himself trapped underground and being hunted by a product of forced-mutation experiments. Oliver’s rescue mission quickly turns into a struggle to survive, escape and uncover what’s been happening under the nuclear plant on the shores of Lake Erie.

Erie is your latest atmospheric first-person horror game, following in the footsteps of Slender Man like some sort of supernatural stalker. Developed for the University of Utah’s EAE Master Games Studio Program, the game takes place in and around a nuclear plant on the shores of lake Erie, in the terrifying period known as the mid-sixties. It promises mutants, scares and, clearly best of all, “hidden, rotting cats”. Well, at least they were considerate enough to conceal their stinking corpses from the world.

You can download Erie from Desura, and despite the time and effort it must have taken to create a horror game this effective and professionally made, developer ‘kcoppersmith’ has decided to release it for free. Madness. By now you know exactly what to expect from these sorts of games – unexplained sounds, creepy baby noises, and toilets filled with blood – but Erie contains at least one new addition to the formula with its novel spraycan feature.

More info on the game can be found here on the developer’s website.

Publisher: University of Utah’s EAE Master Games Studio Program

Developer: kcoppersmith/UGF

Release Date: October 11, 2012

Players: Single Player


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