Nocturne Terminal Reality / Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. 1999

This is a scary third-person action-adventure with static camera angles that makes you feel you are particpating and viewing a horror film at the same time. You are "The Stranger", part of a government organization called the Spookhouse that exists to eliminate supernatural threats. There are four different chapters with 5 or more episodes each - Dark Reign of the Vampire, Tomb of the Underground God, Windy City Massacre and The House on the Edge of Hell. The super graphics and creepy sound add to the spooky atmosphere. The game featured cutting-edge graphics for the time including The Stranger's cape flowing like real cloth around him. One of the biggest selling points being the realistic shadow rendering capability of the game engine. The makers strongly encourage players to play in a darkened room for maximum effect. Like many early survival horror games, Nocturne features prerendered backgrounds superimposed with realtime 3D characters. Camera angles were often chosen for style rather than function. During gameplay, it is common to experience difficulty keeping track of the player/character as the camera view can radically change when moving out of the current camera frame. The monsters are nicely designed and scary too. The control of the main character can be a bit awkward but if you want to play a scary game in the style of Alone In The Dark or Resident Evil then this is definitely worth playing. Two other games developed by Terminal Reality bear relation to Nocturne. Blair Witch Volume 1: Rustin Parr features one of the Spookhouse agents investigating the Blair Witch legend and uses the same game engine as Nocturne. Bloodrayne was to be a sequel to Nocturne but instead has a few references to locations and characters from Nocturne.
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Early Stage Demo ~109MB Chicago Theater Demo ~81MB ( @ The Town Demo ~128MB Crescent Theater Demo ~116MB ( @ JeuxVideo)
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Full Demo ~517MB (created for LW by Hellsgate and upped by Scaryfun)
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2CD ISO Demo ~1.1GB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Fan-Made Levels
Custom ISO with integrated patch + Extras 2GB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Full Demo 707MB (uploaded by The Collection Chamber)

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