A new survival horror game is on the way from The Farm 51 that showcases a much darker future after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. And who knows, with the runaway success of the recent Resident Evil 2 Remake, it shows that the survival horror genre might well be on a path of rejuvenation.
And since this game is based around a real life nuclear disaster, the developers had to depart a fair bit from the actual events to tell a much more dramatic story. Chernobylite takes on a significantly darker tone and is very much a survival horror game in the truest sense of the genre. Taking place 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the survival-horror game focuses around a physicist who is scrounging the decayed ruins looking for clues to the disappearance of a loved one.
The game uses non-linear storytelling and a sprinkling of tense combat to create an engaging and terrifying story. Players join up with or compete against various other scavenges to uncover the many secrets this decrepit zone contains. There’s a variety of dangerous foes and hidden dangers scattered around, and it’s not always obvious who your enemies are or what lies ahead. The story evolves as you play, according to the decisions you make, so keep that in mind. Things can and will change over time, and what you previously thought was safe may be no longer.
Can you survive this tale of survival, conspiracy, horror, love, and obsession? Find out when the game releases later this year.
Check out the trailer for this irradiated disaster of a game (not to imply that’s a bad thing in this case) down below. Chernobylite is headed to PC and consoles in the fall, that means the PC, PS4 and Xbox One specifically.