Grave is an arcade action game with survival elements for PC, PS4 and XONE. It is the debut production of Broken Window studio.
The action takes place on a grim and slightly surreal wasteland. During the day, the place is desolate, and the player’s character is usually the only living creature that explores the world, but at night, distasteful monsters come out to hunt. We are not just a defenseless prey, though, for we can use tools that let us effectively repel attacks. While playing, we scare opponents off with, among other things, torchlight, lit up gasoline, and portable light generators. The game doesn’t feature traditional weapons but if we are cunning enough, other items and their combinations can substitute them.
As the time goes by, the world constantly changes — new locations appear, while the old ones become altered. Moreover, new enemies were introduced in the game. These instances are governed by a system of procedural content generation, so fresh experience awaits in each playthrough. What’s interesting, this does not stop the title from having an extensive plot — we can assume the role of several characters, and every one of them has their own story and unique set of challenges.
The game offers a crafting system that lets us create new items from the raw materials and parts that we collect. The developers also prepared an advanced artificial intelligence module that makes our enemies behave like real predators — they use both their sight and hearing, they can also sneak upon players and cooperate with other monsters.