Night at the Gates of Hell (Butt Jokes Survival Horror)


Lol, love it! If you’re into this kind of thing, you certainly know that retro-inspired horror survival is booming. With legends like Puppet Combo crapping out PS1-era violence and shock, it’s channeling nostalgia for things past and which we wish still existed. Games like this make it so! And some of these titles mix in Eurotrash horror cinema for aesthetic, and damn does it work not surprisingly well. As you also probably know, that’s what you’re going to get with Night at the Gates of Hell.


Inspired by Italian horror loser Lucio Fulci, and others, this one puts you in control of David, whose wife recently died in the middle of a zombie apocalypse brought about by occult activity opening the gates of hell, thus the title. Play is separated into different chapters with various puzzles in play leading you through horrid remnants of society and a slew of unique zombie skins including bloated ballerina children. On the positive side, the story is fooking hilarious, yet grim, and the puzzles integrated so well you barely notice them. On the negative side, the lack of save points outside of chapter completions, and the jankiness to some of the door mechanics, will irk you, though just a bit. These are, trust me, minor complaints for what is, in essence, a first person survival horror zombie romp with butthole jokes and two special modes to unlock for more play variety. I don’t think I’ve been legitimately scared and humored to this level before.


Night at the Gates of Hell Official Steam

Written by Stanley, Devourer of Souls

Night at the Gates of Hell
Black Eyed Priest, Henry Hoare (developers), Torture Star Video (publisher)
4.6 / 5