Phantom 8 Studio’s psychological thriller Past Cure will be releasing on 23 February but gamers can get a taste of the action right now with a demo.

A demo has now been released on Steam giving you the chance to blur the lines between dreams and reality. The protagonist Ian is an elite soldier who has been locked in a safe house and been experimented on which has left him with strange unstable powers, unrelenting nightmares, and visions. The story is said to “keep you guessing” right until the end which is intriguing,

In the demo, Ian starts off in a cell and you have to find a way out of a very gloomy prison block. It gives you the chance to try some of the abilities such as Ian’s astral projection. Phantom 8 is promising a cinematic quality to the game and it looks like they won’t disappoint based on what’s shown in the demo.

The demo is reasonably small at 3.2Gb and it’s worth checking out prior to the full game release. You can find the demo on Steam via the Demo button on the right side of the page.

Past Cure Features

Gameplay Features

A story is driven supernatural thriller – Past Cure is a cinematic, story-driven experience where the player follows the struggle of a broken man searching for the missing pieces of his mind. With intense cutscenes and intriguing story items throughout the levels, the player can unravel a story that will keep them guessing til the end.

Action vs. Stealth 

Be bold and engage your enemies with time-bending gun battles and brutal jaw crunching combos. Or pick the stealthy approach where evasion tactics and slick stealth takedowns allow you to outsmart your enemies in silence. Choose the right approach to each situation as there are pros and cons to each playing style.

Mind bending abilities 

Unleash the unlocked power of Ian’s mind against those who unlocked it. To truly master the Past Cure experience, players must utilise time manipulation and astral projection to gain an edge on opponents and overcome obstacles.

Dreams vs reality

Ians mind is torn between the gritty real world and the nightmarish horror of his dreams. Past Cure contrasts between the cold, brutal combat orientated levels of the real world, to the more puzzle solving and survival gameplay in the abstract dreamworlds.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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