Slayaway Camp

Reviewed by Syrsly on Sep 26, 2017
Game Overview
Blue Wizard Digital
Blue Wizard Digital
Release Date:
October 25, 2016
Platform Reviewed:
Personal Computer
Platforms Available:
Casual | Childish | Horror
Windows 7+, Mac, or Linux. Core i (i3, i5, i7) Level CPU or AMD 64-bit 2.0GHz or higher. Supports Intel integrated graphics. Recommends discrete GPU with 1GB VRAM. DirectX 9.0c+. 285MB free space.

Slayaway Camp delivers a solid horror parody in the form of a puzzle game.

Disclaimer: I was given my copy from the developer for my Twitch stream. I was not told to review it. I just felt like it was a great game and I want you all to know I may be a little biased with this review.

With that out of the way, Slayaway Camp offers a lot of replay value. It has plenty of unlockables and some frustratingly challenging puzzles as well as tons of humorous content to wade through. If a puzzle gets too tough to figure out, you often can spend your coins on walkthroughs, though I imagine you could just as easily open a browser and watch someone's playthrough of the game. Regardless, you can skip levels if they become frustrating, but you won't get all the rewards for completing a movie if you skip scenes. You'll earn coins every time you complete a scene, so if you have trouble with a scene, you'll easily be able to get the coins for the walkthrough by completing old scenes over again.

This game is hilarious and offers both a gore-filled experience and a less fun, less gore-filled experience. You don't have to play it with the blood effects. I have not tried to play it with gore disabled, though, so I cannot comment on how well it hides or censors the murders. It's not exactly a game created for kids, mind you. It's a game about horror movie murderers and the silly but ultimately gory movies they star in.

Overall, it's a great game. I recommend it to anyone who likes horror movies enough to make fun of them. If you like puzzles, you'll enjoy it even more. Slayaway Camp gets a 4/5. It's not a perfect gem of a game, but it's a lot of fun and very affordable.

Buy it on Steam!
Play the original, free version on Kongregate and save your money!

PC When we refer to PC, we mean personal computers, so be sure you read what operating systems support this game. Currently, we review games for Mac, Windows, Linux, and DOS.

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