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Until Dawn

is an adventure survival horror video game developed by Supermassive Games, published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. It was originally scheduled to... read more

Platforms PlayStation 4
Themes Horror
Status: Released
Release: 26-Aug-2015


is an adventure survival horror video game developed by Supermassive Games, published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. It was originally scheduled to be released on the PlayStation 3 and feature PlayStation Move support, but in August 2014, the game was reintroduced as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. It is released worldwide in August 2015.


When eight friends become trapped on a remote mountain getaway gone wrong, things quickly turn sinister and they start to suspect they aren’t alone. Gripped by fear and with tensions in the group running high, you’ll be forced to make snap decisions that could mean life or death for everyone involved. Every choice you make while playing as each of the eight friends – even the seemingly trivial ones – will carve out your own unique story. Your actions alone determine who survives until dawn.

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  • Hayden Panettiere as Samantha, Hannah's best friend. Samantha is a diligent, considerate and adventurous member of the group.

  • Peter Stormare as Dr. Hill, a psychiatrist who interviews a mysterious patient between chapters.

  • Brett Dalton as Michael Munroe, Emily's ex, Hannah's love interest and Jessica's new boyfriend. Michael is an intelligent, driven and persuasive member of the group.

  • Rami Malek as Joshua Washington, Hannah and Beth's brother. Joshua is a thoughtful, loving and complex member of the group.

  • Noah Fleiss as Chris, Joshua's best friend and Ashley's love interest. Chris is a methodical, protective and humorous member of the group.

  • Galadriel Stineman as Ashley, Chris's love interest. Ashley is an academic, inquisitive and forthright member of the group.

  • Nichole Bloom as Emily, Matthew's girlfriend, Michael's ex and Jessica's arch-nemesis. Emily is an intelligent, resourceful and convincing member of the group.

  • Meaghan Martin as Jessica, Michael's new girlfriend and Emily's arch-nemesis. Jessica is a confident, trusting and irreverent member of the group.

  • Jordan Fisher as Matthew, Emily's new boyfriend. Matthew is a motivated, ambitious and athletic member of the group.

  • Ella Lentini as Hannah and Beth Washington, Joshua's sisters. Hannah has crush on Michael and is Samantha's best friend. Hannah got pranked by her friends and is considered missing along with her sister Beth.

  • Larry Fessenden as Victor "Flamethrower Guy" Milgram, an unstable man wanted by police for making threats of vengeance against the Washington family.

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Until Dawn is designed to be replayed multiple times, as players will miss out on quite a bit of content with just a single playthrough. Each playthrough will last about ten hours in length and the game mechanics utilize a new in-game system called the "Butterfly Effect" in which any choice of action by the player may cause minor or major unforeseen consequences later on. For example, locating a weapon in an earlier chapter may allow you to pick it up down the line when a chase scene brings you back to the same room. Throughout the game, players will make difficult decisions during ethical or moral dilemmas, such as sacrificing one character to save another. The Butterfly Effect system blurs the line between right and wrong decisions and it is possible for players to keep all eight characters alive as well as having all eight of them die, allowing for many different paths and scenarios as well as offering several different endings. Until Dawn has a strict auto-save system to prevent players from reloading a previous save file to an earlier point in the game if they regret an in-game decision they have made. The only way to change your choice is to restart the game from the beginning or continue your playthrough to the end and start a new game. In a developer interview, it has been said that Until Dawn will have "hundreds of endings", but this remains unconfirmed as of yet. 

The gameplay is focused on exploration, quick-time events and discovering clues as well as making countless decisions. There is an in-game system that will keep track of all of the clues and secrets players have discovered in total, even if there are multiple playthroughs; these clues will allow the player to piece together the mysteries of Blackwood. In terms of the gameplay mechanics and theme, Until Dawn has been noted to be similar to Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.

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Main features

  • Gripping story - Set at an isolated mountain lodge where nothing is and written in collaboration with famed horror writers and directors Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick.

  • Next gen Horror - 3rd person interactive horror which shock and horrify players thanks to its realistic graphics and edge of your seat gameplay as they navigate their way through a terrifying night. 

  • "Butterfly Effect" - Decisions will shape each player’s unique story. Inspired by the chaos theory, the butterfly effect could make trivial split-second decisions ripple into moments of grave peril.

  • Life-and-death moral dilemmas - Many impossible situations where there is no right or wrong answer. Friend or foe, live or die – make these decisions before it’s too late.

  • Hollywood talent - With talented cast of Hollywood actors, including Hayden Panettiere and Rami Malek, Until Dawn delivers credible performances that forge an emotional bond with players.



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