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Delirious: A Short Unsettling Horror Experience

Delirious is a short 3D horror game by Bored Leviathan that pits the player in a chilling corridor, leaving you to work out what you are doing and where you are going.

Unfortunately, Delirious is extremely short, taking up only 5-10 mins of your day. But, luckily, this is the only critique you’ll find because after it finishes, you’ll be yearning for more.

The opening music is chilling and sets the tone for the game. Your heartbeat is simulated in stressful situations to imitate a visceral fear of harm. Combine this with almost being in total darkness (unless you turn the lights on), and you have an eerie, immersive experience.

The bad guy wields a machete, drawing inspiration from Jason Vorhees in Friday the 13th. There is even a framed poster in the apartment.

Each area looks like it is carefully planned and well thought out. The apartment, in particular, has things scattered around the place to make it feel more homely. It even has a PS5, Xbox series X, and a PC. It must be nice.

“Delirious is a must-play for anyone with 10 mins.”

Delirious keeps you on your toes, bumping up the intensity from a standstill at a moment’s notice. It also features an ending that will leave you scratching your head.

The game lacks some accessibility controls. The ability to quickly lower mouse sensitivity would be a welcome change as my initial DPI was way too fast to move.

Delirious is a perfect alternative for those who can’t handle games whose only purpose is to scare the **** out of you. This game isn’t Bored Leviathan’s first either. He began making short horror experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic, and all of them are unique and intriguing. Delirious can be found on Itch.io and Gamejolt, and it is completely free to play.

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