I love the Corpse Party series! As someone who has a love for horror, I have been waiting for years for this game to get localized. Well, it may have taken a couple of years, but the first chapter of Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient has finally hit Steam and I have so far enjoyed the direction this sequel is taking.
How to Download Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient
You can download the game from Steam or GOG. Click on the Download button and make your choice. If you like mystery games with action in a hospital check out our review of Outlast. And if you’re a fan of horror anime get the amazing Doki Doki Literature Club!
The Game Review
The game is set after the events of Corpse Party 2: Blood Driven, but it is being touted as a new beginning for the series. I can see both sides of this. I feel that newcomers will not be completely lost, but there are enough references to Blood Driven to make us fans nod our heads in approval.
This time around the game is set in a creepy hospital called, Amare Patriarcha Crucis. You play as a teenager called, Ayame and she has awoken here with no memory of who she is, how she got here or what this place is. The game makes you feel very uneasy from the start and you do want to help Ayame and figure out what is going on here.
The game is basically, Ayame walking around the hospital trying to figure out why she is here and what exactly happened to this hospital. It feels deserted like it has been for years until you run into the others! Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient has you run into some very interesting characters that help you, you help them and of course flesh out the story.
What I like about the NPC friendly characters is that they are not completely reliant on you. This means that they can walk around and not take damage which is actually something I like. This along with the general controls, the fact you now have a map make the gameplay overall better than in Blood Driven.
As well as friendlies there are other characters that wish you harm and of course, monsters and creatures. There is no actual combat in Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient. You just need to run away from the enemies that are after you. You can run and hide somewhere if you want and hope they pass. However, in all honesty, they walk so slow that you never really have to do this.
The story of the game along with the presentation is pretty great. I really like the style of this series and I feel that this one here is more polished than Blood Driven which came before it. The hospital is very interesting in that it looks abandoned, but at the same time, there is something kind of “clean” about the place. It is hard to explain, but the style of the place just makes the game feel extra creepy.
You are looking at just a couple of hours to get through this first chapter. I would not normally have a problem with this as 2-4 hours I feel is fair for an episodic game. However, it has taken two years for this game to make its way West and there is no word at all about what is going on with chapter 2!
I think that Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient is a solid horror/mystery game and it is one that I really enjoyed. It plays great and the writing and presentation really sell the story very well. It may not be super hard, but it is certainly a memorable experience. I just wish we knew for certain if chapter 2 is actually ever going to happen.
- I like the hospital setting
- The gameplay is better than the previous games
- It is a great and interesting story
- The presentation is very slick
- No combat
- It took forever to come out and the future of the series is uncertainty