Having missed out on the first two games I was not sure what to expect from Ice Scream 3: Horror Neighborhood. This is a mobile game that you can get on iOS or the Android store. There is a free version out there, but it has some extremely annoying and very intrusive ads. So, if you like it, you might be better paying a couple of bucks to get rid of them.
How to Download Ice Scream 3: Horror Neighborhood
To download the game, click on the Download button located below this review. You will be able to choose between the Google Play and the iTunes versions. Check out also other downloadable titles by Keplerian Horror Games: the previous two IS games, as well as Evil Nun and Mr. Meat.
The Game Review
I have always been a fan of horror games and the horror on offer here is more PG-13 than Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but that is not a bad thing. The premise of the game is kind of cool, you play as a kid who witnesses his friend get abducted by a creepy ice cream man and you are going to do all you can to save him.
The story I thought was really cool. I love this kind of thing in a game as it gives me feelings of stuff like Stranger Things or even The Goonies or The Monster Squad. The creepy ice cream man has some kind of “supernatural” powers and all with him is not as it seems and he knows that you are onto him so he stalks you throughout the whole game.
Ice Scream 3: Horror Neighborhood is a first-person game. I played the game on my Samsung S10 and it worked fine. I think the bigger your screen is the easier it will be to play in all honesty with you. You control the game with a virtual joystick and buttons and for the most part, it worked pretty well.
The only trouble that I had with the controls was when I needed to interact with something. The game seems to want you to be in a really specific spot before you can do so. Each area you are in requires you to do certain objectives. This can be destroying a van, finding a map, unlocking a door, getting someone to help you, and so on. I found there to be a nice variety to the puzzles on offer here. There is also a bit of action too!
You are stalked by the ice cream man throughout the game and he always shows up at the worst time! This can be frustrating I will admit, but it does add a lot of tension to the game as you may be trying to do a puzzle and then have to drop it and run and hide and hope he goes past you.
The areas each have their own style. You will be in a circus, metro station, a neighborhood, a shopping center, and a camping ground. The different locations look good, but they are a little empty. In all, the presentation is not bad at all and I am not sure in all honesty how it will differ depending on the power of the device you are using.
I had a good time with Ice Scream 3: Horror Neighborhood. I am not sure it is the kind of game I would play through again. However, I had a good enough time with this to be interested in the previous two games. If you like horror games, this is one that is worth a closer look.
- I like the story and setting of the game
- The ice cream man is creepy as hell!
- Plenty of different puzzles to do
- The virtual joystick works better than you would think
- A nice variety to the locations
- The ads can be very annoying and intrusive
- Interacting with things can sometimes be a tad awkward