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Splatterhouse (2010)

Follow Rick and his mysterious Terror Mask as he unmercifully tears, cuts and beats his way through denizens of unearthly creatures in an epic adventure to rescue his girlfriend from the clutches of deranged occult figure Dr. West.





Credited cast:
Rick Taylor (voice)
Terror Mask (voice)
Jennifer Willis (voice) (as Shanelle Gray)
Dr. West (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miscellaneous Monsters (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)


Metal heads, horror freaks and hardcore action gamers, unite! Rick Taylor and the Terror Mask are back, tearing, cutting and beating their way through inhuman abominations and hordes of the undead in a tale of love, mutilation and near-insanity. A wall of metal tunes underscores blood-soaked battles with massive bosses, brutal weapons, over-the-top gore and real-time regeneration. And while your ears are ringing, a new Splatterkill System lets you get your hands bloody! Written by Juan Carlos Morales

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They're out for blood... But so are you!

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Dr. Henry West, the antagonist of this game, is clearly a reference to Dr. Herbert West, the protagonist in another famous Lovecraft adaptation Re-Animator (1985) See more »


Terror Mask: [to a demonic doll] Ok you raggedy little fucker let's see what you're made of!
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Referenced in Purojekuto kurosuzôn (2012) See more »


Dead Eyes
Written by Dan Tovar, Duane Palmer and Tim Ruzzo
Performed by Dan Tovar, Duane Palmer and Tim Ruzzo.
Courtesy of Invisible Enemies
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'I'm the only chance you've got, Rick-o'
8 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Nerdy, weakling college student Rick Taylor lies dying on the floor in the lobby of the massive West Mansion. His girlfriend Jennifer has been kidnapped (the plot of every beat-em-up ever) by the maniacal Doctor West. A mask topples out of a nearby sarcophagus, it speaks to him, promising an extension to his life, and, more importantly, revenge. Upon donning the mask, Rick is not transformed into a green-faced party animal in a yellow suit, but a muscle-bound raging hulk ready to take on any monsters the West Mansion has to offer. There's plenty of splatter, and plenty of house, so, if nothing else, it certainly lives up to the title.

Fortunately there IS a lot more to enjoy. Splatterhouse is probably the bloodiest game of all time and is a great beat-em-up, but it does begin to wither by your third play-through. The gameplay is very. very similar to that of Batman: Arkham Asylum, though nowhere near as polished. And a lot of Rick abilities are similar to that of Alex Mercer from Prototype. It's no secret that the game had a troubled production. Bottle Rocket Games was fired (and rendered defunct as a result) by Namco around early 2009, and it took Namco's in-house team nearly a year and a half to fill in the rest. The game still feels rushed and unfinished. The biggest problem lies with the fact that the game does not install to your PS3, but merely loads off the Blu Ray disc. This creates very, very long loading times that will REALLY drive you mad. Aside from that, you'll have an absolute ton of fun with Splatterhouse.


Great script. Great dialogue/characters. Nude pictures of Jennifer. Lots of satisfying blood and gore. Contains the arcade version of the original Splatterhouse as well as Splatterhouse 2 and Splatterhouse 3, which were exclusive to the Mega Drive and extremely hard to come by. It's worth buying for these two alone.


Extremely long loading times. Graphics are only in 720p. Some really cheap deaths (wouldn't be such a problem if it were not for the loading times). Seriously...the loading times are a killer. THIS GAME REALLY SHOULD HAVE INSTALLED ONTO THE PS3!!!

Graphics B Sound B Gameplay B Lasting Appeal B+

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