Review Hellraid: The Escape
One of the most amazing game to combine adventure and puzzle
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 14 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Atmospheric soundtrack, modern graphics, quality game play
Hellraid: The Escape for Android is one of the most amazing, immersive and challenging action adventure games out there. The Unreal engine that the game is based on allows for a combination of awesome graphics, fluid third person controls and even a decent physics system.
The game offers some of the most challenging and unique puzzles for the user to solve as they explore brilliantly crafted dungeons and solve challenging puzzles in order to unlock the next room. Players are given plenty of freedom to explore in each level, yet when it comes to puzzle solving, the solution is quite standard. Exploration feels more like an Easter egg hunt, due to the fact that each level is rather linear, yet allows the player to search for hidden collectibles and notes that will further the story and provide some additional lore.
The story is incredibly well written, with plenty of elements to discover that will help you further understand the plot. The developers managed to combine it with amazing graphics and soundtrack to create the dark environment you see before you and through it they have created one of the most immersive user experiences I have encountered on smart devices.
Overall Hellraid: The Escape is definitely a game that deserves recognition. For players that enjoy a more fluid and action based puzzle solving, the game breaks away from the standard point-and-click gameplay and instead opts for placing the player directly in control, from a first person point of view.