The team at Frictional Games bring the latest in their Amnesia series and first person horror with Amnesia: The Bunker!
Amnesia: The Bunker is the fourth full title in the Amnesia series from Frictional Games and takes place at the earliest point in the timeline, centered around World War I. Each game features a protagonist that suffers from Amnesia and is chased by some sort of evil entity. The atmosphere is a bit muted to start as you wander the trenches until the guns start firing around you, which adds to the realism.
Gameplay and premise remind me of a recently covered indie title called Trenches. I wonder which was in development first? Based on the official release dates Trenches was first but the world of Amnesia has been around much longer so it’s quite possible The Bunker was in predevelopment before Trenches was. My Google-fu was not able to identify the true order of development and without reaching out to the devs directly we’ll likely never know.
As I mentioned there are a few similarities. Both center around the trenches of World War I where some otherworldly evil chases you. Visually The Bunker is the superior title but when it comes to the ambiance Trenches has it beat! Trenches also wins in overall creepiness factor, specifically because of their use of audio and unnerving visuals with those creepy dolls all over the place. The experience between the two felt nearly identical but Amnesia: The Bunker had a lot more polish.