Deadly Premonition is out now on Microsoft Xbox LIVE Games on Demand thanks to Rising Star Games. Deadly Premonition developed a cult following, receiving mixed reviews ranging from 2 to 10 out of 10. Many felt compelled to try it out, and for some, it’s their guilty pleasure game and a surprise hit despite its flaws which, according to most, are easy to overlook given the genius of the rest of it.
Developed by Access Games, Deadly Premonition is an open-world game set in Greenvale, a secluded rural town in North West America. Playing as FBI Special Agent Francis York, gamers are charged with solving the shocking, ritualistic and brutal murder of a local girl, unravelling the mystery via clues, lies and a trail of bodies. Agent York travels around Greenvale in a variety of vehicles – entertaining gamers with facts about movies along the way – encountering eccentric natives, supernatural creatures and a folklore killer, who stalks his victims in a blood-drenched raincoat. Agent York’s appearance changes in ‘real time’ (shaving, showering and eating are essential), and this level of hygiene has consequences as it influences the towns folk’s perceptions of him. Side quests and mini-games, such as darts, fishing and collecting trading cards also feature.
For anyone who’s too lazy to go out and buy it in the shops, get the digital download released today here