Anyone looking for a great horror game this year needs to look no further than this game. The story is written by Clive Barker, one of the more disturbing (read-great) horror authors alive today. I mean, he is just the man behind Hellraiser, which is a classic. He is also an accomplished artist as well, and even had a hand in the artwork of Jericho. So expect nothing less than horror pushed to it's limits with this game.
For those unfamiliar with what Jericho is all about, here is a brief summary, as well as a few pics:
A supernatural horror action game with a story devised by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker. Mingling the darkest elements of Barker's horror fiction and films, Jericho deals with the mysterious reappearance of a lost city in a remote desert. When a form of evil that goes right back to the dawn of days resurfaces from there, a Special Forces squad, trained in both conventional warfare and the arcane arts, is sent in. Their mission: hunt down and destroy the evil that lurks at the heart of the city before it destroys humanity.
That ancient evil that has been resurrected is known as 'The First Born', which is the first creation by God that went horribly wrong, so he was banished for eternity. You will play 1 of a 4member squad named Jericho, all of whom is trained with weapons, tactical combat....and in the Occult arts (even exorcism, should be interesting, huh?).
You will have to face varying levels of montrosities which once were the warriors that came before you who tried to reach The First Born and failed, and who since have become his eternal slaves and guardians. These now grotesque montrosites have came from many different historical periods, including the Sumerians, to theRomans, all the way to now demonic/possessed Nazi's from World War II. The variety of demonic enemies is supposed to be splendid indeed. As are the locations, weapons, ect.