13 Coolest Games You’ve Never Heard Of
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The Church in the Darkness
If your nephew became involved with a cult before suddenly leaving the country to follow the cult's leaders to a remote compound, what would you do? Would you track him down and try to rescue him? Would you use deadly force to get him out? Would you trust him to make his own decisions and leave him with his new family? These are the questions posed by The Church in the Darkness, a top-down, rogue-lite, stealth-action game set somewhere in rural South America.
Though the layout of the cult's compound never changes, the tone and conduct of the cult itself differs from playthrough to playthrough. You might see a man being whipped on a cross in one session, yet simply find people praying beneath that cross when you play through again. That means your job is to find clues, work with a rotating cast of characters, and locate your nephew while avoiding detection whenever possible. You can use disguises, dart guns, or even lethal force to uncover the truth. And based on your choices, you'll see one of a wide variety of endings. -- Scott Butterworth