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Driving horror game Beware now has a playable demo that looks terrifying

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Beware's fresh take on the survival horror genre (opens in new tab) is that the entire game takes place with you sat behind the wheel of a banged-up car. Enemies skid around its sepia-stained open world, hunting you down and trying to ram you off the road as you piece together bits of information scattered throughout the landscape. It sounds fascinating, and it's just got its first public playable demo.

You can download it here (opens in new tab)—it's still an early version of the game, so expect bugs, although the visuals are very polished. The demo has one mission, in which you have to follow a mysterious figure on the edge of some woods. If you want to find out more, then players are talking about the mission in more detail in this Reddit thread (opens in new tab) (only click if you're okay with spoilers).

That thread makes it sound intense, and properly scary. Everyone's talking about the sense of paranoia they're getting from driving around knowing that they could get into a car chase at any moment. The fact that enemies are scarce makes it scarier, too, because it leaves more time to build tension between moments of action.

If you want some gameplay, then watch the five-minute video that YouTube user Ray Fields uploaded below. The lighting looks fantastic, as do the water effects on the windows of your car. I'm really impressed with the visuals overall, and seeing headlights creep into the rear-view mirror seems like it would be genuinely terrifying. 

And in case you were wondering, the game was recently renamed Beware—it was previously called Driving Survival, and Joe wrote about it back in 2016 (opens in new tab). It doesn't yet have a release date.

Samuel Horti
Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.