Lucius released: play as the Devil's six-year-old son, murder your family

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When Lucius turns six, his estranged father, the Devil, brimstones back into his life in what is probably a serious custody agreement violation. But Lucius is apparently so happy to meet his biological father that agrees to murder his own family with supernatural powers. Rude. Released today on Steam (opens in new tab) and GOG (opens in new tab) (cheaper!), Lucius has players "orchestrate deadly accidents" while hiding their identity as Devil spawn.

While horror games like Amnesia and Slender use player helplessness as a scare tactic, Lucius puts the power in your devil-child hands, so I don't expect it's going for scares. Getting to be the star of The Omen does appeal to me though, which is something I'm sure I'll talk about in therapy someday.

And by the way, when your kid is born on June 6th, 1966 and you give him a name three letters off from "Lucifer," you're just asking for a bloody death in your own walk-in freezer. And why do you own a walk-in freezer? Have you never seen The Shining? And how much meat do you really need to keep on hand?

And is it any good? I don't know yet, but it's on my list of appropriate late-October games to play.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.