Monstrum 2, the 4v1 horror hide 'em up, has entered closed beta

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Monstrum 2 has a nightmarish premise: you're stuck on a labyrinthine, rundown sea fortress with three other prisoners. But wait, it gets worse. There's also a monster on the sea fortress, and in order escape this menace, you'll need to collaborate with your fellow prisoners to outsmart the beast.

The 4v1 horror formula will ring a bell to players of Dead by Daylight, or Friday the 13th, or more recently Resident Evil: Resistance. Monstrum 2 has some neats twists, though. The sea fortress is procedurally generated, so each escape and pursuit will be in unfamiliar territory.

The final game will boast a variety of monsters, too: all born of "failed deep-sea experiments," and all with their own unique strengths. As for the prisoners, don't expect to band together to shoot at a bullet sponge foe, because the focus is very much on stealth and evasion. A shooter this ain't.

The good news is that if all this terror sounds appealing, Monstrum 2 has a closed beta starting today and sign-ups are available here. There's also a new trailer, which you can watch below. If you have no luck accessing the closed beta, the full game is expected to launch in late 2020.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.