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Open world sci-fi horror Pamela gets creepy trailer

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Pamela

I'm still reeling from Frictional Games' pretty great sci-fi horror Soma (you can read Andy's review here (opens in new tab)) so I'm well in the mood for another game that's scary, sciencey, and full of robots. P.A.M.E.L.A. (opens in new tab) could be that game, despite the mildly infuriating name. It's being described as an "open-world, utopian survival horror", and you can see what one of those looks like via the following trailer.

We appear to have missed the 'Announcement' trailer six months ago, so I'll include that at the bottom of this post. Developer NVYVE says that Pamela features "a massive city environment, from malls to nightclubs", along with a day/night cycle, "unconventional weaponry" (i.e. you shove them onto your arm-gadget), and city residents "mad with unpredictability". Like every damn utopia going, the one in Pamela is named Eden, and it's obviously gone to hell.

(Oh and if you're wondering who Pamela is, she's the AI who guides you around.)

Pamela is out in 2016 and, crikey, it's a bit of a looker. There's a Steam Greenlight page here (opens in new tab) if you're interested.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.