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[REC] Shutter is your holiday horror game, featuring spookycam, nightvision, an asylum

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I've had my eye on FPS Creator for a long while, but this is one of the few (perhaps only) finished FPSC games I've actually discovered on the net. [REC] Shutter (opens in new tab) is a first-person horror, just the thing for those long winter nights, and like every spooky film in the world at the moment, it's viewed through the lens of a handheld video camera. This means SUDDEN BURSTS OF STATIC, which is presumably the result of ghosts trying to retune their freeview boxes. See if they managed to find Dave Ja Vu after the break.

...They didn't. (Though, sadly, they did find Yesterday - they're now convinced that they've travelled through the world's least exciting timeslip (opens in new tab) .) UK-specific digital telly references aside, [REC] Shutter (opens in new tab) has just appeared on Desura (opens in new tab) , and for free. Several people in the comments are reporting installation trouble, however, so you may want to try this alternative link (opens in new tab) . In either case, found-footage horror fans might want to give this game a try (they also might want to follow it up with a viewing of the largely excellent V/H/S (opens in new tab) .)

Here's a [REC] Shutter trailer. It has nothing to do the similarly titled Spanish horror film. ...Or does it? No.

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.