Daemonical is a freaky asymmetrical multiplayer first person horror game in which one of the players is possessed by a demon, but the players don’t know who and must attempt to send it back to Hell without being slaughtered.
In Daemonical your group of characters come across an unfinished demon summoning ritual while exploring an island. This ritual unleashes a demon from Hell which possesses one of the players. The rest of the players don’t know who is possessed by the demon and they must either find the rest of the items required to complete the ritual and send the demon to Hell or survive until dawn when the sunlight purges evil from the island. The demon on the other hand, just has to slaughter the rest of the players to win.
The premise is similar to Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th, but the possession element adds a unique social aspect to Daemonical. You can team up with other players to aid your survival and try and complete the tasks, but there’s always the chance that someone in your midst is the demon, just waiting for the perfect moment to strike. If you are slaughtered by the demon, you can still aid your team, as your soul can float around the map guiding players around the map, highlighting where the demon is or you can even lead other players to your body so you can be revived.
It’s a great looking game with some clever ideas and promise of some real tension in an asymmetrical horror game where you’re never sure who to trust. Is the person standing next to you really trying to help? Or are they just waiting for the perfect time to strike? Sign up for the Daemonical Alpha to find out!