Rise of Nightmares for XBOX 360
Rise of Nightmares is a Kinect-enabled horror-adventure, intended for the most strong-stomached of grown-up gamers. From a gratuitously gory first-person perspective, players proceed through the zombie-infested mansion of a homicidal mad scientist. In the role of a hapless American tourist, desperate to save his kidnapped wife, players must resort to physical combat to stave off undead assaults, swinging their arms and legs in view of the Kinect sensors in order to pummel away the encroaching onscreen ghouls.
Wielding brass knuckles, hatchets, and chainsaws, players can master the game's different fighting styles to achieve gruesomely damaging special moves and combo attacks. As the hero battles desperately through one gothic corridor to the next, dismembered limbs, spilled guts, and splatters of crimson slop across the floors, walls, and ceilings. When not busy fighting off swarms of mindless attackers, players are free to move around and explore the house. Stealth sequences also play a role in completing the adventure, as does macabre puzzle-solving. Presenting itself as the first Kinect game for adult players only, Sega's Rise of Nightmares was created by some of the same developer's behind the House of the Dead series.