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Realms of the Haunting

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Realms of the Haunting is a game about a haunted house with a creepy supernatural atmosphere. The plot is told through a series of full motion videos which were relatively new at the time.


The protagonist is Adam Randall, a young Englishman. His father died recently, and since then Adam is haunted by the nightmares about a cursed house. A mysterious priest gave him a box of magic stones and his father's letters. They reveal that the house from Adam's dreams was real. To investigate the mystery that led to his father's demise, Randall finds and visits the house. As soon as he enters it, someone locks the door behind his back.

Adam has to walk through the house, reveal its dark secrets and deal with terrible creatures from other dimensions. Early at the game Rebecca Trevisard, a psychic, joins Randall as a companion. They learn that his father's soul is imprisoned within this walls, and there's much more at stake.


Realms of the Haunting uses a first-person view. The gameplay alternates between sequences of arcade action and puzzle-solving. In action parts, Randall has to gun down the undead monsters. When solving puzzles, the player has to find and use the item that fits the task. The player can adjust the difficulty level, and at the easy difficulty, the items are chosen automatically. There are also many letters and other documents that reveal details of the plot and provide clues for puzzles.

Release date
Gremlin Interactive
Kiss, Funbox Media, Blue Moon Red Owl
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7

System requirements for Linux

Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2.0 GHz, Memory: 1 GB RAM, Graphics: 256 MB VRAM, OpenGL compatible.

System requirements for macOS

OS X 10.6.8 or later, Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 2 GB of RAM, Graphics: 256 MB of video memory. Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
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Realms of the Haunting reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
Great Classic of the strangest thing I could play... It is a FPS with touches of graphic adventure and very difficult puzzles, uses a graphic engine similar to the Build Engine but without being and the kinematics are the Classics FMV (Full Motion Video). Finish It will take you many hours and if you are lucky it will keep you hooked until the end:D
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Microsoft from Deutsch
If you dont mind the 90's grafics and you like FMV-Games than this one is a hidden gem for you. The game has lots of atmosphere, a long story, a mixture of action and adventure gameplay and the puzzles are pretty fair. I really love the style and the sound of the game. There are many worlds to exlpore and a lot of items to collect. If you are unsure aboutbuying the game, there is a demoversion at realmsofthehaunting.com
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Microsoft from Russian
Cool toy. A Resident of the Ivil in the first person. It's a Complicated ambush. Pterodactyli and gangsters with stakes. 45 were forced to sweat. But The bosses did not seem very complicated: from the first time it was dealt with the beast of Pentogram, and with the flamethrower, and with Belyol. Here with Ayrom had to sweat-10 first-aid kits as a cow licked. P. S. Look at the Knight's armour in the video for 0:49. Oh, these sprite objects. How much they frightened me before u ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Ki!
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Microsoft from Russian
Realms of the Haunting-what is it you ask me? First it is a shooter with riddles that you can think of. Second it and kinzo by those standards. I understand now almost everything is fixated on modern games, but do not forget to pay tribute to the game, where it all began, to Take the same Doom or Wolfenstein. Rattro games are like creeps go if you remember Killing Time on the 3DO and not on the PC, because on the PC it was a goliath G * * * Oh. So The verdict is: Buy, play and do not regret what you have taken, so I want to open soon channel for the game games who can subscribe to EgorLOVE. Well in all this is all kids luck:-)
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Microsoft from Russian
The Old horror in which it is impossible to play because of terrible control. Let's be honest: it is an obstacle on the way to passage. Inconvenient walking and use of objects, floating shooting (in the spirit of darts) is even worse. Taking into account that here it is impossible to look up and down and to adjust control, selection of cartridges or keys on a floor, with targeting on them the cursor, will kill all desire to pass further. Coupled with illogical riddles, try to get out of the first location yourself, the passage becomes torture. And here are excellent screensavers (for that time) with real actors and a few stylish locations with emerald-phosphoric walls. And only.
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