The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes for Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Oct 22, 2021 NEW
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About this game

Content Rating: Mature


At the end of the Iraq War, Special Forces hunting for weapons of mass destruction unearth something far deadlier – a buried Sumerian temple containing a nest of ancient and unearthly creatures. To survive the night below they must forge a brotherhood with their enemies from the world above. Each new game is influenced by real world events either fact, fiction or legend and features a completely new story, setting and cast of characters. Each new game in The Dark Pictures Anthology will deliver a new cinematic horror experience playable in single and multi-player, including Shared Story, playable with a friend online, and Movie Night mode where up to 5 players can play together off-line and pass-the-pad.

Critic Reviews

20 Reviews
Sam AberdeenOct 25, 2021
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes is easily the best game in the series to date. Thanks to a likeable cast of fleshed-out characters, an immersive atmosphere drenched in evil and a gripping story with a sinister setting, it exceeds expectations and trumps the highs of Man of Medan, Little Hope and in some cases, even Until Dawn. It’s not a perfect horror experience and it should go without saying: if you didn’t like the last two Dark Pictures games, you probably won’t like House of Ashes either. However, fans are in for one hell of a treat.
Jamie CollyerOct 28, 2021
The Dark Pictures games so far have set high bars in terms of story and production quality, and House of Ashes easily hits and even occasionally surpasses them. While I wasn’t so keen initially on one aspect of the tale, it turned around completely on a second play, but even to begin with it was nowhere near enough to ruin what is a fantastically acted and put together story, wrapped up in some of the most stunning audio visual work to date. Horror games are hardly in short supply, but very few reach this level of brilliance.
GrayshadowOct 23, 2021
House of Ashes delivers that monster movie feeling fans love from Supermassive's Until Dawn. With a changing story, you can alter the characters in a multitude of ways and end up with various conclusions encouraging more playthroughs. Thanks to the exceptional voice-acting and visual design each scene has an incredible sense of quality to it.

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