[PS4] Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut Review

by Tracey

Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut is a brilliant and funny block sliding puzzler on PS4. Learn more about this hidden gem in our Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut review!

The story is about a group of kids who have set up camp on top of an old burial site, so you can imagine why things go wrong. I suggest you play this one at night and with the lights off to get your spook fest on. You play as a killer and your job is to scare the innocents and kill them in the most senseless way possible. The game may sound violent and brutal, but the way it’s presented makes it a very funny experience.

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The game is grid-based so you’ll slide your killer up, down, left and right much like you do in Lara Croft Go, so be sure to use your D-Pad for this. And then, how about you give your victims a good scare? Frighten them into the water so they drown or into a larva pit! Or perhaps you just want to murder them in cold blood with lots of gore? You have several choices for this, so go wild with your imagination! Once you have achieved your goal of killing all innocents in a level you will move on to the next level. Before you do that you will participate in a mini-game which involves you senselessly killing someone in a variety of ways, like giving them an axe to the head! For these sections you must time your button presses and hit within the red zone for the maximum number of coins – you will need these coins to purchase characters.

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As you progress through the levels you will be introduced to new character types and new ways to kill victims, which will require that you change your strategy. For example, you will have to escape the line of sight of the law enforcement officers, or you might want to use the telephones as a way to distract your victims so you can sneakily slaughter them from behind – oh, and you can also drop bookcases on top of unsuspecting victims!

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The vast array of characters are homages to the horror classics and include nods to Freddy Kruger, Jaws, IT the clown, and more. If it’s a horror movie, then odds are it’s represented in Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut. There are also many references to find in the game for said classic horror movies, which are a joy to find – which is why I won’t spoil them for you here!

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Blue Wizard Digital has done a great job with Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut. The game’s graphics are colorful and charming in this gory killing adventure, and the music is brilliant with a mix of creepy music with some solid rock tunes which perfectly fits the game’s atmosphere. The game even includes a Platinum trophy that isn’t hard to get and that should take you roughly 6-8 hours or so at most.

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This Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Digerati.

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