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Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle

A prequel to a warmly received survival horror game, Daymare: 1998, developed by Invader Studios. Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle has us playing as agent Dalila Reyes, facing horrifying monsters in a secret research facility.

Action | TPP | survival horror | horror | indie games | action adventure | 90s

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Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle is a third-person survival horror action game. It was developed by Invader Studios and published by Leonardo Interactive. Though a sequel, story-wise the game is a prequel to the warmly received Daymare: 1998, developed on the basis of a cancelled project Resident Evil 2 Reborn.


The game is set in 1994, Idaho. The playable character is Dalila Reyes, a former government spy, currently a special operative working for H.A.D.E.S. (Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search). She must infiltrate a state-of-the-art research facility, which lost contact with the rest of the world after a disastrous accident. As the public and the media question the US President about the disaster, Dalila and other H.A.D.E.S. operatives enter the facility to recover important intel regarding secret research. The building's intricate corridors hide many dangers and dark secrets.


Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle is a third-person game tasking us with exploring different areas, solving puzzles and fighting enemies. Since the game is a prequel story-wise, the player will meet some entirely new characters and some returning ones from Daymare: 1998.

The game's weapon roster is entirely new and expanded. One of our mightiest weapons is Frost Grip, based on liquid nitrogen. The interface was also improved, making it easier to manage equipment, ammo and healing items. One of Agent Reyes' pieces of gear can also scan the environment, discovering new puzzles, secret documents and items. Solving puzzles gets us resources and collectibles.

The game also features new kinds of monsters. Eliminating them is not always the end of it, as they can return in a new, stronger form. It's crucial to set the difficulty accordingly as to not overwhelm yourself.

Technical aspects

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle runs on the Unreal Engine 4, its atmosphere reminiscent of 1990s action horror games. The soundtrack and audio further build up tension.

Last updated on 30 August 2023

Game mode: single player  

User score: 6.7 / 10 based on 28 votes.

PEGI rating Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4460 2.7 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon R7 260X or better
  • 23 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 4 GB Radeon RX 480 or better
  • 23 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit
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