Shadow Within is the subtitle of the fourth part of the Endless Fables series, started in 2016. As in the previous installments, the game represents the HOPA genre; the title was developed by Sunward Games and published by Artifex Mundi, a Polish company specializing in this type of games.
In Endless Fables 4: Shadow Within we play the well-known anthropologist Pamela Cavendish. The protagonist returns to her hometown of Mittenwald to solve a childhood puzzle when her friend was kidnapped by a terrifying creature. Years later, however, Hans managed to make contact with his sister Agatha, and his words show that he is trapped in a mysterious world of nightmares. Trying to help her enslaved friend, Pamela must be on her guard as she is followed by an enigmatic, dark figure.
The gameplay in Endless Fables 4: Shadow Within does not differ from what we were accustomed to by the previous installments. Thirty-one locations are waiting to be visited here; we will find twenty-three puzzles whose solution requires the manipulation of encountered items and appropriate use of found objects. Apart from the main story, the game also features an additional adventure, enabling us to learn the history of the Kingdom of Nightmares, where Pamela's friend was born.
Endless Fables 4: Shadow Within features colorful, two-dimensional graphics. Although it consists primarily of detailed illustrations of individual locations and objects, it also includes nicely made animations and film cut-scenes.
age requirements: 12+
PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10
- Recommended: Dual Core 2.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10