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A first-person survival horror game developed by Polish development studio

Adventure | FPP | survival horror | horror | Polish | exploration games

Kholat cover

developer: IMGN.PRO

publisher : IMGN.PRO

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Game mode: single player

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Kholat is an adventure horror game created by the Polish studio

The game’s storyline is based on a genuine event – the Dyatlov Pass incident, which took place in the winter of 1959, when a group of nine Russian climbers set out on a trek to the northern part of the Ural mountain range. The expedition had an extremely grim ending, the corpses of its participants were found on the slope of Cholat Sjakl, near an abandoned encampment. Most of the travelers died due to the extreme cold but the fact that their tent has been cut open from the inside, as if the alpinists had to immediately escape in the middle of the night, is what makes the cause of this tragedy a true mystery.

In terms of gameplay, Kholat offers a vast, open world, which the player experiences from the first person perspective. The action of the game takes place in a frozen forest during the night and it is up to the player to find the way to his target with a map and a compass at his disposal; however, using these accessories can be dangerous, as there is no active pause and it is impossible to pay attention to your surroundings whilst looking at the map. Your only hope for survival, if you are attacked, is to flee.

Kholat utilizes a game mechanic known as the “fear manager”. Its purpose is to adjust the factors responsible for the grim, frightening atmosphere to the actions of the player, making the game constantly change and allowing each individual playthrough to be unique in some aspects. The 3D graphics in Kholat were created using Unreal Engine 4.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 670 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 8.1 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 470 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7

Kholat Review: Only For Fans of Dear Esther and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Review 11 June 2015 13:36

The Polish developers from know how to draw attention to their debut game entitled Kholat. They offer an intriguing story inspired by authentic events that remain shrouded in mystery to this day, and Sean Bean. What came out of this mix?

Kholat launching on Xbox One next month; the game sold half a million copies so far

News 29 May 2017 19:55

Next month Xbox One users will join PC and PlayStation 4 players in the blood-chilling adventure in Kholat, successful indie horror game, which has sold half a million copies up to this day.