developer: Wales Interactive
publisher : Green Man Gaming Publishing
Game mode: single player
The Bunker for PC, SWITCH and etc. is an adventure game created entirely on the basis of the Full Motion Video technology that was popular back in the late 90s. The game was developed as an effect of the cooperation between Splendy Interactive (not a particularly popular developer) and Wales Interactive – a team popular mainly for such games as Soul Axiom, Infinity Runner, Gravity Badgers or Master Reboot. The Bunker was released by Green Man Gaming Publishing - a British company owning a popular, digital distribution platform.
The plot for The Bunker was created by acclaimed gamemakers, who formerly worked on such titles as SOMA or such franchises as Broken Sword or The Witcher. The game is set 30 years after a huge nuclear explosion practically destroyed Great Britain. The player assumes the role of the last survivor inside a fallout shelter. Over the years, the protagonist witnesses his relatives dying. In order to save his life, he decides to reach the surface. To do so however, he first needs to find answers for many questions bothering him, but he also has to discover dark secrets hiding in almost every corner of the titular bunker.
In terms of the mechanics, The Bunker for PC, SWITCH and etc. does not bring any significant novelties to the exploration-adventure genre of today. The player explores subsequent chambers of the bunker, which is filled with many pieces of old hardware, such as the already forgotten Commodore computers. Also, the player searches for clues that could allow the protagonist to escape this unusual scenery. During the adventure, the player encounters numerous reminescences of the bunker's former inhabitants, as well as arcade sequences requiring them to make quick decisions in order to avoid different threats and stay alive.
The Bunker for PC, SWITCH and etc. stands out with its visuals definitely, for the game does not feature any computer-generated elements. The gameplay here is based entirely on movie sequences featuring real actors, and only interface-related elements were affixed to them. Obviously, this affects the in-game movement system significantly, but the creators followed the pattern established by the majority of similar games in this respect. Interestingly, the previously mentioned movie sequences were shot inside a real-existing, government shelter located in Britain.
As befits an FMV game, the cast comprises real actors, among whom are people such as Adam Brown (Hobbit), Sarah Greene (the Penny Dreadful series), Grahame Fox (the Game of Thrones series) and Jerome St. John Blake (Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace). All of this is complemented by an old-school soundtrack composed by Dom Shovelton.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Quad Core, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750/Radeon HD 7850 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1 (64-bit)
Minimum: Intel Core i3, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 896 MB GeForce GTX 260/Radeon HD 5750 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7 (64-bit)