The Bunker from Spendy and Wales Interactive is an interesting PlayStation 4 release that gives us a new entry in the full motion video (FMV) video game genre which was all the rage back when the SEGA CD debuted. Is this a game you should play on your PlayStation 4? Read our The Bunker review to find out!
The game takes place in a long-forgotten military bunker (hence the game of the game), where you’ll control main character John, played by Adam Brown. It will all start with the moment when John is born into the world, and after a couple of scenes, the story will jump to thirty years later. It turns out that John and his mother are still living in the bunker, and we get to see what their day to day life is like. It doesn’t take too long for things to go south, as we watch how John’s mom dies within the first 10 minutes of the game – this sets the tone for the rest of the story.
Gameplay consists of watching the story play out and using the cursor, which you move around with the left analog stick, and the X button in order to interact with things. This can be something as simple as opening a cabinet, or turning a knob on a radio to try and find a transmission.
John has spent 11,109 days inside of the bunker, and is now the only survivor in the whole facility. But at the start of the game we see that the facility is packed with other staff, so what happened to everyone else? The Bunker does a great job of answering this and many other questions that players will instantly have after the start of the game, and it is thanks to a series of flashbacks to John’s childhood that we get to learn exactly what went down.
The Bunker features a full trophy count with a Platinum trophy, giving trophy hunters a lot of bang for their buck. There’ are several missable trophies in the game (at least over a dozen), so if you miss any, you’ll end up having to replay the game to get every single trophy. The game is around 2 hours long if you do things right, so replaying it once or twice is not that much of a hassle.
Did I like The Bunker? Certainly. It’s a 21st Century game that pays homage to how things were done many, many years ago for FMV games while also doing its own thing and showing what new tech and a bigger budget can do. Sure, some might complain that the game is only a couple of hours long at most, but it is an interesting and fun game. It’s basically a feature-length interactive movie, and considering the current price of a movie ticket, the asking price of $19.99 for The Bunker is not a problem. I enjoyed my time with the game as I wrote this The Bunker review, making this one an easy game for me to recommend to you to buy.
Simple gameplay mechanics.
Great for trophy hunters.
|FMV games are not for everyone.|
Some might think it's too short.
This The Bunker review is based on PS4 copy of the game provided by Wales Interactive.
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