Dementium: The Ward

 
7.6
good
 
CRITICS SCORE
7.2
(36 ratings)
GAMER SCORE
7.9
(470 ratings)

Game Overview

The Ward is a mature-themed first-person shooter/survival horror game for the Nintendo DS that tells the tale of a man who awakens to find himself alone in a mysterious, derelict hospital that is frozen in time.

The Good

Incredible, atmospheric sound design, Fantastic graphics with no slowdown.

The Bad

Dull, repetitive level design, Poorly implemented save system, Short and has absolutely no replay value.

The Bottom Line

The Ward is a mature-themed first-person shooter/survival horror game for the Nintendo DS that tells the tale of a man who awakens to find himself alone in a mysterious, derelict hospital that is frozen in time. Confronted by the deadly, grotesque surgical experiments that wander the halls, a series of challenging puzzles and a cast of peculiar characters, he must face his deepest fears, unlock the mysteries of the hospital, and escape with his life.

The Ward offers a completely new experience on the Nintendo DS and pushes the platform to its limits with full 3D visuals and bone-chilling audio that brings the world screaming to life. The Ward also offers an intriguing psychological experience; one that challenges the mind to ask questions and think beyond the surface of the in-game surroundings. For those who survive the terrors that lie within the corridors and rooms, a shocking conclusion awaits.

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Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo
75/100
score

Dementium is a handheld mixture of Doom and Silent Hill that is about as scary as a game played on a 3-inch screen on the bus can be.

IGN review logo
80/100
score

It's appropriately gory (it is a shooter, after all) but also adds an element of mystery to the whole thing. Some design issues do get in the way a tiny bit, but not so much that you'll hate on the game...and unless you've got the expectations of a PC sho

Game Specs

Modes
Full Mission Single-Player, Story

 
 

Controller Functions

GAMEPLAY CONTROLS

Control Pad
Move

L Button
Use Weapon

R Button
Toggle Between Flashlight and Previous Weapon

 

Touch Screen
Aim. Examine. Take and Use Objects. Change Weapon. Access Notepad. Access Map. Items Screen. Options Menu.

Start
Options Menu

 

ESRB Game Ratings

ESRB Rating of "M"
This game is Rated: Mature
Content is most suitable for persons ages 17 and up. This game is likely to contain violence and blood, suggestive themes, or strong language.
Content Descriptors:
Blood and Gore, Violence
 
Game Info
Platform:Nintendo DS
Release Date:10/25/2007
Publisher:Gamecock
Developer:Renegade Kid
Genre:First Person
ESRB Rating:M
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Recent Customer Reviews

Dementium: Letting you clean the bed pans

Indulge in it only if you are willing to sacrifice game depth for a cool control scheme.
Published 2325 days ago by pengowen

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