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Betrayer review: Amazing atmosphere isn't enough to save this odd shooter

Betrayer
At a Glance
  • Blackpowder Games Betrayer

    PCWorld Rating

    Betrayer is heavy on atmosphere and writing, but falls apart when it comes time to actually play.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Betrayer is heavy on atmosphere and writing, but falls apart when it comes time to actually play.

    Pros

    • Decently strong writing takes on interesting colonial-era subject matter
    • Unsettling atmosphere
    • Incredible, stark art direction

    Cons

    • Tedious fetch-quest structure
    • Repetitive combat

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