What is Phasmophobia? New Ghost Hunting Game Is Taking Steam By Storm
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What is Phasmophobia? New Ghost Hunting Game Is Taking Steam By Storm

Lloyd Coombes
17 October 2020

The game that goes bump in the night.

2020 has been a crazy year for games that have seemingly come from nowhere to capture our attention.

After the likes of Fall Guys and Among Us, Phasmophobia is the latest game to have set Twitch alight.

But just what is the early access title?

What Is Phasmophobia?

Phasmophobia is a four-player online co-op psychological horror, according to the game's Steam page.

Players have to team up with their friends to investigate instances of paranormal activity from a first-person perspective.

As investigations progress, ghosts get more aggressive, before eventually hunting players down.

You'll monitor a haunted location with security cameras and then have the opportunity to catch ghosts yourself by jumping in.

It's playable in VR, if you're feeling really brave, but also offers cross-play with non-VR players as well.

There are over ten types of ghosts with unique traits, as well as voice recognition for use with the likes of Ouija Boards.

Phasmophobia System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum Specs are for VR, lower specs may work for Non-VR.

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64Bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

Is It Any Good?

The game's Steam Review consensus is "Overwhelmingly Positive", and some of them are well worth reading.

Ed Calauag said: "I was being chased by the ghost, I hid in a closet, I had to fart, my mic picked up my fart. I died."

So there you have it, fatal flatulence. 

How Much Is It?

Phasmophobia is impressively affordable at just £10.99 on Steam.

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