Kholat

A first-person survival horror game developed by Polish development studio IMGN.pro. The game's story is inspired by true events that took place in 1959 at the Dyatlov Pass in the Ural mountains, where the dead bodies of nine Russian hikers were found, and the cause of their death remained unclear. We only know that most of them died of hypothermia, and evidence indicates that they were forced to flee from an unknown danger. In the game we explore an open, icebound world, having only a map and a compass at our disposal. On our way to reach the goal, we have to deal with many dangers lurking in the mountains. There is no combat, and the only way to survive is by escaping. A special system called "fear manager" has been developed for the game. Depending on the player's actions, it adequately handles all the factors responsible for building an eerie atmosphere, which makes each new game a bit different.

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PC / Windows
Game Kholat (PC) Cover
Kholat

Kholat | PC

Kholat release date for PC:

game language:
English

09 June 2015 | Worldwide

09 June 2015 | Europe

09 June 2015 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 385 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 320 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Kholat (PS4) Cover
Kholat

Kholat | PS4

Kholat release date for PS4:

game language:
English

08 March 2016 | Worldwide

08 March 2016 | Europe PAL

08 March 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Kholat is an adventure horror game created by the Polish studio IMGN.pro.

The game’s storyline is based on a genuine event – the Dyatlov Pass incident, which took place in the winter of 1959, when a group of nine Russian climbers set out on a trek to the northern part of the Ural mountain range. The expedition had an extremely grim ending, the corpses of its participants were found on the slope of Cholat Sjakl, near an abandoned encampment. Most of the travelers died due to the extreme cold but the fact that their tent has been cut open from the inside, as if the alpinists had to immediately escape in the middle of the night, is what makes the cause of this tragedy a true mystery.

In terms of gameplay, Kholat offers a vast, open world, which the player experiences from the first person perspective. The action of the game takes place in a frozen forest during the night and it is up to the player to find the way to his target with a map and a compass at his disposal; however, using these accessories can be dangerous, as there is no active pause and it is impossible to pay attention to your surroundings whilst looking at the map. Your only hope for survival, if you are attacked, is to flee.

Kholat utilizes a game mechanic known as the “fear manager”. Its purpose is to adjust the factors responsible for the grim, frightening atmosphere to the actions of the player, making the game constantly change and allowing each individual playthrough to be unique in some aspects. The 3D graphics in Kholat were created using Unreal Engine 4.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 670 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 8.1 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 470 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7

Kholat PS4 version trailer

Kholat PS4 version trailer | 1:16

Zwiastun gry Kholat w wersji na konsolę Sony PlayStation 4. Tytuł opracowało polskie studio IMGN.PRO.

Kholat Review: Only For Fans of Dear Esther and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Review 11 June 2015 13:36

The Polish developers from IMGN.pro know how to draw attention to their debut game entitled Kholat. They offer an intriguing story inspired by authentic events that remain shrouded in mystery to this day, and Sean Bean. What came out of this mix?