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The Inpatient

First-person perspective horror game designed for virtual reality headsets and a prequel to the other work of Supermassive Games studio, Until Dawn. We play as patient of Blackwood Pines Sanatorium mental hospital, 60 years before events of the previous game. Protagonist is tormented by nightmares and can’t remember how he got here. He must unveil the grim mystery of this place, but the fact he keeps getting injected with all sorts of medicaments that cause him to get experience visions. The Inpatient lets us experience horrifying scenes, explore dark locations and interact with characters we meet. There are also decisions to make during crucial moments of the story that affect how it develops. The Inpatient focuses on immersion, using FPP view and letting us choose dialogue options by reading aloud one of a few available on the screen.

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The Inpatient

The Inpatient | PS4

The Inpatient release date for PS4:

game language:

23 January 2018 | Worldwide

24 January 2018 | Europe PAL

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 22 players' votes.  

The Inpatient for PlayStation 4 is a first-person perspective horror game developed for PlayStation VR, a virtual reality headset. It is a work of Supermassive Games studio – known for their previous game, from the same genre, Until Dawn. They’ve also developed the so-called VR experience in form of Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.


The Inpatient acts as a prequel to Until Down, showing what happened at Blackwood Pines Sanatorium 60 years before events of the previous game. Players control one of the patients of this mental hospital, who doesn’t remember how he got here and must unveil the dark secrets of this place.

Game mechanics

As a patient of mental hospital, our protagonist is injected with all kinds of medicaments, resulting in him experiencing disturbing visions. She (or he, as the game lets us choose the gender of our character) also witnesses terrifying scenes, explores dark locations and interacts with other people. There are also decisions to make at crucial points of the story, which affect its further development like in Until Dawn.

Technical aspects

The Inpatient for PlayStation 4 uses virtual reality sets (specifically PlayStation VR) and is obviously using first-person perspective. The feeling of immersion is additionally enhanced by the implementation of the entire body model of the main hero or heroine, as well as an option of selecting dialogue options by reading aloud one of those shown on the screen.