DREAD X COLLECTION II: Lovecraftian Mythology Takes Over in this 2nd Chapter of the Horror Anthology

Updated: May 18

Dread X Collection II is an anthological horror collection produced by Dread XP and collaborators (Vidas Games, John Szymanski, Akabaka and others) and released on the Steam platform on August 21, 2020. This collection is the second production in the franchise and the first to present a macro story that unfolds in 12 games produced in 10 days. Here you find yourself inside a house of horror, not knowing why they have imprisoned you, except for a voice that sometimes talks to you. This voice says that you need to analyze a total of 12 VHS tapes, which are opened by 12 keys scattered throughout the house. Your role here is to investigate the house and its surroundings, analyze the tapes and find a way to escape from your kidnappers.


This collection follows the same steps as the first edition, but it is here where I see that there is a greater effort, since it is here where we see the emergence of macrohistory, already tested in the fourth chapter (The Hunt). In addition, this is also where we see that there is a greater definition of the theme adopted, unlike the first chapter, where it was somewhat simple, in my view. The theme of this edition is focused (or almost) on all the mythology produced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Yes, in this edition you interact with the most varied elements of the works of cosmic horror, such as mentions of the Necronomicon, Eldritchs, Cthulhu, among others.


Like the first chapter, this one presents varied forms of gameplay, ranging from first-person shooting to dating sims. Undoubtedly, it is a group that, along with the Haunted PS1 community, has been in the crosshairs of this channel, so much care that both have in presenting their games. You can check the gameplays for each game in this edition, in addition to buying the collection, if you are interested, in the links below:


Buy the Dread X Collection II on this link:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1380390/Dread_X_Collection_2/


SUCKER FOR LOVE: A Bizarre Dating Sim Where You Seek to Conquer and Kiss... an Eldritch Horror?!: https://youtu.be/ZG_YntNBfeY

CHARLOTTE'S EXILE: Find a Way to Save Your Loved One from a Cosmic Exile in this Puzzle Game: https://youtu.be/_rEQiWUvUSg

UNDISCOVERED: Discover the Truth Behind a Cursed Tomb of Kings in this Horror Game: https://youtu.be/aUymWKJJUrM

THE TOY SHOP: Escape from Shop Keeper in this Horror/Action game in a Very Black Mirror Style: https://youtu.be/I9ZdseKhRIM

ARCADLETRA: A Mysterious Present Gives You an Unwelcomed Presence in this Horror Game: https://youtu.be/1xdytWmfiDw

THE DIVING BELL: Deep in the Ocean, No One Will Hear You Scream in This Horror Game: https://youtu.be/zNDzWxm4bSU

ANOTHER LATE NIGHT: You're Caught in a Sinister Game Made by a Hacker in this Thriller Game: https://youtu.be/BZwo9kwXLl4

SQUIRREL STAPLER: Adorn your Loved One with Squirrels and Find a god in this Simulation Game: https://youtu.be/U0nPJQhh1_E

SOLIPSIS: An Expedition on the Moon Opens a Path to Insanity and Fear in this Horror Game: https://youtu.be/wHUQuZ8StH0

TOUCHED BY AN OUTER GOD: Survive an Alien Invasion in this Action/Horror Game: https://youtu.be/mPOKh0fkPtE

TO THE END OF DAYS: Survive in a World on the Verge of an Imminent End in This Action Game: https://youtu.be/vVCH9ofdQn4