Last Days of Lazarus, the culturally rich horror mystery from GrimTalin and Darkania Works, has officially revealed a PlayStation 5 release date. It will be available on November 29th, 2022. You can watch a full trailer for the game on PlayStation’s YouTube channel here:
It’s unfortunate that Last Days of Lazarus will miss the Halloween season by such a large margin for PlayStation fans, even though Xbox Series S and X owners will have access to the game on October 28th. If you want to experience the game earlier, you can purchase it now on Steam.
It’s pretty surprising that an indie like this only aimed for next-gen console releases, but it is a visually gorgeous little game. The art design is clearly and deeply influenced by its cultural roots and setting, which makes the story a very unique experience. There’s a forthright approach to genuine politics, locations and beliefs, which is always very rewarding.
The mystery itself is compelling, and the premise tackles both serious and adult themes, including gore, grief and sanity. The focus is on the exploration, characters and puzzles, to its benefit.
Last Days of Lazarus is very Gothic, and partly calls to mind some classic Hammer Horror films from the 50’s. The scenery and “scares” are colorful, vibrant and detailed, compared to the shadowy traditions of general horror. The elements of horror are somewhat adjacent for the genre, but there are definitely some strange and creepy images.
Overall, Last Days of Lazarus should be a great addition to PlayStation’s library, and definitely deserves another look from console players. The game launched back in June 2022, so now’s the perfect time revisit it.
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