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Holstin is a survival horror adventure set in an isolated 90’s Polish town infected with an ominous presence. Play involves exploring the town, talking to locals and fighting the zombies. It stands out for the detail of its world and the ability to switch from zoomed-out view to first person for moments of action.

It's November 1992 and the inhabitants of an isolated town in eastern Poland have become infected by a foul disease. You venture into the town in search of your friend Bartek, following his footsteps to uncover what brought him to this town and whether he is still alive.

You work your way through areas of the eerie town, unlocking doors, collecting resources and (when necessary) dispatching the infected locals. In this way, you scavenge for scarce supplies and weapons to fight off the twisted enemies.

The result is a game that takes classic pixilated zombie games and injects modern mechanics. Not only visually more advanced with the switching view, but how you target the zombies (head, hands, legs) determines how quickly they are neutralised. This, along with the fully voice-acted narrative, elevates the experience from a simple survival game to something like a retro Last of Us experience.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Holstin 9 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Adventure and Shooting game with Collecting, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 18.

The developer states that the game "may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: frequent violence and gore, general mature content."

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to manage your resources well. You also need to explore each area thoroughly. Quick reactions and resilience for the shooting element are also important.



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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooting (Collecting, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, 3D First-Person and Pixels

Developer: Sonka Games (@SonkaGames)

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