Quick Candles Review

Candles is a free short horror game made by Lasse Westmark. It’s not really scary, but it does have some tense moments for such a short game.

First off the game uses the simple WASD controls with the mouse click being the candle lighter. The object of the game is simply to light all the candles in the house, then turn on the generator. The challenge is that the house is infested with a creature that hates the light and will kill you upon touch. This makes for a few tense moments as you dart for the candle or away from the creatures.

Now my last note on the game is well the visuals and sounds. The game has a great ambiance to it and looks good, except in one case. The creatures are absolutely horrid. I don’t mean that in a oh my god, they are so scary or gross. I mean they just look kinda bad in comparison to the rest of the game. Luckily this is not to bad an issue and although the game fails to be scary it does get tense at a few points. It’s only bad issue is sometimes it’s buggy and the creatures don’t do what they are supposed to do.

I would rate this game a 2 out of 5, but if you like the horror/survival style games and are looking for something free to play give this a shot. What do you have to lose other than about 30 minutes.