„Paranormal activity is on the rise and it’s up to you and your team to use all the ghost hunting equipment at your disposal in order to gather as much evidence as you can.”
—Description of the Game[src]
Phasmophobia is a four player online co-op psychological horror game created and released by Kinetic Games. It was released on September 18, 2020 in Steam Early Access. It has a targeted full release year of 2021.
In order to complete the various tasks in Phasmophobia, you must first use your Equipment to locate the Ghost Room. To create Ghost Activity, which is required to finish the Objectives, you will have to ask the Ghost to do various things, or anger it by saying its name or other key phrases. During the time you are within the building, your Sanity will gradually lower. The lower your Sanity gets, and the angrier the Ghost becomes, the more likely it will be to engage a Hunt, where it will chase players and attempt to kill them. During a Hunt, exit doors will lock, requiring players to hide or outrun the Ghost for its duration.
At the beginning of the game, you are tasked with four Objectives. Objective 1 will always be 'Discover what type of Ghost we are dealing with', which simply means to identify the ghost type. In the Tutorial, this is the only objective. To do this, you must perform an Investigation, using your Equipment to find different forms of Evidence. These occurrences should be logged in your Journal, which contains information about the different types of Ghosts, as well as an automatic sorter based on the information inputted. To complete this Objective, you must have the correct Evidence and Ghost type selected in the Journal, where upon you can close the Van door, ending the game.
The remaining Objectives may or may not be possible to perform with the Equipment brought, and will be added to the board at the start of the game.
There are ways to identify ghosts with evidence, and there are behaviors to help easily identify the ghost, like specific behaviors.
All controls can be changed in the settings menu. The default settings are:
|Movement||W, A, S, D|
|Local Push To Talk||V|
|Global Push To Talk||B|
|Interact (keypads, doors, taps)||Left Mouse Button|
|Primary Use||Right Mouse Button|
- The word 'Phasmophobia' means the fear of ghosts.
- Kinetic Games only has one developer, who created the entire game.