Detention

4.5 out of 5
81 User Ratings
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In Detention at Greenwood high school, located in a remote mountainous area, two students found themselves trapped and vulnerable.
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About Detention

About this game

Greenwood high school, located in a remote mountainous area, two students found themselves trapped and vulnerable. The place they once knew has changed in unsettling ways, haunted by evil creatures. To escape, they must explore the mysterious campus filled with ominous objects and puzzles. How will they survive in this ever threatening environment? Could they return to safety in one piece?

Set in a fictitious world in the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, Detention, the story-driven atmospheric horror incorporated East Asian elements rarely used in games. Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese mythology, the game draws on local Taiwanese cultural references to tell an unique and terrifying story.

In this 2D atmospheric horror side-scroller, players navigate the main characters in a classic point and click fashion to explore a high school where evil encroaches. While hiding from the rampaging monsters, you are to find items to interact with in the otherworldly rooms. And as more mysteries unveiled, the dark past of a cursed school will finally surface.

  • 2D atmospheric horror with spine-chilling atmosphere.
  • Immersive gameplay and puzzle solving experience
  • Unique Taiwanese/Eastern cultural references.
  • Original sound tracks, fusing Electronic, Lo-Fi, and Rock with traditional Asian instruments.
  • Unique and appealing graphics.
  • Multiple language support. (Including English, Chinese and Japanese)
  • Mac, Windows and Linux support

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
January 12, 2017
Developer:
RedCandleGames
Publishers:
RedCandleGames
AGM PLAYISM
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OS X 10.9 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated

Recommended:

  • OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

Critic Reviews

83

Merlin'in Kazanı (Turkey)

85 / 100
"Detention 返校 is a gorgeous representation of human nature. It has both horrors of mankind and the paranormal worlds. It grasps you by your ultimate weakness, your mind, and...

SpazioGames

85 / 100
"Detention preserves the historical memory of Taiwan, showing the bloody roots of a country oppressed by the martial law for over 38 years. It is a unique and precious survival...

The Overpowered Noobs

80 / 100
"Red Candle Games delivers horror as poignant as it is piercing, showcasing for the international game community the horrors of authoritarian communism. Although Detention has...
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Difficulty Statistics

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Simple
10.94%
Easy
59.38%
Just Right
26.56%
Tough
3.13%
Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 59.38%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
2.47%
Played It
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Halfway
2.47%
Beat It
61.73%
Conquered It
24.69%
Completionist! 24.69%  of players have Conquered It

Detention User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 81 ratings
91% of users would recommend this.
4.5

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Recommended

Pixel-Precision
Verified purchase
The gameplay mechanics and puzzles are simple but competent. The biggest reason you want to play this is the story which is quite good and also very sad. A short game but feels just long enough for what it is.
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Recommended

TheAlmightyJessira
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I.... was not prepared.... for this game.... I streamed this game and was done in around 4 hours when you take out the breaks. And now, sitting at my computer, having finished the game and gotten what I presume is the bad end.... That's the only description I have. "I was not prepared for this game" It starts out as a really well made horror game. I was sitting at my pc with my stuffed Stitch glad he wasn't a living creature because I'm pretty sure I would have killed him. Then slowly. No... you know what. Not slowly. Pretty damn rapidly the tone shifts from scary monster horror game to psychological horror. When I say rapidly though I don't mean in a way that doesn't make sense or that was jarring. As quickly as the tone changes it's actually perfect and seamless. I was sitting here crying at the end of this game and just emotionally drained. Four hours this game... and it WRECKED me in those four hours. Bravo. This game is amazing. Best horror experience I've had in a while. It wasn't just jump scares or even a good chunk jump scares. It was genuinely terrifying. At first terrifying for the "Oh god I hope I don't get killed" kind... then to the "Oh God this is horrible, please don't" kind of terrifying.
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Weldan
Verified purchase
So fun, my friend and me like this
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Recommended

Bakapaka
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The premise is based on the White Terror period in Taiwan during the 60s. The story is quite gripping. I really liked the suspense. It took me a while to put the pieces together on what transpired even after I completed the game. The theme is a bit depressing and melancholic (due to the premise) - which is portrayed fantastically. The controls are simple. I completed it in 3 hours (one ending). It's got multiple endings. If you're into this genre, I'd recommend this game.
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Highly recommended for horror game lovers!

Dmitry
Verified purchase
Detention is an atmospheric and exciting game. I had a great experience, while playing the game.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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This game was amazing. It basically teaches you about a historical Taiwanese event through a visual and interactive medium. It's a fun puzzle game with well written characters and is set in a historically significant time period. Not too difficult but because of its length that isn't a bad thing
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Recommended

Maharaja
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Great, but very scary atmospheric game from school environment. Nothing like I´ve played before. Well worth your time. :)
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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This is a really well made horror game.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 70% of GameFAQs users said Detention is Simple or Easy. 27% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to ESRB, Detention is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Yes, Detention is Steam Deck Verified. This game does not support cross-platform saved games
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Minimum:
  • OS: OS X 10.9 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated
Recommended:
  • OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 4 hours.
Yes, Detention has broad critical consensus. 94% of critics on Metacritic recommend Detention. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
91% of Fanatical users recommend Detention. The average review score is 4.5/5
Yes, 91% of Fanatical users and 94% of critics on Metacritic recommend Detention.
Detention was released on January 12, 2017
Yes, Detention supports MacOS.
Yes, Detention supports Linux.
Detention is published by RedCandleGames and AGM PLAYISM
Detention was developed by RedCandleGames
Fanatical users tagged Detention as Story Rich, Survival Horror, Puzzle, and Adventure
Fanatical users tagged Detention as Horror, Atmospheric, Psychological Horror, and Thriller
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Detention as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Detention as Survival Horror
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Detention as Puzzle

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