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Detention

4.5 out of 5
68 User Ratings

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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4 Stars
22%
3 Stars
6%
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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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

Critic Reviews

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...
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...
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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Average score from 68 ratings
90% of users would recommend this.
4.5

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
68%
5 Stars
68%
4 Stars
22%
4 Stars
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3 Stars
6%
3 Stars
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2 Stars
4%
2 Stars
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Weldan
Posted: 2 months ago
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So fun, my friend and me like this
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Recommended

Bakapaka
Posted: 2 months ago
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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
Posted: 2 months ago
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Detention is an atmospheric and exciting game. I had a great experience, while playing the game.
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Fanatical User
Posted: 2 months ago
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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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Maharaja
Posted: 2 months ago
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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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Fanatical User
Posted: 2 months ago
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This is a really well made horror game.
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Fantastic point and click horror adventure, easily one of the best in years, highly recommended!

Gabe
Posted: 2 months ago
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This game is absolutely fantastic, easily one of the best horror experiences I've played in a very long time. The setting is unique, as are the ghost encounters, and there's a looming sense of dread throughout the whole thing. When it comes to historical horror, I don't think I've played any as uncomfortable as this, nor any that focus on as young a cast as this one. There's a constant pit in your stomach, and the pacing is perfect at keeping you moving while allowing for a creeping fear to slowly envelop you. The story on offer here is one that conflicts your emotions and prior feelings about the subject matter while grounding you in a place that feels all too real. Fantastic work, Red Candle.
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Fanatical User
Posted: 3 months ago
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This game is one of the best!, the ambience, the soundtrack, the art is really good!
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