English born author Clive Barker, the master of the popular Hellraiser series of horror films, now turns his talents towards the gaming industry in Clive Barker's Undying. Coming to the project after initial development of the title had begun, Barker strove to add emotionally engaging storytelling elements to the game in the hopes of elevating it above the primarily reactive gameplay offered by other first-person shooters and survival horror titles.
The story revolves around a young man who lives in the Irish countryside in the early 1920s. Protagonist Patrick Galloway is a man haunted by ghosts, a malady that will drive him through a violent adventure, armed with both magic and munitions. Undying offers lots of shooter action but stays true to a deep plot and thoroughly developed back-story, both of which benefit from Barker's creative input. The game runs on a specially developed version of the Unreal 3D engine