80’s psychological horror game Paranoid shares new gameplay


Horror game Paranoid will find a way to scare you in its new gameplay, even if you didn’t make it to Gamescom 2023.

In Paranoid you play as Patrick Calman, a 31-year-old man who has resigned himself to isolation after a death in the family. Everything changes after he receives a phone call from his sister, who disappeared more than 10 years ago.

You can view the announcement and gameplay video below:

The new demo of Paranoid – “Sewers” was showcased at Gamescom 2023 and was warmly received by the players. Today, we’ve published the gameplay recording in video format for all those who couldn’t attend Gamescom 2023.

The game tells the story of Patrick Calman, a 31-year-old man who lost his entire family in mysterious circumstances – his parents died brutally, and his sister suddenly disappeared for unknown reasons. The trauma of losing loved ones shattered Patrick’s psyche and turned his own apartment into a prison. The only member of Patrick’s family left alive is his sister, who disappeared more than 10 years ago. One day, he receives a phone call, and the voice in the receiver seems to belong to his lost sibling. She announces her arrival – several years after her disappearance. The whole event forces Patrick to break his previous life of isolation, exposing himself to nightmarish experiences bordering on madness.

Key features

  • Dynamic, intense and brutal combat
  • Executions with melee weapons, guns and environment objects
  • Puzzles
  • A multi-threaded storyline that combines psychological horror with action and survival
  • Realistic visuals
  • Disturbing atmosphere mixing psychosis and surrealism

Paranoid is set to release in October 2023, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows (through Steam).



Fan of skeletons, plays too many video games, MMO addict, soul-like and character action enthusiast.

Where'd our comments go? Subscribe to become a member to get commenting access and true free speech!