Games Review: Dementium: the Ward

DS, Nintendo, £29.99

While Nintendo’s back catalogue of releases for the DS tends to be heavy on games featuring puppies, kittens and puzzles, that doesn’t mean that the dinky console is fit only for family-friendly fare. Dementium: the Ward has all the hallmarks of survival horror at its best – a deeply creepy setting, horrible foes, crazed asylum inmates and lots of dark, dirty corridors to explore. Throw in some nasty shocks, taxing tasks and plenty of locked doors and you have a fine example of the genre on the small screen.