DOCTOR WHO: THE LONELY ASSASSINS Takes The Franchise Into Horror Territory

Doctor Who fans are in for a spooky surprise, as the horror-themed adventure game Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins has now launched on consoles. The game takes place shortly after the events of the classic 2007 episode Blink, with the sinister killer statues known as the Weeping Angels returning to terrorize players. Most of the gameplay takes place in a large abandoned house, with the story being presented through the main character’s cellphone, giving The Lonely Assassins a strong found footage movie vibe. Players will also receive instructions from fan favorite character Petronella Osgood, who previously worked as a scientist for the organization known as UNIT, and it will probably be a good idea to listen to her if you don’t want to die.

As diehard Doctor Who fans (or Whovians, as they apparently like to be called) will tell you, Weeping Angels are ancient and malevolent alien beings who resemble statues, although they are able to silently approach their victims by moving at speeds beyond human comprehension. Since they are often cited as the scariest monsters ever to have appeared in the show, the Weeping Angels seem like the perfect choice to serve as the main antagonists in a horror-themed Doctor Who game, and it seems like The Lonely Assassins really will have fans hiding behind their sofas. While Doctor Who is usually viewed as a children’s show, this game clearly takes the franchise in a much darker direction.

If you’d like to be creeped out by Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins, it is now available on PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. It was developed by Kaigan Games and published by Maze Theory in partnership with BBC Studios, and it has been receiving great reviews from critics. So this is one adventure that Whovians certainly will not want to miss.