In Nightmare House 2 you wake up inside an abandoned hospital with no understanding of how you came to be there, only a vague memory of the girl from Nightmare House haunts you. Soon it will be difficult to determine between a dream and reality. How long will it take you to realize that escape is not an option?
Finally finished playing the second part of the game series and was totally blown away. It's similar in style to the less superior "F.E.A.R." game that came out at the same time in 2005, though this mod is way better, both in graphics, story, gameplay and startling situations. I thought the first game, which is the prologue to NH2, was great. NH2 was even better all around. Loved the nod to George Romero in calling the crazy scientist by his last name. There are some seriously inventive ideas in this mod, like the bit where you are crawling through an air vent that is constantly shifting directions and the super long semi-slow movement hallway scenes, plus all the wonderful location settings. I definitely rank this among the best of the HL2 mods, if not the best period.
After playing Nightmare House, I was pretty skeptical of this sequel. Because to be frank, the first one was... bad.. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that a silly little map transformed into such a well balanced and terrifying game (It's almost worth it to play the 1st one just to see the improvements). The weapons, levels, and enemies are all unique; So you don't really feel like you're playing a Half-Life mod. It has puzzles, creative cut-scenes, and yes, a story! And all of those things come together as one of the scariest games I've ever experienced. Seriously, looking back at some of the games best moments, I'm surprised I was able to play this alone in my dark room. It's not just "jump scares" too, this game is genuinely creepy and very disturbing. So if you're skiddish you may need to invest in some new underwear after playing this. I can't give this a perfect score though because the ending is abrupt and I found the gameplay to be a little too easy (The hardest part is mustering up the courage to keep moving :D ). But overall, this is a very good game. I'd even be willing to pay $20 for it. It's completely free though, so what are you waiting for!