Content Warning Review – Best Horror Multiplayer Of 2024?

Become a Content Creator, but in the Old World consumed by Monsters.

Content Warning Review
Overall
3.5
  • Story And Setting
  • Gameplay
  • Visuals And Performance

Verdict

Although some things need to be added and fixed, Content Warning is one of the Best Horror Multiplayer games I played in 2024.

Pros

  • Unique Gameplay Concept.
  • Proximity Voice Chat.
  • Attractive Visuals.
  • Face Customization.

Cons

  • Lack of Replayability.
  • Difficult for Beginners.
  • Unbalanced Enemies.

Content Warning is like the fresh version of Lethal Company. It’s unexpectedly launched, offering a captivating co-op horror adventure with moments that are both scary and amusing. Despite being a newly launched title, it has its flaws and balance issues. However, this doesn’t stop Content Warning from being entertaining whenever you dive into the old world with your friends, which I’ll discuss today in my review.

Key Takeaways
  • Developer: Skog, Zorro, Wilnyl, Philip, thePetHen
  • Publisher: Landfall Publishing
  • Release Date: April 1, 2024
  • Platforms: PC
  • Game Length: N/A
  • Time Played: 20+ Hours
  • Editor’s Note: Our reviewer spent 15+ hours playing Content Warning with his friends.

Story And Setting

Content Warning tasks you and your friends with going into the Old World, capturing frightening moments with monsters, and sharing them on Spooktube to gain popularity.

Start point in the Old World
Starting point in the Old World. (Captured by eXputer)

While the concept is straightforward, getting it done can be quite challenging.

Focused solely on gaining views on SpookTube and becoming a famous SpookTuber, Content Warning lacks details about the old world or player lore. Most of the footage needs to be centered around exploring the ruins of the Old World and encountering amusing monster escapades.

You’ll earn more views by discovering new monsters and profit from the casualties of your friends for ad revenue. It’s all about content creation without resorting to clickbait tactics. It isn’t something particularly noteworthy about the game But I figured to give you a basic premise in case you’re trying to understand whats going on.

Gameplay

If you’re new to playing Content Warning, some concepts might be confusing at first. But once you get the hang of it, you can enjoy playing with your friends for hours on end.

Recording a Monster
The Gameplay. (Captured by eXputer)

Content Warning features a number of of monsters with unique behaviors that often led to entertaining encounters for me and my friends. Despite our initial failures in escaping them, we found ourselves laughing and panicking each time we encountered a monster. We were always eager to return for more exploration and footage.

Excluding its monsters, Content Warning is impressively well-balanced, with every aspect meticulously tested, from the layout to the battery life, the film length in the camera, and even oxygen duration.

After successful dives, we could use our ad revenue to purchase various upgrades such as better lighting, clapper boards, new emotes, a taser, or even a boom mic.

These upgrades weren’t just for show, as each one either helped us survive longer in the depths or enhanced the entertainment value of our videos, adding depth to the gameplay.

Making my Face
Making my face as OwO (Image by eXputer)

However, some issues I faced were occasional clipping with objects, failing to extract video from the camera, and dying too quickly at the start.

In addition to its gameplay features, Content Warning offers customization options. Players can create faces within the game and change the color of the face, providing a personalized and unique appearance.

Proximity voice chat adds depth to the experience, allowing clear communication with friends nearby, while distant voices become mere whispers of monster encounters. The echo effect across environments enhances immersion, showcasing an excellent design that adds to the overall enjoyment.

Is Content Warning Better Than Lethal Company?

While enjoyable initially, Content Warning can become repetitive when compared to Lethal Company due to the single map, which, although sizable, becomes familiar quickly. Nonetheless, as a newly launched game, developers are actively addressing issues and will probably introduce additional content soon enough.

Recording myself
Recording myself using the Selfie Mode (Captured by eXputer)

Excluding its monsters, Content Warning is impressively well-balanced, with every aspect meticulously tested, from the layout to the battery life, the film length in the camera, and even oxygen duration. The deliberate nature of each design decision leaves a lasting impression, showcasing the game’s thoroughness and attention to detail.

However, unlike Lethal Company, there’s a notable absence of monsters that fall in the middle ground, meaning creatures that are neither too easy nor too difficult to survive against.

However, that balance doesn’t go very well with some monsters in the game, as some are relatively easy to survive against, like Snails, Bombers, and Ghosts, while others are incredibly deadly and nearly impossible to escape, such as Centipede Guy, Flicker, Big Slappy, and Squid. Although balanced in other aspects, there aren’t many affordable ways for players to prevent attacks or effectively defend themselves from monsters. 

Buying Items
Buying Items from the Terminal (Image by eXputer)

However, unlike Lethal Company, there’s a notable absence of monsters that fall in the middle ground, meaning creatures that are neither too easy nor too difficult to survive against. While the Gun Dog might fit this intermediate category, it’s just one monster.

Visuals And Performance

Watching my footage on SpookTube
The Visuals. (Image Credit: eXputer)

Content Warning boasts a fantastic atmosphere, featuring a bright and cartoonish vibe for the home base, while the Old World is beautifully rendered with a gritty, almost grainy black-and-white aesthetic. The blend of simplicity and intricate detail ensures that every moment spent in this game is well spent.

Regarding performance, the game generally runs smoothly, although I did experience occasional stutters. There are some bugs present, but these are likely to be addressed in upcoming updates. With a size of 1GB, it should be compatible with low-end PCs, as the requirements are very low.

Verdict

Going to Sleep
The Verdict. (Image by eXputer)

Given its initial offer as a free-to-claim game for 24 hours, with millions of players seizing the opportunity, Content Warning stands a strong chance of being a fantastic horror multiplayer title to play with your friends on a whim. Not only is it comparable to Lethal Company, but it surpasses it in many aspects for me.

However, the lack of replayability is something that developers should consider more. Having more maps and elements will certainly keep us more engaged. Although some things need to be added and fixed, Content Warning is one of the Best Horror Multiplayer games I played in 2024.

This is my Content Warning Review. While you’re here, consider checking out other reviews to see if they’re worth your time:

This is box title
Get This Game
If you are a fan of horror games and wants to try something new.
Dont Get This Game
If you like the deep narrative of usual horror games.
Do I Need To Get This Game
Absolutely, not only is it a new concept, it’s a lot of fun to play with friends.
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