Short but terrifying
(Don't) Open Your Eyes is a horror game where your only goal is to avoid opening your eyes and looking at the creature whispering details about himself to you.
A midnight encounter
(Don't) Open Your Eyes is a short yet compelling horror game with fully-voiced dialogue.
(Don't) Open Your Eyes uses an engaging art style to portray the horror aspect of the creature in your room. Once you shut your eyelids, you'll only see a black background with white chalk-like drawings of your bedroom and the mysterious stranger that's by your side.
The dialogue for the game is entirely voiced, adding impact to every word and elevating the level of creepiness felt while playing. The whispers of the mysterious figure convincing you to look at it are even more disturbing—and may cause you to end the game early.
The way the creature in your room looks is entirely dependent on the choices you make while playing. There are three options for the hands, eyes, and mouth, resulting in a total of 27 different possible outcomes for how the monster appears. This makes the game satisfyingly replayable as you attempt to reveal every style of the beast.
However, this game is concise, and an average play-session lasts around half an hour unless you open your eyes early and lose. If you take your time and fully experience the game, you can still complete it in an hour. Fortunately, this makes the title a great introduction to the horror genre due to its short length.
Where can you run this program?
(Don't) Open Your Eyes is available for Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave, and most distributions of the Linux OS.
Is there a better alternative?
No. However, there are other games such as CARRION that feature unique playstyles and a longer story.
(Don't) Open Your Eyes is a great horror game that features an intriguing art style, and it can be completed in a single playthrough.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you're looking for a quick horror game, then this is a great title to spend an hour or two playing it.