Choo-Choo Charles Is The Weirdest Horror Game You’ll See This Year

Flee from the hunger of Choo-Choo Charles in this train horror survival game. Side effects may include: not being able to sleep for weeks and hearing a train whistle in your nightmares.

In Choo-Choo Charles, you must steer your train through the dark, collecting scraps to upgrade and repair it. Your enemy is a terrifying red steam train with beetle-like legs. 

Credit: Two Star Games

While your train is limited to the tracks, meaning you must leave the relative safety of your cab to dash into the darkness for supplies, Choo-Choo Charles can go anywhere. 

He is coming. He is always coming.

Developed and published by Two Star Games, they describe the aim of Choo-Choo Charles like this:

“Navigate an island in an old train, upgrade it over time, and use it to fight an evil sentient train that terrorizes your home. Charles is hungry; don’t be his next meal.”

The local NPCs are faceless – but your enemy is certainly not. Have a look at the terrifying trailer here:

YouTube video

The hand-drawn, sketchy style of the NPCs’ visuals echoes the style of Two Star Games’ back catalogue, such as their ‘My Beautiful Paper Smile’ series. This is contrasted with the hyper-realistic island – and the detailed horror of Choo-Choo Charles. 

The game is due out early next year, but you can add it to your Steam wishlist now.

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Featured Image Credit: Two Star Games