The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is an asymmetrical horror game where you can team up with three other victims and try to escape from the Family. You can choose from various characters, each with their own special ability. The game also features various bonuses that will assist you during the match.
Unlike other similar games, the gameplay for the victims does not solely rely on strong cooperation with other victims. You can still communicate and share information with each other, but the main objective is to escape. To achieve this, you will need to become familiar with several mechanics.
Early Game As A Victim
Once you load the game, you will first encounter a brief segment where the game highlights four main objectives. After this segment, you will see your character hanging from a rope. You can spawn alone or with two other victims in the same room, and the first task is to free yourself.
You will be able to press a button and advance the bar, but if you press the button too frequently, it will create noise at your location. However, this noise is inconsequential as the Family is stuck in an animation during that time, meaning they cannot see visual or auditory cues.
It is strongly recommended to press the button required for liberation as quickly as possible, even if it creates noise.
If you are using a character with high strength or experience, you may also find a toolbox nearby and quickly acquire two tools.
Around ten to fifteen seconds after your liberation, you can start being stealthy, as the Family will be able to hear noises being made at that time.
How To Hide From Family
The most important part of playing as a victim is to avoid detection by the Family. This includes hiding from roaming members and being attentive to Grandpa's screams. Grandpa is initially asleep at the beginning of the game, but he will wake up if the victims make too much noise, leave the basement, or if the Family feeds him enough blood.
Shortly after awakening, he emits a scream that can detect any moving victim and highlight them for all members of the Family and other victims. Family members can feed him more blood to increase his power, ultimately allowing him to detect victims even if they remain completely still during the scream.
The grandfather's shout is accompanied by a loud sound effect, and you will be discovered even if you move while this effect is still ongoing.
Once you learn how to avoid being detected by the grandfather, the next step will be to position yourself in a way that the Family members cannot find you. If you are discovered, they may attack and decrease your health. If a Family member successfully attacks you, there will be noise created at your position, and other members will be able to see your location for a certain period of time.
Fortunately, there are plenty of cracks, crawlspaces, and boxes that you can use to escape from the Family. Keep in mind that some Family members may pursue you through these cracks, while characters like the Interface can destroy boxes and crawlspaces. If your health reaches zero during an attack, you will be instantly executed.
If you are upstairs on the map, you can find wells, and these wells allow you to return to the basement and create some distance.
This is achieved by sacrificing some health, but at least you can prevent execution.
How To Escape The Family
To escape from the Family in the movie "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," you need to follow several steps, but you don't need the help of another victim. The first thing you need to do is find the exit from the basement, which has a special white door. You will have to use a lock-picking tool for this exit unless a Family member leaves it unlocked.
After you have escaped from the basement, you will need to go through another locked door to reach a crucial location where you can start your escape. In the game, there are four ways to escape from the match:
- Generator exit
- Car battery exit
- Fuse exit
- Valve exit
For the first two exits, you will need to pick another lock and perform a lengthy action to disable the electricity at the exit. On the other hand, the last two exits may rely entirely on luck as you will need to find specific items.
Tips To Play As A Victim
If you want to consistently escape from the clutches of the Family and level up your characters while playing as a victim in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" movie, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Learn the layout of every map. Trying to find an exit can be one of the hardest things for a new player, and it can single-handedly lead to your loss. You can try to play as Family to learn the maps better since you can move around freely.
- Know your role based on your character's Attributes and Ability. For example, Leland is good at getting chased by the Family but he's quite weak at opening locked doors and searching for Tools.
- Keep an eye on your surroundings as you progress in the match. It's important to know the location of gaps, crawl spaces, and other mechanics that can help you get away from the Family if you're found.