Devour is a horror game that requires players to defeat a possessed cult leader before she takes them to hell with her. The game can be played in co-op with up to four players, or solo, although the latter option isn’t exactly for the faint of heart. No round is ever the same, so you’ll have to exploit a lot of different tactics to stop Anna, which is why I’m sharing my top tips and tricks for Devour.
Become a hoarder
First step to win Devour is to store just about every item you find, from haystacks to fuel cans and pretty much anything you find there. There are a lot of items scattered all over the map, and you should collect as many as possible. Most importantly, place them where you can easily get them.
You might be wondering why you would need haystacks. Well, to get to Anna you’ll have to sacrifice some goats, and the only way to capture a goat is to feed them. So the hay is for the goats.
Place the haystacks near the goat altar, so that when you need to sacrifice the goats, they are already where you need them. The goat altar is also a good place to keep the fuel cans, as they will be needed to light the altar.
It goes without saying, but when you have a rampaging enemy trying to hunt you down and kill you, Med Kits could be the best friend you have. There isn’t a specific area that it’s best to keep them, just make sure you put them somewhere you don’t often see Anna running: a place you can heal without fear of being interrupted.
Don’t be reckless
When I first played the game my first instinct was to just sacrifice a goat and see what happened. Bad call from me. Killing goats makes Anna incredibly mad, and killing a goat if you haven’t prepared for the fight ahead, well, that’s far from ideal.
Keep UV light with you
If you are at the start of the game Devour – which means you killed less than four goats – then you can easily knock out Anna with the UV light. It’s easy enough to outrun her at first, but once caught off guard UV can be a lifeline. However, keep in mind that UV does not work if you are playing in Nightmare mode.
If you’ve already killed between four and six goats, you’ll need to knock Anna out at least twice before she calms down. And if you’ve passed the seven goat mark, well… STUN, RUN and HIDE! And by the way, if you’re hiding, turn off your flashlight. Sometimes it will pass right in front of you. Just find a dark place to squat and you’ll be safe. Habitually…
Watch out for the horns
Anna is relatively calm until you burn the sixth goat. After that, she will grow a pair of horns to let you know that she is now in full aggressive mode.
Memorize the keys
When a supernatural being is chasing you, running into a locked room is a good way to get yourself killed. Whenever you find a new key, be sure to unlock the corresponding door as soon as possible. Believe me, your life will be much easier.
Play with friends
Playing Devour solo is a death sentence. Why? Well when playing with friends if you get knocked down your friends can revive you with medical kits. You will not have this opportunity if you are playing alone.
Not only that, but when you run away from Anna, if you get stuck and about to be caught, your friends can distract her, so you can get away from her safely.
Sacrifice multiple goats at once
This one only works when reading Devour with friends. Have all of your friends take a goat and sacrifice it at exactly the same time. That way, instead of having to deal with Anna’s back-to-back rage states, you’ll only get one. This method greatly increases your chances of survival.
Deal with those demons first
Every time you sacrifice a goat, a demon will appear. So I advise you to take care of it right away. If you decide to sacrifice, say, three goats at a time, keep in mind that you will have to face three demons at once.
Whether you want to play alone or with friends is really up to you. To be honest, I feel like it’s a lot more fun to play Devour with friends, kinda like Death by the light of day and Dying light, but I also played on my own and had a blast – and a mild heart attack too. Whichever way you decide to play, just be sure to follow these tips so you’ll be ready to kick Anna’s butt.