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* GodGuise: The being that empowers the cult does this to get humanity to worship it. It possesses genuinely powerful supernatural abilities, but the uprising in Kabus 22 ends up proving it is not all-powerful, sparking off a worldwide revolution against its rule.


* CutsceneIncompetence: After infiltrating a cult prison and freeing Demir from it, [[spoiler: Erbu]] dies immediately to a single enemy, being KilledOffForReal, as soon as you take control of Demir again.



* DamageSpongeBoss: The final boss, [[spoiler: the cult governor in charge of Kabus 22]], has a pretty simple attack pattern, but can take a ''lot'' of shots before going down, and also uses a moving shield so you can't just stand in one spot and unload on him.



* GunsAreUseless: The dual swords of Inzar end up being much more effective against Maduns than even the shotguns or automatic firearms of Demir, let alone the revolver Erbu uses.

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* GunsAreUseless: The dual swords of Inzar end up being much more effective against Maduns than even the shotguns or automatic firearms of Demir, let alone the revolver Erbu uses. It helps that Inzar is [[spoiler: a 1000 year old "transcendent", being much more akin to [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] (right down to his fighting style) than an ordinary human]].


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* HumanShield: The final boss summons what appears to be the recently deceased [[spoiler: Erbu]] and uses them as a floating shield that you have to move around to shoot at the boss. It's unclear if it's an illusion or actually the character resurrected as a Madun, but they laugh inappropriately when summoned and burn up and dissolve while screaming when the boss is about to die.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Inzar just disappears from the story after killing his mentor, TheDragon, and is barely mentioned in the long epilogue text.


''Kabus 22'' is a [[TurkishMedia Turkish]] SurvivalHorror VideoGame by Son Isik Ltd.

In the near future, a new despotic religious order has risen to power, and mysterious creatures called "Maduns" have started manifesting. It's up to three people in the Kadikoy district in UsefulNotes/{{Istanbul}} (a Turkish soldier named Demir, his girlfriend Erbu, and the mysterious Inzar) to bring them down.

The game was developed over the course of three years by a team of five people. It was released on December the 25th, 2006.

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''Kabus 22'' is a [[TurkishMedia Turkish]] Turkish SurvivalHorror VideoGame game, developed over the course of three years by a team of five people named Son Isik Ltd.

In the near future, a new despotic religious order has risen to power, and mysterious creatures called "Maduns" have started manifesting. It's up to three
Ltd. It was released for [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]] on December 25th, 2006.

The story begins with certain
people suddenly becoming markedly more prosperous and successful from the year of 1995 onwards, in a way that defied conventional explanations and attracted the envy of their peers, as they saw what was apparently true happiness. By February of 2000, there were enough of these people to openly declare that it was their new faith that brought such success upon them, and that others would only need to convert to it in order to become equally successful and long-lived. The temptation did not just reach the normal folk; the majority of the world's most powerful people ended up converting over the next two years.

In 2002, the order had enough power to declare war upon the remaining unbelievers. Most countries have agreed to convert to their faith rather than to challenge its collective might, and the holdouts were eventually crushed as well., with the world getting divided into 22 zones to enable easier governance. Zone 22 included modern-day Turkey, and it was there,
in the Kadikoy district in UsefulNotes/{{Istanbul}} (a Turkish UsefulNotes/{{Istanbul}}, that a soldier named Demir, his girlfriend Erbu, and the mysterious Inzar) to bring them down.

The game was developed over
Inzar have began a rebellion that may save the course rest of three years by a team of five people. It was released on December humanity from the 25th, 2006.Order's followers, who began rapidly mutating into the monstrous Maduns...

Compare to ''VideoGame/InnerChains'', a 2016 Polish horror-themed FirstPersonShooter with a similar premise.



* AirborneMook: Giant Bat Maduns are one of the enemies you face.
* ApocalypticLog: The game has them.

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* AirborneMook: Giant Bat Maduns are one of the enemies you face.
face. They are straight-up untargetable up until they land.
* AKA47: Played straight. For instance, one of your main weapons is an assault rifle that is very clearly [=M-16=], yet is always referred to as [=MF-5=].
* ApocalypticLog: Present, and they can be quite philosophical. The first is written on a sheet of simple graph paper, and recalls how the author was asked by the order's members about his deepest desire, as they promised they would be able to give him anything he wishes for. As he contemplates their offer, he realizes none of that matters in the face of eternity, and he would rather resist and die than to embrace "living for the sake of living", as the "fools" of the Order had done.
* BondOneLiner: "Your faith ends here!" This is delivered by Demir after he had shot the unknown member of the Order in the opening, who had just finished regaling its backstory and boasted that it is now unstoppable.
* CameraScrew: This
game has them.was one of the last survival horrors to use the classic fixed camera angles before they went out of style (eventually making a limited comeback in [=late-2010s=], but only in the explicitly {{Retraux}} titles.) While it often looks cool, it can still interfere with the gameplay at times.
* {{Combos}}: Inzar can score combos by chaining his sword slashes.
* DoNotRunWithAGun: No character is able to fire their weapons while on the move.



* DualWielding: Inzar fights with two swords, and he is very good at that as well.
* EverythingFades: Justified with the Maduns; they have clearly supernatural origins, and so their dead bodies burn up without a trace.



* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Invoked on the main menu screen, which places thorny vines in the foreground and floods the rest with blood-red light. Most disconcertingly, the two vines right below the game's title both have eyeballs at their ends, seemingly staring right back at the player, and they'll periodically blink as well.
* GunsAreUseless: The dual swords of Inzar end up being much more effective against Maduns than even the shotguns or automatic firearms of Demir, let alone the revolver Erbu uses.
* HeartsAreHealth: The game represents a protagonist's [=HP=] with a biologically accurate portrayal of a beating heart in the top left corner.
* HopeSpot: After the opening narration ends, the next cutscene begins with Demir receiving a phone call from Erbu, who excitedly tells him that they are winning the fight, and Maduns are being forced to rapidly retreat from the occupied suburbs. Once Demir gets on the scene, however, he discovers that this assessment was widely premature.
* JoinOrDie: This was the Order's ultimatum towards every single country in 2002, and many have indeed given up without a fight, though the holdouts were crushed anyway. Considering that those who succumbed to its teachings eventually transform followers into Maduns, however, joining did not really save anyone.
* MedKit: Demir and Erbu restore health with med kits of various sizes. Inzar can just meditate in order to restore HP.



* PistolWhip: If the Maduns get too close, you can drive them back with a swipe courtesy of the butt of your gun.
* RoundhouseKick: At least one of the characters can deliver these to the Maduns.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: You can wield a shotgun against the Maduns. At least one character is prone to immediately pump it after firing.

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* ObviousBeta: At release, the game was prone to freezing up or crashing whenever a player character died, or when a cutscene was played.
* PistolWhip: If the Maduns get too close, you Erbu can drive whip them back with her revolver.
* RepeatedForEmphasis: The opening narration is entirely historical and impersonal throughout. It is only at the very end that the unseen narrator directly addresses his listeners with "You can't win!", and immediately repeats, panicked, "[=YOU CAN'T WIN!=]". Cue
a swipe courtesy gunshot and a BondOneLiner from the main characters.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Averted. Erbu's revolver has the lowest stopping power out of all three protagonists' weapons, so her levels are far more focused on fleeing from danger than
of the butt other characters.
* RespawningEnemies: Maduns will respawn even on the already cleared levels, and can just appear out
of your gun.
thin air with no real transition animation.
* RoundhouseKick: At least one The default melee attack of Demir consists of just such a kick. However, its only purpose is to knock back the characters can deliver Maduns who got too close; even the most basic variety cannot actually be killed with these kicks, and you must pump them with multiple bullets in order to do the Maduns.
job.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: You can wield a A shotgun against is one of the Maduns. At least one character is prone available weapons, and its set of animations shows it getting pumped unnecessarily just in order to immediately pump look cool.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: The game would have been a lot easier if Demir did not knock back the offer of an armed escort as he headed out to the scene from his [=HQ=], naively believing that they have already won there and that Maduns had really fled, instead of executing a tactical retreat followed by a savage counter-attack.
* TeleportSpam: Even the basic Maduns are able to teleport, though a very short distance. In particular, they do
it after firing.whenever you have attacked them with multiple melee attacks in a row, to ensure that you cannot just stunlock them in this manner.


Kabus 22 is a [[TurkishMedia Turkish]] SurvivalHorror VideoGame by Son Isik Ltd.

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Kabus 22 ''Kabus 22'' is a [[TurkishMedia Turkish]] SurvivalHorror VideoGame by Son Isik Ltd.





* CreepyCemetery: You go through one at one point in the game.

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* CreepyCemetery: You go through one at one point in the game.

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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: You can wield a shotgun against the Maduns. At least one character is prone to immediately pump it after firing.


In the near future, a new despotic religious order has risen to power, and mysterious creatures called "Maduns" have started manifesting. It's up to three people in the Kadikoy district in Istanbul (a Turkish soldier named Demir, his girlfriend Erbu, and the mysterious Inzar) to bring them down.

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In the near future, a new despotic religious order has risen to power, and mysterious creatures called "Maduns" have started manifesting. It's up to three people in the Kadikoy district in Istanbul UsefulNotes/{{Istanbul}} (a Turkish soldier named Demir, his girlfriend Erbu, and the mysterious Inzar) to bring them down.

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* DoubleWeapon: One enemy type wields a staff with a blade at each end.


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* RoundhouseKick: At least one of the characters can deliver these to the Maduns.


* AirbornMook: Giant Bat Maduns are one of the enemies you face.

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* AirbornMook: AirborneMook: Giant Bat Maduns are one of the enemies you face.

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* AirbornMook: Giant Bat Maduns are one of the enemies you face.

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* TheNoseless: The Maduns lack noses.

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* EyelessFace: The Maduns only have a mouth full of sharp teeth.

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* ApocalypticLog: The game has them.


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