‘Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle’ Release Date, Platforms & Game Length

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle

Daymare 1994 is a prequel to Daymare 1998, a third-person survival horror title that put players in the shoes of three characters trying to survive an attack of bloodthirsty monsters in a once-peaceful small town. 

This new title, from developer Invader Studios and publisher Leonardo Interactive, is another third-person, story-driven survival horror game, that focuses on the events of the Groom Lake mission that were mentioned in the previous game.

The game features updated graphics, a more intuitive inventory system, new enemies and weapons, and a cast of new and recurring characters. 

Here’s the official synopsis (source)

“1994. Following a disastrous accident that fatally involved numerous civilians in the surrounding areas, the most advanced experimental research facility on American soil ceased all communication with the outside world. Its internal security system has sealed off any way in and out of the secret base.

While public opinion and the media turn on the US President for his inability to provide an explanation for what happened, special agent Dalila Reyes and her squad mates from H.A.D.E.S – Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search – are clandestinely sent in by the Secretary of Defense with the order of infiltrating the facility on foot and recovering precious data about the covert, futuristic research performed there.

All of this is kept hidden from the highest levels of government, including POTUS himself. Just a few hours into what could turn into the biggest internal crisis in US history, the “Sandcastle” mission kicks off. Once inside the doors of the previous inaccessible building, Reyes will find herself in a fight for her life within an immense underground maze, now home to horrible and deadly creatures.

The H.A.D.E.S. agent is determined to pick up the pieces of the puzzle to a truth much larger than her, but an escalation of shocking events and revelations will cause her to question her closest teammates… and even herself. Because the horror doesn’t come from the present alone. Nightmares from the past will also become, step by step, increasingly real during her long descent to the source of a primordial evil. No place is safe.”


  • Frighteningly intelligent enemies
  • Environmental puzzles
  • Innovative weapons
  • Immersive graphics created with Unreal Engine 4

Are you looking forward to this upcoming release? Here’s everything we know about the game so far.

What platforms is Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle releasing on?

This highly anticipated survival horror game is releasing on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, on 30th August, 2023. 

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle PC Specs


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
    • Processor: Intel®Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x with 2 GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 23 GB available space


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
    • Processor: Intel®Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-9590 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 23 GB available space

Is Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle single-player or multiplayer?

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle is a single-player game with no planned multiplayer modes. You can still invite your friends around if you’re too scared to play the game alone but they won’t be able to save you from the monstrosities that await you in the game!

Will Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle have achievements?

Yes! There are 30 achievements in the game (31 for PlayStation) and you can find a list of these here

Will Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle have any DLC?

No downloadable content has been announced but if you’re looking for a few extras, you might want to pick up the Collector’s Edition of the game, which includes a collector’s pin set, sticker set and character art cards within an individually numbered collector’s box.

The Collector’s Edition is limited to just 5,000 copies on each format so you might want to get your pre-order in early. 

How long is Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle?

There is no information on the game length at the moment. But as Daymare 1998 took around 10 hours to complete (or 13 hours with 100% completion), we expect this new release to have a similar amount of playtime.

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle trailer

Are you looking forward to Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle?  Will you be playing this game on its release date? Let us know in the comments below.


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