Kholat is next on my agenda and I’m so excited about it. But there’s one person in that game that I’m also excited about. Sean Bean of course. But I’ll get to him in a second. I’m happy to report that Kholat is my current obsession. And also my current writing subject. But as you can expect from any other article here at IndieGala, I’ll focus on the star of the game as well. The one and only…
Sean Bean. Hey, it’s not like I haven’t written about the careers of plenty of great actors. Two of whom I discussed in detail. First about Norman Reedus (check out that article here). And then about the movie and video game career of David Hayter. Indeed. The voice behind Solid Snake which you can look back here. But first, a word or two about the game itself. Kholat.
What’s Kholat All About?
Developed and published by IMGN.PRO, Kholat is an exhilarating indie survival horror video game. And in it, you get to play as a protagonist who is tracing the steps of a group of nine Russian college students. They went missing in February 1959 on Kholat Syakhl and were found dead in the period of four months. In fact, the tenth student had walked back earlier due to illness. As you can probably tell by now, the game is based on the Dyatlov Pass incident.
A true event in which nine Russian hikers died in the northern Ural Mountains between 1 and 2 February 1959. So, you will plunge directly into the boundless scenery of the inhospitable Ural Mountains. And with the task to find out what really happened. In the course of events, you may come across more speculations than expected…
Narrated by one of the most popular British actors, Sean Bean, Kholat is in fact an exploration adventure game with elements of horror. And it just might be the prefect game for you. Hurry up and get it while it’s hot.
Will you find the answer? Will you get any closer to the truth? And will you survive?
All right fans, This is your lucky week. We do have Kholat, at IndieGala and it’s currently on sale. Feel free to click here and purchase it right now.
I mean just take a look at some of the Steam user comments about the game:
* The game looks amazing as well and I love the music. Also, SEAN BEAN!!!!! says ThetCerberusGuy
*While Sv. Prolivije opens his review by saying: This time Sean Bean does the killing!
But that’s not all! “KHOLAT is a standout game in a genre that often fails to deliver.”
9/10 – Game Style
*Meanwhile Archetype adds: If you’re on newer hardware, are a fan of Stalker or Metro, and don’t mind a bit of roughness around the edges, this is good for you.
Kholat And Sean Bean: A Look Back On His Acting Career
First and foremost, Sean Bean began his career in the mid-’80s. After starring in uncredited parts, he got his big break in the 1986 biopic, Caravaggio. The movie in which Tilda Swinton also debuted, but just a couple of years later he got into Hollywood. The 1988 neo-noir thriller Stormy Monday got him in the big league, and he didn’t look back. Of course while in Hollywood he got typecast as the villain a lot, and today there’s common knowledge that his characters die in almost every movie.
But from the 90’s era, some of Sean’s best movies are Patriot Games, GoldenEye, and Ronin. While the new Millennium brought on classics like the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, National Treasure and my favorite Equilibrium. He played Odysseus in the epic Troy and he was in two separate Silent Hill movies. Silent Hill and in Silent Hill: Revelation. Hey, I even had a review about these movies here at IndieGala. Check them out here and here. But he was also Ned Stark in one tiny TV series that you’ve probably heard of. Game Of Thrones. Along with the role came the memes, but yeah. He’s iconic in Game Of Thrones too. We actually also have a GoT game and a LotR game currently on sale.
But right now you can see him in the popular TV show Snowpiercer, and in the acclaimed BBC series, Time. Seriously if you haven’t seen it by now, do it. You’ll thank me later.
Sean Bean And Video Games
Speaking of video games…. He does have an extensive career in the video game industry as well. More than 25 years of experience in fact, and what an experience it is. Ever since his debut in the GoldenEye game to the 2019’s narration in A Plague Tale: Innocence. Some of his narration work includes games like Life Is Feudal, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (available here), Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (available here), Hitman 2 (available here) and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm (check it out here). But his work in the video game industry goes beyond narration. He also does voice work in video game characters. Such as Lego The Lord of the Rings and my personal favorite The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Yes, he’s in the role of Emperor Martin Septim and he’s awesome. Oh and it’s available for purchase here at Indiegala as well.
But I’d also love to share some of my favorite movies with Sean Bean in them. These are not in any particular order, or because of any particular genre. Furthermore, he doesn’t even have a leading role in most of them, but I do love them. And I’d also love to know who some of your favorite Sean Bean movies are. Let me know in the comment section.
It’s just sooo good. It’s one of my favorite Tom Clancey adaptations and yes. Sean plays a villain yet again. But I love this movie because of the tension, action and cast. Sure Harrison Ford may be in the leading (Jack Ryan) role. But Sean, Patrick Bergin, Thora Birch, Samuel L. Jackson, James Fox, and Richard Harris are as well. It has terrorism, revenge, and a glimpse of IRA’s activities. It’s fantastic!
Fun fact: Due to Harrison Ford’s replacing Alec Baldwin, the age of Jack Ryan had to be changed from thirty-five to fifty.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Probably my favorite movie from the trilogy. And may I just say, he’s a perfect choice for Boromir. I adore the trilogy altogether, but Sean was really excellent here. Who’d have thought that it could have been either Bruce Willis or Liam Neeson in this role? Not me.
Fun fact: Sean Bean swears that he was not actually in New Zealand on the day they shot the scene where the Fellowship departs from Rivendell. And that he must have been digitally added to the shot.
National Treasure is my guilty pleasure of a movie. But that’s mostly because I love riddles, puzzles and clues. Oh and I love adventure movies and cryptography. And the movie has all of that in it. Plus Nicholas Cage and a lot of American History. It’s sooo good.
Fun fact: During a press junket, when asked if he believed the treasure existed, Sean Bean replied, “It’s probably in Sheffield” (his hometown).
Are You A Fan Of Kholat? Or Sean Bean?
Let us know if you are. And feel free to share some of your favorite Sean Bean movies. We’d love to know all about them.