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Web Game 'Cream Wolf' Is Surprising, Werewolf-y

The retro box art for the Web game 'Cream Wolf,' about a werewolf who serves ice cream. Screenshot from AdultSwim.com hide caption

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Screenshot from AdultSwim.com

When the video-gaming press gets ecstatic about a free-to-play, Web-based game that's a throwback to the days of the Atari 2600, you know it has to be something special.

And in the case of "Cream Wolf," a new game on Adult Swim's game channel, it is. The retro graphics and humorous plot — a werewolf serves ice cream by day and then things get hairy at night — hide a nasty twist. The game's got a creepy vibe that's hard to shake.

It's also very fun to play. But disturbing. And hilarious.

I can say this without equivocation: it's the best ice cream van simulator / 8-bit-style werewolf game you will play this year.