Devour is a horror game that tasks players with defeating a possessed cult leader before she drags them to hell with her. The game can either be played in co-op mode with up to four players, or solo, though this latter option is not exactly for the faint of heart. No round is ever the same, so you will have to exploit many different tactics to stop Anna, which is why I am sharing my best tips and tricks for Devour.
Become a hoarder
Step one to winning in Devour is to stock up pretty much every item you find, from haystacks to fuel canisters and pretty much everything else you find out there. There are loads of items scattered all across the map, and you should collect as many of them as possible. Most importantly, place them somewhere you can easily get them.
You might be wondering why you would need haystacks. Well, in order to get to Anna, you will have to sacrifice goats, and the only way to capture a goat is by giving them something to eat. So, hay is for goats.
Place the haystacks near the goat altar, so that when you need to sacrifice the goats, they will already be where you need them to be. The goat altar is also a good place to keep the fuel canisters, as they will be necessary to light the altar.
This goes without saying, but when you have a rampaging enemy trying to hunt you down and kill you, med kits might be the best friend you have. There is no specific area that’s best to keep them at, just make sure you put them in a place you don’t often see Anna running into: a place you can heal without fearing getting interrupted.
Don’t be rash
When first playing the game, my first instinct was to just sacrifice a goat and see what happens. Bad call on my part. Killing goats makes Anna incredibly mad, and killing a goat if you haven’t prepared for the upcoming fight, well, it’s less than ideal.
Keep the UV light with you
If you are at the early game in Devour – meaning you’ve killed less than four goats – then you can stun Anna easily with the UV light. It’s fairly easy to outrun her at first, but when caught off-guard, the UV can be a lifesaver. However, keep in mind that the UV doesn’t work if you are playing Nightmare mode.
If you have already killed between four and six goats, then you will need to stun Anna at least twice before she calms down. And if you’re over the seven goats mark, well… STUN, RUN and HIDE! And by the way, iIf you are hiding, turn off your flashlight. She’ll sometimes just run past you. Just find a dark place to crouch in and you’ll be safe. Usually…
Watch out for the horns
Anna is relatively calm until you burn the sixth goat. After that, she’ll grow a set of horns to let you know that she is now in full aggressive mode.
Memorize the keys
When you have a supernatural being running after you, running into a locked room is a good way to get yourself killed. Every time you find a new key, make sure to unlock the corresponding door as soon as possible. Trust me, your life will be a whole lot easier.
Play with friends
Playing Devour solo is a death sentence. Why? Well, when playing with friends, if you’re knocked down, your friends can revive you with med kits. You won’t get that opportunity if you are playing alone.
Not only that, but when running from Anna, if you’re cornered and about to be caught, your friends can distract her, so that you can safely get away from her.
Sacrifice multiple goats at once
This one only works when playing Devour with friends. Have all your friends grab a goat and sacrifice them at the exact same time. That way, instead of having to go deal with Anna’s consecutive rage states, you’ll just get one. This method highly increases your chances of survival.
Deal with those demons first
Whenever you sacrifice a goat, a demon will spawn. So my advice here is for you to deal with them right away. If you decide to sacrifice, let’s say, three goats at once, then just keep in mind you’ll have to deal with three demons at once.
It is really your decision whether you want to play alone or with friends. To be honest, I feel like it’s a lot more fun to play Devour with friends, much like Dead by Daylight and Dying Light, but I have also played on my own and had a blast – and a slight heart attack as well. However you decide to play, just make sure to follow these tips, so you’ll be prepared to kick Anna’s butt.