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Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7

Chapter 6, ''Psychosis'' / ''Vengeance'' takes place roughly five hours until dawn.

In this segment of the game, the player takes control of Matt, as he and Emily try to get past the deer herd, Emily, as she and possibly Matt arrive at fire tower to call for help, possibly Matt once again as he tries to help Emily when she's hanging off the fire tower, Ashley, as she and Chris search for Sam around the lodge, and finally Chris as he makes a painful decision in the Psycho's trap.


Continuing from the previous chapter, Matt and Emily are shown to be cornered by a herd of elk at the edge of the cliff where Hannah and Beth fell one year ago. Emily will then start to panic and ask Matt what he will do.

Matt then has option of either calming or rebuking her. The couple will then start making their way through the herd.

At one point, the couple encounter an elk that blocks their path, with the animal being either be aggressive or calm depending on how you had been treating nature. Since Matt has hold of the axe, he has the option of either ignoring or attacking the elk.

If Matt ignores the elk, he and Emily will walk calmly through the herd and escape the threat unscathed. They will continue to the fire tower.

If Matt attacks the elk, the herd will retaliate and force Matt off the cliff. The player must complete the QTEs to help Matt climb up the cliff, or else he will fall to his death. If he is able to climb to the top, Emily will tell him to grab her arm. If he grabs her arm, she will pull him up and they will continue to the fire tower. If Matt does not survive the encounter, Emily will cry and run over to the edge of the cliff to see his body. She will suddenly see his body being dragged away by someone. After that, she will still continue to the fire tower by herself.


View the chapter's transcript here.

View the therapy session after the chapter here.

Character Deaths


  • If Matt chooses to attack the elk and misses one quick time event, he will fall off the cliff to his death.


Emily and Matt (depending on if he survived the previous deer encounter) walk up to the fire tower, and are stunned by the security light. They traverse up the tower using a series of ladders until they reach the top.

Emily switches on the power, and can also find a flare gun, which she will either keep to herself, fire it into the air, or give it to Matt if he is with her. If she gives it to Matt, he will either shoot it if he agreed with Emily on the idea of going to the fire tower or stow it away for later if he disagreed.

Emily will attempt to contact the park ranger through the radio. Despite failing to be heard the first few attempts, the park ranger finally reaches Emily and informs her that they cannot send a helicopter until dawn after the storm has subsided.

After hearing the message, someone attempts to break through the hatch and enter the tower, but fails. The attacker then cuts the support lines of the tower, causing it to tip over onto it's side. Emily will have to dodge the debris that come flying at her. She then falls out one of the towers windows and lands on the railing. The tower begins to slide into the mines and Matt gets a grip on a support beam in the tower.

If Matt died earlier on, Emily will make her way to the fire tower alone. The choices will not differentiate apart from the flare gun, where she will have the option between shooting and stowing it. The same choices would occur if she were to keep the flare gun for herself when Matt is with her. The dialogue will also be different.




  • Guidance Totem #6 - Right after Emily approaches the fire tower, she can find Guidance Totem #6 depicting Chris putting down a gun that was initially pointing at his chin.


Please note that the following segment only occurs for those who had Matt survive up to this point.

Emily falls off the tower, only to hold onto a ledge for survival. Matt will hear her screams, and will attempt to reach for Emily and secure her to safety.

While doing this, Matt can either reassure her she will be fine, or confront her about her relationship with Mike (only if Ashley let Matt look through the telescope early on).

He can also scold her for being too bossy (if Ashley did not let Matt look through the telescope). Matt then has the option to try to save Emily or jump to safety. Emily slips regardless of Matt's first choice. He is then presented with the same set of choices.


If he tries again, the tower fully collapses, sending Emily presumably to her death, and Matt lands unconscious in the mines. He attempts to escape while walking with a limp, but someone hooks him and drags him through the mine. If he has the flare gun given to him by Emily, he can shoot at the person, who flees upon seeing the light from the flare gun. If he fails to, or does not have the gun, Matt finds himself impaled through the jaw by the hook, and dies.

Matt jumps to safety, and the tower comes crashing down to its feet as he lifts off, seemingly killing Emily in the process.

Character Deaths


  • If the player fails to shoot the flare gun in time or accurately after trying to save Emily the second time, or simply doesn't have it, Matt will be impaled through the jaw by a hook.

02:03 (Ashley)

As Matt and Emily make their way to the fire tower, Ashley and Chris have returned to the lodge in order to search for Sam. As Chris and Ashley head to the basement, she thanks Chris for saving her from the saw. 

If Chris actually did save Ashley, he will tell her that he couldn't let her die.

If he tried to save Josh, he says he would save her again, while speaking in a guilty tone.

Starting in the cinema room, Ashley can find Sam's bracelet if Sam was caught by The Psycho (the locations depend on where Sam was caught) and she tells Chris that they need to find Sam fast.

Once Chris and Ashley are in the basement, Ashley can find a locked dollhouse. Soon afterwards, she sees what appears to be a spirit leading her to the dollhouse's key.

Despite Chris's protests that spirits aren't real, Ashley follows the spirit to the key and inserts it into the dollhouse.

Ashley and Chris explore the Blackwood Pines Hotel.

Inside, she finds out that the Psycho recreated last year's prank by setting up figures in the same position as the group was when they played the prank on Hannah. The head of Hannah's doll will suddenly twist to the side, scaring Ashley and Chris. The roof of the doll house will open and inside Ashley will findHannah's Diary. As they travel through the basement, Ashley finds a pair of scissors underneath the Lightbulb Catalogue . Soon after, Ashley and Chris begin talking about the incidents that occurred last year. Ashley confesses that all she wanted to do this year was forget about her involvement in the prank. Ashley can either be dismissive or sympathetic towards Hannah.

If Ashley responds sympathetically, she asks Chris if he would have run away if he was being made fun of. Chris tells her that he doesn't get made fun of, to which she replies, "Not to your face." Chris is taken by surprise, and Ashley proceeds to tell him that she couldn't imagine that she and the other prankers could have done anything worse to Hannah.

Ashley comments on how it wasn't their fault that Hannah and Beth ran into the woods, which lowers her relationship with Chris. Chris then is hit in the face by a falling food plank.

She and Chris continue to walk down to a lower level. Ashley tells Chris that she thinks the newspapers have something to do with the Psycho. They walk further along in the basement and see pictures of themselves on a wall, which Chris mentions to be a hit list. If Ashley chooses to open up a door, a video of the prank on Hannah will play. Ashley has the choice of responding in an apologetic way or being unrepentant.

If she is apologetic, Ashley says that she couldn't feel worse for what they had done to Hannah. She states it was supposed to be a joke.

Ashley states that she didn't personally make Hannah run into the woods.

A face suddenly appears on the screen and screams. Ashley begins to freak out and they leave the room.

Deeper in the basement, Chris finds blood on the floor against a heavy door, which he thinks is Sam's. As Chris is opening the door, Ashley sees something on the other side of the room. She can either follow Chris, or investigate the movement.

If Ashley follows Chris, Ashley tells Chris that he's right and she will slip inside. If Sam was caught by the Psycho, a dummy will be hanging on a hook in her clothes alongside hanging dead pigs.

If Ashley investigates the noise, the door slams with Chris on the other side, and Ashley runs over to the wall. She catches a glimpse of the Psycho and ducks to avoid him detecting her. After the coast is clear, she scoots out of the room and follows the path. If Sam was caught by the Psycho, Chris will scare her with a dummy in Sam's clothes. Ashley falls onto the floor in fear and asks why the dummy is in Sam's clothes. Chris also states that it came from inside the fridge. Ashley will then warn him about the Psycho and they will hear Sam's voice cry out. If Sam wasn't caught, Ashley will just tell Chris about the Psycho.

Chris and Ashley finding Sam's clothes on a dummy.

Regardless of Ashley's decision, she and Chris find Sam's body if she was captured, in a chair. Ashley thinks that she is dead, but Chris tells her that she's still breathing.

  • If Sam escaped, the dummy will be in the chair instead, which confuses both Ashley and Chris.

Seconds later, The Psycho strangles Chris unconscious, much to Ashley's shock and horror.

  • If she has the scissors, she can stab him, which causes the Psycho to tell her to "live and learn" and punches her in the eye, knocking her out leaving her a black eye. If not, he strangles her unconscious as well.



  • Film Trophy - Ashley can find this upstairs on a shelf near the entrance to the bathroom and Hannah's bedroom.
  • Answerphone Message - Ashley can find this in the dining room adjacent to the Great Room.
  • Business Card - Ashley can find this in the foyer entrance on a table.
  • Prom Night Photo - Ashley can find this photo on the table near the kitchen door.
  • Beach Photo - Ashley can find this on the table near the cinema room doors.
  • Lightbulb Catalogue - After the ghost's jumpscare, turn right to find the catalogue.
  • Hidden Camera - After finding the above clue, turn right again to find a hidden camera between boxes.
  • Faked Newspapers - Before following Chris to the next set of stairs, go right to find faked newspapers.
  • Batteries and Timers  - After the conversation about Hannah running away, go to the opposite direction of Chris, and examine the sparks to find batteries and timers.
  • In the next room (with blood everywhere), Ashley can find Hooks and Chains at the left, Dead Pig behind her, and Photos of Friends in front of her.


Ashley and Chris both regain consciousness, and find themselves tied up to chairs. Ashley will look around, and tell Chris that they are going to die.

Ashley will admit her feelings for Chris as she says the time they spent together was wasted. Chris will admit his feelings for Ashley as well, and they tell her none of the time they spent together was wasted.

Soon, the saw starts to come down and The Psycho will tell Chris that he will have to either choose to kill himself, or Ashley with the gun in front of him.


If Chris initially aims the gun at Ashley, she will plead for her life.

If Chris initially aims the gun at himself, Ashley will plead for him to stop and let her make the choice so he doesn't carry the burden a second time.

Chris eventually points the gun at Ashley's head and fires the gun. The screen goes black and Dr. Hill is shown talking to the Psycho.

Despite Ashley's protests, Chris points the gun to his neck and fires it. The screen then goes black as Ashley is crying, and Dr. Hill is shown talking to the Psycho.

The saw will lower towards Chris and Ashley's heads, the screen shows Ashley screaming in terror at the final moment. The screen goes black and Dr. Hill is shown talking to the Psycho.


  • This segment chronologically takes place after the beginning of two of three segments in Chapter 7.
  • If Ashley chose to stab The Psycho with the scissors, he can be seen holding his hand to the wound while Dr. Hill is talking to him.


  • The scene where Ashley and Chris are tied up and Chris has the decision to shoot himself or her before the saw mutilates them is a direct reference to the Saw Franchise.
  • This is the first time a protagonist (in this case, Matt) can die in multiple ways.
  • The chapter's title depends on if Sam was caught by The Psycho in Chapter 5.
    • You get Psychosis if Sam successfully hid from the Psycho.
    • You get Vengeance if Sam was caught by the Psycho.
  • This chapter has a total of 10 collectibles, tied with Chapter 3.
    • They both have the 5th most number of collectibles in their chapter.
Chapter 1: Friendship/Memento Mori Chapter 2: Darkness/Jealousy Chapter 3: Haunted/Isolation Chapter 4: Loyalty/Malevolence Chapter 5:
Chapter 6: Psychosis/Vengeance Chapter 7: Loss/Violence Chapter 8: Animus/Revelation Chapter 9: Despair/Karma Chapter 10: Repentance/Resolution