GameZone writes: "It's easy to assume from first glance that JU-ON: The Grudge is simply another survival horror game. Advertised as a "Haunted House Simulator," JU-ON takes a unique approach to the horror genre. You won't find any guns, bats, chainsaws, etc. In fact, there is no violence whatsoever. Equipped solely with a flashlight, each level has the player controlling a different character as they attempt to flee a haunted locale."