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Shen Dongqing was a powerful, thousand-year-old ferocious ghost. He had just possessed a body and barely managed to relax for two days when he was pulled into a world where hundreds of ghosts were running amok.

On the first day of being pulled into the Infinite Nightmare Game:

Other players were trembling, crying and wailing about wanting to go home.

Shen Dongqing was eating, sleeping, and playing Fight the Landlord (card game).

The second day:

Other players were covering their heads and scurrying away like frightened rats as they were being chased by ghosts, and they were crying out loud for help.

Shen Dongqing was eating, sleeping and playing Fight the Landlord.

The third day.

Shen Dongqing……

The ghosts finally set their sights on this lazy player. The other players were finding joy in his misfortune, but in the end, no one had expected that the slim and pale Shen Dongqing would throw down his phone and directly dispatch the ghosts with his bare hands.

Other ghosts: Can’t afford to mess with him, move, move.

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Dragon_Reader rated it
February 10, 2020
Status: c156
This story is hilarious! MC is a very, very old ghost king thus, extremely OP. He gets inside a dead human's body but before he could enjoy living, he is pulled into the infinite death games. But he loves that too!

Most of the ghosts in each game target him first coz he looks frail and thin, get beaten to second death and then start treating him like a little ancestor.

ML is very doting type. If MC wants to eat, he will cook food or offer his own yin body (only... more>> kisses are shown in the book QAQ), if MC wants to sleep he will become a pillow, if MC wants to laze around, he will work for both.

Basically, wife crazy.

The game system vomits blood frequently because of the two OP MC and ML and tries creative ways to kill them but heh. It can only vomit blood lol.

The real world arc is also super hilarious lmaoo <<less
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BookIt rated it
November 23, 2019
Status: c8
I don't post reviews (because I have zero eloquence in writing) but I find it ridiculous that a novel that only has 2 chapters published so far can get 1 star reviews. From what I've read so far (through mtl), this is a very good novel with a cute (yet badass) MC. I love non-traditional roles and a BOSS-type MC suits me just fine :3 I hope someone picks up this novel because I think the interactions between the ML and MC would be even lovelier if someone could translate... more>> it properly for me :,) Not quite the same if mtl'ed.

At this moment, I'm too much of a novice to mtl properly haha so I'll take a pause on reading so I don't muddle myself. <<less
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Orange Oranges rated it
August 5, 2020
Status: Completed
The story was mediocre. I did enjoy reading it, but it got repetitive after a while. The premise is not necessarily original, it was still a fun read. However, there was something lacking to make interesting. After I finished 2 or 3 games, the characters were repeating the same action over and over again, they have nothing that make them stand out. This is not a series I would revisit again. There are other authors who have ultilize the premise to a higher level. The two series on top of... more>> my mind that is a better read out be, Demon Cultivator and Card Room.

Aside from poor characterization and poor usage the premise, the ending was too rushed. I know what the author is trying to do

open ending

. However, it was too rushed and ended too abrupt.

If you haven't read the two series I mentioned above, this story wouldn't be a bad read to kill some time. <<less
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rhianirory rated it
September 2, 2020
Status: Completed
it certainly wasn't scary or even creepy, but I don't think that was ever the aim so I didn't take that into account in my review. this had it's fun and funny moments, though some of the jokes got a little boring after 50th repeat of the same things (MC's food obsession, MC being s*upid and smol yet able to lay out bosses in a single punch) and I started to lose interest ... more>>

from the train onward, though it was that table-top instance (roll perception, roll sanity check, blablabla) that really killed it for me. the game wasn't even funny anymore, just really annoying. After that, my attention started to wander so yes, I was more than ready for the story to be over by around the time they got to ghost town. then there were still MORE instances. my thought at the ending was 'meh, it's ok.'


as for the 1000+ year old MC (who has the mental capacity of a 10 yo child) and the very adult ML...I find that dynamic mildly disturbing rather than cute and I'll leave it at that.

over all the first couple of instances were funny and about a 3.5, but most of the time the story was very middle of the road for me. not terrible, but not great, either. I might read the half a gazillion afterwards when the translator gets to it, but I don't think it was worth dropping coins to read the raws. <<less
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hejikkk rated it
July 18, 2020
Status: c19
If I had to review this in one word, it would be "okay". The comedy is okay, the instances are okay, and the characters are okay. I can see why some people would like it but compared to other stories I've read of this genre (A crowd of evil spirits/Card room/Meeting a demonic cultivator/etc) this one is more dull.

Comedy comes from exactly what you would expect from the synopsis. Plus the fact that the ML pampers the MC. Nothing too special here. I don't really like the style of the... more>> instances. The worlds aren't super developed, and majority of the time, it feels like the players are completing some sort of collecting side quest in a video game compared to solving a mystery. There isn't any sort of brain blowing intelligence from either the MC or ML... at all. They legit just go and brute force through the entire copy seriously though im not even exaggerating thats literally all there is to it. Like I don't mind strong MCs and MLs but these guys are so OP that the story just becomes boring. Speaking of which, it makes sense for the MC to be immune to ghosts, but for the ML, a supposedly veteran player through some of the hardest worlds to take on the exact same approach? No offense but I honestly have no idea how he isn't dead yet lol.

TLDR; no mind games, pure physical force. Read if you just wanna see MC and ML one-sidely destroying everything ig. A bit disappointing in the suspense and mystery aspect. <<less
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En-Jay99 rated it
May 5, 2023
Status: Completed
One of the most boring novels I've read in a while. Lower tier of the QT genre, only read if you're bored and can't find anything better. There are basically the same 'jokes' that are repeated every arc

1. Ghosts try to scare MC! MC doesn't get scared! Shock!

2-MC can hit ghosts! Everyone is shocked! Ghosts are aggrieved because they got punched : (

... more>> 3- MC and ML are both OP and never get scared and can punch ghosts! Wah! Shocking!

4- MC lectures the ghosts because they're bad at being ghosts! They're not scary enough! Wah! So funny!

yeah. This can be funny about twice but it happens EVERY. ARC. After hitting chapter 93 I started skimming, because I could not take reading the same dialogue and reactions for the nth time and just wanted to get to the end.

Secondly the MC. Why is he like this. He's supposed to be a 1000 year old ghost. Even if he doesn't remember his whole life, he certainly remembers enough about himself and yet he acts like a cliche coquettish shou, acting like a baby who sleeps and eats constantly and whimpers how it's 'too hard to think' at each of the puzzles of the nightmare game, and the ML cooes and strokes his head and tells him he doesn't have to. He's like the shou character that's mocked in BL parodies.

His character isn't consistent either. He's a ghost turned human and wants to be human. He says himself that he wants to make connections and learn what it is to be human. But the story barely has him actually do anything. He takes no initiative to make friends, have empathy or go out of his own personal bubble. The only 'human' thing he does is eat and play games on his phone. I can't even call it some sort of social commentary because it's not. It's just something that could've given his character actual depth but isn't explored and becomes lip service.

Last major thing that I felt was in poor taste was the 'scolding ghosts' thing. I thought it was a funny idea at first, but really it's not. Especially when it was done again and again and became something tone-deaf and inhumane. This is an infinite world novel where people die horribly and senselessly. And they are mainly killed by ghosts that inhabit the 'games'. And the MC goes and lectures the ghost for 'not doing a good job'. Get it? The ghosts are killing humans and relish in their pain and fear. But the MC, because he was a ghost, tells them to do a better job. And it's funny because these scary ghosts are being lectured. But how is this actually funny considering the amount of death and fear caused by these ghosts. People died. So many people died. For example, there was a common rule in games not to make noise. And at night the ghosts would jump-scare people to make them scream. Because when they made a sound, they could kill them. And it's supposed to be funny that the ghosts are lectured to be scarier.
I will say though, that the ending does have the ghosts 'rebel' and stop. It doesn't make a lot of sense but technically it's a 'good ending'. MC's actions just lack depth and self-reflection that's all.

also, the ML is the most typical bland ML ever. He's so boring. MC is also so boring after reading a 100 chapters of the same thing.

Honestly I feel an easy fix to the story would've been if the MC had ZERO memories of being a ghost. He could still hit them and everything. But it could be a mystery for MC to figure out why he's different, why he's in this game and why he feels such a pull to ML. It would've made his naive character make more sense and easier to give him development too. The novel title also makes no sense as it it, as the MC has no concept of being a human in detail and is not looking for a job. Maybe he does in the extras, but then why would that matter. <<less
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Devrai rated it
April 19, 2023
Status: Completed
Hm... there were parts that I really liked and enjoyed but it could not hold up all the time. So... I try to make it short:

I did love the MC at the beginning. Wholly ignoring the horror part of the game and simply doing what he wants. Sometimes it was hilariously fun when MCs brain went on a tangent. Everyone tried to survive but he was only looking for good food and complaining about unprofessional ghosts. Unfortunately at some point this became rather boring and it repeated too often. It... more>> became stale and somehow during all those repeats, MC became s*upid, bordering idiotic. So it became a dislike of MC in the end.

ML is just... there. He is the brain plug-in for MC. When needed, he shines and at all the other times he is basically silently following around. At times I even wondered if ML is still there.

Their relationship is... well.... they meet, they are in Love. Although their mutual draw to each other will be somewhat explained later on, it kind of is acclimatic. There is no real communication, heart to heart or falling in love. Simply "old couple mode".

Spoiler for people that want to know early about their relationship, but be aware, this will fully spoiler their love and life parts:


ML was destined for a troubling live but some master told his family, that if he was part of a Yin marriage and marriaged to a ferocious ghost, that ghost could guard him and keep all the troubles away.

So, ML was married of to a ferocious ghost, which is ML.

ML himself was unfortunately not on the same plane but the Ghost King in the game world. So at one point ML got s**ked into the game world where they met and fell in love. Than MC wanted to go to MLs world together but they got screwed by the game. MC went to the real world, forgott everything and finally found a nice body for himself. ML was kept in the game, lost his memory and became a player, looking for a way of. Luckily MC occupied a body just to the game liking and was s**ked in again..... where they meet again and fell in insta love... again.


Now, then there is the game itself. This game world annoyed me greatly. The rules are ever changing. The writer put the rest area space in and that player are allowed some time there. This really had potential, especially for alliances and side character but.... no... they basically switch instantly from world to world. The rest area is basically not needed, only to grab snacks.

The side character are even more 2d than the main characters. Nothing remarkable and some do not even get a name. This is sometimes really annoying, like when the writer calls them "Ponytail" "Flower skirt" etc. and even the game announcements call them this way. The whole backdrop feels perfunctory and lots of questions stay open.

So...i read it and was partly entertained but would not read it again. If you aren't fickle with world building, this might be ok for you.

About the translation: The translation is good but at of the moment I wrote this review, the translator stopped at chapter 139 which is "the end", because of "poor readership interest". But as in lots of novels, this "end" is abrupt and the real ending is part of the extras... where they really return and how they will live and so on. So either be prepared to be left hanging or MTL to the end. The mtl is easy readable. <<less
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PyonYan rated it
April 20, 2021
Status: Completed
I love this story to death!!! It's a fluffy comedy in a horror/thriller setting. Not much horror as MC is literally the strongest and can settle every ghost/person with his bare hands. But his strength is compensated by how simple his mind is hahahahaha. Luckily ML has enough brains for the both of them.

It's super hilarious, almost every chapter had me splitting my sides in laughter. ML is also incredibly sweet towards MC and MC is just the cutest airhead who is obsessed with food and games (mostly food).

The author... more>> not bothering to give non-important side character names also add to the comedy while being farrr easier to remember and recognise. After all "ponytail girl" is easier to remember than a random name like "He Qingqing" lolll. <<less
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Edaaaa rated it
July 24, 2023
Status: Completed
I don't understand why there are so many bad reviews. Many people are saying that this novel is rather bland which I strongly disagree with. They are saying that MC does nothing but sleep, eat and play games on his phone.

Like BRO??! This thing is clearly written in the summary. Why did you choose to read it even though they mentioned that MC is an happy go lucky kind of guy.

They are also saying that they gotbored eventually. Did you really expect that in middle of the novel MC will... more>> suddenly get change and that he will started to get scared by those ghost???

Seriously, please read the summary beforbefore you read the novel AND before you rate it.

This story is very fun. MC and ML is super op. MC is a big baby while ML is his caretaker.
5 stars for this novel and 5 stars for translator

warning -sweetness overloaded, your teeth might get fall off in this journey, you might be able to sleep at night peacefully. <<less
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Ichigoeater rated it
August 20, 2020
Status: --
It got a little boring and repetitive after a few games due to the OP-ness of the leads and the lack of new jokes. It's a shame, because the synopsis has potential. I think it might have been more interesting if the ML at least wasn't OP. The MC is already a diamond thigh from the start, so why does he need a stereotypical OP boss for a boyfriend?

Having the ML (instead of a bunch of side characters we're not made to care about) be the long-suffering straight man who... more>> plays off of the MC's shenanigans would've been hilarious, and a ML actually relying on the MC never seems to happen in these stories. Why give the two of them so much power if they don't have a goal to strive towards? They don't need to protect each other, they don't really care about others, the author didn't even pretend the instances could be a threat to them, and they don't seem that invested in going back to the human world, either. These reasons conjugated to the point that I realized I almost wanted them to suffer just for something interesting to finally happen. It was really too bad. <<less
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ooreeee rated it
June 23, 2023
Status: c80
Dry as hell, I dont know if it's just not made for me, but novels where they don't even bother to flesh out the side characters like this one is just plain torture. They don't even get proper names and those who did gets resorted to be the bu*t of the painfully unfunny jokes.

Those jokes are not even remotely new, it's just 10 different variations of "This damn couple are doing PDA and we're here third-wheeling!" or "The MC is such an OP BOSS!" or "We have no choice but... more>> to do the MCs' bidding because we're powerless against them" and frankly, you've seen them twice, you've seen all of them.

I swear the author is deathly afraid of having smarter/more powerful characters than the MCs, resulting in this story progression the equivalent of my flat ass. The MC is not even that smart, he's just brute strength with the mind and mentality of a literal child. Which makes it creepy when you look at its romance plotline.

Romance was inexistent by the way, none of their progress was natural or makes you root for them. You'd have better entertainment staring at a piece of drywall. At least they'd have cracking paints or odd stains that would make you feel a semblance of something.

The game itself is uninteresting, as it is fierce to other players but will bend and grovel for the MCs, "Oh it's different because they are OP!" just admit that the writer were unwilling or unable to make equal playing ground for all the characters and move on. Read other novels of the same genre, 7/10 times you may find one with way better games and characters to enjoy.

All in all, not recommended. <<less
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WanderingReader rated it
September 20, 2020
Status: Completed
Good novel to read if you want to have a light reading. There are lot of comedic undertones and the MC is pretty funny at times, each arcs and chapters are great in my opinion.

The MC and ML interactions filled with many fluff! They're just so sweet to each other

I quite like the ending too and especially the extras, it explained some plots that I thought will never be explained why, I appreciate the author who give effort to wrote those parts

The side characters are not too prominent, but some... more>> of them are quite interesting. The main star in this story is totally the MC

If you want to read horror comedy story then this is an absolute read <<less
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calledout rated it
February 7, 2020
Status: c100
mtl'd a few days ago before I found out it got picked up by chrysanthemum garden TT if I could I would go back in time and tell myself to just wait 3 f*cking days for quality and timely translation skdnkmd

rly appreciate MC and ml's brash and faceslapping way of going through instances HAHA its so relaxing and stress free. MC and ML are so cute together...

... more>>

if I interpret the mtl correctly they had a ghost marriage?¿? and MC seems to be a rly big shot in a mysterious s-class instance "ghost city" which I guess is the underworld? I dont know I kind of got tired of mtl life lmao. but that would explain their instant affinity


not the hardest mtl but some chapters were straight speculation about the exposition of instances and requirements.

all in all 4.5 stars for a fun ride, and I havent even gotten to the good parts <<less
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Thebluebellwether rated it
January 13, 2021
Status: Completed
This is one of my favorite novels in the “survival game” type category! I’m not really big on true horror, and this novel doesn’t really have that. It’s more like a comedy with horror elements.

The main character is refreshing and very overpowered, but it isn’t unwarranted. The novel explains why he is like that and why the ML is pretty powerful too.

My favorite arc is probably

the Dreamland Arc. Shows there massive destruction power and I love the reactions of all of the game NPCs.

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hehehoho rated it
March 18, 2020
Status: Completed
Sooo, I just finished this novel a min ago and here are some of my thoughts on it!

Firstly, this story is rather cute HAHA the chemistry is on-point and I love how Zhou Wen Yan (ML) pampers Shen Dong Qing MC and how he takes care of him. The instances they were pulled into were generally quite well-written and interesting.

... more>>

Esp the Queen, Joker and Princess in the Dream Wonderland instance.


I especially liked the parts where the game system and the bosses of each instance felt so fedup with both of them HAHAH. And I can't help but stress Chapter!!!! 156!!!!!!!!!!! Please read it, it really shows how they have connected for over 1000 years

Now here are some of the parts that I felt a little iffy about. 1) I didnt really like how all the players they met were all the same. They were all full of fear and none of then were even the slightest bit brave. If you've read stories like Card Room, u'll get what I mean. The types of players in CR were quite diverse. However I understand that if I were to be in that situation I would be afraid to but it just feels a bit unrealistic that they were all the same

2) Side characters didnt really stand out much. Only some were memorable like Wu Jia. But even so, his presence was so weak. The author didnt even show the main leads finding Wu Jia in the real world which I thought they would considering how Wu Jia had been in their team for the first half of the story.

BUT ALL IN ALL, its really quite an enjoyable read. ;-)))) <<less
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zara rated it
February 11, 2020
Status: c156
Good story. The MC is a bit silly and cute but at the same time he is overpowered. Also he a huge foodie. The ML is pretty doting, he is like what wife says goes. The story is very humorous and I love the way MC always spoil the horror atmosphere with just one sentence.

... more>>

On one game the player encounter a monster with tentacle who is about to come out from the ground and MC look at that and says "it looks like a squid that is about to be made into a skewer" and then when other players looking at the horror scene of tentacle waving in the air they involuntarily thought about squid


On the whole its a good story and worth giving it a try. <<less
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Eccentricstate rated it
June 24, 2023
Status: Completed

Rating: 4.0

Pairing Type: ferocious ghost MC x yin body ml; power couple; lazy, overpowered mc; standard formula gong—doting variant; shou MC x gong ml; chaotic neutral mc

... more>> Tropes: unlimited flow; world hopping; ghosts; horror

Triggers: graphic depictions of death; gore; mu*der; su*cide; cannibalism

Heat level: 1.5/5 (innocent) ; leads are fans of making out and PDA; very brief mention of arousal but mostly they stick to kissing

Re-watch: 2/5 - probably won’t reread. Good one time read

I enjoyed this one. Not a super “high-stakes” read because MC is super overpowered but it’s fun nonetheless.

I will say that it gets a bit long toward the end. The story is quite repetitive because the outcome is always the same. Everyone is scared, MC is extremely lazy and just wants to eat and not take anything seriously, in between vibing he barrels his way through the instance with ML. It’s more of a comedy, so if you’re looking for real horror I wouldn’t recommend.

I actually did find MC entertaining most of the time. He’s a chaotic neutral type of character. He does what he wants and only does things that will benefit himself and his lover. Occasionally he will cause chaos just for the entertainment. Frankly, he’s a bit like a cat lol.

The leading romance is quite sweet. I love a good power couple with a doting ML. ML is your standard gong but he’s extremely doting and mildly enabling of MCs laziness lol.

Horror descriptions and settings were actually pretty solid. The locations, settings, and monsters were all quite diverse. In a different novel, a lot of these scenarios would actually be pretty chilling. The author does a great job describing some severely f*cked scenarios. It’s completely lightened by the non-serious MC, which could be annoying to some readers.

If you’re just looking for something fun and low thought, I’d recommend. <<less
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Fisukisuki rated it
January 7, 2022
Status: c93
Enjoying Horror Survival Game Danmei Novel where it's not Slow Romance, and the Fluff between MC and ML are so Delicious ~!!! (ॢ˘⌣˘ ॢ⑅) Has the most Dog Food than any Horror Novel I have ever read. I Love being stuffed with this kind of Dog Food. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Also Enjoying not too long Novel (less than 200ch) with so many Arcs that has Good Games/Stories and our Couple keep defeating the Game with their Funny Absolutely Enjoyable OPness~!!! It has Consistent story in every arcs.

Enjoyable Characters. MC has unique different way... more>> of thinking because he was a former thousand years ghost and forgot a lot how to be like Normal Human and know no Fear. But he really like enjoying life as Human. And ML always indulging him as much as he can.

It doesn't have much Side characters too. There's only 3 other side characters that appear more than once. And they're the Good kind of people who know how to listen and hold the Big Bosses (MC&ML) without troubling them.

So far the Game's Origin is still Mystery. We only get small clues so far (or at least too me it was small clues. Unless it was actually big and I was just too slow or s*upid to realise that. #Ouch).

Anyway I really Love and Enjoy this novel sooooo much!!! Pray so hard the rest of the story is as Good and has Satisfying Ending!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 <<less
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femalenovelist rated it
September 29, 2021
Status: c60
The MC and ML are very very OP... to the point where the instances are there just to have fun and...


everything can be solved by brute force - again and again.

The author hinted that there might be something special about their pasts but there was not much development there after 4-5 copies. It got a little boring since there was no suspense since the pair was too OP. The MC is a glutton, which was cute at first but also got old.

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gryffinpuff rated it
July 4, 2020
Status: c15
Horror stories turned humorous because MC himself is a ghost and his reactions to the spine-chilling moments makes it funny... Senior OP player ML fell for the MC way too fast, going as far as giving MC life-saving 'props' as snacks... MC and ML use 'innovative' methods to solve the 'death-games', making it hilarious for the readers and infuriating the system and prompting a punishment game...
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