For some of us, Halloween is a sacred holiday. Rather than dressing up as our favorite superheroes and dashing to the hottest party, we may partake in a more subtle celebration. After turning out the lights, powering off our phones, and settling in for a night o’ scares, we cozy up with some great horror games. Looking for recommendations? We’ve got you covered. Continue reading 10 Horror Games to Play on Halloween
Tag Archives: Horror Month
FLOATING IN A TIN CAN
Camel 101’s Syndrome aims to give us the mood and atmosphere of Alien: Isolation, and the intensity of Dead Space. Is it fantastically scary, or frightfully horrible? Continue reading Syndrome Review
Retro Grade: Resident Evil 2
REVISITING SURVIVAL HORROR
Horror Month is here! While you may not gleam this little factoid by browsing my author tag, I love horror games. As the dark, chilly month of October rolls around every year, I find myself increasingly eager to play through titles filled with cheap scares, thought-provoking puzzles, and downright terrifying atmosphere. I’m sick like that. Thus, join me for another review — if you dare! Continue reading Retro Grade: Resident Evil 2
Doorways: Prelude Review
Horror Month has begun! While you may not gleam this little factoid by browsing my author tag, I love horror games. As the dark, chilly month of October rolls around every year, I find myself increasingly eager to play through titles filled with cheap scares, thought-provoking puzzles, and downright terrifying atmosphere. I’m sick like that. Thus, join me for a new review — if you dare! Continue reading Doorways: Prelude Review
Survival Horrigins Part 2: Birth of a Genre
1996, Clinton is still in office, the economy is going strong and the Spice Girls release their first single. Things are looking good everywhere and the world of video games is no different.
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Most survival horror games are a mix of two things, resource management and atmosphere. Atmosphere is what really separates a horror game from a normal shooter. It defines the genre.
Retro Review: Resident Evil
A LOOK BACK AT A GAME THAT HAS TAKEN UP RESIDENCE IN OUR HEARTS
Resident Evil, Capcom’s 1996 mega-hit, was the first title to label itself a survival horror game.
Shinji Mikami, The Father of Survival Horror
Survival Horror as a genre would literally not exist had it not been for a game designer by the name of Shinji Mikami.
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Survival Horrigins Part 1: Pre-History
While the term survival horror came into use in 1996 with the release of Resident Evil, the origins of the genre actually go back much further, all the way to 1980 and legendary game designer Roberta Williams.
Retro Review: Halloween Atari 2600
DOES THIS CLASSIC ATARI GAME STILL MAKE THE… CUT?
Halloween for Atari 2600 is one of the earliest horror games out there. It actually predates the term “survival horror” by over a decade. It is currently one of the rarest and most valuable Atari 2600 games out there, routinely selling for over $100 for the cartridge by itself (most Atari games sell for around $1). Unfortunately, due to its rarity, age, the fact that it is out of print, not on any digital collections, and on a system that isn’t produced any more, you will have to brush up on your eBay skills to actually play this one.