Horror Games

Horror games are a genre of computer games which evoke in the players a sense of horror, fear, anxiety, foreboding, disgust or shock. At the turn of the 1980s and early 1990s, there appeared the first games horror games such as Elvira (two parts), Waxworks, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In the second half of the 90s, horror has become a very popular genre of among computer games. We have been given such titles as, for example, Blood, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Doom.

Survival Horror

The subgenre of adventure games inspired by horror-fantasy theme was survival horror. It is believed that the first game in this genre was Haunted House released in 1982. In such productions, the main goal of the game is to keep the hero alive. The name survival horror was first used in 1996 by Capcom during their advertising campaign for Resident Evil.

Gameplay in Horror Games

These games usually emphasize avoiding fighting and focus on solving puzzles that stand in our way. Usually, the player has a very limited amount of life, as well as few weapons and other resources. Therefore, he must be very cautious to use them wisely. The player doesn’t defeat his enemies using weapons, but rather with cleverness and ingenuity.

The locations are dark, claustrophobic, and make the player anxious. The sounds in the game intensify the tension. There are also frequent jump scare scenes – this is a technique that involves a sudden presentation of a frightening event, object or character (with a corresponding scary loud sound) in such a way as to induce fear. This technique is used to surprise – jump scares are often preceded by a calm, even idyllic scene.

Horror Movie Games

The titles which are most important games of the genre include Outlast, Amnesia, Fatal Frame, and F.E.A.R.

Emily Wants To Play Too

Emily Wants To Play Too

Emily Wants To Play Too (2017) is following on from where the first game (2015) left off. The original was a fun, but very short horror game. This time they have expanded the game out a great deal ...

Depth

Depth

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Slender: The Arrival

Slender: The Arrival

Believe it or not Slender: The Arrival was a game that I was really looking forward to. I found the lore behind The Slender Man interesting and spent a lot of time with Slender: The Eight Pages. ...

Kholat

Kholat

Kholat is a survival horror/walking simulator style of an indie game. As a fan of horror movies, games, and books, this is a game that I have been meaning to try out for a while. It is one of those ...

Detention

Detention

As someone who loves horror games, Detention has been one that has been on my radar for quite some time. The game is set in Taiwan in the 1960s during a period known as The White Terror when Taiwan ...

Among the Sleep

Among the Sleep

Among the Sleep is a 2014 first-person survival horror game in which you play as a toddler may sound odd, but they pull it off near perfectly and this enhanced edition has more than enough bells and ...

WORLD OF HORROR

WORLD OF HORROR

If you enjoy horror games then WORLD OF HORROR is a game for you. This is influenced by the work of legendary manga horror genius, Junji Ito. Add to this what they are refereeing to as 1-bit style ...

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

Mixing action and horror together sounds like it would be a mess, but the F.E.A.R series managed to pull it off. I loved the first game, but for me, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a clear step above ...