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

Horror 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.

Project Zomboid is an open world, post-apocalyptic survival game developed by The Indie Stone Studios. It was first released on Nov. 8 of 2013 and remains in ...

Slendrina: The Cellar 2 is a mobile horror puzzle game developed and published by DVloper. The game is the second edition to the Slendrina series and was ...

A Dark Place is a downloadable 3D horror game developed by XerStudios. The game is played in first-person view as players have to traverse through different ...

From the development studio that brought you Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games, SOMA, is a sci-fi horror game to keep any audience and fans on their ...

Lovecraft's Untold Stories is an action RPG with some rogue-like elements, from the team over at LLC Blini Games. The game was originally released on PC for ...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is a first-person shooter survival horror game set in the city of Pripyat outside of the derelict Soviet nuclear power plant in ...

Resident Evil 4 is a third-person shooter survival horror game which was developed and published by Capcom. The game was originally released on 11th January ...

Darkest Dungeon: The Color Of Madness is the new DLC for Darkest Dungeon, a tough as nails turn-based RPG that has permadeath as a regular feature of this ...

Ultimate Custom Night is a PC survival horror game published by Scott Cawthon who is the author of the acclaimed Five Nights at Freddy’s game series that ...

Doki Doki Literature Club! is a free-to-download game that belongs to the genre of a psychological horror and is intended for mature players. In Doki Doki ...