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.

Hide Or Die

Hide Or Die

Hide Or Die is a horror online multiplayer game that is a real Kickstarter success story. As someone who loves horror-based games. This is a game I have had my eye on since the Kickstarter was ...

The Sinking City

The Sinking City

You know in an ideal world I would have already played through the Sinking City!  Still, let's take a closer look at the game as it is and see why it is one of the most exciting horror games to be ...

Draugen

Draugen

Sometimes I get asked to check out a game that I have never heard about and that is the case with Draugen. I am so glad that I did as this is one of the most interesting and memorable games of 2019 ...

missed messages.

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missed messages.

I I have played many visual novel style games over the years, but few have “hit” me as hard as Missed Messages did. Do not go into this thinking that this is another visual novel game that is just ...

Deathgarden: Bloodharvest

Deathgarden: Bloodharvest

Brought to us by the fine folks who did Dead by Daylight. Deathgarden: Bloodharvest is a game that many people have had high hopes for. This is a multiplayer survival style game that features balls ...

Layers of Fear 2

Layers of Fear 2

I loved P.T, I loved Layers of Fear (2016) more and I am going to say right away that I love Layers of Fear 2 even more. Layers of Fear 2 stands on its own and you do not need to have experienced P.T ...

Pathologic 2

Pathologic 2

I have played some strange games in my time, but Pathologic 2 is right up there with the strangest. The whole time I played this I could hear that “strange and unusual” speech from Beetlejuice in my ...

Fran Bow

Fran Bow

Fran Bow is one of the most memorable, haunting and interesting downloadable games I have played in quite some time. It is so easy to look at those 2.5D hand-drawn style graphics and the “horror” ...

Metro: Last Light Redux

Metro: Last Light Redux

MMetro Last Light Redux, is an enhanced version of Metro Last Light, originally released in 2013. The game is a sequel to Metro 2033 (2010) and continues the ongoing story of life after a nuclear ...