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.

Granny: Chapter Two

Granny: Chapter Two

Do not worry, Granny: Chapter Two does not require that you have experienced the first game to get into this (check also the cool song about it). This is a mobile horror title that is far scarier ...

Secret Neighbor

Secret Neighbor

Secret Neighbor is a downloadable multiplayer horror game. Growing up, one particular genre of tale that would get everyone quaking in their boots was the haunted house story. Naturally, almost every ...

Blair Witch

Blair Witch

As a huge fan of the original Blair Witch movie, I was so excited to get my hands on this latest game. While the sequel, remake and even those original games back in the day were disappointing. The ...

Silver Chains

Silver Chains

Sometimes I play a game and have no expectations and I am blown away and that is the case with Silver Chains here. I had no idea what I was getting into, all I knew was this was a first-person horror ...

Apsulov: End of Gods

Apsulov: End of Gods

With a name like Apsulov: End of Gods, you probably think this is some kind of strategy game. That could not be further from the truth as this is a survival horror game with one of the most ...

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 ...