Horror Games

Aliens: Fireteam Elite

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Thanks to just coming on Xbox Game Pass I was able to spend a bit of time with Aliens: Fireteam Elite on the Xbox Series X. Now, there are actually way more good Aliens games than there are bad ones. ...

Saiko no sutoka

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I have to say that I am surprised that Saiko no sutoka did not gain more of a cult following from the Twitch streaming crowd! This is a fun survival horror game where you are being stalked by a ...

Inscryption

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Inscryption is a horror-themed rogue-like deck-building game. Before you roll your eyes at yet another game like this, Inscryption is one of the best games of this type I have ever played. I am going ...

Chernobylite

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I am always interested in a game that has Chernobyl as its setting. Chernobylite is a real mixture of game styles offering FPS action, stealth, RPG elements, and survival horror too. It all blends ...

Buddy Simulator 1984

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Buddy Simulator 1984 is a story-driven horror game that is one of the most unique gaming experiences I have had in some time. Before we start, I need to tell you that you need to make sure you read ...

Labyrinthine

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Any new horror-based game is always going to grab my attention as I love horror. That is true even if the game has a very hard-to-say name like Labyrinthine here! As of writing, this is a game that ...

Bonnie Simulator 1.3.1

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I am a pretty big Five Nights At Freddy’s fan and one of the best things about FNAF is the vast amount of fan games that are out there. Bonnie Simulator is a fan game that as the name suggests, has ...

Resident Evil Village

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Today we are looking at the brand new (as I write this) Resident Evil Village. I played the PS5 version of the game, but it is also available for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. This was my ...

Horror games are a genre of computer games that 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 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 the 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 the most important games of the genre include Outlast, Amnesia, Fatal Frame, and F.E.A.R.

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