Survival Horror Games

Survival horror games are a genre of computer games that have become popular recently, and now almost every horror game has survival elements. The games of this type are designed to scare the player, and also to force him to collect resources needed for survival. Usually, the player begins the adventure just bare hands and no weapons. During the game, he will have a chance to collect better equipment, acquire medicaments and other useful items. A flagship game of this genre is the famous Japanese brand Resident Evil.

The popularity of the modern survival horror games dates back to the first Resident Evil game which was released in 1996. The series, despite its ups and downs, is considered to be a prime example how to produce such games.

At the base of the survival horror games mechanics is a system of exploration and exploitation of the elements of the environment. The player is cast into an unfriendly, often nightmarish world. By collecting items and combining them in the right way, the players create increasingly advanced weapons and gear. For example, by picking up various herbs, he can eventually combine them to form strong medications. The second important aspect of this type of games is the fear of the player, which often involves the atmosphere of being hunted.

Another important element that underlies this genre are the worlds. The survival horror games take place in different environments, either in the vast open worlds or in closed claustrophobic locations. Most often, however, the area in which the player moves is limited, either by fog, as in the Silent Hill series, or by closed doors, as in Rule of Rose. Many games of this genre have become absolute classics, and the action on the computer monitors is often transferred to the cinema screens.

Little Nightmares is a computer game that is a mix of horror, puzzles, and adventure. The main character is a little girl called Six, who is wearing a yellow ...

Dying Light is a survival horror game, so it's all about not letting yourself be killed by your enemies. The first association brings to mind the movie called ...

Left 4 Dead 2 is a downloadable first-person shooter and a survival horror computer game. It was produced by Valve South and released in 2009 by Valve ...

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator is a free downloadable game produced by Scott Cawthon. The title was released for PCs on December 4, 2017, and is the ...

Bendy and the Ink Machine is a downloadable adventure action game which contains the elements of survival horror. During the game, you try to escape from an ...

Outlast is a downloadable first-person perspective survival horror game in which the action takes place in a closed psychiatric ward. The player acts as a ...

Download 7 Days to Die, the FPS set in an open world. The game is created in a post-apocalyptic style and the player's task is to fight the overwhelming hordes ...

Darkwood is an indie horror game. The player takes on the role of a homeowner who must defend himself against the forces of darkness in the night and collect ...

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location is the fifth part of the popular series of survival horror games. Its release date was October 7, 2016. It's a ...

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 is the fourth game of the established series of horror games by Scott Cawthon. It was released on July 23, 2015. Just like in all the ...