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Zelda Is at Its Best When It Embraces Horror

The trailer for the 'Breath of the Wild' sequel is only the latest time that Nintendo has blended bright color fantasy with the murky shadows of the weird and eerie.
Liam Conlon
7.1.19
Gaming

My Struggle to Survive at the Cannibal Frontier of ‘The Forest’

The mutants-filled survival sim was rusty on release, but in 2016 it's one of the best multiplayer horror games around.
Jake Tucker
7.21.16
Gaming

The New 'Call of Cthulhu' Horror Game Is a Trip into Insanity

Cyanide's adaptation of the pen-and-paper game is aiming to deliver a terrifying atmosphere, not cheap jump scares.
Mike Diver
3.1.16
Gaming

The Real Horror of ‘Firewatch’ Makes It More Terrifying Than Most So-Called Scary Games

Strange things do happen in America's national parks, which is why Campo Santo's new game is so full of dread.
Ed Smith
2.16.16
VICE vs Video games

Discovering the Ghostly Truth Behind the Haunted Happenings of ‘Oxenfree’

I spoke to a flesh-and-blood paranormal investigator about Night School's indie game spooks.
Mike Diver
1.18.16
VICE vs Video games

The ‘Poltergeist’-Inspired ‘Oxenfree’ Looks Like an Indie Gaming Essential

Night School's first title matches attractive art to creepy sounds and a story that sees a coming-of-age adventure take a turn for the terrifying.
Mike Diver
12.18.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Soma’ Brings Together the Best Aspects of Indie and Mainstream Gaming

Frictional's underwater horror video game is filled with violence, spectacle, and excitement, but it is still considered and cerebral.
Ed Smith
12.8.15
VICE vs Video games

‘The Town of Light’ Is a Scary Game with a Serious Message About Mental Health

New Italian studio LKA is tackling issues of depression with its debut video game, due out in early 2016.
Mike Diver
11.3.15
VICE vs Video games

I Finally Braved ‘Friday the 13th,' One of the Worst Nintendo Games Ever

The more I played the game, the more I appreciated it. Was this notoriously unforgiving game actually ahead of its time?
Jason Nawara
10.28.15
VICE vs Video games

Celebrating Ten Years of ‘F.E.A.R.,’ the Scariest Office Simulator Ever Made

Looking back at a first-person shooter that terrified me in an unintentional way.
Suriel Vazquez
10.27.15
VICE vs Video games

The Horror and Violence of ‘Alien: Isolation,’ One Year Later

It pushes you to think about physical actions—and by extension violent ones—in a way you probably never have in a video game before.
Ed Smith
9.30.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Resident Evil 2’ Is the Game That Proved Horror Didn’t Have to Be Humdrum

Capcom's 1998 title bursts with color and life and gameplay beats that don't quite work, but that just makes it the more enjoyable.
Ed Smith
8.14.15
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