Horror Games

9.14.16

It’s Remembered for Its Action, But ‘Resident Evil 4’ Was a Superbly Scripted Video Game

RE4 was outstanding of visuals, sound and set-piece variety – but more than that, it was a fantastic example of video game writing.

7.21.16

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.

6.28.16

The First Rule of Writing About Playdead’s ‘Inside’ Is to Not Spoil Anything About Playdead’s ‘Inside’

Honestly, it's better that you just play it without reading anything beforehand. Off you go, then.

6.24.16

How ‘Resident Evil VII’ Connects to the Most Controversial ‘X-Files’ Episode Ever

There's more than a hint of "Home" about Capcom's new horror.

5.10.16

Re-examining ‘Silent Hill 3’, Gaming’s Most Unfairly Overlooked Sequel

Okay, it inspired one god-awful film, and that's unforgiveable. But Silent Hill 3 remains a great video game, and here's why.

3.10.16

‘Resident Evil’ at 20: Flawed, Formulaic, But Still a Fearsome Horror Original

Capcom's survival horror followed video gaming logic, but it also subverted expectations, keeping the player thinking anything could happen.

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2.29.16

The New ‘Call of Cthulhu’ Is Eschewing Horror Video Game Predictability

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

2.15.16

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.

2.12.16

Asylum Jam Is Challenging Misinformed Gaming Stereotypes Around Survival Horror and Mental Health

The growing game jam challenges developers to design horror games without inaccurate tropes.

1.18.16

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.

1.18.16

‘Pony Island’ Is a Daring, Demonic and Demented Gaming Masterpiece

Canadian developer Daniel Mullins' new game is deliriously unhinged, and you absolutely need to play it.

12.18.15

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.

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