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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
7.22.16
Gaming

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.
Luke Walaszek
6.24.16
Gaming

Reexamining ‘Silent Hill 3,’ Gaming’s Most Unfairly Overlooked Sequel

Okay, it inspired one god-awful film, and that's unforgivable. But 'Silent Hill 3' remains a great video game, and here's why.
Jake Laverde
5.10.16
Gaming

‘Resident Evil,' 20 Years Later: 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.
Ed Smith
3.10.16
Gaming

The New 'Call of Cthulhu' 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
2.29.16
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

‘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.
Jonathan Beach
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
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