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The Timeless Horror of 'System Shock 2'

Its technology and techniques are old-fashioned, but Irrational's 20 year-old horror classic still makes you a participant in its storytelling.
Rob Zacny
Games Features

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
Resident Evil 2

I Wish 'Resident Evil 2' Let Me Be a More Compassionate Hero

'Resident Evil 2' is a scary, effective fantasy of permission and scarcity. But I want to be a different kind of survivor.
Danielle Riendeau
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Quick Thoughts on Capcom's Inspired, Scary as Hell 'Resident Evil 2' Remake

For the first time in a long time, a survival horror game that actually makes you feel like you're barely surviving.
Patrick Klepek

Kitty Horrorshow's Latest Is a Horror Game For Our Scary Political Moment

Kitty Horrorshow's 'Castle Wormclot' evokes a massive, unknowable political machine.
Cameron Kunzelman

This Indie Horror Game is David Lynch by Way of Smash Cuts, Now on Steam

‘Paratopic’ is out on Steam now.
Danielle Riendeau
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'Soma' Nailed Existential Dread About AI Long Before 'Westworld' Came Along

The latest episode introduced a concept that harkens back to Frictional’s existentially horrifying game.
Danielle Riendeau

Play This Very David Lynch Indie Horror Game

‘Desert of Vice’ has it all: surreal scenes, a spooky mystery, coffee and donuts.
Danielle Riendeau
open thread

Nothing Soothes a Sick Body Like Indulging in Horror Games

Horror games just feel better when you don't.
Danielle Riendeau

'Paratopic' Turned My Nightmares into a PS1-Era Horror Game

'Paratopic' is an indie horror game that looks like it came out on a corrupted (or maybe possessed) Playstation 1.
Danielle Riendeau
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'Yume Nikki' is an Intensely Freaky, Mysterious Horror Game

Yume Nikki is a game that’s about wandering around spaces and seeing what’s there to see. And it’s a nightmare, through and through.
Cameron Kunzelman

Even the Bleakest Horror Games End More Hopefully than 'Detention' Does

'Detention' deals in powerlessness and historical foundation to serve up truly bleak horror.
Gino Grieco