Survival Horror

1.22.19

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.

3.27.17

An Account of Uncommon Darkness: 'Lone Survivor' on Its Fifth Anniversary

Jasper Byrne’s survival horror remains a singular descent into discomfort. We speak to the solo developer.

1.25.17

Family Matters: How Humans Became the Real Horrors of ‘Resident Evil 7’

We speak to the game’s producer and director about how a less-is-more approach makes for a more relatable and scarier experience.

1.10.17

What Do Survival Horror and 'Dungeons & Dragons' have in Common? Dread.

Tabletop RPGs may not be known for getting the same scares as old Silent Hill games. But 'Dread' gets there.

6.2.16

Here’s What We Want from ‘Resident Evil 7’

Did someone say REboot? They did, and it was us. Because Resi is crying out for some fresh blood to infect with all-new horrors.

5.10.16

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.

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3.10.16

‘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.

8.14.15

‘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.

8.12.15

Classic Horror Game Resident Evil 2 Is Getting a Remake

One of the best Resident Evil games is being reanimated.

7.17.15

Attention Horror Game Fans: ‘Until Dawn’ Is the Sleeper Slasher Hit of the Summer

Supermassive's blood-in-the-snow survival horror is shaping up to be an unexpected success.

3.25.15

‘Deadly Premonition’ Remains the Weirdest Video Game of the Modern Era

Released at a time when big-box video games could be incredibly conservative, this Twin Peaks-inspired murder mystery offered a window into gaming's delightfully ramshackle and sometimes ugly past.

3.6.15

‘White Night’ Is Survival Horror for Noir Lovers

The debut game from OSome Studio is unsettling, imperfect, and absolutely memorable.

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