Posts Tagged ‘condemned: criminal origins’

The 25 Best Horror Games On PC

To compile a list of the 25 best horror games on PC is to look into the void for so long that the void not only starts to look back, but shakes you by the hand and takes you out for coffee. It is to fight with monsters until you become a monster and then go on a European railtrip with the other monsters, and really bond over cocktails in Saint-Tropez.

It is also a great way to explore the wide range of possible experiences within horror fiction. Here, there is something for everyone, even the squeamish and the easily-startled. Yes, there are jumpscares, but there are also slow-burn psychological dramas and tongue-in-cheek splatterfests. There are uncanny things and real terrors, but there are smiles and smirks among the shocks.

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Have you played… F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

I’m still annoyed at F.E.A.R. 2. The first F.E.A.R probably has the best shotgun in any game ever. It’s a masterpiece of virtual ballistics, a simple black tube that, when fired, has the force of a punch from Mars himself. All F.E.A.R 2 had to do was carry it over exactly as it was. Instead, Monolith redesigned it and made it utter dogshit. It’s an absolute travesty and I demand this be acknowledged. Read the rest of this entry »

Condemned, Streets Of Rage 2, Binary Domain For Free

I realise I won’t demand an answer to “What are you playing this weekend?” until tomorrow, but here’s an easy suggestion so I’m not left nagging you: Condemned: Criminal Origins. JOHN. Just a suggestion. The crime-investigating first-person face-cruncher is one of the finest horror games, Adam will tell you, and it’s free right now. As Sega continue their Make War, Not Love event, they’ve set another few games free for a few days. You can also nab Binary Domain, a shooter whose characters get annoyed when you yell at them, and splendid ’90s beat ’em up Streets of Rage II.

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Face-Breaking News: Condemned’s Possible Indie Future

BIFF!

What if publishers and rightsholders were more willing to experiment with unused or squandered series, taking chances on handing them to new developers? Square Enix have thought about opening some older Eidos series to third-party developers through their weird crowdfunding Collective thing, I know folks have agitated for Sega to stop making horrible Sonic games and give someone not-awful a chance, and now the chap who owns first-person puncher Condemned is musing about handing the homeless-hammering simulator over to an indie team.

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If You Kick Them, Do They Not They Bleed Pixels?

If it bleeds pixels, you can kill it

They Bleed Pixels is in the Steam Halloween Sale, which we’ve already drawn your glowing Jack o’ Lantern eyes too, but since we didn’t have a great deal to say about the platformer at release, I thought I’d write a few words about its macabre delights here. Despite featuring fiendish platforming and blood-stained levels, it all plays out more like N fused with a beat ’em up than Super Meat Boy. I’ve only played a few levels and haven’t seen the new Halloween content, but it’s discounted to £2.37 until November 1st and if you’re craving a devilishly difficult game in which spikes are actually your friends, do consider these dripping pixels. Trailer below.

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