Posts Tagged ‘survival horror’

Horror Fans: Outlast 2 Demo Is Out Now, Has Corn

“The horror,” said famous army colonel Walter Kurtz. “The survival horror.” Outlast 2 [official site] will have some of that, by the looks of things, and good news for impatient people who like to be scared: it has a demo out today. It’s a short one at 10-15 minutes and will be familiar to anyone who saw the footage from PAX. But for those of you who were disappointed to hear about the sequel’s delay into 2017, it is something to enjoy in time for spoooooky Halloween.

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Resident Evil 2 Remakers Announce Own Survival Horror

The survival horror fans who spent years unofficially remaking Resident Evil 2 (until Resident Evil owners Capcom coughed and pointed out they were making one themselves) have announced their own spook ’em up. Unsurprisingly, Invader Studios’ own Daymare: 1998 [official site] looks an awful lot like ye olde ’90s survival horror. If you squinted, it might even look just a touch like Resident Evil 2, with oogly-booglies shambling around a city in chaos. They’ve got a former Resident Evil artist sketching monster designs too. Here, have a look at the announcement trailer:

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Premature Evaluation: The Solus Project

It's a pretty skybox, until you realize that the meteors can actually hit you.

Few sci-fi games embrace the menacing strangeness and indifference of the universe as you find it in Kubrick, Tarkovsky, or even Scott’s original Alien. Space, and the far future, tend to be familiar analogues to the everyday conflicts we see around us. The aliens are never too alien, and new worlds are never too new.

The Solus Project maroons the player beyond the outskirts of comprehension. It’s a survival game with a little more guidance and sense of purpose that you’ll find in the million other survival games jostling for attention on Early Access. It’s also about a hundred times more polished, which is fitting for a game fast-approaching its full release. But its gorgeous graphics and clever diegetic interface are all in the service of a story of isolation and suspense on a deserted alien world.

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P.A.M.E.L.A. Gets G.R.E.E.N.L.I.T. 48 Hours After Launch

P.A.M.E.L.A. [official site], the upcoming sci-fi survival horror FPS from Canadian studio NVYVE, has been Greenlit after reaching the number one spot just two days after launching on Steam Greenlight. When we last visited P.A.M.E.L.A. earlier this year, information was thin on the ground. A whole lot more has been dropped since, including a trailer, and it looks equally as pretty as it does terrifying. Take a peek:

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Survival Horror Ashen Falls Is Pretty, Spooky In Concept

If there’s one genre I’ll always get overly excited for, be too keen to hope for the best in, and be disappointed by, it’s supernatural survival horror. Silent Hill has been rubbo for years, and hopes for Silent Hills and its first-person teaser PT are crushed after Konami confirmed they’ve cancelled the Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima game (not that it was announced for PC). Quick, Alice: pin your hopes on something new! Look, look at Ashen Falls [Facebook page]!

The survival horror starring a teen girl in a spooky abandoned town is still quite firmly in pre-production, with only a load of concept art to show for itself, but what concept art!

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Sandbox Slasher Movie Sim Lakeview Cabin Released

Should I ever find myself in a horror movie-style scenario, I intend to lie on a bed pressed up close against the wall with my eyes firmly shut. Movie rules mean they can’t kill me if I don’t acknowledge them, so I’ll simply be very stoic. That might not work so well in Lakeview Cabin Collection [official site], a slasher movie game anthology which has released its first episode.

It’s a side-scrolling sandbox survival horror (not in the ‘collect twigs to craft an axe’ sense) where you’ll experience the full range of summer camp fun, from getting drunk and skinny dipping to desperately trying to stop murderous forces with whatever’s at hand. It sounds great.

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Monstrum Gameplay Trailer Features Monsters; No Rum

Cargo ships get a raw deal in the world of video games. Think about it: Cryostasis, horrible frozen ship haunted by aggressive spectres. Cold Fear: something something ghost ship zombies. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: stabbed in the eye by a psychopath, everything explodes. Metal Gear Solid 2: first you’re Snake, then you’re Raiden. I could go on.

Monstrum doesn’t look like it’s going to reverse the trend of negative representations of cargo ships in video games, but at least it’s not doing so in style. That much is evident from this newly-released trailer showing off some Early Access gameplay footage.

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