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Posts tagged “survival horror”

Project Zomboid is still in Early Access and that’s amazing

There is only one game I ever purchased on Desura and it was Project Zomboid, way back in 2011. This cool little indie isometric game strove to bring a Romero-esque slow zombie apocalypse to life by mixing survival skills, community management, close quarters combat, exploration, mental health, and a lot of good moaning sounds. It was a project I was backing but also getting in…

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The Farm 51 announces survival horror Chernobylite

Video games love to take us to Chernobyl. We've covered a weirdo terrorist attack game set there, the battle royale title disaster, and of course the granddaddy of em all. Last year, I finally got to take a spin with Chernobyl VR, which was a fascinating, mostly educational look at capturing a part of the Earth that we simply should not be messing around in.…

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The ecstasy of Agony will only be uncut for PC gamers

Feels like it has been a while since a game was in the news for clashing with the ratings board. Outlast 2 is the last example I can remember where the threat of the dreaded Adults Only (AO) would be handed down to a title, preventing it from releasing on consoles. Well, the Kickstarter funded twisted Hell journey Agony has been leaning into its promise…

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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…

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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,…

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Premature Evaluation: The Solus Project

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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Don’t Get Lost Along The Forest Trail(er)

Name a horrible situation you could find yourself in and I've almost certainly sat through a Discovery channel recreation of it. Les Stroud, Ray Mears, I just recently rewatched all of Bush Tucker Man. Yup, there's now nothing I don't know about watching other people tying to make fire in the bush*. It's for that reason that I'm intrigued by The Forest, a game about…

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Who Are The Real Monsters In The Forest? (Probably You)

Let's put words to it: 2013 was the year of the roguelike; 2014 is the year of the survival game. Whether they're still in alpha or not, this feels like DayZ and Rust's moment, and there are a dozen games on the horizon hoping to get in on the fun. The Forest is one of them, putting a significantly different singleplayer horror spin on the…

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Tears For Fears: Dreamfall Devs Announce Draugen

This comes as a surprise. Red Thread Games, the Norwegian studio founded last year by Ragnar Tørnquist with the specific purpose of reducing John to a puddle of shuddering emotion, is making a first-person survival horror game called Draugen. The studio has thus far been working solely on Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey, the crowdfunded sequel to John's emotional puberty, since September of last year.…

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Think Of The (Infected) Children: Amy

What happens when Ico, Clocktower, Silent Hill, Dead Rising 2 and Resident Evil meet in a darkened motel room, get drunk and share their genetic soup? Leading ludobiologists inform me there's a good chance they may bring a downloadable offspring into the world by the name of Amy, whose habits include hanging out with infected children, obsessive hand-holding, a tendency to hide beneath tables and…

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Not Alone In The Dark: Blindside

Something that most games tend to have in common is images. I'm the best at being egalitarian. There have been a few exceptions of course, and Blindside, due out January next year, is the latest. Created by indie devs Michael T. Astolfi and Aaron Rasmussen, the plan is to make an survival horror with no graphics at all. Take a look listen of the trailer…

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