DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the term “survival horror” was first used for the original Japanese release of Resident Evil in 1996 by Capcom? This term has been used since then for games with similar themes and gameplay and has been applied to earlier titles and games. Resident Evil revolutionized the survival aspect of the genre used in video games by focusing on the emotions and experiences brought about whilst playing it. The constant feeling of dread, helplessness, and the gripping worry that something around the corner would jump out in an instant and result in you seeing the “game over” screen brought players to the edge of their seats during the majority of their playthrough.
Another game that used the same aspect was Silent Hill, albeit with a few additions that made the experience more surreal. With an estimated budget of $3-5 million, the game brought players to an abandoned town plagued with disturbing creatures, immersing them in its narrative story and psychological horror elements, thus making it a classic amongst fans within the genre. According to some, the huge difference between horror video games and horror in other media is interactive engagement. Giving players full control of the characters in horror games lets them experience the situations firsthand, essentially making them feel as if they’re inside the game itself. With plenty of horror games available to play in various platforms, and more still in development and showing new and improved elements, it’s safe to say that gamers will be encountering more of this genre in the years to come.
#4Amnesia: The Dark Descent
#5Resident Evil HD Remastered
#7The Evil Within
#9Metro 2033 Redux
Metro 2033 Redux game is based on the popular Russian science fiction novels, the game is a first-person shooter that mixes action with survival horror. It is set in an apocalyptic future where the survivors of a global nuclear holocaust live hiding in the Moscow Metro.Games
Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
#11The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
#13The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is an adventure horror game based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. It is delivered in a decision based, tale-tell gaming system wherein every decision you make would impact the story and how it unfolds.Games
Windows, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Gamefly
#14Left 4 Dead 2
#17Murdered: Soul Suspect
#18The Evil Within 2
#19F.E.A.R. 2: Project OriginF.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a horror and action game for Windows. In the game, you are deployed just minutes before the blast triggered by the original F.E.A.R. team. You will assume the role of Special Forces. It was developed by Monolith and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.Games
#20System Shock 2
#21Friday the 13th: The Game
#22Resident Evil 5
#23Dead Space 2
#24Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
#25Resident Evil 4