In case you haven’t realized it already, this is an exciting time to be a horror fan. With Outlast coming tomorrow and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs a week later, we have two of the most anticipated horror games of the year getting ready to scare the pants off all of us. By mid-September we’ll all be bottomless, and that’s almost more terrifying than the six games I’m about to introduce (or re-introduce) you to.
Considered by many to be the “scariest game of all time,” Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a must-play for any horror fan. It expertly builds up each scare, keeping you on the edge of your seat so when the shit really hits the fan — for me, this happens about an hour into the game when you enter the flooded hallway — the dread is thick and effective. If you’re a fan of the genre, you should have played this game by now. If you haven’t, jumping into it now may be the perfect way to prepare for its sequel, A Machine for Pigs.
Fran Bow surprised me, and it did so by being entirely different from what I expected. On the surface, it’s a seemingly harmless indie game with a quirky art style and an unusual cast of characters, but once you explore what’s underneath you soon realize it’s an intensely twisted horror game that’s disturbing, gory and extremely clever.
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This Week in Horror - November 21, 2017 - Halloween, X-Files, ...
Danny McBride reveals more details about the upcoming Halloween sequel, Season 12 of The X-Files is coming very soon, and the Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie has its writer! It's THIS WEEK IN HORROR with Whitney Moore!Posted by Bloody Disgusting on Wednesday, November 22, 2017