After the PlayStation 4 arrives on November 15th and the Xbox One the week after that, this generation will officially be considered last-generation. Both Microsoft and Sony have vowed to continue supporting their respective consoles for the next couple years, so they’re far from dead, they’re just being replaced by something shinier and more “all-in-one”.
The future is looking especially bright for the horror genre, with games like Dead Rising 3 just around the corner and The Evil Within and Dying Light both coming next year. Before we get too engulfed in the excitement that a new console generation inspires, I’d like to take a look at some of the horror games that defined this console generation.
Check out my list of the ten greatest horror games of this generation, after the jump!
I’m not much of a gun guy, but I can still appreciate how cool these fan-made weapons are, inspired by Resident Evil, as well as a few from Dead Rising. An impressive level of detail went into making each gun look like it was taken straight out of the universe it was inspired by. My favorite, because I’m bias, is Wesker’s Samurai Edge. That gun rocked in Resident Evil 4. I can’t tell you how many baddies I mowed down with it in Mercenaries, because I can’t count that high.
I’d love to have this guy’s collection, even if it’s just to see the uncomfortable looks on people’s faces when they walk into my home and see an entire wall dedicated to these glorious weapons. Check them out after the jump.
Xbox Live’s annual spring sale is about to kick off, and this year it will bring deals on Dead Rising 2, Skyrim, Hitman, Resident Evil 6, and Telltale’s The Walking Dead, among others. The sale goes live on Tuesday, March 26 and will run until April 1 for Xbox Live Gold and Free members.
All of Resident Evil 6′s multiplayer modes are half off, and if you haven’t gotten around to playing Telltale Games’ fantastic episodic The Walking Dead game, episode one will be free and the rest will cost a paltry 200 MSP each. I picked a few of the deals I think will interest you all, check them out after the jump.
If you were to compile a list of the major horror games — that we know of — coming out over the next year, roughly half of them star the hungry undead in some capacity. In case you missed it, I actually just did that (you can find the links at the end of this article) and we’re at about a 50/50 split. That’s a lot of zombie games, and while I’m usually not one to complain, it does make me wonder. How many zombies does it take before the genre is too popular, and if that number exists, are we about to reach it?
I’m a fan of the genre, always have been. Zombies have had a starring role in my life since I first watched the original Dawn of the Dead at the ripe old age of six. Since then I’ve gorged myself on all the undead entertainment I can find. I’m always searching for my next fix, whether that’s through television, movies, video games, books, comics, haunted houses, zombie walks, whatever. Zombies haven’t always been so popular. In fact, this is a relatively new thing. The undead hordes are no stranger to the virtual realm of video games, having been a facet of this glorious industry for the last three decades. So why are they so popular now? What is it that makes a zombie so fascinating? Let’s find out.
If you enjoyed yesterday’s batch of memorable horror game weapons then you’re going to love this. Horror games may not be known for their excess of badass weapons, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a few games that have brought us some excellent tools with which to beat down the undead hordes, alien intruders, demons, demon worshippers, and other abominations that are unfortunate enough to get in our way when we’re in the mood to kick some ugly monster ass. Here’s the second half of our list of the best weapons of the horror genre.
Have you ever had that moment where you’re blissfully mowing down Necromorphs with your plasma cutter or literally mowing down zombies in Dead Rising, only to come across that part of the game that almost ruins everything? Pretty much every game has it, but that doesn’t lessen the blow when you finally find it. It’s like when someone violently shakes you while you’re sleeping, ruining the amazing dream you were having about that saucy minx who works at the Starbucks near your work. You go there every day–even if you don’t want a coffee–just to see their face. If you’re feeling extra brave you might pretend to forget your usual order, just to see if they remember you. Then when they aren’t there or they don’t remember you, you’re struck by a wave of sadness that only a Mountain Dew Pitch Black and a hug from TJ can soothe. Oh, and you should definitely check out the ten games that came close to ruining everything after the break. READ MORE
you all know the Dead Rising video game series. Even if you haven’t played it you know it’s widely popular for its dynamic environment, and the fact that you can smash zombie brains with pretty much anything in the environment, whether it’s a lawnmower or a shopping cart of death. IDW’s comic adaptation, Dead Rising: Road To Fortune embraces this element of the game play fully, offering a rich comic full of zombie killing goodness. If you dig the game, you will dig the book. Below you can check out an epic 8-page preview. Read on for the skinny…
Until May 2nd XBLA is offering Dead Rising content for a fraction of their original prices. Case Zero, a short prequel to Dead Rising 2 that includes a taste of what you can expect in the full game has dropped to 200 Microsoft Undead Poultry Points, Case West for 400 and the Psycho and Soldier costumes are now at 80 points. They’re practically giving them away people! If you have yet to check out the Dead Rising 2 expansions they’re both pretty good, just remember that while Case Zero is exclusively single-player, Case West brings in Frank West for a more social experience. The deal ends on May 2nd.
But that’s not all, oh H-E-double hockey stick no it’s not. When the Dead Rising deal ends a Castlevania-centric one will take its place. Think of it like the circle of life – when you die someone younger and more talented will replace you. I’m not saying Castlevania is better than Dead Rising and it’s definitely not younger, but you get the idea. Head past the break for next week’s deals, just make sure you’re ready to save some goddamned money! READ MORE
The PSP2 has been unveiled and it’s looking like more than a worthy contender to the Nintendo 3DS. Its 5″ OLED touch screen, rear touch panels, Six Axis, 3G/Wifi functionality and snazzy look leaves little complaints to be had. Well, it is slightly larger than the PSP 3000 so I’m sure that’s disappointing to a few people, but other than that the future is looking bright for Sony’s next handheld.
Good looks and impressive tech will only get you so far though, so the NGP’s developer and publisher support will be crucial to its success. Lucky for us, if the list below shows how strong third party support for the console is. With companies that have major stakes in the horror genre included in the list (check out the full list after the jump) my head is buzzing with all the possible horror games we could see on the platform. Here are the most exciting games we’d like to see make it to the NGP. READ MORE
Nothing was said, at least yet, at E3 about any new Dead Rising game coming out. Maybe they are keeping it hush hush. However Kotaku has posted today that it looks like the original Dead Rising is coming out for the Wii, at least, in Japan. Famitsu, a weekly video game magazine released in Japan has all the good video game information that we crave, and that’s where they found it. Now how do I sign up…. READ MORE
Kotaku recently posted about the little tif between Capcom and their game Dead Rising and MKR whom are the owners to the copyrights to George Romero’s Dead films. Read their full story HERE. Now anyone who has been a fan of George Romero and who has picked up a controller would notice the fact the Dead Rising and Dawn Of The Dead are similar because they are in a mall. But that’s technically as far as it goes. READ MORE