Itching for a chance to explore — or perhaps re-explore the claustrophobic hallways of the Queen Zenobia? You’ll get your opportunity when the Resident Evil: Revelations demo crawls out of the murky depths and onto Xbox Live, eShop, Steam and the PlayStation Network on May 14th. For the PSN users located across the pond, you’ll be getting it a day later, on May 15th. READ MORE
In this very special edition of Indie Horror Spotlight, it’s Adam vs. the Mosquito.
Seriously. If there was a list of annoying video game bugs — the insects, not those of the technical variety — DreadOut’s mosquito would claim every spot on the list. That persistent creature followed me the whole time, and refused to let me lock him in a room so I could have some good scary fun. Other than that fun-sucking mosquito, the demo’s pretty great. You can watch me play it after the jump. READ MORE
There’s a good chance we won’t be seeing any more of Fatal Frame, at least not outside Japan. That leaves us to find new ways to fill that camera obscura shaped hole in our hearts. Unfortunately, spirit photography is an area that isn’t covered too thoroughly in video games. The 3DS exclusive Spirit Camera didn’t quite deliver, so that leaves us with the similarly themed indie horror title DreadOut. We’ve covered it before, and now, developer Digital Happiness has released a demo for it. It looks great, I’m downloading it now.
You can download the demo here, and if you like it I recommend helping DreadOut get distribution by supporting it on Steam Greenlight. If downloading the demo sounds like too much work, you can still enjoy the new trailer I have waiting for you in the darkest recesses of this post. READ MORE
Last night at GDC DICE showed off a visually impressive demo of Battlefield 4, featuring some gorgeous, open environments and some of the most realistic faces I’ve ever seen. It looks massive and more open than Battlefield 3, and did I mention it looks gorgeous? This is what next-gen looks like. Watch 17 incredible minutes after the break. READ MORE
If you signed up for early access to the Dead Space 3 demo, you’re probably enjoying some hands-on time with it right now. Everyone else has to wait until January 22 to get their anxious hands on the game’s bloody, Necromorph spanking co-op goodness. But don’t worry, I have ten codes for the Xbox Live demo to give away. Since I want to get these in your hands as soon as possible, this contest is going to be a quick one. All I want you to do is comment telling me which of the game’s two leads would win in a brawl: Isaac Clarke or John Carver? No plasma cutters or telemetry spikes, I’m talking full-on fisticuffs. I also want to know why you chose who you did. Now get to work, because I’m picking the winners on Friday, 1/18 at 12pm PST. READ MORE
Slenderman’s Shadow is another indie horror game that features the ultra popular Slenderman, but whereas Slender: The Eight Pages took place on one map, this one comes with nine. The basics are the same: you must complete your objective, such as collect pages that have been scattered about the map, before the superbly dressed Slenderman comes and whisks you away. It doesn’t strive to add much to the fledgling Slenderman subgenre in the same way as Haunt does, but it still looks like good fun for cheap.
After the break you’ll find a pre-release trailer that features many of the game’s environments, which range from hedge mazes to empty city streets. Slenderman’s Shadow releases tomorrow, January 12, for $6.99 on PC, Mac, and Linux. READ MORE
Recently announced by E.A. and the magical Visceral Games is a playable demo for Dead Space 3. It’s going to be coming to the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade on January 22nd. Xbox 360 users however can get access to the demo a week early just by signing up over at DeadSpace.com. It’s said you’ll be able to try the single player, the co-op, and use the Kinect voice commands in the demo. Dead Space 3 is a game I will definitely be buying, so the demo might get shoved aside so I don’t spoil any of the campaign for my 1st play through. Anyone else?
I friggen love Kickstarter. It helps bring to life many things that otherwise may never see the light of day. One of those things is a game by the name of The Last Door. It’s a pixelated point and click horror adventure you’ll be able to play for free on the PC so long as it gets finished. You can play some teaser game play right now over at TheLastDoor.com to get an idea of what you’re in for. Past the break for more info and a trailer. READ MORE
Capcom’s reboot of their stylish demon genocide simulator series isn’t coming out until next January, but if you want to get a taste of what this game has to offer, now you can. The demo for DmC: Devil May Cry is available now on XBLA and PSN, so if you need to get your daily allotment of demon whoopassery, you should totally check it out. In the demo, Dante fights the demon Succubus, and after you successfully beat her down you’ll unlock the ‘Son of Sparda’ difficulty level that should really only be experienced by the most hardcore of Devil May Cry fans. DmC releases on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on January 15th, with the PC version following sometime later. Check out the demo’s action-packed trailer after the jump. READ MORE
A little over a week ago I introduced you PC people to Into The Dark. A horror game that follows a private investigator who bites off a little more than he can chew in his latest investigation. The demo was just released, the game definitely looks worth a try. Download the demo for free HERE.
If you’re tired of the dull black and white that Limbo has brought us, then it’s time you took a step into technicolor. Grimind is a game that gives off a very similar vibe as Limbo, but does it in its own way. It’s got a bit more color used in just the right instances, while still keeping quite the horror vibe to it. It looks to be puzzle platforming at it’s best. You play as some sort of creepy looking monster or creatures who awakens in some caves, and must find its way out also while discovering who, or what you are. heck out some gameplay below, and if you like it you can download the demo HERE. The game is said to be coming out mid December on the PC only.
If you didn’t get the chance to play the Resident Evil 6 demo when it was available for Dragon’s Dogma owners last month, now’s your chance to get your hands on another deliciously rotten slice of the zombie pie. The demo, available now for the PS3 and Xbox 360, brings with it new content, so if you did what I did and bought Dragon’s Dogma just to play the first demo, this will still be worth checking out. For those of you who would rather keep things fresh, there are only a few short weeks between us and what’s looking like the most epic Resident Evil to date. That’s not too bad, right? Resident Evil 6 releases on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 2nd. READ MORE
Dragon’s Dogma owners recently had the opportunity to play through parts of three of the five campaigns that will be coming with Resident Evil 6 when it releases next month. Unfortunately, unless you had the game you weren’t able to participate–though you’re welcome to live vicariously through our impressions. Don’t feel too bad, because come September 18th, you’ll be able to get your anxious hands on a brand new demo, featuring all-new locations. It’ll be available on the PlayStation Network and for Xbox Live gold members until the 25th. Resident Evil 6 releases on October 2nd for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with the PC version following soon after. READ MORE
From what we have heard and seen so far, it would seem like Mr. Scratch is like Alan Wake’s evil half. It also seems like he is coming out in a big bad way in American Nightmare. Well, the exclusive to Game Trailers video below shows Mr. Scratch being bad.
I’m bubbling with the forces of light and dark inside me constantly because I’m so ridiculously crazy pumped excited crazy for Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. What I’m most excited for is getting a crazy high score in the FIght Till Dawn mode and rubbing it in Adam Dodd’s smug beautiful face. Below is a sweet developer diary, pay close attention to what’s going on behind the developers.
Resident Evil 6 might be the Capcom title that’s on everyone’s mind right now, but we shouldn’t forget about their upcoming foray into the open-world fantasy RPG market with Dragon’s Dogma. The game looks epic, and now Resident Evil fans have a big reason to check it out when Dragon’s Dogma releases on May 22 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, because it’ll come packed with the demo for Resident Evil 6.
Not sure if the next installment in Capcom’s longstanding horror-ish franchise is going to be more Resident Evil 5 than 4? Come May, you’ll have a chance to actually play the game and decide for yourself. Resident Evil 6 releases on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 20, with the PC version following sometime later. READ MORE
I must admit, I started Mass Effect 1, but didn’t get very far. I was fairly bored, and got tired of walking. I mean, I have asthma and I’m lazy. So it was inevitable. I’ve heard nothing but awesome about Mass Effect 2, so I think I’ll start there. But from what I’ve seen so far Mass Effect 3 is going to take the cake. Eat it, then shoot the remains out into space.
The demo releasing this Valentines Day will be downloadable on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Yes, all 3 at the same time! No waiting if you have one or the other. The demo starts with the Reapers attack on Earth and the opening sequence of the game. So if you can’t deal with starting the game off and not being able to just keep going, you might be better off holding out until the game comes out. READ MORE
Xbox Live Gold Members rejoice because The Darkness II demo is out now, for you and you only. On January 24th the demo will release for the Playstation Network, the PC via Steam, and all Xbox Live Members.
The original Darkness came out back in 2007, quite a long time to wait for a sequel. However February 7th is right around the corner, so it’s time to start getting excited. Try the demo out and let us know what you think by commenting thousands of times below. READ MORE
I’ve been going back through Alan Wake, achievement whoring, and because watching the video for Alan Wake’s American Nightmare got me super excited to play the game once more. Though it isn’t directly tied into the original game, I’m still excited to dive back into the darkness. Game Trailer’s Geoff Keighley got to talk to Remedy Games’ Ozz (Head Of Franchise Development) about the upcoming wake game that’s due out next month on Xbox Live Arcade. The game looks better than ever, and even more amazing is how good it looks as a downloadable title. We’ll be seeing a few more kick ass weapons to fight away the darkness with. Check out the video below.
As we all mentally prepare ourselves for our return to a more horrifying Resident Evil when Revelations releases on February 7, some new details have come out regarding the creatures we’ll be fighting and the possibility of a demo. The monsters definitely rank up there in the what-the-fuck-is-that category that Resident Evil 4′s Regenerators fell into — seriously, those things terrified me — so that’s good for a game that promises a return to the series’ roots in survival horror.
Most of these things look like they were ripped from Silent Hill; the Ooze in particular is something I could easily picture lurking in a foggy alley. Head past the break some details on a possible demo and a look at some of the ass-ugly creatures we’ll be fighting when Revelations hits next month. READ MORE
The makers of Dungeon Defenders: First Wave have just officially released gameplay footage for their next project, Afterlife: Ground Zero. Apparently, footage from the game was leaked a few days ago so its developer, Trendy Entertainment decided to jump on and give us something a little more presentable. The demo that you can check out below is playing on an iPad 2, and it looks pretty incredible.
To me, the most exciting thing about this game is it gives me the chance to ask strangers if that’s a pulsating tentacle in their pocket or if they’re just happy to see me. Get it? It’s funny because there are weird tentacles hanging off the buildings, and some of us also have tentacles in our pants. I love explaining bad jokes. No word on a release date, mainly because this game is still a long ways off, but if this tech demo represents what the unpolished version looks like I can’t wait to see the final product. Head past the break for a few more details. READ MORE
Catherine is a difficult game to explain because it’s just so bizarre. What I know is you control the 32 year-old Vincent who’s slutty ways has led him to cheat on his girlfriend Katherine with a girl he met at a bar named… Catherine. The only problem is he doesn’t remember what he did with Catherine the night prior so he has to fight through nightmares filled with puzzles and demonic sheep to remember, but he has to manage this before the time runs out and he… well, you get a Game Over, I don’t actually know what happens. Maybe Vincent decides women aren’t worth the hassel so he falls in love with a chiseled man-god named Cam, only to cheat on him with Kam, starting the whole process over again. That would be an amazing sequel.
Where was I? Oh, right. Catherine. Strangely enough, this game looks pretty great. It mixes a little of the puzzle-platforming I love so dearly with the horrors of sex and debauchery I experience on a day-to-day basis. This is totally my type of game, and if it sounds like your cup o’ tea I suggest checking out the newly released demo. READ MORE
I enjoyed Far Cry 2 for its visuals, massive open world and because it gave me the ability to pretend like I was a complete badass on the run from every other human on the planet. The next game looks to be tightening up the story a bit, which is a good thing since I don’t remember a single thing about the last game’s plot other than I must’ve done something to piss someone off since literally every person around me wanted me dead. The video below is a demo from E3 and it gives us a taste of what we can expect from the full game.
Side note: Dan Hay has one of the manliest voices I’ve ever heard. I don’t know about him, though he sounds like a wrestler/boxer/hitman, but I’m pretty sure his voice could kick my ass. Far Cry 3 doesn’t have a release date but we know it’s coming this year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and I’m very much looking forward to it. READ MORE
Duke has been running him mouth off a lot about being the shit. Well, his time is coming and he is going to have to put his skills where his mouth is. HOWEVER, the only way to get access to the demo, is to either pre-order the game (from select retailers not mentioned in the press release) or buy purchasing the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or PC. Those who get access to the demo are said to be members of the “First Access Club”. COOL. I haven’t been in a club since I was in the He-Man Women Hater’s Club.
The demo will be released June 3rd, and the game will officially be out June 10th on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. READ MORE