Bethesda has released an extended playthrough of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s next horror game, The Evil Within, and boy, does this game look intense. Some of it is footage we’ve seen before, usually broken up, like in the recent gameplay trailer, but this is seamless. We finally get to see how this game plays, without fancy editing and marketing text.
Turn off the lights, crank up the volume and enjoy. READ MORE
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us was lauded by many as the PlayStation 3′s swan song. I think that may have been premature. Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dreams has a new game coming exclusively to the platform, you might be familiar with it, it’s called Beyond: Two Souls. It looks fantastic, and it’s coming from a developer that’s more than adept at bringing us beautiful, story-driven games.
After the break I have thirty minutes of brand new footage, courtesy of the game’s demo. Enjoy. READ MORE
It’s official, I’m calling it. Outlast, the upcoming survival horror/stealth hybrid from developer Red Barrels is the scariest game of 2013. The only competitor that has a chance of dethroning it is Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and boy, has the bar been raised. You can look forward to my review and a playthrough of the first twenty or so minutes when Outlast comes to Steam on September 4th.
Until then, I suggest you turn off the lights, lock the door, crank up the volume and enjoy my 25 minute-long playthrough of the brand new demo that’s currently being shown off at PAX Prime. I’ll try and keep the screaming to a minimum, I promise. READ MORE
Of the myriad indie survival horror games we have to look forward to this year, Outlast, developed by Red Barrels Games, is one of the more promising. It looks terrifying, and a few of those who have been lucky enough to play it have even gone on to claim that it’s scarier than Amnesia. That’s a bold claim, seeing as that game’s widely considered to be one of the scariest games of all time.
Sadly, outside of a few trailers, much of the footage has been without audio. Thanks to Rev3 Games, who recently — and reluctantly — spent some time with Outlast, we have fifteen gorgeous minutes of gameplay. It’s not without commentary, but at least now we can hear the game. READ MORE
This video probably won’t stay up for too long, so I suggest checking it out before Bethesda tears the video down. Youtuber GammersStyle has posted a video recorded during one of the behind-closed-doors press showings of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within. The only gameplay we’ve seen so far has revolved around Sebastian’s trying to escape from a chainsaw-wielding maniac — this video has all new footage, including a bloody hall scene that’s more than a little reminiscent of The Shining and a brief look at that bloody four-armed boss lady.
It’s shoddily recorded and the cameraman has a nasty habit of only capturing the top half of the screen, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying a brief sneak peak of this crazy exciting next-gen horror game. READ MORE
Of the many games that were shown off at E3 last week, for me, Thief is one of the more exciting ones. It just looks so damn good. I’m not even terribly good at — read: really, really bad — or a huge fan of the stealth genre, though games like Dishonored and Splinter Cell are slowly changing that.
Thief looks gorgeous, and I’ve enjoyed some of the supernatural horror elements in previous games (the Shalebridge Cradle from Deadly Shadows was intense). I think they may have replaced most, if not all, of that with gritty realism in this next installment, but even still, it looks fantastic. At E3, Square Enix showed off ten wonderful minutes from the the upcoming game, which you can enjoy after the break. READ MORE
Right now, the Hellghast are polishing up their goggles so they’re super bright just in time for Killzone: Shadow Fall, coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 when it launches this fall. We’ve seen a decent amount of the game so far, but today, Sony released 20 minutes of sweet, Killzone whoopassery for our viewing pleasure.
Unlike other shooters, Shadow Fall isn’t solely comprised of browns and greys. It’s actually colorful. I like that. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
If you’re a fan of lonely starships that are littered with panels to interact with (for opening/closing doors and such), ominous sci-fi music, and watching crash test dummies commit suicide — self-termination, rather? — then this new Centration gameplay video was practically made just for you. It’s in alpha right now, so it’s a little rough. Okay, a lot rough, but it’s definitely promising. See it in action after the break. READ MORE
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