I’m crazy excited for the arrival of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but I’m also understandably a little frustrated I won’t be able to grab either console as soon as I would like. My therapist told me I shouldn’t bottle up these emotions, otherwise I’ll return to my dark place and black out, only to wake up three days later covered in pig’s blood (at least I think it’s pig’s blood) with odd, almost alien markings covering my entire body. Since I’d rather that didn’t happen to me again, I’m going to express my emotions the only way I know how, by writing to you.
All this week I’ve been celebrating the end of a wonderful console cycle with features covering the best horror games of this generation — from AAA blockbusters to smaller indie efforts — as well as a recent look back at some of the most disappointing games.
Since I’d rather not end this on a such a sour note, I’ve decided to extend this celebration with a look at some of this generation’s best horror-themed DLC and expansions — see my picks after the jump!
Welcome to Ghosts of Gaming Past — here we’ll be reviewing older horror games, classics and non-classics we missed when they were originally released. Have a game you’d like reviewed? Send us an email.
Written by Jason Nawara, @JasonNawara
From Blackwater to Escalara, a plague is crossing the land, causing the dead to rise with a taste for cowboy flesh. For John Marston, this means it’s time to blow another few hundred heads off — they’re just rotten this time. That’s OK, they explode better this way.
Craving some sweet, undead action this week but don’t have the money to spend on games like Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare expansion or Left 4 Dead 2′s The Passing DLC? Well, look no further because it just so happens that all this week Xbox Live is having some spectacular deals on zombie-themed content, including the aforementioned DLC, Stubbs the Zombie, Twin Blades, and even Dead Rising 2: Case West.
Savings! Savings! Savings! (I’m channeling my inner car salesman, the type you see in those awful commercials) For the full list of deals and the newly dropped prices of these games and DLC head past the break, just make sure you bring your wallet so you can get in on this hot action. READ MORE
Out on Tuesday, Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare DLC takes you into the world of wild west horror. You again play as John Marston as he comes home from a trip to his family. As he readies for bed his uncle who had not shown up that night when he was supposed to looks a tad bit crazed. Uncle proceeds to do some unholy things, and John leaves to find some answers and a cure.
I never played the regular story line (at least not yet) but this DLC definitely caught my attention. So much so that I bought the DLC and have been playing it with my friends copy of the game. Expect a review soon, but seriously you need to play Undead Nightmare it’s incredble! READ MORE
Look, if you have Red Dead Redemption, the Undead Nightmare DLC is a must. No, it’s not out until October 26th for the Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. But you can wait. I mean, zombies in the old west? Yeah, they did it.
10 bucks. The DLC will be its own separate story apart from the game itself. READ MORE
A lot of games recently have added zombie dlc. Or some sort of horror themed dlc. Sometimes so incredibly awesome, I feel they should have made it into a full game. Red Dead Redemption is getting the same treatment. And as you can see by the trailer below it looks awesome. I think an old west game completely zombie’d out would be incredible.
Undead Nightmare takes John Marston out of his normal landscape and into the hellish zombie world as the dead come to life. He heads out into the zombie infested frontier to find a cure. The Undead Nightmare DLC is a completely separate story from the main adventure in Red Dead. READ MORE