In preparation of the impending arrival of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, over the last week I’ve rounded up this generation’s best horror games, covering everything from AAA blockbusters to smaller, indie efforts. Those games deserve to be played, celebrated and remembered. The following? Not so much.
Unfortunately, while I wish every game could be worthy of our time, sometimes, for a variety of reasons, a game comes along that really, really isn’t. Every so often we’re given a game that’s uninspired, poorly designed, boring or some combination of the three.
If you’ve been burned, head on for this generation’s 10 most disappointing horror games to see if the game made the list! READ MORE
If you recall a little over a week ago I posted about the Rise Of Nightmares pre-order bonuses. They are not so good. And just when you thought there couldn’t be a worse bonus, along comes the Amazon.com pre order bonus. For the exact same price, you get a Jester avatar pet. That’s it.
Listen, I know I’m bitching. I mean we should be grateful we get ANYTHING at all for free with the game just for pre-ordering. I remember spending full price for a game when I was younger, getting absolutely NOTHING extra with it, and then hating the crap out of the game. We live in a good era for video games. But if Amazon wants to beat out Game Stop they need to schmooze some better exclusives. Although Amazon does a lot of the time offer you a 20 dollar credit towards your next video game when you buy a new game from them. READ MORE
There is no doubt about it. Rise Of Nightmares is not your average Kinect game. But as they show more and more of it, it’s not normal by any standards. It looks darker and more brutal than most horror games that have been coming out. And yes, that is a perfect fit for Bloody Disgusting. Check out this ridiculously brutal and weirdly awesome Red Band Trailer below.
Rise Of Nightmares will be out September 6thfor the Xbox 360 Kinect, and I won’t be sleeping that night because of how freaked out I’ll be. READ MORE
If you haven’t already checked out the frighteningly horrific Rise Of Nightmares screen shots that Adam posted 2 articles down, I suggest you stop acting like a scared little baby and do it. I mean sure Adam basically came onto the entire BD audience, but that’s nothing to be so afraid of. He’s gentle, and soft, and likes to coo softly in your ears to get you going.
I’ve strayed WAY far off the subject. If you pre-order Rise Of Nightmares from your local Game Stop you get some absolutely meh bonuses. I know you’re dying to know what the “lame” exclusive bonus stuff is, so I’m going to hold your hand to the mouse and make you click to head past the break to find out what exactly it all is. READ MORE
Come September the Kinect will be getting its first dose of real horror with Rise of Nightmares, Sega’s attempt at appealing to those of us who own the Xbox 360′s limb flailing peripheral. From everything we’ve seen of the game so far it looks pretty damn creepy. Like, locked in a retirement home at night level of creepy, where you just know a wrinkly old woman is going to pop out at you from around the corner to pinch your cheek. That’s not even the worst of it, sure, old people and darkness is a damn terrifying combination, but what about that smell? Oh, and sorry to everyone over 60 who’s reading this, of course I’m not talking about you. You smell great, now stay the fuck away from my cheeks.
Where was I? Oh yes, Rise of Nightmares has unleashed some brand new screenshots today that, if anything, prove this game isn’t afraid to splash buckets of blood and severed body parts at us. Head past the break for some screens, but be warned, there’s blood waiting for you past the jump. I just don’t want to be blamed for giving any of you nightmares. I know how sensitive Bloody Disgusting’s audience is. You’re all like fragile butterflies with weak stomachs. Sure, you’re all beautiful and I’d very much like to rub my face on you, but you’re also pretty delicate, so as a writer extraordinaire I have to be aware of your limitations. READ MORE
I’ve been excited for a more ‘adult’ game to be hitting the Xbox 360 Kinect, but I have to say after seeing the trailer below, I’m 150% in. The trailer for Rise Of Nightmares is insane, fucked up, gory, old skool looking, bat shit crazy, and just plain awesome. I can’t really hype it up any more so just watch the video and tell me how sweet it looks.
Don’t judge me for my progressively cheesier article titles – trying to cover everything E3 is throwing out is beginning to burn a hole in my brain and my hands are in dire need of some Bengay. It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again. Err, sorry, what was this one about? Right! Until yesterday Xbox 360 exclusive horror title Rise of Nightmares has been pretty quiet, but with yesterday’s batch of screenshots and the debut trailer that you can feast your eyes on below we’re finally getting some light shed on this very intriguing game.
Now, you should know that Rise of Nightmares is being made for Kinect, with all its limb-flailing functionality, so you’ll need one of those to play the game. Fortunately, you still have a while to save up your hard-earned drug and/or prostitution money since the game is still a ways off (it comes out this September). READ MORE
Not too much is known about the upcoming Mature rated horror title for Xbox 360′s Kinect, other than it will have gore, intense violence and partial nudity. Now we can get a good look at what the game looks like, and looking at this batch of screens it’s definitely a little unsettling.
Rise of Nightmares still doesn’t have a release date other than a very wide “sometime later this year”, but looking at the screens I’d say they could definitely use more time to polish up the visuals a bit. Check them out after the jump. READ MORE
For the unfamiliar, Rise of Nightmares is a Kinect-exclusive horror title that was announced at the Tokyo Game Show last year. With all of the family friendly games coming out on the platform it’s nice to see an actual horror game being made for the platform, though I hope its better than past motion-centric games we’ve seen on the Wii (like Ju-On: The Grudge). At least we now know the game is rated Mature, which essentially means Sega can get away with tossing buckets of gore, undead babies and body parts at us.
Rise of Nightmares was given a Mature rating for its blood, gore, intense violence, partial nudity, strong language and suggestive themes. Sorry, no undead babies here. Head past the jump for the ESRB’s full description of all the terrifying elements we can expect to enjoy in the game when it releases later this year for the Xbox 360. READ MORE
Tokyo Game Show is here and so far it’s the most exciting gaming event of the year, for horror fans at least. The most exciting news, at least for me, was the unveiling of the collaborative effort between Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, No More Heroes creator Suda51, and Silent Hill composer/producer Akira Yamaoka: the new action horror project, officially dubbed Shadows of the Damned.
But that’s certainly not it, there’s also been news on Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 2 multiplayer details, the exciting reveal of Project Dark by the guys who made the amazing Demon’s Souls, a Devil May Cry reboot, and two limb-flailing horror games for the Kinect. READ MORE