The System Shock franchise, which comprises two of my all-time favorite horror games, is coming soon to Steam and GOG.com. The report first broke from Flesh Eating Zipper, the only news site — that I’m aware of — with a more disturbing name than ours. The studio that will be breathing new life into the franchise is Night Dive Studios, a developer/publisher that specializes “in finding classic, abandoned and forgotten PC games and bringing them back into the hands of gamers.” System Shock and its sequel are classics that have been long abandoned, though I wouldn’t go so far as to call them forgotten. I’ll never forget it. I love it far too much.
We gamers put ourselves through a lot, and we do so in the name of fun. We tell ourselves t”his is entertainment,” before we open that creaky door and enter a room to fight a gargantuan living mass of bone and jagged metal with nothing but a pipe and a prayer. I’ve been a gamer for most of my life, and over the years I’ve seen some truly horrifying things. When a stranger asks me about my escape from Raccoon City, my vacation in Silent Hill, or my time aboard the USG Ishimura, I answer them with a thoughtful silence and a thousand yard stare. It’s the only way.
If you’re reading this then you undoubtedly have tales to tell and therapy sessions to endure, so let’s get this started with a look back at six more horrifying moments in video games.
Have you ever been playing a video game that suddenly takes your adventure in an entirely unexpected direction? Every now and then a game manages to do something unpredictable, whether that thing is a major plot twist, a main character’s death, a startling reveal or a terrifying new foe, it’s always something no one could’ve seen coming. The horror genre is filled with games that managed just that; they did something we never saw coming or put us in an unforgettable situation.
Not enough games do this these days. This list is all about the moments many gamers won’t soon forget; the moment they realized nothing is certain, and anything could happen next. Here’s our list of the most startling twists and reveals the horror genre has thrown us so far. READ MORE
The video games industry is an unforgiving world where highly anticipated games can be canceled without warning, or even worse, they can be thrown into the dread video game limbo. The fate of those who find themselves in the latter category rarely survive, instead fans are strung along for years with the promise of a release until the game meets its inevitable fate.
Unfortunately, Development Hell strikes horror games just as often, if not more so, than other genres. The most likely cause of this is how shaky the genre is, where long in development titles like Alan Wake get great reviews and tons of hype before falling short in the sales department. Then there are titles like Resident Evil that breaks all expectations, and surprise hits like BioShock. So if there’s a game you’ve been looking forward to for some time, read on to see the fifteen horror titles we’re foaming at the mouth to get our hands on. READ MORE