Remember the horror game Siren? It saw mixed reviews, but I thought the game was badass. I was thrilled to see this Destructoid Community Blog from Revuhlooshun on how great the game was. This game is still one of the best ex... more
The Oculus-supported surrealist hellscape Grave will be coming to Xbox One in addition to the planned 2015 PC, Mac, and Linux releases, Destructoid has confirmed. The horror game, which features a rapid day and night cycle w... more
A behind-closed-doors play session for upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within wasn't as evil as I hoped it would be. I still have high hopes for the next game from Resident Evil vet Shinji Mikami and his new ... more
Oh The Evil Within, how I can't wait for you to scare the every living daylights out of me. Shinji Mikami's past games were my first tastes of the survival horror genre, and I'm quite looking forward to see what he does with... more
[Update: Sony has confirmed The Last of Us Remastered. We can expect higher resolution character models, improved lighting, upgraded textures, and a director's commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Neil Druckman, Tr... more
Back in 2005, a small team made Silent Horror, an independent film homage to survival horror, with obvious nods to the legendary Silent Hill franchise. Before he was Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief, Dale North composed the soun... more
Awash on a beach amidst scattered boxes and waterlogged wood, Betrayer drew me into its chiaroscuro world immediately. Behind me was a blinding, blown out whiteness and an impassable expanse of sea. Ahead of me was intrigue, ... more
Creating atmospheric tension isn't exactly easy. If it were, every survival horror game would be a hit. There are several elements that have to be closely tended to, one of the most important ones being sound.
In making ... more
When I see the name SOMA, all capitalized as Amnesia developer Frictional is wont to stylize, I think of my dentist. Because that's its name. And it's not a scary thought. I never had frightening associations with dentistry, ... more
Frictional Games' sci-fi horror title SOMA is seemingly dropping its "sci-fi" theme. (Or is it?) As revealed in a blog post written by creative director Thomas Grip, the secret is out: "our next game will be set deep below t... more
Daylight has been delayed slightly, and will now be coming out on April 29 instead of on April 8. Why the delay? So Atlus and developers Zombie Studios can fine tune the scariness. Atlus released this statement on the exact ... more
Hellraid is an upcoming first-person co-op slasher in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Hellraid: The Escape, on the other hand, is a mobile survival title along the same lines as The Room.
This one is bei... more
It feels like we've waited a while for some space-based horror games to arrive and now there's a glut incoming; Routine, Stasis, and Alien: Isolation are incoming later this year with SOMA from Frictional Games coming in 201... more
Last Halloween, Red Thread Games, the developer of Dreamfall Chapters, the sequel to beloved adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, announced it was also working on a survival horror game, Dr... more
Alien: Isolation is coming out on October 7 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
So no need for a PS4 or Xbox One yet? Though I suppose Infamous: Second Son is quite nice. But I'm waiting on The Witness.
And yes, I am av... more
In an effort to get you to finally install Origin, Electronic Arts has begun a new On the House promotion in which "full games, expansions, and more" can be downloaded for free.
The first selection is one those who can deal w... more
Following the recent trailer for The Forest, Endnight Games has come out with a handful of new screenshots for its open-world survival horror title as well as expanded launch details.
As stated before, this'll be hitting Stea... more
This trailer for the open-world survival horror title The Forest is my favorite yet. It begins calmly, allowing you to get swept up by the scenic wilderness and marvel at that fish that totally just got stabbed by a spear be... more
When I was a toddler, I don't think I was afraid of a lot of things. Maybe just clowns or pooping my nappy. Actually, my cousin's Star Wars figure case that was shaped like Darth Vader's head was scary too. Waking up to find... more
I'm a sucker for a post-apocalyptic wasteland (I grew up in Glasgow, go figure), so Ashen Rift: A man and his dog looks to be the type of game I'd like to play. Set after a cataclysmic event, a lone survivor heads to the mid... more
Betrayer is a good name for a game, I think. And it looks like a real cool game, too. Maybe some of you can attest to that, as it's been playable through Early Access for a few months. Now it's ready for prime time, done and... more
It's been a while since we've heard of SOMA (for PC and PS4), but Sony has posted an update on the game on their blog, and a new trailer. From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, it's set to drop in 2015, and it'... more
Red Barrels, developer of the horror survival title Outlast, has seen its game met with acclaim from most that have experienced it. Today, it announced that players will get continue that experience. The game's first add... more
Mighty Rocket Studio (formerly Hydravision Entertainment) noticed there was no longer anywhere to purchase their survival horror games, ObsCure and ObsCure: The Aftermath, and decided to do something about that. Th... more
The final release date for Tango Gameworks/Shinji Mikami's survival horror game The Evil Within has been announced. North America will see its release on August 26 of this year, and Europe will follow on August 29. This game ... more
If you came here looking for more images of Creative Assembly's terrifying Xenomorph in Alien: Isolation, no such luck. And if the Alien isn't in front of you, that means that he's either behind you, or above you, or in the v... more
Rain World has met its Kickstarter funding goal and, with a week left, is close to its first stretch goal that would increase the likelihood of the game being ported to other platforms. Namely, Linux, but Wii U, Vita, and ju... more
It's no secret that Naughty Dog's The Last of Us has taken home a lot of proverbial hardware this year. It can add one more trophy to the case, as Neil Druckmann, the game's writer, won the 2014 Writers Guild of America'... more
Have you been itching for another horror game? Well Kodoku may be your huckleberry, as it looks suitably horrific. New screens have emerged, showing off the game's engine and a number of cutscenes, most of them filled wi... more
Don't have a next-gen console yet? Pish posh. Who needs 'em? Especially when the current/previous gen is still getting cool new games. Next month, the psychological sci-fi horror game Master Reboot is coming to PS3. Here's an... more
Looking for something to play on your PS3 or Vita? Maybe both? Curve Studios is bundling four good games at the budget price of $15. $13.49 for PlayStation Plus members. All four games are Cross Buy as well, meaning you get access to the PS3 and Vita versions. Not bad.
The four titles in question are Proteus, Thomas Was Alone, Lone Survivor, and Stealth Inc. more
Despite loving the hell out of Resident Evil 4, I never did pick up Capcom's first attempt at a PC port of the 2005 game. By all accounts it was a mess, one that modders were able to salvage to some extent. The new PC version... more
First off, if you've not seen this trailer for Endnight Games' open-world survival horror title The Forest, you're going to want to spend a minute and a half doing so.
There are new screenshots, viewable below, which show a d... more
I quite like the premise of Quadrant, a survival horror title in which something has come back from a manned mission to the moon in 1979. You're a member of a biohazard waste removal and clean-up crew at a NASA facility that... more
The official website for Corpse Party: Blood Drive has gone live. Of corpse, it's creepy as heck, complete with eyes that follow you around and a school girl in uncomfortably suggestive peril. I wouldn't expect anything less ... more
I've been playing Rust a lot this past week, slowly building up a fortified home and learning as much as I can about the world. It's a brutal, mean place, even on a server dedicated to player vs. environment play, in that it... more
Focus Interactive has revealed that developer Frogwares is working on a next-gen (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Call of Cthulhu game. Not a whole lot of details have been revealed for this upcoming Lovecraftian tale, but there are a few... more
The artwork alone for Carnivore Studio's PS4 and PS Vita horror/exploration game Kodoku had me on board with the project. It's still very far off and that saddens me, but additional images, some of which appear to be in-game... more
The Forest is one of the more intriguing titles to come through Steam's Greenlight program but all we've known about the title itself is that it's an open-world horror game. Set in a forest. Thankfully we've got some more det... more
When the rumors first got out that Creative Assembly was working on Alien: Isolation, I wasn't concerned so much as I was curious how the studio landed the project. Alistair Hope and Jude Bond spoke about exactly that in an i... more
In a blurb posted to Facebook, Red Barrels has announced that the PlayStation 4 version of Outlast will be free for PlayStation Plus members in February. The first-person survival horror title blew up on PC thanks to positive... more
Look at that art. That animation. That slugcat.
I saw glimpses of Rain World long enough ago that I had forgotten about it. How did I forget about this!? The liquidity of cats is a common joke as we watch internet videos of... more
We've already talked a lot about Alien: Isolation today. Like, so much. We've shared the game's announcement, a hands-on preview, and what Isolation has in common with Colonial Marines.
So, we're going t... more
Right now DayZ is in its alpha stage, and though thousands of people all across the world are heartily enjoying it, many of you want to wait until the more stable beta phase. You may be waiting a while though, as the beta is ... more
Last year, Don't Starve hit the PC and took the community by storm. Although the game looks incredibly unique, there's an insane layer of depth there due to its genius design. Today, you can pick the game up on the PlayS... more
Have you ever been hunted? I haven't (in a videogame or, thankfully, real life). Some games make veiled attempts to simulate the sense, but as long as you learn and know the correct order of operations, they usually don't tak... more
There we were. The same notion on everyone’s mind, whether they liked it or not. Members of the press conflicted in their reluctant eagerness to address, key developers dreading the topic altogether. It clouded the air,... more
After months of rampant Internet speculation, Sega has finally revealed that Alien: Isolation is the new title in the Alien(s) franchise, and that it's being developed by Creative Assembly, the studio behind the Tot... more
Above you'll find a new trailer for Daylight, the upcoming horror title for PS4 from Zombie Studios. It's suitably creepy, moving slowly through the game's ruined hospital environment and filling it with haunting noises and ... more
Don't Starve was a pleasant surprise. Not only was the art direction wonderfully macabre, but it also provided one of the best survival experiences of 2013. As it gears up to hit consoles in the form of the PlayStation 4, one... more