Independent developer Carnivore Studio has announced they are working on a game bound for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year. According to details provided by Pocket Gamer, the title will feature stealth-based gamep... more
I've got high hopes for Tango Gameworks' The Evil Within. It's the return of Shinji Mikami and, hopefully, big-budget survival horror. Games like Outlast have scared us silly, but it's also possible to point to series like De... more
With three days remaining in its crowdfunding campaign, Stasis has raised the necessary $100,000 to move forward on Kickstarter. I had completely missed this Windows / Mac project until today, which I feel bad about, now that... more
Frequent readers of Destructoid already know how beloved Lone Survivor is to many of our staff. It's an amazing example of how the interplay between simple iconography-based visuals, horrific concepts and powerless... more
The first DLC for State of Decay is gearing up to release on Friday, November 29 for $6.99 on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam. Breakdown is more of an endless survival mode -- it's actually separate from the game's main story -- ... more
With this trailer, The Forest has gone from one of a handful of survival horror titles I'm anticipating to become my most-wanted. Horror in a relatively open world may sound like a challenge to pull off, but if the video is ... more
I won't spend as much time on Dead Rising 3 as I did with some of the other Xbox One pre-launch previews as we've covered it a fair bit in the past. We first saw it at E3 and thought that it looked and sounded rough. But our ... more
Undead Labs is nearly ready for its zombie-survival sandbox State of Decay to release on Steam proper. It's been playable as an Early Access title on the platform since late September and has seen a number of updates since. (... more
Outlast really scared me when I played it back at PAX East earlier this year and it seems to have been a debut success for developer Red Barrels, enough to warrant some DLC. The Canadian studio has revealed the expansion wil... more
If you are a fan of The Dark Mod, a Thief-inspired Doom 3 mod that is now standalone, you need to check out this list of scary mods to celebrate Halloween. Mod DB put together a list of its favorite horror-themed mods fo... more
Red Thread Games has announced Draugen, "a first-person survival horror adventure amongst the mountains and fjords of the Norwegian west coast in the 1920s." I am immediately interested because it's a new IP, it's a horror ga... more
The PlayStation Store is running a "Horror Week" promotion and I am reaching for my wallet. One of the biggest markdowns is for DmC: Devil May Cry, which has been slashed to 50% off this week, while PlayStation Plus memb... more
Capcom has slashed prices on the trinity of Resident Evil games for Nintendo platforms, sacrificing the terror-inducing adventures for half off in celebration of Halloween.
For the remainder of the month, horror junkies will ... more
Just in time for Halloween we get a press release for a 3DS title from Treva Entertainment called My Little Baby 3D. Sounds innocent enough, right? Wait until you see the images from the game.
*hides under blanket*
The idea i... more
Did you know that this guy's name is Boxman? I wasn't aware until today.
He's been featured prominently in Bethesda's promotion of The Evil Within so far, which has me wondering if the intent is for him to become the title's ... more
A lot of people cite Super Metroid as the first game that showed them how tense and isolated videogames can make them feel. For me, that realization came four years earlier when I picked up Splatterhouse on the Turbograf... more
Sony is lining its candy dish with some festive discounts this October. Starting today the platform holder is kicking off a fortnight of sales on the PlayStation Store, treating PlayStation Plus subscribers and plebeians alik... more
Just in time for Halloween, the Game Music Bundle... of the Damned! drops into our trick or treat bags. This bundle blends a nice variety of soundtracks, from top horror franchises to indie games. Dead Space, Silent Hill... more
Although something tells me it'll never truly go away, the Slenderman craze seems to have died down a little bit recently. And that has me feeling slightly more receptive to Slenderman: The Arrival's impending Steam release. ... more
Oh, that lovable Jasper Byrne. Following the release of Lone Survivor for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, the designer is bringing the Director's Cut content back to PC and Mac -- and he's doing it in a terrific way. The DLC is g... more
Daylight? More like Darklight. Because it's so fu*king dark in here and I can't god damn see and there are fu*king ghosts everywhere god damn it Hamza why did you make me preview this game.
This is what I remembered a few min... more
Sensory deprivation can be relaxing. It can also be terrifying in extreme measures, like the sound proof acoustic chamber that causes its guests to hallucinate. Wearing an Oculus Rift is a little bit like that. Especially in ... more
The Last of Us is now supplied with its first ration of downloadable content, Naughty Dog has announced. The Abandoned Territories Map Pack includes four fresh maps and a handful of new unlockable items for those that enjoy ... more
Right here's a trailer for How to Survive, a zombie filled survival game. Thinly veiled as tips, the video runs down more like a feature list. Players will hunt and prepare food, build shelter, craft weapons and equipment...... more
Psh, who needs Metal Gear Solid V, right?
Long time voice of Snake and general righteous hombre David Hayter is joining the cast of the upcoming survival sim The Long Dark, which I fawned over when its Kickstarter first went... more
Amnesia creator Frictional Games knows horror, I think we can all agree. There have been some intriguing videos about the team's next project, SOMA, to help set the sci-fi mood. Now we have the mother of all teaser trailers ... more
Every October-ish I invariably go back and watch some greats -- catch The Thing, and so on -- before feeling like I've long since exhausted the reserve of good horror movies. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. There are plenty of hor... more
The setup for The Long Dark interested Steven. This is a first-person survival simulation that has players exploring the Northern wilderness, dealing with other stranded people, and trying not to get eaten by wolves. We've h... more
Sumthing Else Music Works has just released a whole bunch of Silent Hill series soundtracks, just in time for Halloween. We're talking soundtracks from the more recent series games, including Origins, Homecoming, Downpour, Sh... more
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is coming to PlayStation Network this week. The spine-chilling third chapter in Tecmo's survival horror series is a mix of old and new, featuring the series' trademark Camera Obscura, some famil... more
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs was a drastic departure from the much loved survival horror darling Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Its writer, Dan Pinchbeck, recently spoke with Kill Screen about the bizarre sequel and some things th... more
Fear-mongering is a great way to get people's attention, and inevitably, their money. On TV, that fear mongering often involves talking about things that TV-producers hope that people who still watch TV don't know much about,... more
Shadow of the Eternals has been placed "on hold." Following a trio of ill-fated crowdfunding campaigns, the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, Silicon Knights' acclaimed GameCube classic, is being laid to rest, at ... more
Speaking with IGN, The Evil Within director Shinji Mikami spoke about the survival horror genre and took a look back at the Resident Evil series. As it turns out, the poor sales of the amazing Resident Evil GameCube remake is... more
Oh look, it's Neverending Nightmares, that creepy looking adventure game Jonathan talked about the other day. It's only got a few hours left on its Kickstarter, and this video probably won't help it. We can only cross our fingers!
Anyway, I played the demo. You can watch me play it, if you want. more
Naughty Dog has stayed relatively mum on their intentions for The Last of Us' downloadable content, but today it finally breaks the silence. Three DLC packs for The Last of Us will be made available -- one single-player ... more
The Evil Within is going to be hopefully a return to the classic survival horror games we grew up with. That was my thoughts when I first saw the opening act to the game prior to E3 this year. Now you can see what Isaw... more
First, a quick announcement -- Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut is out now on PSN and it is incredible. We should have a review for you soon.
Like Lone Survivor, Neverending Nightmares is a 2D horror game. More i... more
Here we go, at last! The thrilling conclusion to Outlast, played by a man who ended how he started -- completely pickled. In this final chapter, we evade the Nude Brothers, we witness the Big'Un get what he deserves, we reun... more
Your good pal Jim Sterling returns to Mount Massive Asylum for another descent into madness. This time, we see yet more naked butts, faff about with three fuses, get chased by the big'un again, and have an encounter with a pair of old, nude, friends.
There. You got another Outlast video. Satisfied? Satisfied, now that you got, finally, your cheesy balls? more
Discovered a new horror game on Steam last night, so I decided to record myself playing it for your ridiculous entertainment. It's called Doorways, it bills itself as a survival horror game, but it kind of isn't. It's interesting, though!
Why not watch the video and see if you, too, find it interesting? Maybe you don't. That's okay too. more
One of my favorite games growing up was Home Alone for the NES. It featured one simple concept -- all you had to do was run around a house that was only a few screens long, and elude the enemy Harry and Marv NPCs until the c... more
Is "the long dark" a euphemism for the color grey? Because this new indie game developed by industry vets reads a lot like the surprisingly excellent Liam Neeson film The Grey. Post plane crash, the protagonist must survive ... more
Survival horror has certainly seen better days. A show of its former self, the genre is at a crossroads as its marquee franchises search for an identity in a new age. The market is ripe for exploitation and it looks like&nbs... more
It's time for the fourth installment of Outlast. On today's spooky chapter, I run around in circles from a doctor as murderous as he is naked, get smashed by a big 'un, and turn some valves in the name of progress. It's all scary stuff!
We may very well be coming to the end of the road after this one. It's been fun! more
It's time for the third part of my Outlast gameplay extravaganza! This time, I get caught down in the sewers with Smashy Smashy Egg Man, I get chased through corridors by maniacs, and I enjoy a session with a naked butt doctor.
How can you refuse, with a summary like that? more
A more sober version of me returns to the nuthouse for part two of Outlast. This time around, I come face to face with murderous naked men, catch a necrophiliac in the act, and pick up some batteries.
Hopefully you continue to enjoy the series! I love all of you watching so far, I love you on the butts. more
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a beloved title for a number of reasons. As well as becoming a viral darling thanks to a cavalcade of shrieking YouTube videos, Dark Descent was praised for bringing back a sense of true survival ... more
Last night, I got myself a little more drunk than I'd planned to and, in my feverish state of mind, decided it was a perfect time to fire up Outlast and record myself playing it. Going in blind, this is my first time reaction to what's already turning out to be a terrifying game.
People seem to have really enjoyed this one so far, so I intend to give y'all some more Outlast in future. more