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10:30 AM on 04.17.2014

Survival horror series Siren gets new manga adaptation

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...

Dale North


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3:30 PM on 04.12.2014

Desert nightmare Grave is coming to the Xbox One

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...

Steven Hansen



The Evil Within isn't looking very evil so far photo
The Evil Within isn't looking very evil so far
by Dale North

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 studio, Tango Gameworks, but the two gameplay sessions I saw today at PAX East seemed to draw a bit too much on his past works, and not enough on the freaky stuff.

Some of the imagery from the new trailer had my hopes up, but we didn't see much of that in our demo today.

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Yep, The Evil Within is going to be one super creepy game alright photo
Yep, The Evil Within is going to be one super creepy game alright
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 his latest title.

The newest gameplay trailer here is full of monsters, scares, and all sorts of spooky things. Including a dude that has a safe for a head. Also can we talk about how great the promotional art for this game is? The face with barbwire is creepy enough, but then you notice the letter T is heading downward to pierce the eye. So good.

The Evil Within will be out on August 26 in North America, August 28 in Australia, and August 29 in Europe for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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The Last of Us PS4 remaster is real, according to a PlayStation Store listing (Update) photo
The Last of Us PS4 remaster is real, according to a PlayStation Store listing (Update)
by Chris Carter

[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, Troy Baker, and Ashley Johnson. This will also include the Left Behind expansion, Abandoned Territories map pack, and Reclaimed Territories pack. Various retailers are also providing various pre-order bonuses as well.]

The rumor of a Last of Us PS4 remaster has been doing around for some time now, and we seem to have full confirmation of its existence straight from the source. It's since been pulled, but Sony recently put up an advertisement for a "Day 1 Digital" title called The Last of Us: Remastered. The listing notes that it's $59.99, and for the PlayStation 4.

This is great news for those of you who haven't had a chance to play it yet, but since you can pick up the PS3 version on the cheap, we'll have to see if those "remastered" features are really worth it. Again, this is just a rumor, but it's said that the Left Behind DLC will be included.

The Last of Us: Remastered [PlayStation Store via Game Informer]

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Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download photo
Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download
by Darren Nakamura

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 soundtrack for the film, and almost ten years later, it has finally been made widely available to the public.

Since we have the hookup, we are able to offer the Silent Horror Main Theme for free on our SoundCloud. Stream or download it there, or just listen to it below. If you want to hear more, head over to the soundtrack's Bandcamp or Loudr pages. It should provide you with a spooky soundtrack suitable for your day today.

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Review: Betrayer photo
Review: Betrayer
by Steven Hansen

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, a mysterious red figure on the horizon, and a state of discontent.

Oh, it starts out strong, before I ended up feeling, well, betrayed. The unsettling, moody sense of exploration began getting replaced by typical, "gamey" systems and way more first-person shooting than I was hoping for. Betrayer is frustrating for its flashes of brilliance undermined by a death grip on conventions.

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11:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Sound might be the key to survival in Alien: Isolation

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 ...

Brett Makedonski



SOMA is underwater horror with flashy monsters & average crabs photo
SOMA is underwater horror with flashy monsters & average crabs
by Steven Hansen

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, even when it was around the corner from where I lived in a dingy office above a fruit stand (before it relocated to the nicer SOMA area).

But I have little explanation or forethought for that anecdote. SOMA's underwater origin -- it was previously assumed to be set in an abandoned space station -- was also, "decided [on a] whim during a meet-up," between Frictional's co-founders.

It was a good whim. The ocean is a terrifying, unexplored place, particularly in games. It's not all Ecco the Dolphin down there. There are goblin sharks, damn it. And James Cameron putting around in his deep sea submersible. And the creepy, bioluminescent things that doomed SOMA's world like belief in laughable Randian philosophy doomed Andrew Ryan's.

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3:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Frictional's horror game SOMA has a new setting

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Daylight sees a slight delay, now coming April 29

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





11:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Throw your own eyeballs around in Hellraid: The Escape

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Caffeine is an oddly titled space horror game

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...

Alasdair Duncan

11:15 AM on 03.31.2014

Survival horror game Draugen is 'Gone Home meets Amnesia'

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...

Steven Hansen

10:45 AM on 03.31.2014

Alien: Isolation set for October 7 release

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...

Steven Hansen



Dead Space is free if you're willing to put up with Origin photo
Dead Space is free if you're willing to put up with Origin
by Jordan Devore

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 with horror games ought to play: Dead Space.

Frankly, I'm not sure what else would convince someone to play this for the first time in 2014 other than it being given away for free. While Visceral lost its momentum with Dead Space 3, the two prior games are absolutely worth playing for genre fans -- they hold up well to this day.

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