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Survival Horror

The trap is sprung
While it has been a mere four months since the last sequel was released, Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is set years after the events of the first game. Crafty businessmen keen to exploit the gory legacy of the infamous ... read feature

GDC

Creative Assembly reveals inital pitch video for Alien: Isolation


See the never before shown video that started development
Mar 04
Alien: Isolation was one of my biggest surprises of last year. As huge fan of the film series, I always wanted to play a title that emulated the original movie's tone and style. Though the action of the James Cameron-he... read
GDC

Never seen Alien: Isolation third-person footage shown at GDC


Gameplay showing abandoned alternate camera set-up shown during panel
Mar 04
One of the great joys of attending GDC is going to panels conducted by developers talking about your favorite games. Not only will you learn new and exciting details about the development, but you might even see somethi... read
Resident Evil

Capcom listened! Local co-op added to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PC


Feature currently in open beta
Mar 03
There was drama last week surrounding the lack of splitscreen cooperative play in the Campaign and Raid Mode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PC -- not only because that's a nice feature to have, but because Capcom "mistak... read
Resident Evil DLC

A complete breakdown of all of Resident Evil: Revelations 2's DLC


It's not that bad
Mar 03
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is halfway done with its episodic release schedule, and it's already confused a ton of people. At the request of a ton of readers, I've broken down everything that Capcom has planned so far fo... read
We're gonna need a bigger drill
I didn't expect to enjoy the first episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 as much as I did. It was nice to see Barry and Claire back in action, and the co-op elements were implemented in a neat asynchronous manner. Not ... read feature

RE Rev 2 throwback

Resident Evil: Revelations 2's Throwback Map Pack isn't worth your cash


RE6 and Revelations 1 aren't exactly 'throwbacks'
Mar 02
Ever since I got my hands on Resident Evil: Revelations 2, I've been playing Raid Mode on a daily basis. It's addicting, and the more I play it, the more I think it's the best iteration of Mercenaries/Raid yet. This mode is d... read
Forgotten Memories

Forgotten Memories drags Silent Hill 2 alumni back to the world of survival horror


Troy was never my Guy
Feb 27
Psychoz Interactive's survival horror Forgotten Memories has been flying under the radar for some time now, but all that seems likely to change with the recent cast announcements of Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele (Sile... read
Spooky scary creeps

Frictional says 'sorry for the silence' with a SOMA screenshot


The PS4 / PC beta should be here before long
Feb 25
I'm with Steven -- the ocean, pretty as it is, can also be petrifying. What just brushed against me? The studio behind Penumbra and Amnesia: The Dark Descent is plunging into the depths with SOMA, its next horror title, and t... read
It's pretty deep this time around
I'm thoroughly impressed by Capcom's efforts with Resident Evil: Revelations 2's Raid Mode. It's much deeper compared to previous efforts, augmented by a sleeker interface and a seamlessly integrated mini-story. Because of that it may take a little bit longer to acclimate, so here are some tips. read feature

Barry is back, baby
Resident Evil is in a weird place. After the middling Resident Evil 6 and the public flogging of Operation Raccoon City, I'm sure Capcom got the message that it needed to go back to basics. It did just that with Revelati... read feature

NightCry Kickstarter

Horror project NightCry raises $300K on Kickstarter


Clock Tower successor now officially coming to PC
Feb 23
Nude Maker's Clock Tower spiritual successor NightCry just concluded its Kickstarter campaign. The point-and-click survival horror game is fully funded, having successfully cleared its $300,000 funding goal. The project raise... read
Weekend deals

Under $20 Resident Evil Revelations 2 and BF4 Premium


Rawr. Zombies.
Feb 21
Couple of decent deals this weekend with next week's Resident Evil Revelations 2 Complete Season pricing in at only $19.50 for the PC (its also the last call on the pre-order bonus of the raid mode map pack). The even-mo... read
PROJECT SCISSORS

Nude Maker hopes to port NightCry to PS4, Xbox One


Project Scissors team adds faraway stretch goals as time dwindles
Feb 15
Clock Tower spiritual successor NightCry seems unlikely to satisfy its $300,000 crowdfunding goal, given the title has raised just half that sum with only a week to go. Despite the grim outlook, its creators have unveiled ne... read
Until Dawn

Until Dawn's teens get steamy, slaughtered for Valentine's Day


That's the way these things go
Feb 13
It's part two of the Valentine's Day Massacre, But, instead of mobsters in a warehouse, it's adolescents in the woods. Still, the result's similarly gruesome in Until Dawn. Valentine's Day might be about romance and love, but judging by this trailer, no one should expect to last until dawn. read
Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation's latest add-on serves up a gruff face to the Xenomorph


Axel's back
Feb 10
Just like Alien: Isolation's last piece of content, the newest add-on again asks you to decide what's more important: a shot at leaderboard fame or safety? The two are mutually exclusive, and there's a pissed off Xenomorph t... read
PROJECT SCISSORS

HOT JAPANESE SCISSORING


Welp
Feb 10
Good lord, that looks horrifying. Nude Maker, um, made some monstrous prop scissors for its live-action NightCry trailer, which you can see The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu using on Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kono. Th... read
RE HD

Resident Evil HD broke all sorts of sales records


Cash cow classic
Feb 09
Given how much cash they bring in, it's tough to fault publishers for continually focusing on gussying up beloved titles instead of moving forward with new games. Resident Evil HD is just the latest example, as plenty we... read
Prepare to nope the hell out
The derelict building was a sanctuary, a place to gather supplies and take shelter from the horrors of the outside world. I moved from one chamber to the next, anxiously investigating the structure, sighing in relief upon cle... read feature

NightCry

Project Scissors: NightCry looks terrifying in motion


Introducing the Scissorwalker
Feb 03
Here it is: The debut trailer for Clock Tower spiritual successor NightCry. The point-and-click horror game takes place on a luxury cruise liner, where we see the protagonist run and hide from the murderous "Scissorwalker" a... read
White Night trailer

Noir chic is still alive with new survival horror game White Night


That there is one damn fine coat you're wearin'
Feb 02
OSome Studio, founded by industry veterans Domenico Albani and Mathieu Fremont, has been working on White Night for over two years, and its labor is about to pay off. White Night is a noir-styled survival horror ga... read
More Condemned plz

Which indie studio should take on Condemned 3?


IP owner contemplates third installment
Feb 02
Over the weekend, Monolith Productions founder Jace Hall put it out on Facebook that he is "contemplating" setting up an independent development team with the rights to Condemned "so that they can take over the franchise and ... read
RE 2 fan remake

This full remake of Resident Evil 2 in Unreal Engine 3 shows some real dedication


Enter the world of survival horror
Feb 01
While Capcom is spinning its wheels on the series (although Resident Evil HD Remastered was good and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 looks promising), YouTube user Rod Lima has finished a complete remake of Resident Evil 2 in U... read
Capcom

Capcom FAQ clarifies everything you get with RE: Revelations 2's Raid Mode


Lots of maps
Jan 27
Resident Evil Revelations 2 will bring back Raid Mode, and Capcom has taken to its blog to explain everything. When you buy the initial episode, you'll get both the campaign and 54 Raid Mode missions on three difficultie... read
Sans Jill Sandwich
Capcom has been on quite a roll lately. With the announcement of Street Fighter V, new releases in the Devil May Cry series coming, and the recent success of its HD Remaster for Resident Evil, it seems like the once trou... read feature

NightCry

Project Scissors coming to PC pending Kickstarter


Nude Maker asking for $300,000 to fund enhanced version of NightCry
Jan 26
NightCry (Project Scissors, if you're nasty), has taken to Kickstarter with new ambitions. The point-and-click horror title was originally planned for just Vita and mobile devices, but Nude Maker has now set its sights o... read
Devolver picks up Noct

Noct joins Devolver's ever-expanding roster of amazing indie games


c3sk's top-down shooter is in good company
Jan 22
Chris "c3sk" Eskins is an independent developer with a vision. To be more specific, Chris' vision is a high-contrast thermal camera's point of view, looking down from the sky on a... read
The legacy of the mansion lives on
Playing the original Resident Evil was an experience. The mansion, the campiness, the mystery of it all -- before walkthroughs were easily accessible from all corners of the internet, getting lost was practically a given... read feature

Cop this

Beautiful survival-sim The Long Dark moves 250,000 copies in Early Access


Next month's update doubles the size
Jan 15
Dang, I need this game. Early Access continues to be a boon for open-world survival simulators, even unwavering artsy ones. It's a ways from DayZ's two million (a year ago) or Rust's half a million in a month, but still ... read
The final part of our interview series with Nude Maker
[Art by Mariel "Kinuko" Cartwright] We're closing out our Project Scissors: NightCry pre-release interview series with director Hifume Kono by bringing the focus back on the historic pairing between developer K... read feature

Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation's new mode asks you to sacrifice success for security


That Xenomorph's as lethal as ever
Jan 13
Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation is a constant struggle for survival, and maybe more precisely, a neverending search for those few fleeting moments when you feel safe, even if you know danger's probably mere seconds... read
Part two of our three-part interview with Nude Maker
The original Clock Tower was a cult hit when it was first released, and it's managed to stay fresh in the minds of horror game fans ever since. The Jennifer Connelly look-a-like lead; the shocking juxtaposition between quaint... read feature







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