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Survival Horror Games & Franchises That Defined The Genre

Presented by Ack Survival Horror.  It is a genre of fear, of emotion, and of atmosphere.  Of all video game genres, survival horror is one of the most plot-driven, setting characters in horrific locales with strange and twisted beings.  It is also a genre that pulls heavily from other mediums, as many of the titles […]

Survival Horror 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack Note: We have been creating beginner’s guides for a number of classic consoles, but now we’re expanding the concept to genre-specific guides.  We hope you find them useful for getting more familiar with a genre.  If you have further questions or recommendation for the series, please post something in the comments. Survival […]

The Playstation (PS1) Survival Horror Library

Presented by Ack (be sure to also check out Ack’s guide to the Dreamcast Survival Horror Library) The history of horror in video games is an interesting tale, some say starting with a few games on the Atari 2600, some saying even farther, to Haunted House on the Magnavox Odyssey.  But it would be the […]

The Playstation 2 (PS2) Survival Horror Library

Presented by Ack When people think survival horror, they tend to think of the classics: late night game sessions with Resident Evil or Silent Hill on the PlayStation, nightmares from Alone in the Dark on the 3DO, scaring themselves silly with Eternal Darkness on the Nintendo Gamecube.  But the PlayStation 2 deserves some of the […]

The Sega Dreamcast Survival Horror Library

Presented by Ack See also: Survival Horror 101 and Survival Horror Games and Franchises That Defined the Genre The success of Resident Evil for the PlayStation really brought horror games to the forefront of gaming, finally giving them a genre name to call their own.  Unfortunately, much like the success of Street Fighter during the […]

What Is The Best Survival Horror Game/Franchise?

Since it’s Halloween season and we’ve recently covered the basics of the Survival Horror genre and the defining games, I thought it would be a great time to ask the Racketboy community which games or franchises are their favorites.   To keep things especially interesting, I’ll let you choose your top 2.

Together Retro: Alone in the Dark & Ghosts N Goblins

Presented by Ack New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month, we are jumping into two classic titles that should make for one haunting October that should please just about any retro gamer. Alone in the Dark In 1924, the artist […]

Together Retro Game Club: Resident Evil

New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club This month for Together Retro, roll up your sleeves, blow the dust off your shotgun, and preparing to wade knee-deep through seas of undead hordes as we play the original Resident Evil. History In 1989, Capcom released a Japan-only RPG for the Famicom known […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

The PS2 has recently entered the point where there’s a lot of cheap gems our there as a lot of gamers have moved away from the system, but not in full “retro mode” of collecting yet.  Despite its relatively young vintage and its widespread popularity, there’s still plenty of in-demand rarities and exclusives commanding strong […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Dreamcast Games

Check out the other installments of the Rare and Valuable Games series The Dreamcast is a perfect example of a console that had relatively low commercial success, but a huge underground following after its death. These two factors help brew up a strong library of games that have high collectibility among gamers that are just […]

The Best Undiscovered XBox Games

Usually, when you get a new-to-you console, you can usually find or remember the major games to check out. But what happens when you need something different to play? This is where the “Hidden Gems” come in. Read More About My Criteria For Hidden Gems See All The Hidden Gems Articles Not only are all […]

Beat’em-Ups 101: All You Need to Know About Brawlers

Presented by Gamerforlife Note from racketboy: I’m proud to welcome the forum veteran, Gamerforlife to the contributer team.  His passion for the Beatemup genre really shone through with this piece and I look forward to more guides from him.  Enjoy! BTW, this is our second installment of our Genre 101 series, following up on Ack’s […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable 3DO Games

We do our best to keep our Rare & Valuable series updated and useful, but we have been missing some of the more obscure consoles from our guides.   Our first step to filling in the gaps is by tackling the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer.   While there aren’t a lot of high-demand cult-classics on the 3DO like there is […]

Shmups 101: A Beginner’s Guide to 2D Shooters

Presented by BulletMagnet Note from racketboy: Combining to popularity of our Genre 101 series (see Survival Horror 101, Beatem-ups 101, Platformers 101, and Fighters 101) and the expert shmup writing of BulletMagnet (see his guides to shmups for the Playstation, Saturn, and PS2 and the Games That Defined the Shmup Genre) this guide is one of most epic posts ever.  I hope you enjoy […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Saturn Games

Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level The Sega Saturn is definitely one of the leading consoles among hardcore classic gamers. Its strong selection of unique and engaging 2D games keeps it relevant a decade after its premature demise. While many of the Saturn’s best games were not adequately appreciated at the time […]

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