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 spotlight. Blessed with an enormous catalog of titles to enjoy, the console saw its fair share of horror titles across all major regions, with an [...]
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.
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 on this list can attest. The titles that follow shouldn’t surprise the reader: they are the titles that have formed and defined the genre and [...]
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 Horror has always been a bit of an odd duck. Based entirely on an intended emotional response, as opposed to gameplay mechanics, its one of [...]
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 32-bit era when survival horror would really take off, appearing almost out of nowhere to become a major factor in console wars, especially with the [...]