60°
Submitted by Pozzle 586d ago | opinion piece

The death and resurrection of survival horror

Examiner: While creepy films and literature have always been popular, horror video games have seen small, though dedicated fanbases. The name 'survival horror' was first coined by the Resident Evil series, released by Capcom in 1996, though the developer's NES title, Sweet Home, is often credited as being the first in the genre. Other earlier titles, such as Alone in the Dark and Clock Tower, were retroactively categorized as survival horror. The original Resident Evil took inspiration from these games, though mostly from Sweet Home, and offered a more refined horror experience. Enemies were powerful, ammo was limited (though not as scarce as many would claim), and players were given a finite number of saves. Most of these elements would come to define the genre, and would be carried over to franchises such as Parasite Eve and Silent Hill. (Clock Tower, PC, PS3, PS4, Resident Evil, Retro, Silent Hill, The Evil Within, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

42 Games That Made The Noughties Awesome

43m ago - The ten year period between the turn of the millennium and 2009 was one of both evolution and rev... | PC
40°

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition New Livestream Airing Today To Showcase Nero

44m ago - A new Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition livestream will be aired later today, showcasing Nero. | PC
Ad

The Witcher 3

Now - All the lore you need to know. | Promoted post
40°

E3 2015 Wish List

46m ago - The DJ Team collectively writes "Well gamers, it should be no surprise that we are all getting ex... | PC
20°

Pearl White New Nintendo 3DS XL Announced For Japan

1h ago - Japan received the Metallic Blue and Metallic Black New 3DS when it was launched, and they’ll soo... | 3DS
30°

Smash Fighter Ballot: Give Lloyd A Chance

1h ago - The Smash Fighter Ballot is open until October, and I'm here to tell you why Lloyd Irving of Tale... | Wii U