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The Evolution of Survival Horror

Halloween brings about the perfect time of year to break out the survival horror games. Although ResumePlay enjoys these games year-round, there is just something about turning off the lights, cranking up the volume, and being scared by a good survival horror that brings in the Halloween spirit. So click on, daring reader, for a brief rundown of how these games have evolved into what you know and love today.

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Kenshin_BATT0USAI2985d ago

So that's how I came to be...

Darkstorn2984d ago

Good article, but no mention of Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth? Shame on them - that's my favorite survival horror title of all time.

Halo3 MLG Pro2984d ago

Oh yes. Nice one my man. Call of Cthulhu was a classic game. It had some pretty nasty flaws and bugs but had a great scary story. How cool was that one part when the villagers found out about you and started to chase you from building to building? One of the best video game sequences I have ever had.

Syronicus2984d ago

Many of the games today just don't have it. SIREN was awesome but odd at times and games like Doom 3 are just cheap shots at the genre. It's all about your surroundings and the sounds around you. Dead Space made me jump a few times and was definitely erie.

ShabzS2984d ago (Edited 2984d ago )

i loved deadspace ... but the scares got pretty cheap by the end... plus movement restriction and the fact that npc's were almost always across the hall for cutscenes etc was pretty lame... but regardless the first 4 levels were really top notch scary

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ChefDejon2985d ago

is a true survival horror game :/

Perjoss2984d ago

yeah,
the idea of the game is to try and survive the horror of what they did to the RE franchise.

sikbeta2984d ago

For me the survival horror genre start with RE1 go trough Silent Hill (1-4) and end in RE4, the LAST game in the franchise, if you ask me about RE5 I don't know WTF is that game

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DrPirate2985d ago

Same people huh?

So we're all contracted....

ezcex2985d ago

This is not scary, this is like luigi's mansion with updated graphics. If you want a scary game, play Barbies Adventures with Ken..... *shudders*

chrisulloa2984d ago

Can't wait for Alan Wake, PS3 owners are going to be playing.....Oh wait.....
UC2?

PS3 Has 1 game.