150°
Submitted by 32froshes 1423d ago | article

The History of Horror Games

Was that a scream you just heard in the distance? Did that shadow move or are the lights merely playing tricks on you? Is there something lurking in the fog or around that corner? If you've played a horror game before, there's a very good chance you've asked yourself these questions at some point. Of all the genres out there, from fantasy RPGs to modern warfare shooters and everything in between, survival horror is unique because it can awaken our most basic of animal instincts: fight or flight. The normal reaction to some twisted creature jumping out at you is to run, and when you're low on ammo and health that's usually the only way to survive. But how did it start, and more importantly, how did it become the more action-oriented genre we see today? (Alone in the Dark, Dead Space, Fatal Frame, PC, PS3, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill, Wii, Xbox 360)

Add comment

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

Action-Puzzler Fat City Coming To PS Vita In North America On September 8

26m ago - The PlayStation Blogcast has revealed that Heavy Iron Studios’ action-puzzler Fat City is coming... | PS Vita
40°

Below Interview with Kris Piotrowski | PAX Prime 2015

26m ago - Alas, PAX Prime has once more faded into New Gamer Nation's memory. All that remains are a ton of... | PC
Ad

Win a Pro-Painted Ghorgon!

Now - Turbo Tape Games is pleased to announce a contest for an exclusive Ghorgon miniature hand-painted by Dave Taylor! | Promoted post
40°

The Legend of Kay Anniversary Review | Entertainment Buddha

1h ago - EB: Despite its fresh new coat of paint, The Legend of Kay still feels firmly rooted in a console... | PC
40°

Skylanders SuperChargers Hands-on Preview - The Gamers' Temple

1h ago - From The Gamers' Temple: "From what we were shown and allowed to play with, SuperChargers seems l... | Xbox 360
40°

The Banner Saga 2 Preview | GameRevolution

1h ago - GR: The Banner Saga 2's playable demo was packed at PAX Prime. The game, the second chapter of t... | PC