"As the years have rolled by new genres of gaming have emerged, whilst some have unfortunately died (who plays MUDs anymore?), and others have adapted to suit the trends of the modern gamer. Survival horror games, for the most part, have seen change for the worse. No longer do they supply the scares, instead focusing on mistaking horror with action, and survival with waves of oncoming enemies. Eerie has been replaced with creepy or grotesque, suspense is substituted for relapses in shooting hoards of enemies, and puzzles have degraded from complex problem solving to more simple button pushing or lever cranking. Jasper Byrne’s Lone Survivor wonderfully revisits the roots of the survival horror genre, and in doing so, captures the essence of what makes a game truly scary."