The Horror Of Survival Horror

Increasingly over time, the genre of survival horror has become more ambiguous; its definition becoming lost in history. No longer do horror games clasp at our fears in tenuous silence, or overload our senses with the strange and mysterious. No, we are now subject to the old ‘boo’ noise, after a monster has jumped out the closet. Borderline parody, this is the state of horror games in the industry currently, with games such as Dead Space and the more recent Resident Evil games, having no control over the genre as their predecessors had, and have already started to lose their finesse.

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