What exactly makes a horror game?

Recently, the horror genre has been tainted with "jump-scare" games that masquerade as horror titles. So what makes a horror game? Gamespresso's Sheldon looks into this.

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DarkOcelet1225d ago (Edited 1225d ago )



A beautiful sorrowful story helps that makes you sad in the end

Creepy and usually silent environment

Clunky gameplay or underpowered gameplay in general

Protagonist is not a badass, just a normal human being like every one of us

Monsters that have incredibly grotesque design or downright horrific adds to the overall atmosphere

Few jumpscares here and there

Limited items and ammo

Impossible looking situations that you can overcome if you use your environments wisely or by getting the hell out of there as fast as possible

Thats all i can think of now.