"Once in a while, we all want a good scare. Sometimes the size of the scare depends on our personal tastes, while others will become horror experts. We have an equally big selection in horror video games as we do in horror movies. However, when I gaze at today's video game market I feel as if we cannot be in some remote way terrified, if there is a lack of gore. In games like F.E.A.R., Resident Evil or Doom 3 gore became an essential element of keeping our nerve high. Is it really necessary?"