Browsing all articles tagged with horror.

Night Trap

If you haven’t heard of Night Trap, you probably weren’t playing games in the 90s. It was this game and Mortal Kombat that set up the Congressional hearings on video game violence, and this was the most mis-represented of the collection they showed. It also represented a fortuitous save for Digital Pictures. They shot all […]

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Sweet Home

Suito Homu – I’ll let you guess what that translates to in English – is a Japanese horror film released alongside this game. The two were apparently co-developed, based on the frequent, detailed similarities (right down to the look of the notorious fresco), the near-identical release date, and that the movie trailer also featured images […]

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Splatterhouse 2

The original Splatterhouse was an arcade release in Japan, with a mildly censored version in the states. It followed the tale of two parapsychology students, Rick and Jennifer, who travel to the mysterious manor of Doctor West in an attempt to discover some of his lost theories and papers. Instead, they discover the more mundane […]

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Castlevania

Going by the cheeky credits at the end, where all the boss characters are listed as “performed” by one-letter-off versions of classic horror movie actors, Konami had absolutely no idea of what Castlevania would become. It represented a rare move for them – starting on the Famicom first instead of porting over a proven arcade […]

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Phantasmagoria 

Phantasmagoria

Roberta Williams’ big-budget go at making movies interactive features light gameplay and limited story, and some of the vilest murders you’ll ever see.

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Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark is long-credited with being the first true “survival horror” game. If you’re unsure of what this genre entails, all I have to say is Resident Evil. If you’re not familiar with either game, “survival horror” generally describes a type of adventure where you are alone in some kind of terrifying/haunted situation, […]

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