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The survival horror game that should have been sent to the moon

Released for the PC just at the turn of the millennium and ported to the Playstation 1 a year later (and a year after the Playstation 2 was released), Martian Gothic is one of the worst Resident Evil rip-off games … Continue reading

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Talking to the video game voices in my head

While I was between Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Fatal Frame games in the days of PS3/360/Wii, I delved into the budget title Deadly Premonition. Originally an Xbox 360 exclusive, it was eventually released in a slightly expanded “Director’s Cut” … Continue reading

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Resident Evil game sequel is a new revelation….

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is quite a different experience than the first game, especially if you play co-op local with a friend. But the truth is, the “friend” is going to have to settle for being a helpless victim for … Continue reading

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I did it! I escaped Dead Island!

Dead Island is one of the first games that finally got me to break my “I hate FPS” rule. It was made even more fun thanks to co-op online play with a friend. Well, don’t expect FPS or co-op play … Continue reading

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Either my survival instinct sucks or this Walking Dead game does

Ever wonder what life was like for Daryl and Merle Dixon before they met the other survivors of The Walking Dead? According to the “story” in this game, they simply traveled across country in cars that constantly broke down or … Continue reading

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New millennium horrorthon

Fiction and video game adaptations, slashers, witches, zombies…here’s a mish-mosh of crap from the first decade of the 2000s. RIDING THE BULLET (2004) Based on a Stephen King novella, Riding the Bullet will really only work for you if you … Continue reading

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The Last of Us isn’t your standard survival horror game

In The Last of Us, you’re a man (who looks exactly like Dylan McDermott with a beard) on a mission to protect a girl (who looks and sounds exactly like Ellen Page) during the zombie apocalypse. And therefore, it’s much … Continue reading

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The horror of playing a bestselling author

It’s shocking to me that Alan Wake isn’t considered one of the scariest survival horror games of all time. It is so easily comparable to Silent Hill and is fricking terrifying! It’s also a visually beautiful game. And the attention … Continue reading

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When dinos rocked survival horror…then went painfully extinct

In the 90s, the Resident Evil video game franchise was hot. And so was the Jurassic Park movie series. So Capcom did something brilliant; they replaced the zombies with dinosaurs and made Dino Crisis! DINO CRISIS The original Dino Crisis … Continue reading

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The high point in the Alone in the Dark video game series

So this is how it goes. Infogrames created a groundbreaking 3D survival horror game in 1992, about a couple of people stuck in a mansion full of monsters. While Infogrames went on to create 2 sequels that made the game … Continue reading

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