Stirring Abyss Review

Stirring AbyssSleepy Sentry, K-Project / Slitherine The long-running X-COM franchise has captured the imagination of gamers worldwide. It’s emphasis on managing a small, rag-tag group of resistance fighters who always try to fend off massive alien invasions is the classic underdog story that we’ll all seen in many alien invasion media such as blockbuster Hollywood…

Sign of Silence Review

Sign of SilenceRenderise Any good horror game or film invokes a sense of isolation at some point—usually toward the beginning of the tale. This makes the protagonist(s) seem much more vulnerable and apt to get attacked by whatever malevolent forces are in the said form of media. When it comes to horror games, in particular,…

Amnesia: Rebirth Review

Amnesia: RebirthFrictional Games Back in 2010, a little game developer called Frictional Games blew the lid off of horror game conventions with their sleeper-hit, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Infamously, they generated thousands of YouTubers with annoyingly goofy thumbnailed videos, trying to guide people through the game in Valley Girl accents. Their ultra-conformity aside, The Dark…

Those Who Remain Review

Those Who RemainCamel 101 / WhisperGames The horror genre, in general, has greatly escalated in recent years. As far as horror video games go, much like horror films, attention spans have diminished so much that their creators feel the need to imbue them with an almost constant stream of cheap jump-scares. This facet of ratcheting…

Survive the Nights (Early Access) Review – A Zombie Game with Unique Features

Survive the Nights a2z Interactive Survive the Nights has been in development for several years now. It’s a zombie-pocalypse style game in a similar vein to 7 Days to Die, where the undead are more docile during the daytime hours and deadlier at night. My first game involved choosing a server and then spawning into…

Moons of Madness Review – An Unsettling Trip into Insanity

Moons of Madness Rock Pocket Games / Funcom Science fiction has always been a natural fit for horror because the settings are usually within the isolation of cold space. There are countless movies and video games that feature this coupling, but for some odd reason, most of them don’t quite get it right. Whether that’s…

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan Review – A Surreal Horror Experience

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan Supermassive/Bandai Namco If you didn’t know already, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is developer, Supermassive’s, follow-up to their horror thrill ride, Until Dawn. This particular title marks the first of a multipart series called The Dark Pictures. It also differs from its spiritual predecessor, Until Dawn, in that…

Blair Witch Review – Captures the Essence of the Films Relatively Well

Blair Witch  Bloober Team 1999’s Blair Witch Project was somewhat of an anomalous movie in a couple of ways. Not only was it one of the rare American horror films which incorporated subtlety (as opposed to showing you the antagonists up front), it also kick-started the whole found footage/shaky cam craze that legions of filmmakers…

Layers of Fear 2 Review – A Decent Sequel that struggles to find its Own Identity

Layers of Fear 2 Bloober Team/Gun Media 2016’s Layers of Fear was a masterclass in how to make a super-creepy psychological horror game. It was about an eccentric painter who was in the process of finishing his magnum opus. Unfortunately, he was also in the process of losing his mind. Sure, it contained many of…