CONTENTS "Enter the survival horror." "Those of you who still have the will to live…" "It looks like he's been dead for a while." "You Are Dead" "He must really be afraid of Umbrella." "An emblem of armor is carved into the lock" "Wonder what's on the other side of this door…" "Take a piece … Continue reading Fight your fears and survive.
Koudelka refuses to be bound by neat descriptions. On the one hand it's definitely a dark horror game set in a Welsh monastery and as such contains all the pre-rendered backgrounds, torture chambers, murders, ghosts, suicides, and gruesome half-resurrected bodies the genre required at the time. On the other it's also definitely a '90s console … Continue reading Aberystwyth, 1898
This Spectrum/C64/Amstrad CPC Alien game (Spectrum version shown and played) debuted all the way back in 1984, making it perhaps the only official Alien game old enough to predate Aliens original cinema release. As if to help transport us back to those simpler times the manual opens with a nine page retelling of the first (or as … Continue reading The perfect organism
As I was filling up my shopping cart with digital copies of old X-COM games to inevitably lose at and the wonderful Moonstone: A Hard Day's Knight (a game that routinely fetches second hand prices I can only describe as offensive on Amiga or PC) while browsing GOG in the hope of purchasing some Good … Continue reading Home is where the horror is
Hungry Ghosts opens not with a context-free FMV montage of epic events yet to come nor an attention grabbing intro neatly ending as your own adventure begins but something far more ominous - a simple text message addressing you directly, warning of all the difficult decisions ahead that cannot be undone. This then seamlessly drifts … Continue reading You are being watched. You are being judged.
The first Siren was a divisive experience; praised by some, loathed by others, and I... well, it's probably best you read about it for yourself. But whether you view the original as an unflinchingly brutal nightmare played out within a dense tangle of plot or nothing more than a deeply unfair game loosely attached to a string of indecipherable … Continue reading Second Siren lucky?
Until a few days ago I hadn't played Siren - or Forbidden Siren as us PAL gamers called it - since it was new. Isn't that weird? I love horror games, and I love the PlayStation 2 - why wouldn't I have played this since 2004? Ah. I hadn't played Siren for almost two decades … Continue reading FFScinating
I really wasn't expecting the overlooked and often negatively reviewed Dark Messiah, known in PAL regions as Hellnight, a game I painfully remember passing on for all of five pounds, fifteen years ago (complete UK copies now seem to be worth at least ninety), to be as close in spirit as it is to Warp's … Continue reading Pray or prey?
[Before we go any further: If you've ever enjoyed any horror title of any sort you really must buy this game. You'll love it. Now then, about this article: You can't talk about Devotion in any meaningful way without also addressing many of its key plot points, so while I won't gleefully go out of … Continue reading Devotion
Resident Evil 2's availability on Tiger's "Still better than Tapwave's Zodiac " Game.com isn't the huge surprise it may initially appear to be: Tiger already had a long history of acquiring big game licenses and releasing their own portable reinterpretation (everything from the reasonably doable Altered Beast and Gauntlet to the wild ambition of LCD … Continue reading A small dose of the G-virus