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  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 - Alien: Isolation

    For last year's Fight for the Top 50 games of the year challenge, I championed a game all about a survivor trying to overcome an alien menace in the far reaches of space. Now I'm back again this year arguing why Amanda Ripley's harrowing adventure in Alien: Isolation deserves to be on 2014's... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrating The Fatal Frame Series

    How many games truly terrorize you? The Fatal Frame series may have never reached a wide audience, but those who experienced it can't deny that it's one of the most memorable horror franchises. In fact, I would call the Fatal Frame games some of the scariest ever, and I'm not alone. Director... More
  • Blog Post: Ranking The Entire Resident Evil Series

    Resident Evil is one of the most important and successful series in all of video games. From the first Resident Evil, which effectively launched the horror genre to the upcoming suspense-driven Resident Evil Revelations 2 ( check out our cover story reveal here ), the series is filled with ups and downs... More
  • Blog Post: Tanks For The Memories – The Evolution Of Resident Evil's Combat

    Capcom's seminal horror franchise has changed dramatically since its inception in 1996. An important element of that evolution concerns combat - how players dispatch the zombies and other terrible creatures. From the original PlayStation game to next year's Resident Evil Revelations 2 ( read... More
  • Blog Post: Inside The Mind Of Resident Evil Revelations 2's Scribe

    The Resident Evil storyline is a long, twisting road filled with double-crosses, multiple unique virus strains, and a big cast of characters. As part of our month of exclusive online Resident Evil Revelations 2 coverage ( check out our cover story reveal here ), we spoke with Capcom writer Hiroshi Yamashita... More
  • Blog Post: 32 Developers Share Their Picks For Best Horror Movies Ever

    We already grilled 28 developers for their picks for Top 5 Horror Games of All Time , but the conversation about the best scares doesn't end there. Wrapping up our month of horror ( read our cover reveal for The Horror Issue here ) is a collection of 32 developers' choices for the best horror... More
  • Blog Post: 28 Developers Share Their Picks For Best Horror Games Ever

    We ranked the Top 25 Horror Games of All Time for our recent Game Informer issue celebrating everything horror. But we're not the only ones interested in naming and ranking the best the genre has to offer – 28 developers from the game industry have shared their individual Top 5 Horror Games... More
  • Blog Post: Six Recent Smaller Horror Games You Shouldn’t Pass On

    With games like the two featured on our cover this month – Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within – 2014 is a good year for scary games. In the indie scene, too, it has been good time for the genre. If you’re a fan of horror video games and being scared by interactive experiences, here... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Three Horrifying Games

    October isn't quite here yet, but the spirit of Halloween is already in the air. And while leaves are falling and folks pick out their favorite pumpkins this time the year, we prefer to sequester ourselves indoors with some really scary games. Issue #258 of Game Informer is all about horror, with... More
  • Blog Post: Dissecting The Horror Of The Evil Within's New Gameplay

    As part of our October cover story on the past and future of horror games , Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner played through and wrote extensively about the first five chapters of The Evil Within. You can learn more about the game from its creator Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame , or you... More
  • Blog Post: Here's What to Expect from Alien: Isolation's First Eight Hours

    Although our October issue and month of online content is a celebration of all horror games , we are focusing a lot of our attention on the promising Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within . Game Informer editor Jeff Cork played through the first seven chapters of Alien: Isolation on PS4 and wrote extensively... More
  • Blog Post: Versus Mode – Debating Dead Space 3

    Versus Mode is a special feature that we're doing today, and it focuses on two editors debating the merits of a particular game or series. This entry features executive editor Andrew Reiner debating Dead Space 3 with senior associate editor Tim Turi . Tim: Reiner, I can confidently say that I think... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Of The Scariest Video Game Moments In 2013

    This year wasn’t dense with horror games, but thankfully our round-up list of the scariest moments isn’t limited to a specific genre. Any game is eligible as long as it had a specific moment that elicited a shock or gnawing tension. Our Scariest Video Game Moments of 2013 list includes events... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want In A Friday The 13th Game

    Let’s pretend the awful Friday the 13th game for the NES never happened. Let’s also clarify that while Splatterhouse’s Rick looks a lot like Jason Voorhees , it’s nowhere close to a slasher game. Horror games have been running rampant in the indie development scene, but we still... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 – Dead Space 3

    The third installment in Isaac Clarke’s battle against the necromorphs blew me away when it released earlier this year. Dead Space 3 took the core combat I loved about the series and ratcheted it up with meaner enemies and a deep weapon crafting system. The third game integrated co-op that toyed... More
  • Blog Post: The Best DLC To Play On Halloween

    There are plenty of games that revolve around ghosts, goblins, and vampires, but occasionally a game that has nothing to do with horror also gets in on the spooky fun. Here are some of the most notable Halloween-themed DLC updates to games that originally had nothing to do with horror. Infamous 2: Festival... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Lesser-Known Horror Games

    Recognizable horror franchises like Silent Hill and Resident Evil are adored by fans, but what about the scary games that didn’t receive much time in the spotlight? This Halloween, instead of giving you the predictable “Best Horror Games” list, I wanted to shine a light on some under... More
  • Blog Post: Horror On The Horizon: 10 Games To Watch

    The heavy hitters of horror are on the rocks. The Silent Hill series has disappointed recently, Resident Evil 6 was received poorly, and Dead Space 3 missed sales expectations by quite a bit. While the big guns may be facing hard times, all is not lost for horror fans. The success of Amnesia: The Dark... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords – Dead Space 3

    Visceral Games’ third installment in the successful Dead Space series introduces many new features to the horror franchise. For the first time, players can team up with a friend for co-op or build their weapons from scratch. Some gamers have criticized the developer for the inclusion of microtransactions... More
  • Blog Post: How To Craft Weapons In Dead Space 3

    Dead Space 3 introduces a new way to equip Isaac for the horrors that lie ahead. A deep weapon crafting system is available for players to build and upgrade their own tools of destruction. The wealth of options can be a little overwhelming at first, so we made this video to give you the rundown on how... More
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