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  • Blog Post: Can't Look Away: The Evolution Of Modern First-Person Horror

    A few years ago, fear and uncertainty surrounded the future of horror games. Nonstop action had infiltrated a genre long defined by gradually exploring morbid environments, managing scarce resources, and evading monstrous creatures. Resident Evil jumped into the cooperative-shooter camp with its fifth... More
  • Blog Post: Top Horror Games To Anticipate In 2016

    The most classic horror film series were all at one point born of one small team’s vision, a miniscule budget, and a lot of dumb luck. Jaws couldn’t keep the shark from breaking, so instead we were treated to an unseen menace. George Romero’s meager budget on Night of the Living Dead... More
  • Blog Post: The Best And Most-Promising Horror Games Of 2015

    This year has already been kind to horror fans, in the twisted way where "kind" means scaring them silly. We've endured a variety of harrowing and challenging trials, from a blood-soaked Lovecraftian nightmare to manipulating the fates of young partiers on a snowy mountainside. Thankfully... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Exploring The Underwater Terror Of Soma

    The creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent are back with a fresh nightmare to challenge horror fans. Soma transports players to a research facility on the ocean's floor, leaving it up to them to figure out why they're there and what to do about it. I already shared my positive thoughts on the... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Games Inspired By Twin Peaks' Weirdness

    David Lynch's celebrated TV series, Twin Peaks , is in the news right now - but for all the wrong reasons. Showtime announced it would be picking up a third season of the quirky murder-mystery series last year, complete with the original cast, which got Lynch's followers hopeful for a return... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want In A Friday The 13th Game

    Note: In addition to an earlier report that a new Friday the 13th game is in development, today is Friday the 13th. We decided to revisit our hopes for what a game starring the infamous slasher could be. This article was originally posted on December 13, 2013. Let’s pretend the awful Friday the... More
  • Blog Post: "It's A Monster!" – The Evolution Of Resident Evil's Zombies

    Long before zombies overran video games, Capcom horrified players with their unforgettable ghouls. Since that first grisly introduction in the Spencer Mansion, Resident Evil's trend-setting monsters have mutated and changed much like its recurring viruses. To celebrate today's release of Resident... More
  • Blog Post: 10 HD Remastered Horror Games We're Dying For

    Say what you will about the influx of HD remastered versions hitting the latest consoles, but in most cases they end up being the best way to play our favorite games. The graphical overhaul to horror titles like Resident Evil (2002, GameCube) and The Last of Us not only makes them prettier, they also... More
  • 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: Super Replay – Resident Evil

    Update : We don't usually release our blooper videos, but we made it a good way into this episode and figured we would share this bonus 15 episode of our Resident Evil Super Replay with all of you. Our original plan was to play through the Resident Evil Zero missions in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles... More
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