Tag Archives: horror

REVIEW: Debris

The premise for Debris sounds like a direct sequel to James Cameron’s film The Abyss. It is a survival adventure game that takes place deep in the icy depths of the Arctic. Debris is a slow paced thriller that attempts to blend deep stretches of darkness with mysterious aquatic life, intermixed …

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REVIEW: DisTRUST

Distrust, uses the line “inspired by John Carpenter’s The Thing“as its only description on its Steam page. That is a bold tagline! Hearing it conjures up thrilling plot reveals, a mysterious creature, and a bevy of Kurt Russell’s goofiest faces. Reading this short description raised my eyebrow; as it will …

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Vernon’s Legacy: An Early Access Look

Vernon’s Legacy is a first person horror-tinged adventure that takes place around the time of the Great War. Before you say Dear Esther or Gone Home let’s just clarify something: this is not a walking simulator. It’s worth mentioning because when you begin chapter one of this title, feelings of déjà vu may …

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Diving Through the Layers of Fear – REVIEW

What person can say they have never experienced fear? While at times it can cause us to behave in an irrational manner; panic and anxieties can induce us towards actions that enable self preservation. Fear is not a unilateral from person to person, it differs. Our reactions to threats, perceived or …

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Pesadelo – Regressão – Or Why Brazilian Cemeteries Stain Your Pants – Review

Nightmare – Regression. That is what the game’s title means, and what first time developer Skyjaz Games was hoping to capture with their horror game Pesadelo – Regressão. First time horror releases from indie sources are commonly plagued with many crude, low-production game elements. Does this entry live up to its chilling namesake? Judging from early …

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Dying Light: The Following & Enhanced Edition – Review

I’m running. I know I am. It’s so dark. Running blind, am I any closer to safety? Rain drops pelt my face. The sawing sounds of my labored breathing cutting through the splashes from each step. I trip, but catch myself against a tree. That’s when I see it. It’s the distinct …

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This Game Hits One Out of The Park: REVIEW

Clapping echoes from your footsteps disturb the night and the silence. With each footstep, the moist dirty sidewalk crunches beneath your soles.  You glance back. There’s nothing there. You glance back again. This time you are unsure if there is someone or something in the shadows. Two distant silhouettes saunter out into dim street …

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Ain’t Isn’t a Word, but DISTRAINT is a Game!

“My humanity was for sale…” With this opening line DISTRAINT begins, and thus unfolds the surreal and bizarre story of Price. A mysterious opening line can awaken curiousity. Which is a good thing since, on my initial glance all I saw was pixelated and antiquated retro graphics. Simple and basic keyboard controls. Short …

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Lumber Island: That Special Place In Your Heart… Attacks… REVIEW

I love a good scary movie or game, sometimes I’m actually craving the adrenaline rush. While I don’t scream and cower under my covers, I do relish something that can at least get my pulse going, and make me a little nervous. Issues arise when trying to satiate that desire and coming …

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Through the STASIS Looking Glass – Review

“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” The profound statement opens science fiction adventure horror game STASIS, developed by The Brotherhood. The somber cinematic opening and haunting introductory orchestrated music foreshadows what is to come. So, what is STASIS? Take the following influences: Sanitarium, Alien, Event Horizon, …

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