Horror

The Padre Review

The Padre is a voxel-style take on horror with callbacks to various elements from the golden age of survival horror games. Anyone growing up with games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill will feel right at home with The Padre as it attempts to emulate fixed camera angles and blocky visuals of the past.

The Padre Review

Viviette Review

I didn’t have fun with Viviette. The puzzles lacked any logical answers, and there was little motivation to explore. The story lacked emphatic moments and failed to entice me to struggle through the rough points. There was an effective crafting of terror, but no pay off with that lone success either.

Viviette Review

Rise of Insanity Review

There is no shortage of indie, first person, low budget horror titles available on Steam. It’s tough for a game to come into this environment and find a way to stand out from its peers. Rise of Insanity manages to do just that though, thanks to some clever story twists and the handful of new ideas that it brings to the table

Rise of Insanity Review

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 Review

Overall, True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 is a solid addition to the hidden object genre with a horror twist to it, so if you enjoy the genre already, you are likely going to enjoy this game as well

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 Review

The Town of Light Review

Unfortunately, its steadily-worsening gameplay ultimately obscures the impact and importance of this tale, rendering even one playthrough far from worth it. I will grant that it made me want to read about 20th-century mental asylums on my own time, but I suppose that says it all; just read about these asylums and you'll spare yourself a lot of pain. 

The Town of Light Review

2Dark Review

In the end it all comes down to what kind of a game you are willing to play. If you want a straight up horror game, 2Dark probably isn't the game you are looking for. If however, you want a fun point-and-click adventure game with grain of tension, I believe you will find 2Dark appealing.

2Dark Review

Don't Chat with Strangers Review

While the idea of a vengeful ghost terrorizing you through a computer chat window is an intriguing one, the game fails to deliver on that premise in any way that would make it a satisfying game. It is a poorly designed experience – one that you are better off seeing in a youtube video for free instead of paying five dollars for.

Don't Chat with Strangers Review

Welcome To The Game

If you’re a hardened horror game veteran it’s not the most illuminating of experiences, but it’s a fun way to spend a late night all alone. With the doors safely locked, of course.

Welcome To The Game

Deadlight: Director's Cut

There is perhaps enough to like in Deadlight: Director’s Cut to give it a shot if you find it on sale. For the most part though, it is a middling experience that you probably won’t be eager to revisit.

Deadlight: Director's Cut

Dying Light

Dying Light just about fires on all cylinders. The immensely satisfying gameplay, stunning visuals, and horrifying nights makes this easily one the best survival horror games to come out in the last couple of years.

Dying Light

The Evil Within

The Evil Within is a game that the survival horror genre desperately needed. Recent horror games have seem to forgotten simple mechanics that makes the genre so unique. The Evil Within is the perfect example of the old cliche "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks does just that. Even with a plot that never meets its potential, the beautifully designed enemies, superb gameplay and terrifying environments all come together to give horror fans a fascinating, memorable experience.

The Evil Within

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

While the game isn't very long (my finished playtime was around seven hours) the game does a good job of not overstaying its welcome. You are presented with a compelling story that only keeps driving you forward to the end and makes you never want to put down your controller until the final cut scene. While I wouldn't necessarily call this a horror game, I had an unsettling feeling of dread while I played. You spend the entire game alone and mostly silent, which leaves you so tense that even something like the narration kicking in is enough to make you jump. The game also takes some very strange turns that are too incredible to spoil. With the exception of the mines being slower and more frustrating and disconnected than the rest of the game, the only thing you'd want out of Ethan Carter is more story and a few more mechanics to keep you coming back for more.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter