Category: Horror Show

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Silent Hill(s) – The Mistakes of Your Youth

Following the release of ‘P.T’ a horror-themed ‘playable teaser’ involving skin-crawling psychological horror and painfully difficult puzzles, it was revealed that a brand new next-gen entry into the venerable Silent Hill series is on the way. Silent Hills is going to be the product of a collaboration between Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. How exciting! Read more …

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P.T. Review (Silent Hills Teaser)

Hideo Kojima stole the show as Gamescom with P.T., an alleged demo for a first-person horror game on the Fox engine available for free on PSN that, once completed, revealed that Kojima and acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro would be working together on the new Silent Hill game, Silent Hills.

It was a deft move and set the internet ablaze. It turned out that ‘P.T.’ was a complete horror experience in itself and the teaser was an unconnected bonus for whoever managed to complete it. At around an hour or two in length, I’ve played and reviewed shorter horror games (Saturn 9 comes to mind). Read more …

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Vlad the Impaler

I’m sure I wasn’t the only child who spent hours on end completely immersed in one of those ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ books, where you’d have a dice and pages of writing at the ready for every decision you made. Well, Section Games have strived to serve that particular brand of nostalgia with their text-based horror adventure Vlad the Impaler. Read more …

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It has become fashionable now for horror games to have no combat, or at least very little. I suppose it makes sense. For example, in DreadOut, the protagonist is a petite Indonesian school girl. The thought of her engaging rambling monstrosities in hand-to-hand combat is a little ludicrous. Read more …