Entertainment comes in many forms such as movies, books, television shows, music, etc. However, the video games are easily the most immersive of all as they let you actually live and act in a story in another world, rather than just witness it.
Now, when it comes to video game genres, then horror finds itself at one of the top spots. After all, it’s a classic genre that’s equally popular in movies as well as the books. And if you are a fan yourself, or simply want to revisit some of the classic horror video games that are popular even today, then the following are the top 5 of them that you can check out:
1.Silent Hill 2
The Silent Hill 2 is a true horror classic– there are no two ways to it. It keeps things simple and focuses on just scaring the hell out of you by showing you the dark side of the humanity.
Just think about the plot- a man getting a letter from his dead wife asking him to meet her in the fictional town of Silent Hill. And even after knowing it screams trouble, he decides to go. Of course, he finds restless zombies and all kinds of bloodcurdling elements in the town. But that’s horror for you- packing nicely in a video game!
The Resident Evil is easily one of the biggest household names when it comes to the horror genre, whether we talk about movies or video games. The franchise was loved by the people in form of movies like the classic Resident Evil, and the latest Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, etc. However, the video games have left a mark in the industry as well. In fact, the latest entry i.e. Resident Evil VII is one of the most popular horror games in the recent times, with Its VR version setting a new benchmark in the evolving gaming arena. That said, if one were to pick a quintessential Resident Evil game, it has to be the original Resident Evil of 1996.
The classic Resident Evil showed the world what a good horror game is supposed to look like. In it, you and your partner had to work together to survive the undead and demonic dogs and uncover the secrets of the Umbrella Corporation that was destroying the entire world.
The game was quite special with its interesting puzzles, fixed camera angles that gave a sensation of claustrophobia, and a gripping story that kept it all together and made it perfect!
3.Leprechaun Goes to Hell
History has proven that casino and gambling go well with horror. So, it’s no surprise that the one of a kind game Leprechaun Goes to Hell slot game became a hit.
Launched by Play ‘N Go, Leprechaun Goes to Hell is following entry to the Leprechaun Goes to Egypt which is quite popular itself. It’s a classic slot game with a twist, of course.
In the game, there are 5 reels, 3 rows, and 25 fixed pay lines. It’s beautifully designed with the reel symbols including the evil Eviline, the Devil’s trident, bubbling cauldron, and the Leprechaun himself!
The game offers a number of bonuses and even free spins for you to enjoy. In addition to that, there are 4 progressive jackpots. So, you can enjoy a classic horror game and make some money too!
There are horror video games, and then there are “dead space” horror video games. The big distinction is in the atmosphere and the graphics of the dead space series, which can easily be repulsive for many. The designers and developers clearly didn’t hold anything back and went for the full-on “gore fest”. Perhaps, it’s the reason the Dead Space is still considered one of the best horror video games of all time.
Even though the Outlast 2 was released recently, the love for the original entry hasn’t become any less. The franchise has a huge fanbase, but mainly because of the first game i.e. Outlast.
It’s another level of scary when you are all by yourself to explore an overrun psychiatric hospital with lots and lots of dead bodies to conclude an investigation. With little support from your camcorder’s night vision to go through the rooms and lack of any solid weaponry, you know survival is almost impossible.
Yes, there are jump-scares, repulsive rooms with blood stains and dead bodies, etc., and creepy sound effects, but there is more to the game, which you will be hard-pressed to not realize once having played the game.
So, these were some of the classic horror games that were loved by people from all corners of the world. How many have you played?
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This post was written by Nadia Vella