Saturday, May 14, 2011

Horror games PART I

Wondering which game has the potential to scare the living hell out of you and keep your heart pumping?Well, hopefully I will be able to satisfy your needs with the following post.
                                   White Day: A Labyrinth Named School (FPS)

The not well known Korean game White Day is a must have in case you look for something to frighten you. With its dark and horrific atmosphere it will keep you at the edge of your seat as you explore the school. Your character does not have the ability to attack and your only defense is to hide from what's chasing you. Frequent scratches on the wall and appearing ghosts will make sure your adrenaline reaches high levels. The game also has multiplayer feature giving a real time scare factor to the game as online players can pick to play from a host of horrors such as a ghost, devil, or janitor or - as per the single player mode - a hapless and unarmed school kid.
Click here to find everything you need in order to run this game.
                                                    Resident Evil 5

I'm sure this title needs no introduction but for those who don't know  Resident evil 5 is a great sequel which takes Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar in Kijuju, a fictional town in Africa where the characters have to investigate a terrorist threat. RE 5 has similar gameplay mechanics to RE 4, with the same over the top camera. What's new here is that you can play through the whole campaign with a friend, whether split screen on xbox 360/PS3 or lan on PC. The game will hardly scare you, but it has this survival feeling to it, blocking doors to prevent zombies from entering, having limited ammo, running from big zombies with chainsaws and whatnot.

The focus on the story here is on a group of high school students who stumble upon a laboratory in which biological experiments are being performed. The story of the game was inspired by the movie The Faculty. As in Resident Evil 5, here you have a two player mode making the game twice as fun. The game is available for the PS2, Xbox and PC.

                                          Amnesia: The Dark Descent (FPS)
Amnesia is a horror game by the makers of Penumbra which puts the player in the role of Daniel, a young man from London who wakes up  in the Prussian Brennenburg Castle with no memory about himself or his past. The game has physical object interaction as in Penumbra  which allows advanced physics based puzzles and various interactions such as opening doors and fixing machinery. A cool feature of this game is the sanity indicator. Being in darkness too long, witnessing unsettling events, or staring at the monsters for too long will reduce the character's sanity. As the sanity level decreases, visual and auditory hallucinations start to occur and the player is noticed by monsters more easily.
Click here to see a guy screaming like a girl while playing this game.

                                       Doom 3 
Yet another game that is well known by the gamer community. Filled with "jump out of your seat" moments, Doom 3 takes us in a Mars City Base where the player has to deal with zombies and demonic creatures. Due to the facility's position on Mars, the the Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC) can perform its operations outside of legal and moral boundaries. As the player progresses through the game, they learn that the employees on the base are unsettled due to a large number of incidents involving hearing voices, unexplained sightings and increasing cases of paranoia and insanity, often leading to fatal accidents with the facility's machinery. Make sure you play Doom 3 alone in the dark, like this guy here.


  1. "White Day: A Labyrinth Named School" Is the best game I ever saw! It's scary as shit! It's a MUST to play!

  2. Awesome blog, I'm trying to kind of one but i cant remember it atm..

  3. most of them are really creepy

  4. Played nearly all those games except for White Day. So guess I need to try that one out! Horror games are my favorite genre.
    You gonna include Clive Barkers Undying? That was a nice game which gave me the creeps whaha.

  5. Dead Space deserves an honorary mention.

  6. I'm definitely going to check out White Day. The lesser known games tend to scare me more than the more mainstream ones. Like Resident Evil, I never got a scare out of that.

    But Silent Hill, that scared the shit out of me...Though, I Was only 10 when I first played it, so.

  7. I saw a hilarious amnesia video once.

  8. I love horror games. FEAR 2 was just epic playing with friends at midnight while we were all drunk.

  9. Resident evil 5 is not the best, the 4th was the best in action and fun, but in despair, the first one wins, I still remember playing when I was a kid with my cousins and saving the hell out of bullets xD

  10. I def agree with you about Obscure and Amnesia, but what about Fatal Frame series? I think it deserves because of its scary factor :) Oh and as Adam mentioned about Dead Space. This game still scares me shitless no matter how often i replayed it.

  11. Godlike post. Great games with great gameplay!

  12. Hello. I just wanted to let you know about this:

    Could you link WhiteDay's download to that instead? I don't want people downloading that horrible unstable buggy version... That takes so much effort just to get working.

    1. The download link is down at the moment though X) I'm just making an update.

      Basically I got in contact with Korean fans and developers and I managed to find what I was looking for to go over WhiteDay and correct the whole translation, fix bugs and crashes and make it all stable. And the Installation is effortlessly easy too.

      Ever heard of the Youtuber Cry? He did a playthrough of WhiteDay and stopped because it crashed and erased all his saves. But he's continuing from mine :D

      Just leaving this here if anyone's interested!