Category Archives: horror

Claire

Indie horror Claire has been given a makeover and was released on PS4 and Vita as a cross-buy title today. The original has been available on Steam since July 2014, where it has garnered positive reviews from PC players. This is a survival horror to its core, pitting its main character against a world where everything seems determined to kill her. Continue reading Claire

System Shock remake coming soon

Last week, Nightdive Studios teased new in-game PC footage of its forthcoming System Shock remaster. Running on Unreal Engine 4, some prospective players suggested the reimagined Citadel Station looked better when powered by Unity—as it had been in last year’s pre-alpha demo. The game’s director Jason Fader has now addressed why Unreal was chosen, where he and his team’s priorities lie, and what a “faithful reboot” exactly entails. Continue reading System Shock remake coming soon

2Dark

French indie studio Gloomywood has released another trailer for their game 2Dark. Headlining with the talent of Frédérick Raynal, creator of the Alone in the Dark franchise, this survival horror title has a man named Mr. Smith sneaking into the dens of serial killers in order to save the kids captured inside. With a top down, quasi-2d style to help stomach the disturbing material, you’ll stealth and fight your way around these slaughterhouses with the help (or hindrance) of a system based around light and sound. Continue reading 2Dark

Tangiers

Tangiers is a dark, uneasy game – an exploration of broken cities and landscapes.

“…Tangiers must see the light of day, and I trust in Mr Harvey’s passion to see that happen.” – Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“…striking art style and bold ideas have certainly left me hungry to find out more.” – Eurogamer

“I don’t know where Tangiers has been hiding, but I’m glad it’s finally emerged from the shadows of its stark industrial environment…” – PCGamer

Tangiers is a blend of stealth and exploration for Windows, Mac and Linux built within the Unity engine. Continue reading Tangiers

Detention

Sometimes, the best outcomes in life are astonishingly happenstance. I never meant to review Detention, but it landed in my inbox during a particularly busy time for all of our writers. The game looked good, but the trailer did not set it apart from the crowd of games residing in my action list. It sat for a moment, nearly forgotten, until CJ reminded me that it needed to be covered. I accepted that task, downloaded the game, and thought I could sneak a quick look at it between chapters of some other games I am trying to review. Continue reading Detention